Title: Military applications of the analytic hierarchy process

Authors: Rhonda Aull-Hyde; Kirsten Andrews Davis

Addresses: Department of Food and Resource Economics, University of Delaware, 210 Townsend Hall, Newark, DE 19716, USA. ' Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek, USS Gunston Hall (USD 44), Norfolk, VA 23521, USA

Abstract: About one-fifth of the federal budget is allocated to the US Department of Defence; thus, improvements in military decision-making can potentially slash billions from the federal budget while simultaneously improving operational efficiency in a wide variety of military functions. We provide a comprehensive review of published military applications of AHP that demonstrate actual and potential benefits of using AHP-based methodologies to analyse problems within a military domain. We also offer resulting insights on implementation, research trends, integrated methodologies as well as conjectures regarding current use of AHP by practitioners in military applications.

Keywords: analytical hierarchy process; AHP; military applications; military decision making.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMCDM.2012.047847

International Journal of Multicriteria Decision Making, 2012 Vol.2 No.3, pp.267 - 281

Available online: 13 Jul 2012 *

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