Accession Number:

ADA169669

Title:

Army Manpower Cost System (AMCOS): Active Enlisted Force Prototype

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Oct 1983-Feb 1986

Corporate Author:

ASSESSMENT GROUP SANTA MONICA CA

Report Date:

1986-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

141.0

Abstract:

This paper presents a prototype Army Manpower Cost AMCOS model for determining manpower costs of weapon systems. AMCOS is based on economic, accounting and actuarial theories of costing and includes comprehensive manpower costs from recruitment to retirement. An application of AMCOS is presented which estimates enlisted manpower cost trade-offs between the Bradley Fighting Vehicle BFV and the M113 Armored Personnel Carrier in mechanized infantry battalions. The conclusion is that the BFV is cost-effective compared to M113. Keywords Manpower economic costs, Manpower budget costs, Basic pay and allowances, Recruitment costs, Training costs, Retirement cost, CHAMPUSCivilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services, Bonuses, Life Cycle Costs.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE