The Army New Personnel System Evaluation Model
Final rept. Sep 1992-Mar 1993
BATTELLE MEMORIAL INST COLUMBUS OH
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Manpower planning models have been used extensively by the Department of Defense for the past forty years. A manpower problem can be modeled as a Markov model, a linear goal program, or a combination of the two. Markov models use historical data to derive recruitment policies or to estimate the future structure of a manpower system. Linear goal programming models are used to evaluate the impact of changing a manpower policy, to determine recruitment policy, to forecast future budget requirements, and to establish the ability to significantly increase or decrease man strength in a short period of time. A combination of the two approaches is used to obtain optimal policies for a manpower system considering the cost and conflicting objectives. In this report, some of the models developed and techniques used for manpower planning are reviewed, and a new prototype model is developed. The model generator has been implemented in FORTRAN. Manpower planning, Linear programming, Markov model, Goal programming.
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