Accession Number : ADA111985

Title :   The Expert Team of Experts Approach to Command-and-Control (C(2)) Organizations,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE LAB FOR INFORMATION AND DECISION SYSTEMS

Personal Author(s) : Athans,Michael

PDF Url : ADA111985

Report Date : Nov 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : This paper presents a concept which helps in understanding the Command and Control (C2) process associated with a well-trained team of military commanders each being an expert in problem-solving in his particular tactical warfare area, and has been delegated C2 responsibility and authority over his resources by his superior commander. It is argued that due to his individual training a commander develops a principal expert model (PEM) of the warfare area in which he has specialized, which allows him to make superior tactical C2 decisions based upon the tactical information available to him. In addition, as a consequence of centralized mission planning and team-training of the entire C2 organization, each commander develops aggregated mutual expert models (MEM) of the PEM's of the commanders that he strongly interacts with and competes for common team resources. This concept is referred to as the expert team of experts (ETOE) methodology. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Command and control systems, *Teams(Personnel), *Military commanders, Tactical data systems, problem solving, Tactical warfare, Decision making, Interactions, Methodology, Centralized, Specialization, Mathematical models, Tactical analysis

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE