Accession Number : ADA322939

Title :   A Methodology for Evaluating Force Protection during a Computer Aided Exercise.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Thurman, John L.

PDF Url : ADA322939

Report Date : SEP 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 57

Abstract : The development of a proficient staff at the Joint Level is primarily accomplished through the use of computer aided exercises (CAXs). The primary purpose of these exercises is to increase the readiness of the staff to perform actual missions from standing up a Joint Task Force (JTF) to redeployment of the forces. A measure of the tasks required of a staff is accomplished through a Mission Essential Task List from the Universal Joint Task List (JTL,). This document defines critical events and activities that must be accomplished to achieve the desired mission goals. The measurement of that performance from actual data from the computer model has been limited. This thesis provides a methodology that assists in the evaluation of force protection. This quantitative analysis can be provided quickly and concurrent to the exercise. Immediate feedback helps the staff and commander to understand why an outcome happened through linkage of JTL tasks. This methodology was tested using the Joint Theater Level Simulation and the results demonstrating the methodology and analysis of the output are presented.

Descriptors :   *OPERATIONAL READINESS, *MISSIONS, *MILITARY EXERCISES, *COMPUTER AIDED INSTRUCTION, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS, QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS, COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN, TASK FORCES, THESES, PROTECTION.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE