Accession Number : ADA300452

Title :   Finding an Optimal Stationing Policy for the United States Army in Europe after the Force Drawdown (FUSSPRINT).

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Dec 91-Dec 94,

Corporate Author : ARMY CONCEPTS ANALYSIS AGENCY BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s) : Loerch, Andrew G. ; Anzalone, John E.

PDF Url : ADA300452

Report Date : DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 67

Abstract : With the continuing reduction of forces in Europe, it is apparent that the base support structure cannot be maintained at current levels. The purpose of this effort is develop a methodology to assign US Army units remaining in Europe to installations in an economical manner and to make recommendations regarding which installations are candidates for deactivation and closure. An integer programming model has been formulated which minimizes annual costs subject to constraints on required resources, one-time implementation costs, unit proximity, and support requirements. The model can be used to provide decisionmakers with insights regarding resource utilization and shortfalls and costs of implementing various stationing plan alternatives. Model development and data collection issues are discussed. Computational experience is given, and efforts to improve model performance are described.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), *POLICIES, *ARMY PERSONNEL, *REDUCTION, EUROPE, COMPUTATIONS, MODELS, COSTS, INSTALLATION, DATA ACQUISITION, RESOURCES, UTILIZATION, DEACTIVATION.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE