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Armed Services with respect to real-estate projects involving in excess of $25,000.
I won't discuss this matter now, but we will have a good discussion of it with Mr. Bryant when we take up the general provisions.
Now, that is the bill. Mr. Bryant has a fine statement, and I am going to ask that he be permitted to read it in full without interruption. It contains a lot of meat and we can all profit by paying close attention to it as it is being read.
The CHAIRMAN. Before Mr. Bryant commences, I would like to put in the record the composition of Mr. Bryant's Office.
Mr. Bryant's Office has a total of 65 employees in the Department
May 19, 1958.
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN PROPERTIES AND INSTALLATIONS ACTIVITIES I. Total number of employees in Office of Assistant Secretary of Defense (Properties and Installations): Despite steady increase in workload, we have progressively reduced the number from a peak of nearly 80 in 1955 to
As of May 1, 1958, total 66, excluding the statutory position for the Assistant
As of May 19, 1958, total 65, excluding the statutory position for the
REAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT DIRECTORATE
III. Total number of employees in each of the three military departments
DOD grand total
96, 193 85, 493 121, 217
79,000 81,000 112, 000
1 Based on official 1-time report as of end fiscal year 1957-RCS DD-P & I (OT) 5730.
Secretary BRYANT. Thank you, Mr. Chairman and members of the committee.
As usual, I find it a privilege to appear before you on behalf of the Department of Defense in connection with the proposed military construction authorization bill for fiscal year 1959. Before proceeding with the details of this bill, however, I should like to thank this committee for the prompt response to our request for the supplemental fiscal year 1958 authorization which was provided by #. Law 85–325. The availability of that authorization early this year has enabled us to expedite this important increment of our construction program. Contract advertisement has already gotten underway for the projects authorized by Public Law 85–325, and by the end of June, we expect that approximately $330 million of these projects will have been advertised for bid, and that construction contracts covering this work totaling $220 million will have been awarded. Objectives of the bill: The construction projects comprising this bill, as the chairman has indicated to you, total $1,684,361,000, of which $347,028,000 is for the Army, $301,062,000 for the Navy, $986,271,000 for the Air Force, and $50 million for the Department of Defense. All of the items for which construction authorization is requested are in support of our retaliatory and defensive forces, and the major portion is in support of new programs which are part of the scientific and technical advances that are rapidly being made in our weapons systems. For example, $545 million in this bill, or 32 percent, is directly in support of our missile programs, and their associated nuclear capability; approximately $230 million or 14 percent, is requested for expanded radar defense systems; $208 million or 12 percent, is for improving the capabilities of the Strategic Air Command; and $178 million or 11 percent, is for research and development, for antimissile missiles, and for the facilities covered by title IV which are required to support outer space projects. Substantial amounts are also included in support of submarine and antisubmarine activities, fighter aircraft programs, and combat training. Development and review of the bill: I again wish to assure the committee that each project in this bill was individually and specifically reviewed and screened, in order to assure that the facilities being requested were strictly limited only to those definitely required to properly support the missions assigned to our military forces. During the examination of this program in my Office, and in the other offices of the Secretary of Defense, particular care was taken to verify that those projects selected for inclusion in this bill were needed to support long-term future objectives, military plans, and force levels. We are well aware that heavy expenditures for new weapons will create a tremendous financial burden for the next several years. For this reason, the items requested in this bill have been strictly limited to those for which a compelling military necessity exists. Projects which were merely desirable, but not essential, have been eliminated. Moreover, those projects which were approved for inclusion in this bill were each scruntinized from the standpoint of size, cost, location, and proper designs. Uniform space and design criteria were applied throughout the three departments.
Questionable projects were discussed in detail with the respective service representatives, and this year, as a result of our review and screening procedures, the programs submitted by all of the departments were reduced from their original total of $2,248 million, to an approved total of $1,694,160,000. Then, the Bureau of the Budget conducted a still further review, during which the program was further reduced to $1,684,361,000, which is the amount now before your committee. We feel that this is the minimum amount needed to satisfactorily support the missions assigned to our military forces.
Summary of the bill: In order to present to the committee in brief form the major construction activities which are proposed by this legislation, a summary of the most important projects in titles I, II, and III is given, showing the amount and percentage of authorization devoted to each. A further analysis is also provided showing a summation of the various categories of facilities for which authorization is requested in each of the three titles.
Summary of program objectives contained in title I (Army): $137,215,000 for construction of Nike, Hawk, and Missile Master facilities, in both continental United States and overseas areas, amounting to 39.5 percent.
$38,640,000 for troop housing in the continental United States and overseas areas including $29 million for permanent barracks, messes, and administration and supply buildings, to accommodate 10,768 enlisted men, and $3.2 million for permanent BOQ spaces to accommodate 372 officers. The remaining $6.4 million will provide 3,644 semipermanent barracks spaces and 663 BOQ spaces at temporary installations in the continental United States and in overseas areas.
That group amounts to 11.1 percent.
$31,280,000 for construction of facilities in support of classified projects in overseas areas, amounting to 9 percent.
$29,195,000 for classified facilities in support of the Nike-Zeus program in the continental United States and in overseas areas, amounting to 8.4 percent.
$25,000,000 for construction of necessary facilities required by changes in Army missions, new weapons developments, new and unforeseen research and development requirements, or improved production schedules, amounting to 7.2 percent.
