Accession Number : ADA321112

Title :   A Methodology for Evaluating a Joint Mobilization Plan Using the Joint Theater Level Simulation (JTLS).

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Sullivan, Mark J.

PDF Url : ADA321112

Report Date : SEP 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 74

Abstract : One of the primary training tools available to a Joint Commander in Chief (CINC) for training his staff on their joint mission essential tasks is a command post exercise supported by a computer simulation model. Computer Aided Exercises (CAXs) are an essential part of training a component staff, however one weakness lies in the measurement of the level of training received by the players. In most CAXs the players rapidly disperse after the exercise, and not only is no quantitative data captured but in most cases they don't receive a detailed debrief. This research presents a methodology for evaluating the performance of joint mobilization tasks as set forth in the Universal Joint Task List (UJTL). The UJTL provides both the staff and evaluators with a common document outlining the critical events and activities which require successful accomplishment. The UJTL is organized in such a manner which defines activities such as logistics, intelligence, and force protection. It is the purpose of this thesis to provide a methodology for collectively assessing the effectiveness of a staff's joint mobilization plan. Experimental runs using the Joint Theater Level Simulation (JTLS) are presented to demonstrate the methodology and the subsequent analysis process.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, *THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS, *MOBILIZATION, *JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, *COMPUTER AIDED INSTRUCTION, *LOGISTICS PLANNING, MEASUREMENT, COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN, TRAINING DEVICES, THESES, MISSIONS, PROTECTION.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE