Accession Number : ADP001367

Title :   Mobilization Planning & Control: A Model for the Selective Service System,


Personal Author(s) : Roll,Charles Robert , Jr. ; Berger,B. Michael

Report Date : 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 82

Abstract : Possible military mobilization poses significant problems associated with peacetime planning for and mobilization processing of inductees through Armed Forces Examining and Entrance Stations. 'Traffic Cop' is an automated process which predicts, in peacetime, the likely flow of registrants at various levels of induction call, and permits control of the actual registrant flow following mobilization. The presentation discusses the likelihood of overloading AFEES based upon induction call levels and AFEES rated capacities. The methodology of the flow prediction in the 'Traffic Cop' model is explained as is the method for identifying 'swing' AFEES and shifting the workload via the computer. The mechanics of issuing the induction call via Mailgram, and the lead-time for decision-making on registrant flow are discussed. Computer graphic outputs demonstrate the utility of the system for planning and operational use. The presentation concludes with a discussion of the installation of the model on main and mini-computers in the Selective Service/MEPCOM network.

Descriptors :   *Computer graphics, *Computer aided design, *Military planning, *Mobilization, Minicomputers, Personnel management, Management planning and control, Recruiting, Data processing, Models, Input output processing, Flow charting, Computer programs, Human resources, Resource management, Optimization, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE