Accession Number : ADA325844

Title :   Posture for Operational Success: Create the Theater Missile Defense Component Commander.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Hill, M. S.

PDF Url : ADA325844

Report Date : 07 FEB 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : Theater Missile Defense doctrine was developed out of the limited lessons learned during the Gulf War. It is the contention of this paper that this doctrine was formed however without a credible TBM threat and is flawed in certain areas. First, in the face of a substantial TBMD threat the JFACC, who is tasked with TBMD, will he overwhelmed by other duties and will not provide sufficient attention to the TBMD problem. Secondly, TBMs pose threat to the level that if it is subordinated in this manner, that critical operational decisions will he delegated down to levels of command and control that will have severe negative operational consequences. Given the above implications, this paper suggests the creation of a component level commander to perform the duties of TMDCC. Through well-defined concepts of operation and command and control, the TMDCC is the heat choice for executing the JFCs TBMD needs. Additionally, is a discussion of how the TMDCC fits in to the schema of the Revolution in Military Affairs, and also that no matter how advanced TBMD and its associated systems become, they will never substitute for the definitive person in charge of TBMD.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY DOCTRINE, *THEATER MISSILE DEFENSE, DECISION MAKING, COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES.

Subject Categories : Antimissile Defense Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE