Accession Number : ADA319408

Title :   Analysing Amphibious Logistics Capabilities in the Joint Theater Level Simulation (JTLS).

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Cwick, Mark J.

PDF Url : ADA319408

Report Date : SEP 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 76

Abstract : One of the primary tools available to a Unified Commander-in-Chief (CINC) for training his staffs in execution of their joint plans a command post exercise supported by a computer simulation. This is commonly referred to as a Computer Aided Exercise (CAX). The computer simulation used for this thesis is the Joint Theater Level Simulation. Currently, the after-action reviews (AARs) are mostly subjective in nature with very little quantitative analysis. The objective of this thesis is to develop a methodology for quantitatively evaluating the data produced by the computer simulation and presenting this analysis graphically. The methodology is based on the Universal Joint Task List which is a comprehensive listing of all joint tasks pertaining to the Armed Forces of the United States. These joint tasks provide the critical events that are analyzed during the CAX. The graphs display a casual audit trail for the critical events of the CAX. The focus of this thesis is Strategic Task Four, Theater Logistics, with specific analysis of amphibious logistics operations.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, *THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS, *AMPHIBIOUS OPERATIONS, *MILITARY CAPABILITIES, *JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, *LOGISTICS, QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS, COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN, TOOLS, GRAPHS, THESES, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, PLANNING.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE