Accession Number:

ADA190759

Title:

A User's Design of a Decision Support System for Noncombatant Evacuation Operations for United States Central Command.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

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

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

156.0

Abstract:

Perhaps the most sensitive and most likely to occur crisis operation within any of the geographically oriented unified commands is the conduct of Noncombatant Evacuation Operations NEO. NEO is a system which has been developed in order to evacuate all U.S. civilians and military dependents from a given area in the event of an emergency situation which poses a threat to their safety. The purpose of this research effort is to develop a conceptual design of a Decision Support system DSS which will support one of the unified commands, United States Central Command USCENTCOM, in determining the appropriate military force size and type to be used to support the NEO. The major problem with determining the command and control planning requirements is that the command and control required for the conduct of a NEO presents a very unstructured problem area. The most significant factors are the time constraints involved and the need for intuitive i.e. subjective input versus objective input in the military force size determination. This paper expands on the methodology used to capture the subjective judgements and planning factors taken into consideration by the USCENTCOM NEO planners and at the same time provide the DSS builder an objective framework on which to build a supporting system.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Civil Defense

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE