H.R. 4236 (99th): Military Department Reorganization Act of 1986

Feb 26, 1986 (99th Congress, 1985–1986)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Leslie Aspin
Representative for Wisconsin's 1st congressional district
Related Bills
H.R. 4370 (Related)
Bill Nichols Department of Defense Reorganization Act of 1986

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Jun 25, 1986


This bill was introduced on February 26, 1986, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Feb 26, 1986
Referred to Committee Feb 26, 1986
Full Title

A bill to revise, reform, and standardize the organization of the executive part of the military departments, and for other purposes.


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6 cosponsors (4D, 2R) (show)

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Military Department Reorganization Act of 1986 - Directs the Secretary of Defense to reorganize the executive part of each of the military departments, following specified reorganization policies.
Defines the executive part of the military department.
Outlines the functions of the Assistant Secretaries of a military department as reorganized under this Act. Limits to 30 the size of the personal staff of the Secretary of a military department.
Limits also the size of the staff of each military department to 85 percent of the size of such staff before the reorganization.
Requires the Secretary of Defense to provide that operation and planning responsibilities that are duplicated by the staff of the Joint Chiefs of Staff shall be shifted to that staff.
Requires the Secretary, as well as the Secretaries of the military departments, to provide that functions able to be performed by commands outside the Washington, D.C. area shall be reassigned to those commands.
Directs the Secretary of Defense to complete implementation of this Act no later than 180 days after enactment of this Act, and to report to the Congress on such implementation 30 days after such date.

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