Accession Number : ADA295373

Title :   Command and Control in the 21st Century: A Construct of the Future.

Descriptive Note : Strategy research project,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Kubow, LeEllen

PDF Url : ADA295373

Report Date : 18 APR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : New technologies and changes in organizational hierarchies are being touted as the keys to the future. But we approach the future with short, incremental steps - using today's paradigms. In an attempt to move beyond this gradualism, this paper proposes a 30-year hypothetical leap into a future military environment to anticipate its command operations and structure. This "fast-forward" projection reveals major issues in decision-making and leadership. It allows us to analyze the effects of flattened organizations and to re-assess the role of the commander. Finally, assuming we transition to an organization similar to this 30-year model, it identifies possible near-term actions required to effect such long-term changes.

Descriptors :   *LONG RANGE(TIME), *COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, *MILITARY PLANNING, ENVIRONMENTS, ORGANIZATIONS, DECISION MAKING, LEADERSHIP, DEGRADATION, MODELS, BATTLEFIELDS, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, MILITARY APPLICATIONS, HIERARCHIES.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Command, Control and Communications Systems
      Defense Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE