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Military Benefits for Former Spouses: Legislation and Policy Issues

Description: This report provides a general discussion of legislative provisions and proposals relating to the military benefits for former spouses. Questions that this report seeks to answer include: What benefits can former spouses of members or retirees of the uniformed services receive under law? What role do the services play in facilitating delivery of those benefits? What practical problems arise in the implementation of and service involvement in claims on those benefits? How does the current system for a divorce-related division of military retired pay work?
Date: November 30, 2017
Creator: Kamarck, Kristy N.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA): Does It Provide for a Private Cause of Action?

Description: This report discusses the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA), which is intended to protect servicemembers by temporarily suspending certain judicial and administrative proceedings and transactions that may adversely affect their legal rights during military service.
Date: October 8, 2009
Creator: Mason, R. Chuck
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA): What Is It, and How Might One Be Utilized In Iraq?

Description: This report discusses multilateral and bilateral agreements addressing the status of U.S. armed forces while present in a foreign country. These agreements, commonly referred to as Status of Forces Agreements (SOFAs), generally establish the framework under which U.S. military personnel operate in a foreign country, addressing how the domestic laws of the foreign jurisdiction shall be applied toward U.S. personnel while in that country.
Date: June 16, 2008
Creator: Mason, R. Chuck
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Military Base Closures: Frequently Asked Questions

Description: This report discusses military base closures and Frequently Asked Question that examine the provisions in the Constitution and in permanent statute that define and limit federal authority to disestablish or diminish employment at defense sites.
Date: March 19, 2014
Creator: Else, Daniel H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Military Funeral Honors: Frequently Asked Questions

Description: This report is written in response to commonly asked questions about military funeral honors. It provides information on the eligibility criteria, required components of the honor detail, and the funeral ceremony. It also cites legislation that mandates that the Department of Defense (DOD) make military funeral honors available to every eligible veteran upon request.
Date: June 29, 2004
Creator: Richardson, Glenda
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Military Funeral Honors and Military Cemeteries: Frequently Asked Questions

Description: This report is written in response to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about military funeral honors and military cemeteries. It provides information to questions in three general areas: implementation of the funeral honors and eligibility criteria; components of the honor detail and the funeral ceremony; and specific questions on burial and honors at Arlington National Cemetery. It also cites legislation requiring the Department of Defense (DOD) to make military funeral honors available to every eligible veteran upon request.
Date: April 10, 2015
Creator: Salazar Torreon, Barbara
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Military Pay: Key Questions and Answers

Description: This report uses a question and answer format to highlight key aspects of the military compensation system and to address topics of recurring congressional interest, including the following: compensation elements and rates, statutory formulas for increasing compensation elements, historical increases in basic pay, comparability with civilian pay, and additional compensation for those serving in Iraq or Afghanistan.
Date: April 3, 2017
Creator: Kapp, Lawrence & Torreon, Barbara Salazar
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Law of War Manual

Description: Manual is a Department of Defense-wide resource for DoD personnel
Date: June 2015
Creator: United States. Department of Defense. Office of General Counsel.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Military Funeral Honors and Military Cemeteries: Frequently Asked Questions

Description: This report provides answers to frequently asked questions about military funeral honors and military cemeteries, including information on the eligibility criteria, required components of the honor detail, and the funeral ceremony. It also cites legislation that mandates that the Department of Defense (DOD) make military funeral honors available to every eligible veteran upon request.
Date: January 13, 2014
Creator: Torreon, Barbara Salazar
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Military Funeral Honors and Military Cemeteries: Frequently Asked Questions

Description: This report provides answers to frequently asked questions about military funeral honors and military cemeteries, including information on the eligibility criteria, required components of the honor detail, and the funeral ceremony. It also cites legislation that mandates that the Department of Defense (DOD) make military funeral honors available to every eligible veteran upon request.
Date: February 18, 2009
Creator: Oboroceanu, Mari-Jana
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Military Funeral Honors and Military Cemeteries: Frequently Asked Questions

Description: This report provides answers to frequently asked questions about military funeral honors and military cemeteries, including information on the eligibility criteria, required components of the honor detail, and the funeral ceremony. It also cites legislation that mandates that the Department of Defense (DOD) make military funeral honors available to every eligible veteran upon request.
Date: May 3, 2013
Creator: Torreon, Barbara S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Military Funeral Honors and Military Cemeteries: Frequently Asked Questions

Description: This report provides answers to frequently-asked questions about military funeral honors and military cemeteries, including information on the eligibility criteria, required components of the honor detail, and the funeral ceremony. It also cites legislation mandating that the Department of Defense (DOD) make military funeral honors available to every eligible veteran upon request.
Date: April 17, 2014
Creator: Torreon, Barbara Salazar
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Military Funeral Honors and Military Cemeteries: Frequently Asked Questions

Description: This report is written in response to frequently asked questions about military funeral honors and military cemeteries. It provides information on the eligibility criteria, required components of the honor detail, and the funeral ceremony. It also cites legislation that mandates that the Department of Defense (DOD) make military funeral honors available to every eligible veteran upon request.
Date: July 29, 2011
Creator: Torreon, Barbara Salazar
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency: Overview and Issues for Congress

Description: This report provides an overview of The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), including the agency's organizational structure, characteristics (i.e., the "DARPA model"), and strategic priorities. The report also describes funding trends at DARPA and the Administration's FY2018 budget request. Finally, the report discusses select issues for possible congressional consideration, including the appropriate level of funding for the agency, technology transfer, and the potential role of DARPA in maintaining the technological superiority of the U.S. military.
Date: February 2, 2018
Creator: Gallo, Marcy E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Army's Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV): Background and Issues for Congress

Description: This report provides background information on the Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV) and it discusses the Army's proposed replacement to the Vietnam-era M-113 personnel carriers, which are still in service in a variety of support capacities in Armored Brigade Combat Teams (ABCTs).
Date: September 24, 2013
Creator: Feickert, Andrew
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Military Sexual Assault: A Framework for Congressional Oversight

Description: This report provides a framework for Congressional analysis and oversight of sexual assault in the military and seeks to help congressional staff understand the legislative and policy landscape, link proposed solutions with potential impact metrics, and identify possible gaps that remain unaddressed. Four categories of oversight and action related to sexual assault in the military are addressed; Department of Defense (DOD) management and accountability, prevention, victim protection and support, and military justice and investigation.
Date: September 12, 2017
Creator: Kamarck, Kristy N. & Torreon, Barbara Salazar
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Army's Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV): Background and Issues for Congress

Description: This report provides background information on the Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV) and it discusses the Army's proposed replacement to the Vietnam-era M-113 personnel carriers, which are still in service in a variety of support capacities in Armored Brigade Combat Teams (ABCTs).
Date: December 17, 2014
Creator: Feickert, Andrew
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Army's Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV): Background and Issues for Congress

Description: This report provides background information on the Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV) and it discusses the Army's proposed replacement to the Vietnam-era M-113 personnel carriers, which are still in service in a variety of support capacities in Armored Brigade Combat Teams (ABCTs).
Date: December 17, 2014
Creator: Feickert, Andrew
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department