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Revolution in Military Affairs: An Intuitive Informatics Model for Evaluating a Commander's Proficiency

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Nyagudi Musandu Nyagudi
Date Published
August 2012
10 pages
This paper argues that it is currently technically feasible to create empirically valid abstractions of military officer evaluation processes with the hardware platforms and software environments available off-the-shelf.
Even with the state-of-the-art computing solutions, however, the selection of commanding and executive officers must be done on a task-by-task basis. The selection of one person capable of performing multiple diverse tasks would require vast knowledge and numerous case studies by perceptive and knowledgeable specialists in each of the tasks that compose a particular job description. Advancement in the computerized selection of "generalist" commanders and executive officers will require collaboration among task specialists. This paper outlines the process for building a computerized system that can identify the skills and knowledge needed by a commander in order to design and/or execute an effective strategic response to a particular security threat posed by a specific enemy. A 14-item bibliography