Accession Number : ADA293493

Title :   The Battle Command Support System: A Command and Control System for Force XXI.

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MIL ITARY STUDIES

Personal Author(s) : Prevou, Michael I.

PDF Url : ADA293493

Report Date : 17 DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 99

Abstract : The current command and control system (C2) will not enhance command and control in the twenty-first century. Since the inception of the American staff system, the US Army has increased the number of personnel and command posts within the division structure. This top heavy organization requires "rethinking" to make it adaptable for the new environments expected in the next century. Initially, this monograph will review the evolutionary development of staffs and CPs, then the doctrinal development. By using established criteria and examination of historical development, this paper will establish a command and control system model for Force XXI and compare it with current systems. The monograph concludes that the current heavy division command and control system would benefit from a modular approach for both staff and facilities. The concept recommends the adoption of a battle command vehicle (BCV) for commanders that has the mobility and survivability of other heavy division vehicles. Enhanced use of the command and control vehicle is explored as a forward or assault CP capable of fighting both close and deep battles, while a main or rearward CP of high mobility, multiwheeled vehicles with shelters, provides a mobile, deployable facility capable of split-based operations. Concepts for integration of technological enhancements will enable staffs to be more efficient and improve situational awareness in a future C2 system.

Descriptors :   *COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, *ARMY PLANNING, *TECHNOLOGY FORECASTING, *VEHICLE EQUIPMENT, MOBILITY, DEPLOYMENT, FORWARD AREAS, HIGH RATE, DATA MANAGEMENT, SURVIVABILITY, MODELS, ARMY PERSONNEL, SHELTERS, ARMY EQUIPMENT, INTEGRATION, EVOLUTION(GENERAL), VEHICLES, INFORMATION THEORY, BATTLES, AWARENESS.

Subject Categories : Surface Transportation and Equipment
      Command, Control and Communications Systems
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE