Accession Number:

ADA179422

Title:

Basing the US Air Force Special Operations Forces.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

160.0

Abstract:

The A.F. Special Operations Forces AFSOF are currently overtasked. The only existing Hq MAC AFSOF model is limited by the assumption that all AFSOF assets are colocated. This research was directed toward removing this limitation so the model could address basing questions. The model was modified to include geographical locations rather than just distances. The target data base was modified and a basing data base was added. The model was then demonstrated using a representative scenario and representative data. The study involved three basing options to be compared for mission accomplishment. Options were compared for total successful missions, and were also broken down by mission type average mission delay by mission type and how well they implemented the desired regional priority scheme. The uses and limitations of the model as well as potential areas of improvement were discussed. A major limitation of the model is its restriction to use for long range planning. A deterministic model that could provide a short time response was considered. It appeared feasible to use locationallocation methods. Such a model could be used in a decision support system to provide real time help in basing the AFSOF. Keywords Programming manuals Scenarios Rescues Deployment Air Force strategy. Theses

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE