Accession Number:

ADA065909

Title:

Personnel Contingency Planning Model Using Goal Programming.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

302.0

Abstract:

A military contingency planning model is designed, tested, and evaluated using goal programming analysis. This prototype is designed to aid the achievement of Continental United States CONUS and overseas theater requirements for personnel of different categories over an arbitrary length of time subject to resource and time constraints. The two alternate approaches of the research in goal programming are the linear goal programming simplex method and the pattern search method. Tests are run on somewhat small examples -- a three-job skill, six-time period case and six priority levels of projected goals and a three-job skill, twenty-time period contingency of seven priority levels of CONUS and overseas theater goals. The pattern search method tailored to fit to the particular policy goal structure appears to provide the analyst with reasonable results and computer resource conservation, whereas the simplex method provides for a mathematical global optimum solution at increased expense in computer resources. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Operations Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE