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1991 Base Realignment and Closure Commission

The preliminary 1991 Base Realignment and Closure Commission list was released by the United States Department of Defense in 1991 as part of the ongoing Base Realignment and Closure Commission. The list recommended closing 28 major United States military bases throughout the nation. This was the last Base Realignment and Closure Commission prior to the dissolution of the Soviet Union ending the Cold War.

CommissionersEdit

James A. Courter, Chairman; William L. Ball, III; Robert D. Stuart, Jr.; James C. Smith, II, P.E.; Arthur Levitt, Jr.; Howard H. Callaway; General Duane H. Cassidy, USAF (Ret.)

JustificationEdit

The commission was established to review the Defense Secretary's list of bases submitted to Congress on April 12, 1991. The seven commissioners and their staff held 28 hearings across the country, visited 47 military installations, and met hundreds of representatives of the surrounding communities. Base closures are politically sensitive issues often resulting in a major economic loss for the surrounding area. Analysts from the General Accounting Office, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Defense, the Logistics Management Institute, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency worked closely with the commission.

RecommendationsEdit

Facilities slated for closure/realignment/redirection included:[1]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "BASE CLOSURES AND REALIGNMENTS BY STATE: 1995, 1993, 1991, AND 1988" (PDF). Retrieved 21 June 2015.

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