Accession Number : ADA127688


Title :   Operations Research and the US (United States) Army


Descriptive Note : Study project rept.


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLLEGE CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Tinberg, Larry R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a127688.pdf


Report Date : 07 Apr 1983


Pagination or Media Count : 28


Abstract : A descriptive analysis of operations research and how it has been used by the US Army culminates in the view that decision makers and analysts both have a role to play in ensuring that operations research makes a positive contribution to the management of the Army. The history of operations research is presented along with an introduction to underlying concepts. Army use of operations reseach is outlined including a discussion of the 1978 review of Army analysis and the resulting structural changes.


Descriptors :   *ARMY , *OPERATIONS RESEARCH , *PROBLEM SOLVING , *UNITED STATES , COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS , DECISION MAKING , FORECASTING , HISTORY , MILITARY APPLICATIONS , MILITARY OPERATIONS , MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS , SYSTEMS ANALYSIS , THEORY


Subject Categories : Operations Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE