Accession Number : ADA266734


Title :   Every Artist Needs a Bit of Science: Operations Research for Operational Commander


Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI DEPT OF OPERATIONS


Personal Author(s) : Zembrzuski, I J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a266734.pdf


Report Date : 17 May 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 30


Abstract : Operations Research, if used prudently, will assist the operational commander in execution of his major function as the command's ultimate decision maker. The paper suggests that the use of methods provided by operations research will enable the commander to improve the quality of his decisions and quicken his command's decision cycle. The paper presents examples of operations research usage and discusses their applicability to problems faced by an operational commander. It enumerates several limitations of operations research and recognizes the value of experience and judgement in military decision making. The paper is non-technical in nature and oriented toward a practitioner of operational art.... Operations research, Operational commander, Command, Decision analysis.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY STRATEGY , *DECISION MAKING , *MILITARY TACTICS , FUNCTIONS , CYCLES , QUALITY , LIMITATIONS , OPERATIONS RESEARCH , VALUE


Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE