10 U.S. Code § 118a - Quadrennial quality of life review
(a) Review Required.—
(1)The Secretary of Defense shall every four years conduct a comprehensive examination of the quality of life of the members of the armed forces (to be known as the “quadrennial quality of life review”). The review shall include examination of the programs, projects, and activities of the Department of Defense, including the morale, welfare, and recreation activities.
(b) Conduct of Review.— Each quadrennial quality of life review shall be conducted so as—
(1)to assess quality of life priorities and issues consistent with the most recent National Security Strategy prescribed by the President pursuant to section 108 of the National Security Act of 1947 (50 U.S.C. 3043);
(2)to identify actions that are needed in order to provide members of the armed forces with the quality of life reasonably necessary to encourage the successful execution of the full range of missions that the members are called on to perform under the national security strategy; and
(c) Considerations.— The Secretary shall consider addressing the following matters as part of the quadrennial quality of life review:
(d) Submission to Congressional Committees.—
(1)The Secretary shall submit a report on each quadrennial quality of life review to the Committee on Armed Services of the Senate and the Committee on Armed Services of the House of Representatives. The report shall include the following:
Source(Added Pub. L. 107–314, div. A, title V, § 581(a)(1),Dec. 2, 2002, 116 Stat. 2559; amended Pub. L. 113–291, div. A, title X, § 1071(c)(2),Dec. 19, 2014, 128 Stat. 3508.)
First Quadrennial Quality of Life Review
Pub. L. 107–314, div. A, title V, § 581(b),Dec. 2, 2002, 116 Stat. 2561, directed that the first quadrennial quality of life review under this section would be conducted during 2003, and that the report on such review was to be submitted not later than the date on which the President submitted the budget for fiscal year 2005 to Congress.
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