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dc.contributor.advisorMansager, Bard K.
dc.contributor.advisorKemple, W.G.
dc.contributor.authorWilson, Gregory Ray
dc.dateSeptember 1995
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-13T22:07:09Z
dc.date.available2013-08-13T22:07:09Z
dc.date.issued1995-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/35219
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines the combat attrition of U.S. Army special operations forces (SOF). It develops a methodology for modeling SOF in Janus and calculating SOF attrition coefficients from high resolution combat model simulation results for use in Lanchester models of warfare. Selected missions involving SOF at the Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC) are examined and likely force-on-force engagements between SOF and enemy forces are modeled in Janus. A statistical analysis of the simulation results is conducted and SOF attrition coefficients are calculated using the maximum-likelihood estimate of attrition coefficients technique. SOF casualty outcome trees are then developed for the scenarios modeled. Casualty outcome trees capture the overall results of the high resolution combat model and provide a framework for utilizing the attrition coefficients developed in this study. SOF casualty outcome trees could also be incorporated into aggregate combat models that resolve attrition using Lanchester models of warfare.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/modelingndevalua1094535219
dc.format.extent65 p.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleModeling and evaluating U.S. Army special operations forces combat attrition using Janus(A)en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentOperations Research
dc.description.funderNAen_US
dc.description.recognitionNAen_US
dc.description.serviceU.S. Army (USA) authoren_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Operations Researchen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineOperations Researchen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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