Accession Number:

ADA112910

Title:

Force Developments. The Measurement of Effectiveness

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMBAT DEVELOPMENTS COMMAND FORT BELVOIR VA

Report Date:

1973-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

334.0

Abstract:

This Pamphlet provides assistance to the military operations analyst and guidance for the combat developments study officer in the selection and use of appropriate measures of effectiveness to evaluate and compare land combat systems and subsystems. The scope of the pamphlet covers the development, formulation, and use of measures of effectiveness in the combat developments process. Included are the roles of measures of effectiveness in the analysis, test and experimentation, and documentation of Army doctrinal, organizational and materiel systems concepts. The critically important role of measures of effectiveness in the decision process for combat systems development is highlighted. Emphasis is on the methodology to develop measures of effectiveness -- a process which can best be described, at present, as an art trying to become a science. Additional emphasis is placed upon the impact that selective measures of effectiveness can have on modeling, military judgement, and the degrees of various sorts of risks which may be involved in conclusions. A compendium of examples of measures of effectiveness MOE is provided that illustrates the methodology.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE