This document reports the results of an examination of available data on the rate at which military personnel are involved in military operations (PERSTEMPO), specifically with respect to active units of the Army. The authors found that PERSTEMPO increased in all services after the end of the Cold War, but the largest increase was in the Army and Air Force.
Table of Contents
Defining and Measuring PERSTEMPO
Army PERSTEMPO in the Post-Cold War Era
Assessing the Impact of PERSTEMPO
Results and Observations
Baseline Engagement Force (BEF) Data
Army Operational and Training Deployments
MOS to Branch to CA, CS, CSS Crosswalk to Army Enlisted Skill Groups
Illustration of the Impact of Current Army PERSTEMPO on Army Forward Basing and Deployment
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