Department of Defense

Ammo Allotment Based on Need not Usage

A much smaller and simpler version of the calls to change the incentive for departmental budgeting - essentially encourage the thrifty use of training ammunition. For military training commands, their allotment of training ammunition shrinks if they don't use all of their allotted ammunition, causing end-of-the-year "training" sessions that use up a lot of ammunition.

 

Rather than forcing units to use the ammo, simply maintain the same allotment unless there is justification for a reduction. This would allow units to use training ammo as it is needed and not need to shoot through boxes of ammo at the end of the year just to ensure they got the same quantity next year.

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Idea No. 8702