Accession Number : ADA179422


Title :   Basing the US Air Force Special Operations Forces.


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING


Personal Author(s) : Kraus,Mark E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a179422.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1986


Pagination or Media Count : 160


Abstract : The A.F. Special Operations Forces (AFSOF) are currently overtasked. The only existing Hq MAC AFSOF model is limited by the assumption that all AFSOF assets are colocated. This research was directed toward removing this limitation so the model could address basing questions. The model was modified to include geographical locations rather than just distances. The target data base was modified and a basing data base was added. The model was then demonstrated using a representative scenario and representative data. The study involved three basing options to be compared for mission accomplishment. Options were compared for total successful missions, and were also broken down by mission type; average mission delay by mission type; and how well they implemented the desired regional priority scheme. The uses and limitations of the model as well as potential areas of improvement were discussed. A major limitation of the model is its restriction to use for long range planning. A deterministic model that could provide a short time response was considered. It appeared feasible to use location/allocation methods. Such a model could be used in a decision support system to provide real time help in basing the AFSOF. Keywords: Programming manuals; Scenarios; Rescues; Deployment; Air Force strategy. (Theses)


Descriptors :   *DEPLOYMENT , *DECISION MAKING , DATA BASES , PROGRAMMING MANUALS , MATHEMATICAL MODELS , SCENARIOS , POSITION(LOCATION) , AIR FORCE , STRATEGY , REAL TIME , MISSION PROFILES , RESCUES , REACTION TIME , THESES , TARGETS , LONG RANGE(TIME) , SHORT RANGE(TIME) , LIMITATIONS , PLANNING , DELAY , ALLOCATIONS , SPECIALISTS , UNCONVENTIONAL WARFARE , DETERMINANTS(MATHEMATICS) , GEOGRAPHY , AIR FORCE PLANNING , DECENTRALIZATION


Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE