Release No: 284-95
May 24, 1995
Secretary of Defense William J. Perry and Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
Admiral William A. Owens, on behalf of the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff,
have received the report of the Roles and Missions Commission. The Department
will conduct an extensive analysis and review of the Commission's
recommendations. The Department has 90 days to submit comments on the report
to Congress. Therefore, there will be no official comment on the report prior
to the Congressional response.
Secretary Perry and General Shalikashvili wish to thank Commission Chairman
Dr. John P. White and the members of the Commission for their outstanding
effort in producing this in-depth assessment of the roles, missions and
functions of the armed forces in the post-Cold War era.