A Network Flow and Goal Programming Approach to Modeling the Impact of Pre-Accession Training to the Trained Personnel Requirements Process
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSONAFB OH
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HQ ATC was tasked to analyze the impact of pre-accession training to the Trained Personnel Required TPR and training production process. Pre- accession training is a policy of providing contracted initial skills training to enlistees prior to entering basic military training. The purpose of this study was to develop a method to model the impact of pre-accession training. A network modeling and goal programming approach was used. Comparisons between the current training policy and a pre-accession training policy were made. Sensitivity was conducted on the impact of a balk rate on the new policy. The balk rate is the percent of graduates of contract training who do not enter the Air Force. This study has shown that a policy of pre-accession training could be cost effective. The balk rate and subsistence package impact the savings over the current policy. The number of active duty personnel retraining in skills under this policy could also reduce the savings. Recruiting goals would have to be raised under the new policy. The quality of contract training or blueness of training were not factored into this model.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations