Accession Number ADA574072
Title NATO SOF Air Wing: A Basing Decision.
Publication Date Dec 2012
Media Count 95p
Personal Author J. M. Cox
Abstract There is a critical shortfall in special operations aviation support for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's (NATO) special operations forces (SOF). One way this shortfall can be addressed is through the procurement and sustainment of the NATO SOF Air Wing (NSAW) under NATO Special Operations Forces Headquarters (NSHQ). NSHQ coordinates, trains, and employs NATO's special operations forces. With the addition of organic SOF aviation forces, NATO's ground forces capabilities and mission success will be enhanced. This thesis focuses on the basing recommendations for the NATO SOF Air Wing. Decision making for basing location of the NATO SOF Air Wing has centered on proximity to NSHQ in Mons, Belgium, and minimized other important considerations such as runway requirements, tarmac space, supporting infrastructure, weather, and proximity to training. A location decision is a complex endeavor -- one that has long-term impact and requires systematic analysis to find an effective and efficient solution. This thesis follows previous military efforts that utilized business sector applications to improve the decision making process. Specifically, it applies the Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) to the NATO SOF Air Wing basing decision to provide an effective and efficient recommendation.
Keywords Air base location
Air force facilities
Air power
Analytical hierarchy process
Aviation personnel
Decision making
Infrastructure
Landing fields
Nato forces
Nato special operations forces air wing
Position(Location)
Requirements
Space(Room)
Special operations forces
Theses
Weather
Wing level organizations


 
Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 85A - Air Transportation
70B - Management Practice
74E - Logistics, Military Facilities, & Supplies
Corporate Author Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA. Defense Analysis Dept.
Document Type Thesis
Title Note Master's thesis.
NTIS Issue Number 1318
Contract Number N/A

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