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Mr. SPENCE. Yes. The $15 billion figure is based upon certain pay and price increase assumptions, a 3.5-percent increase in prices and a 1.5-percent increase in the cost of living. Also, it is predicated on the military strength of fiscal year 1968.

If the force goes down and assuming that these are valid price and cost-of-living factors, then the cost would tend to come down. If the numbers of people on active duty stay up and these are understated, the cost will be higher than that.

All we can attempt to do is to give an order of magnitude based upon some preconceived ideas of what may happen in the future.

Mr. WYMAN. And there is no way really to indicate reliably what percentage of the appropriations for armed services in the year 2000 this $15.5 billion would be; is there?

Mr. SPENCE. No, sir; no way in the world.

Mr. WYMAN. The nondisability retirements over the years ahead will continue, will they not, to comprise by far the larger part of the financial burden?

Mr. SPENCE. Very definitely, sir, particularly and hopefully if we no longer have any combat situations in which a number of people are being retired for disability as a result of combat.

INDIVIDUALS DROPPED FROM RETIREMENT ROLLS

Mr. WYMAN. The thing that confuses me, Mr. Spence, is that at some point along the line, without wishing anybody any bad luck, aren't retirees of whatever category going to start to die? The big burden in nondisability retirements is World War II age people. That will build up a little more, and then it will start to phase down again?

Mr. SPENCE. That is true. Assuming a force of somewhere in the neighborhood of what we had in 1965, we still would be having people retiring at about the rate of 55,000 a year.

Mr. WYMAN. That is because they have served their 20 years.

Mr. SPENCE. That is right.

Mr. WYMAN. That will just continue.

Mr. SPENCE. Yes.

Mr. WYMAN. Even though we have people dying, there will be others to take their place, and this retirement cost as a percentage of our total Defense appropriation is a relative constant.

Mr. SPENCE. An approximate relative constant. It would become a relative constant later on; yes.

Mr. WYMAN. Thank you, Mr. Chairman.

Mr. ADDABBO. Thank you, gentlemen, for your appearance and your testimony this morning.

The committee will now stand in adjournment until 2 p.m., when we take up "Military personnel, Navy.'

LIST OF WITNESSES

Adamson, Col. J. B......--

Allman. Col. C. S..

Bartholomees, Col. J. B.
Bellochi, Lt. Gen. J. F.
Berg, Maj. Gen. W. W.
Boye. Maj. Gen. F. W., Jr.
Brinker. Maj. Gen. W. EL
Davis, Brig. Gen. F. M.
Davis, Vice Adm. G. M.
Detwyler, C. M..
DiFusco, Col. M. P..

Duncan, Vice Adm. C. K.

Gaddis, Rear Adm. W. D.
Gettys, Maj. Gen. C. M.
Hoffman, Col. R. G...
Hoisington, Col. E. P.
Holm, Col. J. M...
Hutchison, B. M.

Jones, Col. Percy.

Kenyon, A. P..

Kerwin, Lt. Gen. W. T., Jr.

Kroesen, Brig. Gen. F. J..

Lenihan, Capt. R..

Loretti, Col. O. P.

Low, Maj. Gen. A. S., Jr...

Marchbanks, Maj. Gen. T. E., Jr.

Maxwell, Maj. H. L............

MeGough III, Maj. Gen. E. A....

Neel, Brig. Gen. S. H., Jr................

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Nutt, G. B

Parker, Col. M. N.......

Pethtal, B. E..

Pitts, Maj. Gen. W. F.

Platt, Maj. Gen. J. M.
Robenhymer, F. D...

Robinson, Lt. Comdr. J. EL
Simmons, Brig. Gen. E. H.

Spence, L. J___

Sutton, Maj. Gen. W. J..
Taylor, Maj. Gen. L. B..
Widdecke, Brig. Gen. C. F.
Wieland, Capt. D...
Williamson, Maj. E. W_

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INDEX

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Air Force, Department of the:

Military personnel___.

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336

Activities outside the Air Force, manpower commitments to--- 362, 383

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Air Force, Department of the Continued
Military personnel-Continued

Subsistence of enlisted personnel :
Overstated estimates....

Special rations............
Operational rations..
Augmentation rations__

Holiday meals...----

New food item program..

Support of free world forces..

Support of other nations..

Temporary promotions..

Training, medical and other personnel activities.

Transient account.......

Vietnam, personnel reductions in....

Volunteer force...

Warrant officers.

Women in the Air Force..

National Guard personnel..

Aerospace defense alert.

Airlift support..........

Budget request to Office of the Secretary of Defense..

Domestic action programs, participation in......---

Force structure --

Need for -

Negro participation in....

Personnel benefits---

Readiness of......

Retention of personnel..

Size of

Strength of...

Structure of, changes in......

Reserve personnel...

Budget request to Office of the Secretary of Defense.......

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Revision of 1970 program..

Strength of, authorized..

442

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Enlisted personnel with critical skills, higher entry grade for. 24, 2
Active Army divisions supported in 1971 budget.........

69.79

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