Accession Number : ADA194210

Title :   Computer-Aided Decision Making.

Descriptive Note : Student rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Dutilly, Martin D ; Grafton, Kemit S ; McFarland, Clarence A

PDF Url : ADA194210

Report Date : Apr 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 142

Abstract : The purpose of this paper is to enhance the decision making skills and the computer literacy of middle-level military leaders by providing an elective course for Air Command and Staff College (ASCS) students. Dramatic growth in the numbers of military computers, particularly microcomputers, has led to tremendous capabilities being present at the fingertips of nearly every military member. A perception has arisen that the uses of microcomputers have not kept pace with their proliferation. Hence the elective course proposed in this paper serves as a step toward greater computer awareness and literacy among middle-level officers. Arming such officers with this knowledge should impact operational units in the future since many of these officers will be the military commanders and policymakers for years to come. The course will blend decision making techniques with the use of integrated software which the Air Force and ACSC already possess. The emphasis will be of the role the microcomputer can play in assisting a decision maker. The computer is not intended to replace common sense, intuition, or experience, but is to enhance these elements of decision making.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, *DECISION MAKING, AIR FORCE, AWARENESS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, COMPUTERS, IMPACT, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, LITERACY, MICROCOMPUTERS, MILITARY COMMANDERS, MILITARY PERSONNEL, NUMBERS, PERCEPTION, SKILLS, STUDENTS, SKILLS

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE