The Navy Officer Force Projection (OPRO) Model.
Interim rept. Jan 81-Dec 82,
NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
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The pupose of this report is to describe the structure, mechanics, and applications of the OPRO model. The officer force projection OPRO model describes the officer personnel system in three dimensions community, pay grade, and length of service. Most of the variables in the OPRP model, which constitute the flows through the personnel structure, are similarly dimensioned. For each community, the model generates successive annual end strength projections using a variety of predicted andor manager-supplied personnel flows. In addition, a summary report provides other force parameters, including promotion flow points and opportunities and predicted losses and gains. The OPRO model can be employed in a number of ways on a recurring basis, including assessing the feasibility of manpower goals, constructing zones of executability, developing promotion plans, and analyzing policy changes or special programs. To date, it has been used to assess the personnel systemss ability to man a 15 battle-group Navy by 1990, to develop the FY84 promotion plan, and to construct out-year force structure under a variety of retention scenarios for the Fifth Quadrennial Review of Military Compensation. The OPRO model is a living model with modifications underway to improve its accuracy and expand its capabilities. If history is any indication, the officer personnel system will undergo numerous changes in its structure. To preserve the integrity and accuracy of the OPRO model in the face of these changes, model enhancements are an ongoing enterprise.
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