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This appendix responds to Title 10 United States Code, Section 487 requirement for the Secretary of Defense to provide an annual report on the operations and personnel tempo for each of the Military Services. Operations Tempo (OPTEMPO) is defined as the rate at which units of the armed forces are involved in all military activities, including contingency operations, exercises, and training deployments. Furthermore, a Service member is considered "deployed" when that member is:
• On orders; and
• Performing duties in a training exercise or operation at a location or under circumstances that make it impossible or infeasible for the member to spend offduty time in the housing at the member's permanent duty station or home port.
A member is not deployed when the member is:
• Performing service as a student or trainee at a school (including any government school);
• Performing administrative, guard, or detail duties in garrison at the member's permanent duty station; or
• Unavailable solely because of hospitalization (when not deployed) or as a result of discipline action.
The Department now has a system in place to track individual deployment, or personnel tempo (PERSTEMPO), information uniformly based upon the above definition.
Table D-l depicts the total active duty end strength of each of the military services over the past five fiscal years. Although the department does have some deployment data prior to 2001, these data are not consistent with the current definitions and cannot be used for comparative purposes.
The average number of personnel and days deployed away from home station for Fiscal Years 2001 and 2002 are reported in the table below:
FY 1998) FY 1999 FY 2000 (1)
Members Days Army 483,880 479.426 482.170 480.801 TBD
TBD Navy 382,338 1 373,0461 373,193 377,810206,659 66.
3 385,051 202382 Marine Corps 173,142 172,641 173,321172,93488,717 355173,73388,536433 Air Force 1367,470T 360,590T 355,654 353,571 183,211 23.5 368,251 184.563 289 1 Prior to 2001, deployment data was not consistently defined or collected 2 Active Duty End Strength (ES) 3 Number of Active duty members deployed, 4 Average number of days away from home station per end strength.
Other data requested in Section 487, namely the deployment of “Low Density High Demand” assets and those battalion size or larger units participating in named contingency operations or major training events, contain classified or sensitive information. Requests for these data should be directed to the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Readiness).
Fiscal Year 2004 Air Force Posture
Acquisition Process 427
Aging Tanker Aircraft 420
Airborne Laser Program (ABL) 439
Aircraft, Countermeasures for Large 478
Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) 444
Air Worthiness Board 448
Annual Report to the President and the Congress by the Secretary of Defense 481
Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection Mission 457
Boeing 767 Tanker Lease 416, 434, 436, 439
Bomber Requirements 468
B-1B Defensive Systems Upgrade Program 469
B-2 Bomber Program:
Exhaust Cracks 470
Global Air Traffic Management (GATM) 422
B-52 Standoff Jamming Platform 471
C-5 Aircraft, Future of the 445
C-17 Request of Only 11 Aircraft 467
Computer Processor 414
Cruise Missiles 451
Life Extension 432
Depot Maintenance 459
EB-52 Aircraft 437
Equipment Operation Costs 457
Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) 435, 449
F/A-22 Raptor Program 412, 436, 441
Avionics Problems 472
Attack Role's Effects on Avionics Problems 473
Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) Cost Growth 474
Envelope and Flight Monitoring 476
General Accounting Office (GAO) Report Supports Reducing Production
Lack of Integrated Diagnostics for Maintenance at Initial Operational
Test and Evaluation (IOT&E) 475
Lack of Many Operational Capabilities 476
Product Improvement 422
Program Stability 429
F-16 Aircraft Procurement Cancellations 471
Facilities Sustainment, Restoration and Modernization (SRM) 458
Foreign Sale of Aircraft 426