Date of Award
Master of Science in Operations Research
Department of Operational Sciences
Mark Gallagher, PhD
Military assessment seeks to answer two primary questions: "are we creating the effects that we desire?" and "are we accomplishing tasks to standard?" This thesis steps through several desirable characteristics for a simulated combat assessment methodology. After developing a value hierarchy from these characteristics, this thesis provides and evaluates several candidate methodologies for use within a combat simulation. Each alternative's evaluation is informed by its application to a small combat simulation. Upon recommending the use of Linear Programming, we utilize value-focused thinking to modify this alternative. The thesis terminates with some conclusory thoughts and ideas for future research.
DTIC Accession Number
Finch, Benjamin L., "Combat Assessment for the Simulation of Warfare" (2021). Theses and Dissertations. 5106.