This research brief describes work documented in Comparing the Costs of DoD Military and Civil Service Personnel (MR-980-OSD).

Excerpt: Military personnel are frequently rotated in and out of positions and are removed from their positions for training and other military duties. For these reasons, the Department of Defense (DoD) frequently discusses civilianization — the transfer of functions performed by military personnel to civil service personnel — as one way to save costs while affecting force effectiveness minimally.

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