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dc.contributor.advisorOlwell, David H.
dc.contributor.authorSickorez, Robert D.
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:48:20Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:48:20Z
dc.date.issued2003-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/6270
dc.description.abstractThe USAF officer accession sources annually produce three thousand non-rated line officers who must be classified into career fields. Under the current system, many career field accession goals are not met. This mismatch occurs primarily because of unreasonable targets set for the various commissioning sources. This thesis presents an optimization-based target allocation tool that mitigates the existing mismatch between long-term manpower needs and near-term accession source outputs. This Java-based application enables users to weight multiple objectives, set priorities for filling various career fields, solve for optimal targets, and then explore results, presented in the form of interactive tables and charts. Within a friendly graphical user interface, users determine practical targets with ease by interactively adjusting the optimality criteria and fill priorities and then reviewing the resulting classifications. These new targets will vastly improve the ability of the USAF to meet accession needs, exploit the unique skills of its officers, and satisfy officer preferences. This means that officer recruiting dollars will be better utilized as long-term manpower needs are better met. Additionally, job performance and retention are likely to improve as more career fields are filled with highly qualified officers and officers are more frequently placed into their desired career fields.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/allocatingairfor109456270
dc.format.extentxx, 43 p. : ill.(some col.) ;en_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.titleAllocating Air Force career field accession targets : an optimization-based toolen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderCarlyle, W. Matthew
dc.contributor.departmentOperations Research
dc.description.serviceSecond Lieutenant, United States Air Forceen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Applied Science (Operation Research)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineApplied Scienceen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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