Foreign Area Officer Life Cycle Model: A Simulation Model For Evaluating Accessioning Strategies.
MILITARY ACADEMY WEST POINT NY OPERATIONS RESEARCH CENTER
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The Foreign Area Officer Life Cycle Model is a discrete-event simulation model that evaluates the effects of different accessioning strategies on the future inventory of officers within the FAO program. All nine areas of concentration must compete for a limited number of accessions. Under current conditions, the FAO program accesses less than 130 new officers annually. This constraint necessitates the ability to efficiently distribute these officers throughout all AOCs to best meet the inventory requirements of the FAO program. After evaluating several accessioning strategies, the model results support distributing the accessions across the AOCs according to the AOCs proportion of total authorizations. This strategy develops the best inventory for all ranks and AOCs.
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