Accession Number : ADA114819

Title :   Training Requirements and Cost Evaluation System (TRACES) for Marine Air Command and Control. Phase II.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Patterson,John F ; Adelman,Leonard

PDF Url : ADA114819

Report Date : May 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 135

Abstract : The U.S. Marine Corps is in the process of developing a service-wide system for cost-effective allocation of training effort to ensure the combat readiness of its forces. This system is called TRACES (Training Requirements and Cost Evaluation System). As part of TRACES' development, Decisions and Designs, Inc. (DDI) is assisting the Marine Corps in developing a computer-based system for cost-effective allocation of training effort to units in the Marine Air Command and Control System (MACCS). A unit's training is to be assessed by its Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation System (MCCRES) scores. In 1979-1980, DDI assisted the Marine Corps in constructing a prototype benefit-cost TRACES model and accompanying computer software for infantry battalions. In the first phase of the current contract, DDI and Marine Corps personnel have determined the extent to which the benefit-cost approach used for infantry battalions would be applicable for the MACCS. The training options and readiness returns have had to be modified considerably in order to reflect basic differences in the training evolutions (and roles) of infantry battalions and the MACCS. Nevertheless, the benefit-cost approach used to implement TRACES with infantry battalions has been successfully extended to the MACCS. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Management information systems, *Computer applications, *Marine Corps training, *Command and control systems, *Cost effectiveness, Systems management, Data acquisition, Data processing, Test and evaluation, Combat readiness, Cost analysis, Benefits, Tactical air control systems, Computer programs, Teaching methods, Infantry, Military exercises, Amphibious operations, Performance(Human), Operational effectiveness

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Humanities and History
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE