An assessment of the Recruiting Station Location Evaluation System (RSLES)
Wilkinson, Donald R.
Mehay, Stephen L.
Cook, Michael D.
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The purpose of this thesis is to assess the effectiveness of the Recruiting Station Location Evaluation System (RSLES) optimization model developed at Naval Postgraduate School as a result of the OSD Recruiting Station Location Project. RSLES was designed to aid DoD decision-makers in determining the optimum number of recruiting stations, their geographic location and staff size. The optimization procedure attempts to maximize contract production subject to service budget constraints. This system integrates an Access database, a GAMS optimizer and Mapinfo graphics to provide a flexible environment to maximize production through market analysis and demographic information. This research applies RSLES to 39 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA) under three different stationing scenarios and analyzes the output to determine the effectiveness of the model. The recommended station location actions of the RSLES model are compared to actual stationing decisions made by the Navy and Army in fiscal years 1999 and 2000. The comparisons show that applying the RSLES model could increase Army and Navy contract production by 3, 938 high-quality accessions for all 256 MSA's in the U.S.
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