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Accession Number ADA587157
Title Determining Intra-Theater Airlift Requirements from Number of Personnel Deployed in a Region.
Publication Date Jun 2013
Media Count 96p
Personal Author M. R. Thomas
Abstract In today's constrained budget environment, Air Mobility Command struggles with striking the right balance in the mobility force structure. There is political pressure to maintain the status quo, but financial constraints promote downsizing the number of tactical airlift aircraft in the inventory. There must be a dependable way to determine the amount of intra- theater airlift that is required for the force while ensuring assets are in place to provide it. This research explores an under researched area of study in the Mobility Air Force; namely, what are the actual requirements for intra- theater airlift in a sustained conflict. To achieve this, the researcher applied a backward linear regression analysis to a dataset obtained from an Air Mobility Command database and one from the USCENTCOM Theater of operations. Six years of data were compared to the number of people deployed to the Middle East region and other variables. The researcher attempted to determine what the most influential factors are in the demand for airlift and how those requirements change based on the number of personnel deployed to an Area of Operations. Prediction equations with high correlation coefficients were developed from the datasets and individual variables were examined to determine their effect.
Keywords Airlift operations
Amc(Air mobility command)
Force structure
Linear regression analysis
Mathematical prediction
Military forces(United states)
Military personnel
Military planning
Military requirements

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 74G - Military Operations, Strategy, & Tactics
72B - Algebra, Analysis, Geometry, & Mathematical Logic
Corporate Author Air Force Inst. of Tech., Wright-Patterson AFB, OH. Graduate School of Engineering and Management.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Research paper.
NTIS Issue Number 1405
Contract Number N/A

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