Contributing USMA Research Unit(s)
Operations Research Center, Systems Engineering
Proceedingds of the 7th International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies, and Applications
Military planning uses wargames to model the processes and decisions of an operation. As these operations become increasingly complex, the wargames similarly become more complex. Complex wargames are difficult to design and execute. As such, computer-based modeling and simulation can aid the wargame development, ensuring smooth execution. In particular, computer-based modeling and simulation can develop and validate the processes, determine initial conditions, evaluate the rules, and aid in validation. In turn, the wargame can provide useful data that can be fed into detailed models that can provide quantitative analysis to decision-makers.
Mittal, Vikram; Demarest, Jeffrey B.; Gilliam, Kennon S.; and Page, Robert L., "Models of Models: The Symbiotic Relationship between Models and Wargames" (2017). West Point Research Papers. 107.