Accession Number : ADA189751

Title :   Modeling the Permanent Change of Station Moving Costs of Strategic Airlift Pilots.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

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

Personal Author(s) : Percich, David M

PDF Url : ADA189751

Report Date : Dec 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 132

Abstract : This thesis lays a foundation for PCS cost modeling for the United State Air Force. A SLAM II computer simulation was developed to simulate the career progression of the strategic airlift pilot career field, from accession into the Air Force until their 20th year of military service. The simulation considers the moves that a strategic airlift pilot will experience in a career based on Air Force regulations and current Air Force projections for the career field. Two response surfaces are developed from the different experimental designs used in the cost simulation. The first is a second order utilizing the attributes of the strategic airlift pilot career field such as accession rate, assignment allocations and tour lengths. The second is a second order response surface utilizing the CONUS, overseas short and overseas long tour lengths.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, *COST MODELS, *AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, *MATHEMATICAL MODELS, *MANPOWER, AIRLIFT OPERATIONS, CAREERS, COSTS, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), MOTION, PILOTS, PROMOTION(ADVANCEMENT), RESPONSE, SIMULATION, STATIONS, STRATEGIC WARFARE, SURFACES, THESES, UNITED STATES

Subject Categories : Operations Research
      Computer Programming and Software
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE