The Committee shall be composed of no more than seven members who are appointed in accordance with DoD policies and procedures and who are eminent authorities in the fields of educational and psychological testing.
The DoD, in selecting potential candidates for the Committee, reviews the educational and professional credentials of individuals and bases its selection on this review and the subject matters expected to be handled by the Committee. The DoD has found that viewing the complex issues facing the DoD through a multidisciplinary advisory committee provides the DoD and the American public with a broader understanding of the issues informing subsequent policy decisions.
All committee members are appointed to provide advice on the basis of his or her best judgment without representing any particular points of view and in a manner that is free from conflict of interest. Except for reimbursement of official Committee-related travel and per diem, Committee members serve without compensation.