Accession Number:

ADA615051

Title:

Integrating Agile Combat Support within Title 10 Wargames

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2015-03-26

Pagination or Media Count:

83.0

Abstract:

Air Force AF Concept Development and Experimentation CDE continually progresses the evolution of AF while achieving national security and military objectives. CDE experiments on future challenges, procurement of new weapon systems and tests existinginnovative strategies as potential solutions. The primary tool that CDE utilizes in conducting these experiments is wargaming. This thesis provides a foundation to incorporate logistics into Air Force Title 10 wargames. More specifically, we capture Air Force Materiel Commands AFMC Agile Combat Support ACS within an unclassified general wargame scenario. Logistics has been omitted from wargames for a multitude of reasons throughout the years. We develop a logistics simulation model of a simplified wargame scenario designed to be run within the Logistics Composite Model LCOM Analysis Toolkit ATK version 4.0 before a wargame initiates. We capture ACS within the stochastic simulation by incorporating engine failures, maintenance crews, ammunition, fuel, and various other logistics metrics. By varying the types of sortie operations and the logistics support available, further insight is gathered on Blue Force capabilities. We develop decision quality information to present to a decision maker by combining statistical and multivariate analysis. Our approach showcases how to gather insights from ACS metrics, including development of a metamodel using only four metrics to successfully predict key ACS Measures of Effectiveness MOEs. Ultimately, we design, analyze and demonstrate that logistics can and should be incorporated into wargames.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE