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DOD - 405 - Defense Advisory Committee on Military Personnel Testing - Agency Authority
Hide Section - GENERAL INFORMATION

GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameDefense Advisory Committee on Military Personnel TestingAgency NameDepartment of Defense
Fiscal Year2020Committee Number405
Original Establishment Date11/28/1980Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttp://dacmpt.com
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*7
Current Charter Date4/22/2020Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Assistant Director for Accession Policy, Personnel and Readiness
Date Of Renewal Charter4/22/2022Designated Federal Officer PrefixDr.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Sofiya
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Velgach
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Conference Report to accompany the National Defense Authorization Act of 1981.Designated Federal Officer Phone*(703) 697-9271
Effective Date Of Authority*11/28/1980Designated Federal Officer Fax*703 614-9272
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*sofiya.velgach.civ@mail.mil
Committee Type*Continuing
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Scientific Technical Program Advisory Board
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RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*During the fiscal year, the Committee continued to work with the Services, U.S. Military Entrance Processing Command, and the Office of People Analytics (OPA) to implement recommendations from the 2016 and 2018 Biennial Reports. The recommendations emanating from the Reports and Committee meetings cover three broad areas: (1) Item and form development for the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) tests; (2) Development and evaluation of alternative concepts of ASVAB operations; (3) Development and validation of fluid intelligence and non-cognitive enlistment screening measures. The Committee provided continuing recommendations on development of new item pools for new ASVAB test versions. The Committee reviewed OPA plans for transition to the cloud. The Committee also evaluated new content and test administration concepts for enlistment testing. In terms of test content, the Committee supported exploration of non-cognitive measures and fluid intelligence in the enlistment screening process. The committee recommended an incremental plan starting with non-proctored testing to expand test administration to small devices.
How is membership balanced?*The Committee shall be composed of no more than seven
members who are appointed in accordance with DoD policies and procedures and who are authorities in the fields of educational and psychological testing. Their expertise can be grouped into four general areas: (1) calibration/equating; (2) personnel selection and classification; (3) computer adaptive testing; (4) educational testing and counseling. In addition, the Committee's membership is balanced in terms of race/ethnicity, gender and organizational background.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Committee will meet at the call of the Committee’s DFO, in consultation with the Committee’s Chair and the USD(P&R). The estimated number of meetings is two per year. The Committee met once during FY 2020, in order to accommodate the availability of data, preparation of analyses, and budgetary constraints. Original plan was to have two meetings, however the first March 2020 session was cancelled due to COVID-19. The Committee will need to continue to meet to review the technical aspects of the following testing projects: (1) revisions of the materials for the Career Exploration Program; (2) new ASVAB tests being developed; (3) research related to computer adaptive testing; (4) evaluation and operational testing of new concepts of enlistment testing at Military Entrance Test Sites. Two meetings will be scheduled for FY2021.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The Committee was established in 1980 because DoD's enlistment test was incorrectly calibrated to previous versions of the test. Since scores were inflated as a result of this miscalibration, almost 400,000 recruits entered service who should have been denied enlistment. The Committee, composed of eminent authorities from the fields of educational and psychological testing, is the only group of civilians who review DoD's efforts to develop enlistment tests and classify recruits into occupational specialties. The enlistment test scores of qualified applicants are used to report to Congress on the quality of the All Volunteer Force, a critical index of Force readiness.
Why close or partially close meetings?Meetings are not closed.
Recommendation RemarksDepartment of Defense (DoD) policy between fiscal year 2007 and 2011 required that subcommittee members be listed separately in the subcommittee section of GSA’s Database, even if they were duly appointed members of the parent committee. This policy, in some instances, caused a duplication of entries.

Beginning in fiscal year 2012, DoD will only list in the subcommittee section of GSA’s Database those who are appointed to just a subcommittee. If an individual is appointed to the parent committee and to one of the committee’s authorized subcommittees then his or her subcommittee affiliation will be reflected in the parent committee membership section of GSA’s Database.
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesYes
Outcome Major Policy ChangesYesAction Issued New RegulationsYes
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchYesAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentNA
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentWithout a valid enlistment aptitude screening measure, the military would be unable to accurately select applicants who could be successfully trained to perform complex military tasks. Attrition, academic training failures would increase and on-the-job performance would suffer. Costs of training and job performance failures would be high - in the millions of dollars. $180M per one percent increase in attrition. As with the 1980 ASVAB misnorming fallout, which led to creation of the DACMPT, the cost to repair lost confidence in the readiness of the military would require additional investment.Number Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Over $10,000,000Dollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentWithout a valid enlistment aptitude screening measure, the military would be unable to accurately select applicants who could be successfully trained to perform complex military tasks. Attrition, academic training failures would increase and on-the-job performance would suffer. Costs of training and job performance failures would be high - in the millions of dollars. $180M per one percent increase in attrition. As with the 1980 ASVAB misnorming fallout, which led to creation of the DACMPT, the cost to repair lost confidence in the readiness of the military would require additional investment.Grants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*373Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThe Committee, in the course of its meetings makes a variety of recommendations. Some are immediately implemented, some require longer term accommodation, while other recommendations are modified in the course of test development. The Committee made 37 recommendations in the last Biennial Report, plus a number of recommendations captured in the meeting minutes. There were 19 recommendations in FY 2020, all provided during the September 17 - 18, 2020 SessionAccess Agency WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented*98.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentNAAccess GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*2.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentNAAccess OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentN/A
Agency Feedback Comment*When the Committee's Biennial Report is published, we respond to each recommendation via a separate briefing to the Committee in an open meeting.Narrative Description*This Committee provides state-of-the-art, objective review for the Department of Defense enlistment testing programs and R&D programs related to the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB), other testing methods, and enlistment of high quality recruits.
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COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$80,000.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$100,000.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$12,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$4,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$0.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$4,000.00
Total Costs$80,000.00Est. Total Next FY*$120,000.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.60Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.60
Cost RemarksDue to COVID no travel was conducted and one session was cancelled.Est Cost RemarksCosts will may change depending on COVID status
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Interest Areas

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Area
Applied Science
Applied Sciences
Statistics
Education
Education
Labor
Workforce and Occupations
National Defense
National Security and Defense
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MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

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CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

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DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-035724Defense Advisory Committee on Military Personnel Testing2019
 COM-033085Defense Advisory Committee on Military Personnel Testing2018
 COM-001323Defense Advisory Committee on Military Personnel Testing2017
 COM-002970Defense Advisory Committee on Military Personnel Testing2016
 COM-003530Defense Advisory Committee on Military Personnel Testing2015
 COM-005082Defense Advisory Committee on Military Personnel Testing2014
 COM-005619Defense Advisory Committee on Military Personnel Testing2013
 COM-007207Defense Advisory Committee on Military Personnel Testing2012
 COM-007726Defense Advisory Committee on Military Personnel Testing2011
 COM-009276Defense Advisory Committee on Military Personnel Testing2010
 COM-009801Defense Advisory Committee on Military Personnel Testing2009
 COM-011201Defense Advisory Committee on Military Personnel Testing2008
 COM-011647Defense Advisory Committee on Military Personnel Testing2007
 COM-013103Defense Advisory Committee on Military Personnel Testing2006
 COM-013561Defense Advisory Committee on Military Personnel Testing2005
 COM-014946Defense Advisory Committee on Military Personnel Testing2004
 COM-015488Defense Advisory Committee on Military Personnel Testing2003
 COM-016985Defense Advisory Committee on Military Personnel Testing2002
 COM-017453Defense Advisory Committee on Military Personnel Testing2001
 COM-019084Defense Advisory Committee on Military Personnel Testing2000
 COM-019381Defense Advisory Committee on Military Personnel Testing1999
 COM-020836Defense Advisory Committee on Military Personnel Testing1998
 COM-021249Defense Advisory Committee on Military Personnel Testing1997