Accession Number : ADA327855

Title :   Time and Command Operations: The Strategic Role of the Unified Commands and the Implications for Training and Simulations.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Worley, D. R. ; Vernon, Michael H. ; Downes, Robert E.

PDF Url : ADA327855

Report Date : OCT 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 111

Abstract : With the end of the Cold War, military operations planning has shifted in emphasis away from a permanent organization implementing a detailed plan against a known and powerful threat and toward creating a temporary organization and creating a plan in response to a rapidly emerging crisis. At the same time, the emphasis is now on regional engagement-promoting regional stability, building coalitions, and assuring access-rather than warfighting. A DMSO team visited the nine unified commands and the subordinate unified command in Korea to determine how well modeling and simulation (M&S) programs were in alignment with this changing environment. This report contains discussions of the trends and constants in the unified commands, exercise descriptions, and organizational structures, along with findings, conclusions, and recommendations for joint training and the use of M&S to support joint training.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS, *SIMULATION, *TRAINING, ORGANIZATIONS, MODELS, REAL TIME, OPERATIONAL READINESS, INTEROPERABILITY, COLD WAR, MILITARY EXERCISES, KOREA, MILITARY PLANNING.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE