Covering All the Bases: How Texas Can Preserve its Military Bases in the Face of Department of Defense Budget Cuts

Texas Tech Administrative Law Journal, Vol. 12, p. 1, 2011

Texas Tech Law School Research Paper No. 2011-06

24 Pages Posted: 17 Apr 2011 Last revised: 24 Apr 2011

Sierra Redding

Texas Tech University School of Law

Date Written: April 1, 2011

Abstract

In “Covering All the Bases: How Texas Can Preserve Its Military Bases in the Face of Department of Defense Budget Cuts”, author Sierra Redding explores the Base Realignment and Closures Act (BRAC) and its effect on the military bases within the state of Texas and beyond. First, the author discusses the logistics of the BRAC process and how the Department of Defense decides which bases to close. Additionally, the author discusses the financial impact of base closures on communities in Texas.

The author also provides possible improvements upon the system to alleviate the strain to military communities dealing with base closures. Redding suggests more effective use of an existing Texas administrative agency, the Texas Military Preparedness Commission. Additionally, the author provides legislative examples from other states that could be effective in assisting Texas with the BRAC process. Finally, the author recommends strategies to make military communities more valuable to the Department of Defense, lessening their chance of being affected by BRAC.

Suggested Citation

Redding, Sierra, Covering All the Bases: How Texas Can Preserve its Military Bases in the Face of Department of Defense Budget Cuts (April 1, 2011). Texas Tech Administrative Law Journal, Vol. 12, p. 1, 2011; Texas Tech Law School Research Paper No. 2011-06. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1811019

Sierra Redding (Contact Author)

Texas Tech University School of Law ( email )

1802 Hartford
Lubbock, TX 79409
United States

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