Accession Number:

AD0601974

Title:

DEVELOPMENT OF AN OPTIMUM COMPUTERIZED ALLOCATION SYSTEM,

Descriptive Note:

Technical research rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY PERSONNEL RESEARCH OFFICE WASHINGTON D C

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Report Date:

1964-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

One objective of the FUTURE COMBAT Task, USAPRO is to develop a system of enlisted personnel allocation to maximize individual skills and preferences and at the same time meet Army staffing requirements. After determination that quality of manpower in the combat arms was perceptibly below that in the rest of the Army, computer based plans for allocating basic combat trainees to advanced training were developed and implemented experimentally on a trainee sample. The selection and testing of different allocation techniques, the mathematical bases for selected computerized systems, and results of comparison of three systems are reported. Two alternate plans, one of which takes into account individual training preference, proved more effective than the current procedure and were provided the Data Services and Administrative Systems Command. Author

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE