A Conceptual View of the Officer Procurement Model (TOPOPS).
Final rept. Jun 71-Jul 74,
SYSTEM AUTOMATION CORP SILVER SPRING MD
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The report presents the conceptual design of a computer-based linear programming model of the Air Force officer procurement system called TOPOPS. The TOPOPS model is an aggregate model which simulates officer accession and training and is directed at optimizing officer procurement in terms of either minimizing cost or maximizing accession quality over a five-year time frame. Optimization is constrained by total production requirements by officer type e.g., pilot, navigator, etc., a number of policy restrictions, and the specific characteristics of the various commissioning sources and training programs including attrition rates and career turnover. The report also contains a simplified mathematical description and a hypothetical sample problem.
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