Accession Number : ADA307428

Title :   Applying the Commander's Estimate to a Coast Guard Operation Other Than War.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT

Personal Author(s) : Young, Vann J.

PDF Url : ADA307428

Report Date : 24 JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : Military missions are successfully accomplished when thorough planning is conducted before any other actions are taken. Military leaders are charged with seeking out any advantage that will eventually lead to mission accomplishment The Commander's Estimate lends such an advantage. lt is time tested and proven to be an effective military planning process. The fact that it is logical, methodical and most importantly, flexible makes the process most appealing, especially when a mission requires prompt action. After neglecting the process for several years, the U.S. Navy has changed its course and is now emphasizing its importance. The U.S. Coast Guard should do the same. Although included as new one our Nation's Armed Services, the Coast Guard is tasked with performing many non-combat missions, or better stated; Operations Other Than War. The Drug War and Alien Migration interdiction are prime examples. Although not a new threat, the depletion of our fishery stocks; especially off the U.S. Northeast Coast is one of growing concern. The Coast Guard has the responsibility of enforcing fishing regulations. These fishing regulations are politically driven and not particularly palatable to the enforcers, but a mission must be accomplished. To accomplish this law enforcement mission. The Coast Guard should take a new look at the threat and plan an effective operation to combat it. The Commander's Estimate process should be the tool used to start the planning.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY PLANNING, *COAST GUARD OPERATIONS, NATIONS, COASTAL REGIONS, THREATS, GROWTH(GENERAL), INTERDICTION, ESTIMATES, MISSIONS, MIGRATION, DRUGS, FISHERIES, MILITARY COMMANDERS, REGULATIONS, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FISHES.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE