This section contains an electronic version of the 1995 Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission Report to the President. As I was an associate analyst for the 1995 DBCRC’s Navy Team, I have provided this text as a public service.
Cover Letter to the President July 1, 1995 The President The White House Washington, DC 20500 Dear Mr. President: We are pleased to submit the 1995 Defense Base Closure and Realignment report for your consideration. This report contains the Commission’s findings and recommendations based on a thorough review and analysis of the recommendations made by […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
1995 Base Closures and Realignments Number Name 1 Army Bio-Medical Research Lab, Fort Detrick, MD 2 Aviation-Troop Command (ATCOM), MO 3 Bellmore Logistics Activity, NY 4 Bergstrom AFB, TX 5 Big Coppett Key, FL 6 Branch U.S. Disciplinary Barracks, Lompoc, CA 7 Camp Bonneville, WA 8 Camp Kilmer, NJ 9 Camp Pedricktown, NJ 10 Chicago […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Closing military facilities is a difficult and painful process. Every installation recommended for closure or realignment has enjoyed a proud history and has offered a priceless service to our nation. At the same time, these installations have become an integral part of their local communities, and in turn, have received strong support from […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Table of Contents Cover Letter to the President Maps of 1995 Closures and Realignments Executive Summary Contents Chapter 1: Commission Findings and Recommendations Introduction Army Navy Air Force Defense Agencies Chapter 2: Life After Base Closure Overview of the Current Reuse Process Key Elements Federal Agencies and Reuse Legislative and Administrative Changes Affecting Reuse Hearings […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Chapter 1 Commission Findings and Recommendations The Secretary of Defense, in compliance with Public Law 101-510, as amended, officially transmitted his recommendations for base closures and realignments to the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission on February 28, 1995. The Commission held 13 investigative hearings, conducted 206 fact-finding visits to 167 military installations and activities, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Department of the Army Fort McClellan, Alabama Category: Training Schools Mission: Fort McClellan is home to the U.S. Army Chemical School, U.S. Army Military Police School, and the DoD Polygraph Institute, and the site of the nations only Chemical Defense Training Facility One-time Cost: $231.0 million Savings: 1996-2001: $-109.5 million (Cost) Annual: $40.6 million Return […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Department of the Navy Naval Air Facility, Adak, Alaska Category: Operational Air Stations Mission: Support for Anti-Submarine Warfare Surveillance Mission One-time Cost: $9.4 million Savings: 1996-2001: $108.8 million Annual: $26.0 million Return on Investment: 1997 (Immediate) FINAL ACTION: Close Secretary of Defense Recommendation Close Naval Air Facility, Adak, Alaska. Secretary of Defense Justification Despite the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Department of the Air Force Williams Air Force Base, Arizona Category: Air Force Installation Mission: Aircrew Training and Research Facility One-time Cost: None Savings: 1996-2001: $18.4 million Annual: $0.3 million Return on Investment: 1996 (Immediate) FINAL ACTION: Redirect Secretary of Defense Recommendation Change the recommendation of the 1991 Commission regarding the relocation of Williams AFB’s […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Defense Contract Management District West (DCMDW), El Segundo, California Category: Command and Control Mission: Perform contract administration services for DoD organizations and other U.S. Government agencies One-time Cost: $10.3 million Savings: 1996-2001: $10.9 million Annual: $4.2 million Return on Investment: 1996 (Immediate) FINAL ACTION: Redirect Secretary of Defense Recommendation This is […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Chapter 2 LIFE AFTER BASE CLOSURE The Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990 provides the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission the statutory authority to review and analyze recommendations from the Secretary of Defense for base closures and realignments. After six years of base closings (the 1988 round under Public Law 100-526, and […]Continue Reading... No Comments.