Gheorghe Tecuci, George Mason University and US Army War College; Mihai Boicu, Dorin Marcu, Bogdan Stanescu, and Cristina Boicu, George Mason University; Jerry Comello and Antonio Lopez, US Army War College; James Donlon, George Mason University and US Army War College; William Cleckner, US Army War College
This paper presents new significant advances in the disciple approach for building knowledge-based systems by subject matter experts. It describes the innovative application of this approach to the development of an agent for the analysis of strategic centers of gravity in military conflicts. This application has been deployed in several courses at the US Army War College, and its use has been evaluated. The presented results are those of a multi-faceted research and development effort that synergistically integrates research in artificial intelligence, center of gravity analysis, and practical deployment of an agent into education.