Short-Term Aggregate Model for Projecting Air Force Enlisted Personnel (SAM)

by C. Peter Rydell, Kevin L. Lawson


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The Short-Term Aggregate Inventory Projection Model (SAM) is the component of the Enlisted Force Management System that makes monthly projections (for the rest of the current fiscal year) of the aggregate force (the total enlisted force across all specialties). SAM can be used to analyze the total size, grade composition, and budget cost of the enlisted force during a fiscal year. It supports planning of management actions to achieve user-specified end-of-year force levels (known as “end strengths”) and end-of-year grade levels (known as “grade strengths”). This Note describes how the model works and gives detailed specifications required to implement the model.

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