Accession Number : ADA264148


Title :   The Analytic Hierarchy Process: Enhancing Operational Level Decision Making


Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI


Personal Author(s) : Korosec, Barbara M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a264148.pdf


Report Date : 10 Mar 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 64


Abstract : The Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) is examined as an enhancement to operational level planning. The process is simply described, followed by the application of the process to two national security grand strategy decisions. Moving down the level of decision making to the operational level, the decision matrix used in the Commander's Estimate of the Situation (CES) to analyze opposing courses of action is examined both in its existing form and under AHP. Lastly, AHP is applied to a specific CES from an operational case study using the software Expert Choice. The Analytic Hierarchy Process, as employed in Expert Choice, is a simple decision tool, yet provides extraordinary benefits in the areas of group dynamics and the treatment of intangibles, abstractions and uncertainty. Operational level planners are encouraged to test AHP and Expert Choice in both deliberate and crisis action planning.... Analytic hierarchy process, Planning, Decision making, Commander's estimate, Operational planning.


Descriptors :   *NATIONAL SECURITY , *DECISION MAKING , *AMPHIBIOUS OPERATIONS , *CASE STUDIES , *TACTICAL ANALYSIS , *FALKLAND ISLANDS , TEST AND EVALUATION , GROUP DYNAMICS , AUGMENTATION , BENEFITS , UNITED KINGDOM , SELECTION , HIERARCHIES , PLANNING , ESTIMATES , DYNAMICS , TOOLS , UNCERTAINTY , MILITARY STRATEGY


Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Military Intelligence
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE