Accession Number:

ADA239675

Title:

Global Force Allocation Model (GLOFAM) Development and Technical Description

Descriptive Note:

Study rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY CONCEPTS ANALYSIS AGENCY BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

68.0

Abstract:

This report documents the Global Force Allocation Model GLOFAM development effort and provides a detailed technical description of the model. An illustrative analysis is included to demonstrate the models operation and utility as a strategic planning tool. GLOFAM was designed with ease of use, responsiveness, and flexibility as key features. GLOFAM provides the Army with the capability to structure the deployable force by judiciously allocating budgetary and personnel resources. GLOFAM is formulated as a linear programming model which minimizes worldwide risk to national security subject to resource constraints. The product of model operation is an allocation of force configuration with corresponding cost and personnel end-strength values. GLOFAM will be used as an analytical tool to support decisions by the Army Staff concerning force planning and development. These decisions can be used to provide input into the Joint Strategic Planning System JSPS and the Army Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution System PPBES.

Subject Categories:

  • Operations Research
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE