Accession Number:

AD0661594

Title:

A MODEL FOR ESTIMATING MILITARY PERSONNEL ROTATION BASE REQUIREMENTS

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

48.0

Abstract:

A description is presented of the RAND Rotation Base Model for estimating Air Force manpower needs caused by rotation. The Fulkerson Out-of- Kilter Algorithm P-1825 is used to solve the personnel flow problem that results from formulating rotation as a network. There are about 40 significant airman career areas and 10 overseas tour areas groups of bases with similar characteristics and tour length the model is set up to handle 50 classes and 20 areas. The nodes of the network each represent an assignment class such as staff sergeant, jet engine mechanic, skill level 5 at a particular tour area the arcs connect nodes between which reassignment is permitted. To the model now used by the Air Force Military Personnel Center, the RAND model adds the factors of personnel substitutability, cross-training, actual personnel loss rate, accession rate, and initial training time.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE