History of Operations Research in the United States Army, V. by Charles R. Shrader, Center of Military History (U.S. Army)

By Charles R. Shrader, Center of Military History (U.S. Army)

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 The new technology of operations examine performed an enormous position within the profitable of worldwide warfare II and has to be reckoned with the other 

major clinical discoveries of that era—radar, sonar, rockets and guided missiles, the proximity fuse, and the atomic bomb.  In the consequent half-century, ORSA techniques were utilized to the answer of a broad variety of advanced difficulties, and military leaders have come to depend on ORSA analysts to aid them in the improvement of guns, association, tactics, training, administration, and certainly the entire fields of military endeavor. 
The luck accomplished via military ORSA managers and analysts of their appointed job is abundantly confirmed by way of the swift buildup of forces within the Persian Gulf in 1990–1991 and the victory of U.S. and allied forces within the 100-hour floor battle opposed to Iraqi forces that in February 1991. That victory used to be the product of approximately fifty years of regular growth in the application of operations research/systems analysis to military choice making.

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In 1975, Under Secretary of the Army Norman R. Augustine told attendees at AORS XIV that spending constraints for defense, in real dollars, are becoming tighter by the year. If we elect to spread our resources over a wide variety of promising systems, we will possess a broad technological base but an eggshellthin defense. If we expend all our funds on one “surefire” system or family of systems, we are reverting to the Maginot Line mentality and are vulnerable to the other guy’s breakthroughs. 100 A large number of new systems were developed between 1973 and 1995 for which ORSA support was essential.

13. 24 95 Paul D. Phillips, “ORSA Help in Managing the All Volunteer Army,” in Proceedings . . AORS XIII, Volume I, p. 26. 96 Ibid. , pp. 26–27. , p. 27. 99 McDonald, “The Next Ten Years in Army Operations Research,” p. 45. 100 Augustine, “Comments,” p. 20. 101 Bonder, “Army Operations Research—Historical Perspectives and Lessons Learned,” p. 28. 102 Lawrence W. Woodruff, “Operations Research and Strategic R&D Planning,” Phalanx 21, no. 1 (March 1988): 3–4. 103 Gorman, “Future War? ” p. 7. 104 Bonder, “Keynote Address—Changing Army OR,” pp.

For other remarks on the theme, see the Conclusion to Volume II. 74 Donald N. Fredericksen, “Challenges in Military OR in the 70’s,” in Proceedings . . AORS X, p. 177. 75 Bonder, “Army Operations Research—Historical Perspectives and Lessons Learned,” p. 28. s. army 76 General John R. ,“Keynote Address,” in Final Proceedings . . AORS XIV, Volume I, pp. 4–5. 77 John A. Riente, “The Opportunity for Analysis Today,” Phalanx 23, no. 2 ( June 1990): 6. , p. 5. 79 Sullivan, “Off-Keynote Address—The Changing Analytical Landscape,” pp.

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