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Year of Service Target Generator: Mathematical Specification

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RAND is helping to design an Enlisted Force Management System EFMS for the Air Force. The EFMS is a decision support system to assist managers of the enlisted force in setting and meeting force targets. The Year of Service Target Generator YOSTG produces desirable year of service distributions for each occupation in the enlisted force. The distributions give each occupation a level of experience consistent with the grade distribution found in authorizations. The targets are designed to help in the management of year-group programs such as bonuses and career force entry. This Note gives the detailed mathematical specification of the YOSTG. It is written for the analysts who will implement the model and for users who wish to understand details of the models structure and operation. It is intended to be used in conjunction with a companion volume, Grace M. Carter, Year of Service Target Generator Conceptual Specification, N-32231-AF, which provides the conceptual foundations of the model, an overview of how the model works, and examples of its output. The work described here is part of the Enlisted Force Management Project EFMP, a joint effort of the Air Force through the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel and The RAND Corporation. RANDs work falls within the Resource Management and System Acquisition Program of Project AIR FORCE. The EFMP is part of a larger body of work in that program concerned with the effective utilization of human resources in the Air Force.

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  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Systems
  • Military Forces and Organizations

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