Accession Number : ADA190759

Title :   A User's Design of a Decision Support System for Noncombatant Evacuation Operations for United States Central Command.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

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

Personal Author(s) : Kostek, Stephen R

PDF Url : ADA190759

Report Date : Mar 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 156

Abstract : Perhaps the most sensitive and most likely to occur crisis operation within any of the geographically oriented unified commands is the conduct of Noncombatant Evacuation Operations (NEO). NEO is a system which has been developed in order to evacuate all U.S. civilians and military dependents from a given area in the event of an emergency situation which poses a threat to their safety. The purpose of this research effort is to develop a conceptual design of a Decision Support system (DSS) which will support one of the unified commands, United States Central Command (USCENTCOM), in determining the appropriate military force size and type to be used to support the NEO. The major problem with determining the command and control planning requirements is that the command and control required for the conduct of a NEO presents a very unstructured problem area. The most significant factors are the time constraints involved and the need for intuitive (i.e. subjective) input versus objective input in the military force size determination. This paper expands on the methodology used to capture the subjective judgements and planning factors taken into consideration by the USCENTCOM NEO planners and at the same time provide the DSS builder an objective framework on which to build a supporting system.

Descriptors :   *DECISION MAKING, *NONCOMBATANT, *MILITARY OPERATIONS, COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, DETERMINATION, EMERGENCIES, EVACUATION, FAMILY MEMBERS, JUDGEMENT(PSYCHOLOGY), MILITARY PERSONNEL, PLANNING, REQUIREMENTS, SIZES(DIMENSIONS), THESES, UNITED STATES, USER MANUALS

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Civil Defense

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE