A Decision Model for the Force Level Requirements of the Army Strategic Objective Plan.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF
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A model of the ASOP decision process within the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Military Operations is formulated. This decision deals with the aggregated force level estimates for the ASOP. The variables of the model are the informational sources which are utilized in forming the estimate for the ASOP. The Planning, Programming and Budgeting System requires annual submission of the Armys estimate of forces needed to meet strategic objectives. The background for the ASOP estimate is presented. A closer examination of the environment which prevails at ODCSOPS is then examined. The model is then described with a justification for selecting and quantifying the models variable. A statistical technique was suggested to demonstrate possible insights which could be obtained from the model. The validity of the model is addressed in the concluding portion of the thesis. Author
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics