Accession Number : ADA291570

Title :   An Optimal Allocation of Army Recruiting Stations With Active and Reserve Recruiters.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA DEPT OF OPERATIONS RESEARCH

Personal Author(s) : Teague, Michael J.

PDF Url : ADA291570

Report Date : 14 JUN 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 80

Abstract : This thesis addresses the problem of how to locate and staff recruiting stations with Active and Reserve recruiters in order to maximize the annual number of recruits. The problem is formulated as a nonlinear integer programming problem. The objective function for the problem, also referred to as the production function, describes the number of recruits obtainable from each zip code and can be estimated via Poisson regression. The resulting nonlinear integer programming problem is heuristically solved by decomposing decision variables into two sets: one to locate stations and the other to staff them with recruiters. Comparisons are made between problems with production functions derived from all zip codes and those derived from only zip codes belonging to efficient stations as defined in Data Envelopment Analysis.

Descriptors :   *STATIONS, *INTEGER PROGRAMMING, *ARMY FACILITIES, *RECRUITERS, *NONLINEAR PROGRAMMING, OPTIMIZATION, DECISION MAKING, PRODUCTION, RECRUITING, EFFICIENCY, THESES, PROBLEM SOLVING, VARIABLES, REGRESSION ANALYSIS, ALLOCATIONS, ARMY, RECRUITS, POISSON DENSITY FUNCTIONS.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Operations Research
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE