Automated Evaluation System for the Joint Planning (JPLAN) Exercise System
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS
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The purpose of this thesis was to develop a computer program which would apply the same evaluation criteria to student performance in the Joint Planning JPLAN exercise simulation system that the instructor previously had to apply manually. JPLAN, which is used in Combat Logistics, an Air Force Institute of Technology AFIT Professional Continuing Education PCE course, is a computerized simulation of the real-world Joint Operation Planning System JOPS. JOPS is the Department of Defense system used for conducting joint planning. In JPLAN, students are presented with a partially completed Operations Plan based on a fictitious scenario in which planning for the defense of Iguana, an American ally, is underway. Students must complete the plan by programming Combat Support Forces and Combat Services Support Forces to support pre-programmed combat forces. Following completion of the exercise, student performance is evaluated by the instructor for shortfalls and discrepancies.
- Computer Programming and Software
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies