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dc.contributor.advisorCunha, Jesse
dc.contributor.advisorSeagren, Chad
dc.contributor.advisorHatch, Bill
dc.contributor.authorPowell, Mark W.
dc.dateMar-16
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-29T21:19:49Z
dc.date.available2016-04-29T21:19:49Z
dc.date.issued2016-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/48580
dc.description.abstractThe Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) is undergoing its largest peacetime acquisition of air assets, with increased demand on its physical security elements. Its military working dog (MWD) workforce is required to meet an inventory of 204 by end of year 2023 as a means to provide effective security for RAAF assets. This thesis conducts two areas of research. First, an econometric analysis of MWD gender, breed, and source against select dependent performance variables. Second, a fixed inventory Markov model is developed to determine how many MWDs need to be recruited between 2016 and 2023 to meet the increased quota. My results find that male and vendor-purchased MWDs outperform female and RAAF-bred MWDs, with varying results between German Shepherds and Belgian Malinois. The Markov model transition probabilities validate as sufficiently stationary and determine that 282 canines need to be recruited over the prescribed time period to meet the 204 required by end of year 2023.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/caninesupplyforp1094548580
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsCopyright is reserved by the copyright owner.en_US
dc.titleCanine supply for physical security: an analysis of the Royal Australian Air Force military working dog programen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentGraduate School of Business and Public Policy (GSBPP)
dc.subject.authormilitary working dogen_US
dc.subject.authorRoyal Australian Air Forceen_US
dc.subject.authorRAAFen_US
dc.subject.authorphysical securityen_US
dc.subject.authorregressionen_US
dc.subject.authorfixed effectsen_US
dc.subject.authorMarkov modelen_US
dc.subject.authorGerman Shepherden_US
dc.subject.authorBelgian Malinoisen_US
dc.description.recognitionOutstanding Thesisen_US
dc.description.serviceFlight Lieutenant, Royal Australian Air Forceen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Managementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineManagementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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