Accession Number : ADA328393

Title :   The Art of Communications Support.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Hoffer, Nicholas J.

PDF Url : ADA328393

Report Date : JUN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : Communications support is a vital element at the tactical, operational, and strategic levels of operations. As commanders and functional staff officers come to rely heavily on communications technology and the information it conveys in the prosecution of wars and operations other than war, they should be aware of both the basic tenants of efficient and effective support and the potential vulnerabilities of these critical systems. Command and staff understanding and support is important as Communications or Signal Officers seek to balance operational design with functional requirements. This research analyzes the art of communications support to the warfighter. While many aspects of the operational art of war could be studied, it focuses on aspects of space-time-forces, select principles of war, operational planning, and training.

Descriptors :   *COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, *TACTICAL INTELLIGENCE, MILITARY OPERATIONS, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, VULNERABILITY, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, SIGNALS, STRATEGIC WARFARE, OFFICER PERSONNEL, MILITARY PLANNING, MILITARY ART.

Subject Categories : Radio Communications
      Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE