Accession Number : ADA019302

Title :   A Preliminary Characterization of a Decision Structuring Process for the Task Force Commander and His Staff.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Merkhofer,M. W. ; Miller,A. C. ; Howard,R. A. ; Tani,S. N.

Report Date : DEC 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 234

Abstract : The specific objectives of the research described are (1) to determine whether decision analysis can be used to structure and analyze decisions of concern to task force commanders, (2) to identify those procedures that are most successful in developing structural decision models, and (3) to develop a protocol for using decision analysis procedures to structure task force decisions. Two experimental applications of decision analysis to a realistic task force decision environment are described. Problems with current task force decision-making methods are identified and suggestions for improvement are presented. A successful structuring process is described at three levels of detail. Implications of the research for the computer implementation of a decision aiding system for task force commanders are presented. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Statistical decision theory, *Decision making, *Officer personnel, Task forces, Man machine systems, Input output processing, Optimization, Probability, Uncertainty, Phrase structure grammars, Decision theory, Tactical warfare, Naval operations, Problem solving, Computer applications, Data bases

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE