Development of an Optimal Mathematical Methodology to Achieve Culture-Fair Assignment Outcomes for the Personnel Assignment Problem.
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The report describes research and development of an efficient, optimal solution to the problem of providing equitable entry-level training opportunities for minority group accessions. The computer-based recruit assignment process was primarily influenced by optimization of aptitude test information which resulted in a disproportionate concentration of minority personnel in the soft skills. As a result, the assignment outcome had significant disadvantages for both the Marine Corps and the individuals involved. The research has resulted in an efficient approach which, through utilization of specially-adapted primal-dual network flow algorithms, guarantees optimal adherence to any given minority distribution policy subject to mandatory course prerequisites and enlistment guarantees. Modified author abstract
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