Evaluating MEDEVAC Force Structure Requirements Using Army Scenario, Total Army Analysis Admission Data, Monte Carlo Simulation, and Theater Structure

Larwence Fulton, Bernard J Kerr Jr

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Abstract

In this study, we re-evaluate air ambulance requirements (rules of allocation) and planning considerations based on an Army-approved, Theater Army Analysis scenario. A previous study using workload only estimated a requirement of 0.4 to 0.6 aircraft per admission, a significant bolus over existence-based rules. In this updated study, we estimate requirements for Phase III (major combat operations) using a simulation grounded in previously published work and Phase IV (stability operations) based on four rules of allocation: unit existence rules, workload factors, theater structure (geography), and manual input. This study improves upon previous work by including the new air ambulance mission requirements of Department of Defense 51001.1, Roles and Functions of the Services, by expanding the analysis over two phases, and by considering unit rotation requirements known as Army Force Generation based on Department of Defense policy. The recommendations of this study are intended to inform future planning factors and already provided decision support to the Army Aviation Branch in determining force structure requirements.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherMilitary Medicine
Edition180
Size780-786
StatePublished - Jul 2015

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