Accession Number : ADA258287


Title :   Personnel Automation Problems during Operation Desert Storm


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS


Personal Author(s) : Comish, James H


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a258287.pdf


Report Date : 05 Jun 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 126


Abstract : This thesis investigates the automation problems that were encountered in support of personnel accounting and strength reporting during Operation DESERT STORM. This topic is of particular interest because of recent efforts to offset force structure shortfalls with automated initiatives. Operation DESERT STORM was the first conflict to put these initiatives to test. This thesis investigates how well personnel automation performed during the Persian Gulf War. The thesis examines the following: the personnel automation doctrine that existed at the time of operation DESERT STORM, how personnel automation was actually practiced during the war in contrast to doctrine, and the impacts or problems that resulted from the differences between doctrine and practice. Finally, the thesis presents recommendations to address personnel automation shortcomings.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY PERSONNEL , *AUTOMATION , *ACCOUNTING , *MILITARY DOCTRINE , *MANPOWER UTILIZATION , *PERSIAN GULF WAR , *MILITARY FORCE LEVELS , COMPUTER PROGRAMS , DATA MANAGEMENT , COMPUTERS , REPORTS , CASUALTIES , DEFICIENCIES , MANPOWER , THESES , INTERFACES , DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS , MOBILIZATION , INFORMATION SYSTEMS , DEPLOYMENT , POLICIES , MILITARY OPERATIONS


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE