Accession Number : ADA311985

Title :   Execution Decision Model: It's the Process, Dummy!

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Hughes, Henry J.

PDF Url : ADA311985

Report Date : 20 MAY 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : This paper focuses on the impact of the revolution in military affairs (RMA) and the need for a decision model (process) for operational execution. The literature on joint operational operational art elements, functions, and principles discusses in detail the planning and preparation process of operations. However, written doctrine ignores Clausewitz's axiom that the plan is only valid until the first contact. Research and the writer's empirical study indicate a requirement to facilitate the process for operational execution on the joint and combined battlefield. The decision model (process) for operational execution provides a tool to the operational commander to reduce the ambiguity of fog and friction of war, enhances command and control, and provides effective, efficient results without inhibiting agility, initiative, depth, synchronization, and versatility of military commanders.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS, *MILITARY DOCTRINE, WARFARE, DECISION MAKING, IMPACT, MODELS, BATTLEFIELDS, EFFICIENCY, COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, MILITARY COMMANDERS, FRICTION, AMBIGUITY.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE