Replacing Military Personnel in Support Positions With Civilian Employees


The Defense Department could cut federal costs by replacing some military personnel in support positions with civilian employees. If DoD replaced 80,000 military personnel, it could eventually save $3.1 billion to $5.7 billion annually.

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Corrections and Updates

Correction: On December 7, 2015, CBO corrected footnotes 37, 38, 39, 41, and 43 to clarify that the values presented are in nominal dollars.