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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

  • Chapter 1


  • Chapter 2

    Defining and Measuring PERSTEMPO

  • Chapter 3

    Army PERSTEMPO in the Post-Cold War Era

  • Chapter 4

    Assessing the Impact of PERSTEMPO

  • Chapter 5

    Results and Observations

  • Appendix A

    Baseline Engagement Force (BEF) Data

  • Appendix B

    Army Operational and Training Deployments

  • Appendix C

    MOS to Branch to CA, CS, CSS Crosswalk to Army Enlisted Skill Groups

  • Appendix D

    Illustration of the Impact of Current Army PERSTEMPO on Army Forward Basing and Deployment

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