Accession Number : ADP000625



Personal Author(s) : Gramann,Richard H.

Report Date : 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : This paper has a twofold purpose: first, it describes the recently developed constrained forced model, CONFORM, currently operational and in use at the United States Army Management System Support Agency for structuring theater forces for the outyears. The model is designed to enable the force planner to establish troop lists with TOE units within constrained troop levels while minimizing any support shortfalls that occur. The second purpose is to describe briefly the current effort in the SPECIFOR project at GRC. SPECIFOR stands for Specification for Improved Force Structuring Models. The purpose is to apply to the structuring of peacetime Army forces the same optimizing technique so that the near-time or the current peacetime forces can be structured for wartime requirements and yet satisfy the many peacetime constraints.

Descriptors :   *Operations research, *Army planning, *Army personnel, Symposia, Defense planning, Military forces(United States), Theater level operations, Manpower, Combat support, Logistics support, Manpower utilization, Warfare, Peacetime, Models, Goal programming, Trade off analysis, Optimization, Army research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE