Accession Number : ADA307584

Title :   Command and Control Challenges During Coalition Operations.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Kauzlarich, Mark M.

PDF Url : ADA307584

Report Date : 14 JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : The multinational and ad hoc nature of coalition operations presents unique command and control challenges. As the leaders of many current and future coalitions, U.S. military commanders must develop an acute awareness and possess an in-depth understanding of the unique command and control challenges they will face during coalition operations. The purpose and intent of this paper is to contribute to this awareness and understanding through an analysis of these challenges. Historic and recent coalition operations are cited to amplify the relevance to each challenge. Possible solutions are provided to assist commanders during future coalition operations. The unique command and control challenges confronting U.S military commanders during coalition operations can be categorized under four main headings: National Goals and Objectives, Culture and Language, Integration and Doctrine, and Technology and Information. Although recent joint U.S. military publications provide sources of basic guidance, they fail to present adequate analysis to enhance awareness and understanding of these unique command and control challenges. There are no 'text book' solutions which can be applied to meet all the unique command and control challenges. Commanders must depend on their awareness and understanding.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), *CROSS CULTURE(SOCIOLOGY), *MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), *OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, *COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, *JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, MILITARY OPERATIONS, SOURCES, MILITARY HISTORY, INFORMATION SYSTEMS, MILITARY DOCTRINE, POLITICAL ALLIANCES, THESES, SOLUTIONS(GENERAL), INTEGRATION, LANGUAGE, GUIDANCE, MILITARY COMMANDERS, MILITARY PUBLICATIONS, AWARENESS, TEXTBOOKS.

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE