Accession Number : ADA137302

Title :   The Forecasting of Future Inventory and the Optimization of Training Requirements within the Airborne Community.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Chung,D B

PDF Url : ADA137302

Report Date : Dec 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 118

Abstract : In an era of modernization, new weapons systems generate new manpower requirements for the airborne community within the United States Army. The problem of forecasting yearly requirements and inventories has become increasingly complex. This thesis formulates a methodology which applies the Markov Theory to manpower planning in order to forecast yearly inventories. It also discusses the strategy of dynamic programming in determining the optimal numbers of soldiers with certain skill levels and job types who should enter into each type of special training. Further, this methodology is applied to the Career Management Fields of 11 and 13 in forecasting inventories for fiscal year 1985 and 1986 and in determining the optimal numbers of soldiers to enter into each type of special training within the airborne community. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Personnel management, *Army planning, *Manpower utilization, *Military force levels, Forecasting, Management planning and control, Army training, Military requirements, Inventory, Recruiting, Allocations, Airborne, Army personnel, Skills, Optimization, Careers, Dynamic programming, Markov processes, Theses

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE