Accession Number : ADP001582

Title :   A Need for a Methodology for Prioritization of Mission Area Deficiencies,


Personal Author(s) : Maruyama,Richard T.

Report Date : JUN 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The US Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) represents the battlefield user in developing doctrine, training, force structure, and materiel requirements for the future. To ensure these requirements stem from an overall battlefield concept and are based on sound analysis, TRADOC conducts Mission Area Analysis (MAA) in twelve areas. Each area is assigned to a TRADOC center or school for analyses and the prioritization of resulting deficiencies. Once all the analyses are completed and each proponent has prioritized the deficiencies within the mission area, TRADOC must integrate and prioritize the twelve deficiency lists into a single ordered list of battlefield deficiencies. This single list will guide the development of programs and the allocation of resources toward correcting deficiencies in order of their importance. The difficulty is in developing a prioritization methodology which is sufficiently structured and rigorous to produce consistent results from year to year, while being sufficiently simple and well defined to be understood and accepted by the decision makers who will use it.

Descriptors :   *Army planning, *Missions, *Methodology, Deficiencies, Battlefields, Integration, Decision making, Operational effectiveness, Combat effectiveness

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE