Accession Number : AD0475372


Title :   MILITARY PLANNING GAME.


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Hopgood, Roy E


Report Date : Jan 1965


Pagination or Media Count : 29


Abstract : The complex interrelationships among offensive, defensive, strategic, tactical, etc. weapon systems and the high cost of research and development, initial procurement, maintenance and operation of today'w and the future's weapon complexes have forced decisionmakers to utilize the sytem analysis or cost-effectiveness approach. One educational device that is used to illustrate the principles of and the need for 'Cost-Effectiveness' and 'System Analysis' is a simulated military planning game. This paper develops several game from analytical models that can be solved by linear programming techniques. The objective is to use an analytical tool to illustrate and emphasize the impact and significance of the principles of systems analysis on military decisionmaking. (Author)


Descriptors :   *WEAPON SYSTEMS , *GAME THEORY , *SYSTEMS ENGINEERING , SELECTION , LINEAR PROGRAMMING , DECISION MAKING , STRATEGIC WEAPONS , TACTICAL WEAPONS , MATHEMATICAL MODELS , MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS , COST EFFECTIVENESS , PROCUREMENT , MILITARY INTELLIGENCE , RESEARCH MANAGEMENT , PROBABILITY , MILITARY OPERATIONS , MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL , MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING , MILITARY STRATEGY , PROBLEM SOLVING , BUDGETS , INVENTORY , MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION , MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL , OPERATIONS RESEARCH


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Statistics and Probability
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE