Accession Number : ADA289732

Title :   Resource Scheduling for the United States Army's Basic Combat Training Program.

Descriptive Note : Doctoral thesis,

Corporate Author : MILITARY ACADEMY WEST POINT NY

Personal Author(s) : McGinnis, Michael L.

PDF Url : ADA289732

Report Date : 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 213

Abstract : Each year, the United States Army recruits and trains thousands of new soldiers to fill vacancies in Army organizations created by promotion, transfer or termination of service. Installations responsible for training new soldiers are scattered across the United States. Proper management of the Army's initial entry training program is a very complex, practical military logistics problem that demands timely scheduling of a broad range of reusable training resources. The main objectives of this dissertation are to formulate a mathematical model of the Basic Combat Training phase of initial entry training; formulate an optimal decision process for scheduling training resources based on dynamic programming; formulate a good heuristic procedure for scheduling training resources; incorporate useful performance measures into the formulation of the problem making it possible to discriminate among competing feasible training schedules obtained from heuristic solution methods; and design and implement a fully operational decision support system (DSS) for scheduling basic training resources.

Descriptors :   *ARMY TRAINING, *SCHEDULING, *RESOURCES, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), MILITARY OPERATIONS, UNITED STATES, OPTIMIZATION, DECISION MAKING, MANAGEMENT, TRAINING, ARMY PERSONNEL, SOLUTIONS(GENERAL), LOGISTICS, HEURISTIC METHODS, MILITARY TRAINING, TIMELINESS, DYNAMIC PROGRAMMING, COMBAT FORCES, RECRUITS, REUSABLE EQUIPMENT, MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS, DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE