Accession Number : ADA134996

Title :   A Heuristic FORTRAN Model of the Identification and Allocation of CONUS (Continental United States) Prime BEEF (Base Engineer Emergency Forces) Forces in Support of Theater OPlan (Operation Plan) Requirements.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Kanno,N K ; Showers,D H

PDF Url : ADA134996

Report Date : Sep 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 149

Abstract : The wartime mission of the Air Force Prime Base Engineer Emergency Forces (BEEF) is to deploy and augment theater civil engineering in accordance with the appropriate operation plan (OPlan). A current problem with the Prime BEEF deployment process involves the identification and allocation of continental United States (CONUS) Prime BEEF resources for each pre-designated theater base. Contingency command planners give little or no consideration towards maintaining force integrity when identifying which Prime BEEF team satisfies a theater requirement. This research examines the current Prime BEEF force-identification and allocation process. Also this research develops a heuristic FORTRAN model which simulates the tasking process while emphasizing force integrity. Two unclassified, test data bases were introduced to the model. The research results demonstrate how the concept emphasizing force integrity can be incorporated throughout the force-identification decision process. The resultant force-identification information provided by the model gives the contingency command planner an initial Prime BEEF force and deployment list. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Management engineering, *Logistics management, *Air force planning, Computer applications, Military forces(United States), Management planning and control, Deployment, Civil engineering, Military engineers, Data bases, Air Force operations, Human resources, Resource management, Heuristic methods, Models, Military requirements, Operational effectiveness, Theses

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE