Administrative toolbar

Life Cycle Cost of Military Manpower Model

Todd Combs, Jonathan Ozik
Submitted By: jozik
Submitted: Jan 5, 2015
Last Updated: Jun 17, 2015
62 Downloads (6 Downloads in the last 3 months)

In an overview of its Fiscal Year 2014 budget request, the U. S. Department of Defense (DoD) reports that “The cost of military pay and allowances, combined with military health care, comprises about one-third of the Department’s budget. These costs have been growing rapidly in recent years — up almost 90 percent since FY 2001 (about 30 percent more than growth in inflation), while active duty end strength has grown by less than 3 percent” (Office of the Under Secretary of Defense 2013, pg. 1-2, http://www.webcitation.org/6OdX1HrAM). Interestingly, DoD currently has no analytical framework that supports estimation the life cycle costs of each individual service member (Reserve Forces Policy Board 2013, http://www.webcitation.org/6OdXUmGcq), yet this type of analysis is critical to senior decision making on issues such as the future composition of the military force (e.g., the number of active-duty personnel versus reservists and guardsmen). This case study shows how the new Repast Simphony statecharts capability can be used to create a military manpower life cycle cost analysis model, focusing particularly on United States Air Force (USAF) service members.

This model is associated with a publication:

Ozik, J., N. Collier, T. Combs, C.M. Macal, and M.J. North. 2015. "Repast Simphony Statecharts." Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation (in press).

Cite This Model:
Combs, Todd, Ozik, Jonathan (2015, January 5). "Life Cycle Cost of Military Manpower Model" (Version 1). CoMSES Computational Model Library. Retrieved from: https://www.openabm.org/model/4464/version/1
 
Model Version: 1 [Latest]
Version Notes:

Initial OpenABM submission.

Platform: Repast Repast Simphony 2.2
Programming Language: Java 7
Operating System: Platform Independent
Licensed Under: BSD 2-Clause
Instructions on Running This Model:
Import the model into Repast Simphony and run. For further details see the accompanying instructions.

Community Comments

No comments have been posted yet for this version. You must be logged in to post a comment: Log In.

entropicity