A Model of a Manpower Training System with Applications to Basic Combat Training in the United States Army.
GEORGIA INST OF TECH ATLANTA SCHOOL OF INDUSTRIAL AND SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
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This thesis presents the development of a quantitative performance criterion for a training system which accepts input of varying quality and which contains multiple training events. The system may be operated such that each event has a probabilistic outcome. The cumulative probability of success for an event is a monotonically increasing function of time spent in that event. A decision rule is developed for determining the most efficient sequence of the multiple events. Some men have the capability to complete one or several of the multiple events more quickly than others 12. It is shown that if men are allowed to progress at their own speed through the training system, the average training costs per man are reduced.
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