Accession Number : ADA189511

Title :   A Network Approach to Rated Officer Gate Management.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Olson, Mark S

PDF Url : ADA189511

Report Date : Dec 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 233

Abstract : The purpose of this study was to provide Air Force rated officer managers at the Air Force Military Personnel Center with a decision aid for the management of rated officer flying gates. Air Force rated officers are those officers who hold an aeronautical rating and are authorized to perform duties as pilots or navigators. Flying gates are milestones that must be achieved at certain phase points of a rated officer's career. This study resulted in development of a single commodity network flow model with side constraints. This model is designed to represent the rotation of rated officers between flying and nonflying duties and provides a means for measuring overall attainment of flying gates. It is an aggregate model which provides general assignment guidance aimed at minimizing nonachievement of flying gate requirements, while maintaining required manning levels in flying and nonflying duties.

Descriptors :   *NETWORK FLOWS, *MILITARY PERSONNEL, *AVIATION PERSONNEL, *PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, DECISION MAKING, FLIGHT, GATES(CIRCUITS), MANPOWER, MODELS, NAVIGATORS, NETWORKS, OFFICER PERSONNEL, PILOTS, REQUIREMENTS, MATHEMATICAL PROGRAMMING, CAREERS, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, THESES

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE