Accession Number:

AD0767339

Title:

Development of an Optimal Mathematical Methodology to Achieve Culture-Fair Assignment Outcomes for the Personnel Assignment Problem.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jul 72-31 May 73.

Corporate Author:

DECISION SYSTEMS ASSOCIATES INC ROCKVILLE MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

95.0

Abstract:

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

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE