Accession Number : ADA309706

Title :   Composite Warfare Commander (CWC) Implications for Force XXI Tactical Command and Control (C2).

Descriptive Note : Monograph,

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

Personal Author(s) : Braun, William G., III

PDF Url : ADA309706

Report Date : 14 DEC 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 64

Abstract : This monograph examines the Navy's Composite Warfare Commander doctrine, and attempts to determine potentially relevant adaptations for Army Force XXI tactical command and control. initially the monograph conducts a detailed study of the Navy's Composite Warfare Commander doctrine, the Army's Automated Battle Command System architecture, and Army Battle Command doctrine. These studies are compared and analyzed to determine implications of: command by negation philosophy as a guide to senior commanders, the different environments in which the Army and Navy command and control systems operate, and implications of a functional command model, on future Army tactical command and control. It concludes that the Army should adopt the command by negation philosophy as a tenant to Battle Command doctrine. This tenet focusing on the senior commander's responsibility to establish an environment conducive to controlling and encouraging subordinate initiative. Second, it suggests the Army should resource the function of directed telescopes and liaison officers. Third, it recommends the Battle Labs explore organizational structures based on functional commands, and test those structures for validity. Finally, it admonishes that change should only progress at a pace that advances in technology and funding can support.

Descriptors :   *COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, *MILITARY COMMANDERS, *TACTICAL COMMUNICATIONS, *INFRASTRUCTURE, AUTOMATION, MODELS, MILITARY DOCTRINE, NAVY, ARMY OPERATIONS, ARMY PLANNING, BATTLES.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE