10 The US Government Accountability Office GAO is an independent nonpartisan

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10. The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) is an independent, nonpartisan agency that investigates all matters relating to the receipt, disbursement, and application of public funds by the federal government. Concerning the Committee’s question on the 2010 GAO report on recruiter irregularities, the GAO stated in its conclusions that all components of the military services had made “substantial progress since 2006 in increasing their oversight over recruiter irregularities” (GAO-10-254, p. 41). The GAO also reported that DOD concurred in specific recommendations in the GAO report; the military departments and services continue to work with GAO to implement them fully. Collectively, steps have been taken to improve the service components’ sharing of recruiter irregularity data, the clarity of reporting guidance from the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and the transparency of the data reported to DOD. 11. The language cited by the Committee in the RAND Corporation Technical Report (RCTR) on page 32 is quoting a 2006 GAO report (see RCTR page 17). As indicated above, the 2010 GAO report found “substantial progress” on recruiting oversight since 2006. The RCTR is available at . Safeguards related to voluntary recruitment are discussed further in paragraphs 34-46 and 186 of the second periodic report. Reply to the issues raised in paragraph 6 of the list of issues 12. As discussed in the second periodic report, paragraphs 185-193, the United States does not have universal military service or conscription. Since 1973, it has maintained an all-volunteer force. Thus, recruiting is at the heart of the U.S. military services, and the United States takes its responsibilities seriously in adhering to recruitment requirements. The United States does not see a requirement or need to restrict the presence of military recruiters on high school grounds. Current U.S. law (10 USC § 503(c)) allows recruiters the same access as other employers and post-secondary institutions. In addition, 20 USC § 7908 specifically provides access to name, address, and telephone listings of high school students by military recruiters and institutions of higher education; § 7908 also provides that a parent or student may request that such information not be provided without prior written parental consent. 13. The ASVAB is administered by schools as part of the ASVAB Career Exploration Program (ASVAB CEP). ASVAB CEP is a DOD-developed program to help students explore career opportunities, both civilian and military, using information about their current skills and interests. Participation in the ASVAB CEP is entirely voluntary. DOD does not require schools to participate, nor does it require schools to test all students within a participating school. There is no obligation for students who participate in the ASVAB CEP to talk with a recruiter, even if their scores are released to recruiters. The ASVAB CEP program is offered free of charge to high schools – not directly to students. The ASVAB test
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