A Capabilities Based Measure of Readiness
Technical rept. Jun 2004-May 2005
MILITARY ACADEMY WEST POINT NY DEPT OFSYSTEM ENGINEERING
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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.
- Operations Research
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies