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DOD - 42939 - Military Leadership Diversity Commission - Statutory (Congress Created)


Committee NameMilitary Leadership Diversity CommissionAgency NameDepartment of Defense
Fiscal Year2011Committee Number42939
Original Establishment Date Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date4/1/2011Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*30
Current Charter Date1/15/2011Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Designated Federal Officer
Date Of Renewal Charter1/15/2013Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date1/14/2013Designated Federal Officer First Name*Steven
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthoritySection 596 of Public Law 110-417Designated Federal Officer Last Name*Hady
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Section 596 of Public Law 110-417Designated Federal Officer Phone*(703) 602-0843
Effective Date Of Authority*10/14/2008Designated Federal Officer Fax*(703)347-5295
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary Cmte Designated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Ad hoc
Committee Function*Other Committee


Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredYes
Legislation StatusEnacted
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The committee, under the provisions of section 596 of Public Law 110-417 and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended), shall conduct a comprehensive evaluation and assessment of policies that provide opportunities for the promotion and advancement of minority members of the Armed Forces, including minority members who are senior officers. The committee meets on a monthly basis to discuss and deliberate policies which will provide opportunities for the promotion and advancement of minority members of the Armed Forces, including minority members who are senior officers.
How is membership balanced?*Membership for this commission was directed by section 596(b) of Public Law 110-416.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*Estimated Number of Meetings per Year - 12 Estimated Total Meetings - 20, which includes subcommittee and site visits.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*This committee was directed by an Act of Congress -- section 596 of Public Law 110-416.
Why close or partially close meetings?Meetings are not closed to the public unless the Department of Defense determines that items on the planned agenda meet the closed meeting provisions of 5 U.S.C. § 552b(c). Pursuant to DoD policy closed meetings can only be authorized by the DoD Sponsor (i.e., the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness), and only after consultation with the Office of the Department of Defense General Counsel.
Recommendation RemarksIn 2010, the MLDC Commission held eleven investigative meetings to procure information from DOD in reference to policies and procedures. The results from the informational meetings will be syntheseized in preperation for the final report on diversity.

In 2009 the Commission held its first meeting on September 17-18. This meeting was precluded with an administrative meeting where all the required paper work was completed. Also an official swearing in ceremony took place. The first day of the meeting, MLDC had guest speakers followed by a discussion on current diversity initiatives from the services.
January 13-14, 2011 The commission held it's final meeting. This meeting approved the final report and concluded all public deliberations.

Department 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.


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesYesAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryNoAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentN/A
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherYesNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentChanges in the following programs: recruitment, selection and mentoring. Recommended changes to the title 10 responsibilities for the Secretary of DefenseNumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentThe cost savings is not a tangible figure, so it is unknown.Grants Review CommentNo Grants have been recommended to date.
Number Of Recommendations*20Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThe MLDC final report contained 20 formal recommendations.Access Agency WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentThe figure is unknown at this time.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentThe figure is unknown at this time.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*NoAccess CommentInformation for the Committee documentation is provided via the DFO, agency website, FACA website, publications: meeting summaries and transcripts.
Agency Feedback Comment*The committee convened its first meeting September 17-18, 2009, and 11 meetings since that date, however it will not be charged with implementating any of the recommendations.Narrative Description*The Committee supports the agency’s mission and strategic plan by providing advice to ensure a viable and reliable future armed force for the nation.
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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*$180,000.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$36,371.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$1,663.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$382.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$218,416.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*1.50Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
Cost RemarksEst Cost Remarks
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ActionCommittee System IDSubcommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-032035Career Development Branching and Assignments2011
 COM-029570Career Development Diversity Management and Training2011
 COM-030927Definition of Diversity2011
 COM-031445Implementation and Accountability2011
 COM-032040Legal Implications2011
 COM-029620National Guard and Reserves2011
 COM-028820Recruiting and Outreach2011


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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-009287Military Leadership Diversity Commission2010
 COM-009868Military Leadership Diversity Commission2009