Medical Total Force Management

May, 2014
IDA document: P-5047
FFRDC: Systems and Analyses Center
Type: Documents , Human Capital
Division: Cost Analysis and Research Division
John E. Whitley, Project Leader, Brandon R. Gould, Nancy M. V. Huff, Linda Wu See more authors
This report identifies inconsistencies and challenges in total medical force management and develops recommendations for improvements to management practices that would allow for and promote more efficient total medical force management. The research team found that some force mix challenges have improved (e.g., understaffing of operationally required specialties) while others have grown worse (e.g., use of military for non-military essential functions). The team developed a number of recommendations for changing the incentives faced by local and Service-level decision makers that would lead to improved force mix management within the medical community.