Accession Number : ADA187772

Title :   Design and Implementation of a Network Optimizer for Officer Assignment during Mobilization.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Rapp, Stephen H

PDF Url : ADA187772

Report Date : Sep 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 56

Abstract : This thesis describes the design and implementation of a large-scale network optimization model for assigning Marine Corps officers to billets during mobilization. The new model has been tested at Headquarters, USMC and is slated for installation in FY 1988 as a permanent replacement for an existing procedure that has been in use since 1978. The new model improves the turnaround time from days to minutes, reduces computation costs by substantial amounts yearly , and in tests on FY87 data, resulted in significantly better allocations of the officer pool, according to several measures of effectiveness. The network model treats officers with similar attributes as supply nodes and billets with similar attributes as demand nodes. Arcs of the network represent potential assignments between supplies and demands. Highly detailed information obtained from current USMC databases is used to specify the attributes of the nodes. These attributes are used to decide which officer/billet arcs are allowed in the networks.

Descriptors :   *MARINE CORPS PERSONNEL, *MOBILIZATION, *NETWORKS, *OFFICER PERSONNEL, *OPTIMIZATION, *BILLETS(PERSONNEL), ALLOCATIONS, COMPUTATIONS, COSTS, DATA BASES, MODELS, NODES, REACTION TIME, REPLACEMENT, RESPONSE, THESES, REDUCTION, MARINE TRANSPORTATION

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Numerical Mathematics
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE