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1040 A SYSTEM DYNAMICS MODEL OF THE MILITARY TRAINING SYSTEM

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					        A SYSTEM DYNAMICS MODEL OF THE MILITARY
         TRAINING SYSTEM: A CASE STUDY OF TAIWAN
                      Jr-Yuan Lin1, Pei-Leen Liu2, Yann-Fang Chu3,
1
  Institute of Resource Management and Decision Science,National Defense University,
        70, Sec 2, Zhongyang N. Rd, Beitou District, Taipei City 112, Taiwan ROC
                                 franklin7338@gmail.com
2
  Institute of Resource Management and Decision Science,National Defense University,
        70, Sec 2, Zhongyang N. Rd, Beitou District, Taipei City 112, Taiwan ROC
                                  lplkenny@yahoo.com.tw
   3
     Department of Innovation and Entrepreneurship,Chungyu Institute of Technology
                     40, Yi 7th Rd, Keelung City 20103 Taiwan ROC
                                     tucchu@cit.edu.tw


                                      ABSTRACT
      Due to the shift of focus in the national defense budget, teaching resources of
military training institutes in Taiwan are gradually suffering from the lack of timely
renovation and enhancement; the imbalance between the training institutes (the
supplying party) and the trainee-submitting units (the demanding party) is getting
worse year after year; these are factors that will eventually affect the level of military
mental capabilities. This study aims to set up proper development policies for
improving the effectiveness of training institutes.
      Factors that affect the training effectiveness of military training institutes, such
as satisfaction over curriculum, quality of teaching, goals of supervision &
examination, etc., are complex and mutually influential with causalities; we suppose
that an analysis conducted from an integral point of view of the entire system would
result in developing a more appropriate improvement policy.
      Taking a certain military school in Taiwan as the study case, in depth analysis on
key variables for improving the training effectiveness has been conducted, in
combination with dynamic system analysis of causal relationships, for constructing a
dynamic model of procedures of the training system. Within the model,
comprehensive policy analysis has been carried out addressing Instructor
Organization Ratios (number of instructors vs. number of assistant instructors: 80%,
100%, 120%, 140%) and Equipment Satisfaction Ratios (equipment procurement
ratio of the supplying party and the demanding party: 7%, 8%, 9%, 10%).
      Results of the study show that a policy with the combination of a 120%
Instructor Organization Ratio and a 9% Equipment Satisfaction Ratio gives the
optimal effectiveness in improving supply-demand equilibrium of the training system.
Causes behind the results, together with their managerial implications, will be also
discussed.

Keyword: System Dynamics, Policy Analysis, Military Training System

				
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