$17,481,000 for the construction of training facilities, to include $3.4 million for an academie building at Fort Lee, Va.; $2.3 million for an academic building at Fort Sill, Okla.; and $7.9 million for classroom and laboratory buildings at Fort Bliss, Tex., all comprising 5 percent of the total.
$10,247,000 for fee acquisition of 551 acres at 3 named installations, and fee acquisition of 3,402 acres and easement over 7,845 acres at various Nike and other antiaircraft installations, totaling 3.0 percent of the program.
$9,931,000 for research, development and test facilities in the continental United States, 2.9 percent.
$7,269,000 for essential airfield and heliport facilities at major installations throughout the United States and in overseas areas to support the Army's aviation program, 2.1 percent.
$6,583,000 for the construction of hospital and medical facilities, to include $1.9 million for a 50/100 bed hospital at Carlisle Barracks,
Pa., and $3.3 million for a 125/200 bed hospital at Fort McClellan, Ala., comprising 1.9 percent.
$5,844,000 for the United States Military Academy, to provide a new cadet barracks building (526 spaces), alterations to the existing hospital, and modernization of facilities at Camp Buckner, 1.7 percent.
$4,063,000 for maintenance and storage facilities and miscellaneous support items along the line of communication in France, 1.2 percent.
$3,431,000 for community, welfare, and morale facilities in the United States and in overseas areas to include commissaries, service clubs, NCO clubs, chapels, hobby shops, post exchanges, and libraries, 1.0 percent.
$20,849,000 for continuation of other essential programs to include administrative facilities; covered, open and ammunition storage facilities; waterfront facilities; post engineer facilities; field maintenance shops; and utilities, to include electricity, water, heat, roads and streets, and ground improvements, comprising 6.0 percent.
$347,028,000 is the total 100.0 percent.
Secretary BRYANT. This is just an analysis of title I (Army) by category, which will be inserted in the record. (The table follows:) Analysis of title I (Army) by category type of facilities to be provided
[Dollar amounts in millions)
1. Operational and training2. Maintenance and production.. 3. Research, development and test.. 4. Supply.net 5. Hospital and medical. 6. Administrative. 7. Housing and community.. 8. Utilities and ground improvements. 9. Real estate. 10. Sec. 103.
1.9 2.8 12.4 2.8 2.1 7.2
8 19.4 11.0
12.9 39. 1 11.1 6.5 9.7 47.4 17. 9 10. 2 25.0
3.7 11.3 3.2 1.9 2.8 13.7 5.1 2. 9 7.2
Secretary Bryant. The summary of objectives contained in title II for the Navy is next :
$62,853,000 for research, development, and test facilities, including classified items and Polaris facilities at 7 continental United States installations, 20.9 percent.
$43,352,000 for new and improved operational communications, and depot facilities at continental and overseas installations to support the needs of the expanding submarine and antisubmarine operations, 14.4 percent.
$40,499,000 for facilities to support the training of personnel, including $14.8 million for a naval air facility at Andrews Air Force Base; $14.1 million at two naval air training bases; $4.6 million at the Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va., for joint service staff training, and $2.8 million at three installations for nuclear propulsion
and guided-missile training; and $4.2 million at Naval Training Center, San Diego, Calif., for a communications school, all comprising 13.5 percent.
$37,799,000 for troop housing in the continental United States, including $17.4 million for barracks and messhalls for 6,671 enlisted personnel at 6 installations; $14.2 million for dormitory, classroom, and administrative facilities for 1,100 midshipmen at the Naval Academy, Annapolis; and $6.2 million for quarters for 779 officers and 150 aviation cadets at 5 naval air installations, comprising 12.6
$26,057,000 for improvement of naval air shore establishments to meet requirements which result from the modernization of the fleet to increase its striking power, including $9.3 million as an additional increment in the development of the new Naval Air Station, Lemoore, Calif.; $8.7 million for facilities at the Naval Air Station, Harvey Point, N. C.; and $8 million for runway extensions at one continental and one overseas air station, comprising 8.7 percent.
Mr. KILDAY. May I ask the Chair? o I can follow it as I go through?
The CHAIRMAN. Yes.
Mr. KILDAY. I notice on page 2 it is stated $50 million to the Department of Defense.
The CHAIRMAN. That is right.
Mr. KILDAY. I am wondering if that is distributed through the figures you are now giving, or it is a separate part.
Secretary BRYANT. No, sir.
The CHAIRMAN. No, sir. It is a lump-sum amount of money.
Secretary BRYANT. That is right.
The CHAIRMAN. When we reach that item in the bill, we will make considerable inquiry in regard to it. . But I may state it is for the purpose of carrying out the authority in regard to advanced research, in that law.
Mr. KILDAY. I was just wondering if I should look for them as I went through.
The CHAIRMAN. No.
Secretary BRYANT. That is correct.
The CHAIRMAN. I may say this: I have examined it. The only thing I find: I think we must require the Secretary to make a report.
Secretary BRYANT. Yes, sir.
#. CHAIRMAN. Back to Congress as to how he spends the $50 IIlllllon.
Secretary BRYANT. Yes. I understand.
The CHAIRMAN. We can do that when we come to that item in the bill.
Secretary BRYANT. $25 million for facilities becoming necessary due to changes in the missions of naval installations, new weapons development, unforeseen research and development requirements or improved production schedules, comprising 8.3 percent.
19,618,000 for guided-missile facilities at 3 continental and 1 over
seas installation to support the Navy programs of development, test, evaluation, training, and storage of guided missiles, comprising 6.5 percent.