Accession Number:

ADA434782

Title:

A Capabilities Based Measure of Readiness

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. Jun 2004-May 2005

Corporate Author:

MILITARY ACADEMY WEST POINT NY DEPT OFSYSTEM ENGINEERING

Report Date:

2005-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

In this paper written to satisfy the requirements of the Barchii prize nomination, problems with the readiness metric of The United States Army are explored and a solution devised. This metric allows a clearer picture of the current mission capability of a unit and provides guidelines for ordering parts and sub-systems. Field interviews with helicopter pilots, mechanics, and leaders documented the problem in the field. Congressional testimony was used to show that new metrics are needed and should be based on a definition of capability. This metric is general and can apply at the micro level tank, helicopter, etc or macro level brigade, division an up.

Subject Categories:

  • Operations Research
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE