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Combat simulation modeling in Naval Special Warfare mission planning

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Authors
Hakala, Jeffrey W.
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Mansager, Bard
Date of Issue
1995-12
Date
December 1995
Publisher
Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
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en_US
Abstract
This thesis explores the potential role of combat simulation modeling in the Naval Special Warfare mission planning cycle. It discusses methods for bridging the gap between the simulation and mission planning processes, addressing strengths and weaknesses as well as employment considerations. This thesis describes the processes involved in modeling and simulation and discusses how the stochastic nature of simulation is particularly relevant to combat. Deliberate, Time-sensitive, and Dynamic mission planning are described and the commonality of tactical planning in each instance is established. Based on this framework, a notional SEAL scenario is used to illustrate the role of simulation in each type of mission planning, focusing primarily at the tactical level. The thesis concludes by discussing additional applications of combat simulation modeling within the Naval Special Warfare community and makes recommendations for its effective and efficient implementation.
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Thesis
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National Security Affairs (NSA)
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74 p.
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This 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.
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