Accession Number : ADA325188

Title :   Prioritization of Army Strategic Mobility Program Resources (PASMPR).

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Mar 94-May 96,

Corporate Author : ARMY CONCEPTS ANALYSIS AGENCY BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s) : Murphy, Patricia

PDF Url : ADA325188

Report Date : MAY 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 90

Abstract : The US Army has become a force based primarily in the United States, which increases the need to transport units rapidly overseas. The study is sponsored by ODCSLOG and involves the prioritization of about 400 deployment enhancements that are competing for funding in the 1996-2001 timeframe, at a cost of about $4 billion. A large scale mixed integer programing formulation is presented to solve the problem of deciding which projects should be funded to improve the responsiveness of the Army to react to conflicts. The objective is to minimize the weighted sum of brigade-size unit lateness based on arrival time requirements in given operation plans and scenarios. The weights are derived based on a risk analysis that relates unit arrival sequence to combat outcomes. Constraints include restrictions on expenditures by year and appropriation allowable funding profiles, and sequential nature of the implementation of candidate projects. Performance aspects of the model will be discussed and results will be given.

Descriptors :   *DEPLOYMENT, *COMBAT READINESS, MOBILITY, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, BRIGADE LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, INTEGER PROGRAMMING, COSTS, TRANSPORT, TIMELINESS, ARRIVAL, OVERSEAS.

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE