Increase funding for National Guard Military Construction (MILCON)

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Joint-Personnel

THE ISSUE

Modernize and restore declining National Guard infrastructure, including Army National Guard readiness centers, to increase National Guard readiness and meet 21st century demands.

 

RECOMMENDATION

  • Accelerate funding for executable National Guard MILCON projects, which include providing $20 billion for 15 years to modernize over 2,000 Army National Guard readiness centers.
  • Fully fund the Sustainment, Restoration, and Maintenance account (SRM) to sustain and modernize current facilities.
  • Amend the law to allow the defense secretary to carry out:
    • Projects up to $4.5 million to correct life, health or safety deficiencies in National Guard facilities.
    • Minor MILCON projects up to $2 million.