EXOP - Office of Management and Budget

Eliminate (or reduce) Official Representation Funds (ORF)

As a steward of the taxpayer's dollar, I believe we need to cut ORF spending. Each wing commander and higher is provided an allotted amount of funds to entertain diginaries (AFI65-603) & (AR37-47). Most Air Force bases receive $5K per year and I believe the Army receives more. These funds need to be reduced or eliminated, this could save the US Government an approximate $5M per year. Although that may be a low dollar amount, each dollar we can cut is detrimental to the health of this nations' economy. Our O6 - O10's make a significant amount of funds, let them pay to entertain. As an NCO, I shovel out hundreds of dollars a year for promotions, PCS, Retirements, separations, etc. I believe our flag officers can afford to personally entertain these dignitaries.

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Idea No. 11023