Accession Number:

ADA411988

Title:

The Army Rotation Rule Project

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jun 2000-Jun 2001

Corporate Author:

CENTER FOR ARMY ANALYSIS FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

37.0

Abstract:

Since the fall off the Berlin Wall, Army participation in smaller-scale contingencies SSC has increased over 625 percent while Army force structure has decreased nearly 38 percent. These two factors have led to a substantial increase in the deployment tempo DEPTEMPO of units. Rotation rules provide a mechanism to manage DEPTEMPO by spreading the deployment load across the force. The project had four objectives 1 determine the impact of alternative rotation rules on DEPTEMPO 2 determine when current force structure fails to have sufficient forces to comply with alternative rotation rules 3 determine the force structure requirements for alternative rotation rules and 4 determine the impact of Reserve Component participation at alternative rotation rules. The project accomplished these objectives through the use of a discrete event simulation Matching Army Requirements to Yearly Resources MARTYR that applies Army force structure to a given force structure demand across time in accordance with stated rotation rules.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE