Accession Number : ADA325240

Title :   The Joint Task Force Commander Afloat: Doctrinal Challenges.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Tindal, R. L., III

PDF Url : ADA325240

Report Date : 07 FEB 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : Joint Task Forces are the new 'weapon of choice' to tackle the tough national crises in the future. Often, the Joint Task Forces will be commanded from the sea, in mobile, offshore command posts. Furthermore, The U. S. Navy's fleet of command ships are becoming increasingly interoperable in the joint arena. Current doctrine provides but a cursory sketch of the concept of Joint Task Force commanded from the sea. Doctrine needs a more full and explicit development to sufficiently address the tradeoffs inherent with command of a Joint Task Force from the sea. Doctrine should specifically address when it is appropriate to command from the sea, and when and how command should be shifted from an afloat to an ashore command post.

Descriptors :   *TASK FORCES, *JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, *RAPID DEPLOYMENT, MILITARY OPERATIONS, EMERGENCIES, PREPARATION, MILITARY DOCTRINE, COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, MILITARY CAPABILITIES, MARINE CORPS PLANNING, FLEETS(SHIPS), TRADE OFF ANALYSIS, NAVAL PLANNING.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE