Date of Award
Master of Science in Operations Research
Department of Operational Sciences
John O. Miller, PhD
The Army Cadet Command oversees the Army Reserve Officer Training. It receives mission goals every year along with a budget. It is their responsibility to recruit enough cadets to fulfill mission goal and remain under budget, while ensuring the recruited cadets have the correct percentages of race, gender, and majors. This research provides a tool that can change the numbers and percentages of incoming cadets, what year of school they enter, as well as their gender, race, and STEM or non-STEM parameters, in order to explore the composition of graduated commissioned cadets. This study finds that changing the percentage of cadets entering each year results in significant changes in the STEM and non-STEM demographics of the commissioning class. Modeling race and gender disenrollment, as well as specific scholarships, can improve this study.
DTIC Accession Number
Westman, Marydell V., "Using Simulation to Model Reserve Officer Training Corps Cadet Flow" (2019). Theses and Dissertations. 2320.