Accession Number:

ADA141933

Title:

Measuring Total Army Goals. Appendix A. Volume 3. Total Army Readiness Goal Valuated State Space. Level of Conflict: Limited War.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Sep 83-1 Mar 84,

Corporate Author:

TITAN SYSTEMS INC LA JOLLA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

125.0

Abstract:

The primary objective was to develop a standard and acceptable measurement methodology which may be applied to the official seven Total Army Goals. Readiness and Leadership goals were used as a pilot test. The principal methodology employed was a hierarchical valuated state space. The state space is a process whereby the persons responsible for defining the purpose or goal to be evaluated defines a set of parameters such that the designated parameters are the primary consideration degrees of freedom that impact directly on the achievement of the overall objective. Each parameter is attributed some relative importance and is further subdivided into mutually exclusive class intervals which indicate differences in the degree of achievement of that parameter. The class intervals span the range from the most to the least desireable condition. Each class interval is then attributed some relative worth for that degree of achievement. Finally, a normalizing function is applied so that some overall worth can be associated with each cell in this discrete, multi-attribute state space.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE