Mobilizing Marine Corps Officers

dc.contributor.authorBausch, Dan O.
dc.contributor.authorBrown, Gerald G.
dc.contributor.authorHundley, Danny
dc.contributor.authorRapp, Stephen
dc.contributor.authorRosenthal, Richard E.
dc.contributor.departmentOperations Research (OR)
dc.dateJuly - August 1991
dc.descriptionInterfaces, 21, pp. 26-38 (1989 Koopman Award winner).en_US
dc.description.abstractThe ability to rapidly mobilize the Marine Corps in times of crisis is a cornerstone of United States defense strategy. To mobilize rapidly, the marines need an efficient system for assigning officers to mobilization billets. The system we designed and built is based on a network optimization algorithm that works in conjunction with carefully designed and scrupulously maintained Marine Corps data bases. It takes less than 10 minutes based on a 386-based personal computer to complete a mobilization involving 40,000 officers and 27,000 billets and to produce output suitable for generating orders to report via MAILGRAM. Prior to our work, the Marine Corps had a mainframe-based system that took two to four days to complete a mobilization. The new system is not only much faster than the old system, but it also produces significantly better assignments with respect to all measures of effectiveness considered.en_US
dc.identifier.citationBausch, D., Brown, G.G., Hundley, D., Rapp, S., and Rosenthal, R.E., 1991, “Mobilizing Marine Corps Officers,” Interfaces, 21, pp. 26-38 (1989 Koopman Award winner).
dc.rightsdefined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleMobilizing Marine Corps Officersen_US
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