A semi-Markov model for military officer personnel systems.
Austin, Randall Walter
Marshall, Kneale T.
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The military officer personnel system is modeled as a semi-Markov process. The probability distributions descrribing state transitions are developed in terms of policy variables. Effects of changes in promotion policy and force size are studied for both a closed, steady state system and an open, transient situation. Moments of the joint distribution of officers in each rank are presented for all cases. A method for approximation of transient results from known distributions is formulated.
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