Accession Number : AD0764408

Title :   Linear Programming: An Application to Total Force Structure Active and Reserve.

Descriptive Note : Individual research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Bowers,Francis A. I. , Jr

Report Date : 11 APR 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 84

Abstract : The objective of the study is to take a quantitative approach in deriving adequate and accurate cost and effectiveness measures for Active Army and Reserve component forces; and secondly, in applying three methods of linear programming to alternative mixes of these forces in order to structure the total force requirement to meet the national security objectives in 1975. The analytical process of systems analysis and the fixed-budget approach are used to develop a linear programming model to solve the resource allocation problem. Geometric, simplex, and matrix methods are applied to alternative linear programming models using a new measure of effectiveness-deployability. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   (*NATIONAL DEFENSE, ARMY PERSONNEL), (*ARMY PERSONNEL, DEPLOYMENT), (*LINEAR PROGRAMMING, PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT), MILITARY BUDGETS, COST EFFECTIVENESS, MILITARY RESERVES

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE