Accession Number : ADA294136

Title :   Resourcing and Training Readiness. An Integrated Forecasting Methodology.

Descriptive Note : Research rept. Aug 94-Apr 95,

Corporate Author : INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Bonney, Daniel J.

PDF Url : ADA294136

Report Date : APR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : With continuing pressure on the military to reduce expenditures, a clear understanding of the relationship between resources and readiness is essential if resources are to be allocated efficiently. Current Army funding and readiness reporting systems fail to recognize the cyclical nature of training readiness over time or predict expected future readiness. An integrated forecasting methodology is proposed that allows units to forecast readiness based on resource impacts on their unconstrained annual training plans. As resources are reduced, units cannot execute all events. Based on these now constrained training plans, units can determine projected training assessments and predict future readiness levels. This methodology could easily be incorporated into existing Army training management and readiness reporting doctrine. While other, more objective solutions have been proposed, these may reduce operational flexibility and limit initiative at battalion level. The proposed integrated forecasting methodology provides a common framework for commanders at all levels to understand and agree on the impact of resourcing on future readiness. (AN)

Descriptors :   *ARMY TRAINING, *COMBAT READINESS, *RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, MILITARY STRATEGY, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, OPTIMIZATION, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, LEADERSHIP, FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, BATTALION LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, OPERATIONAL READINESS, FORECASTING, MILITARY COMMANDERS, ARMY PLANNING, ARMY BUDGETS, MILITARY DOWNSIZING.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE