Accession Number : ADA328415

Title :   Command and Control of Engineers in Joint Operations,

Corporate Author : AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Davis, Robert L.

PDF Url : ADA328415

Report Date : APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : Joint doctrine, which places the engineer staff element under the J-4, is seriously flawed. Recent operations are replete with examples where this doctrinal concept was either altered or ignored altogether. In those cases where it was reluctantly followed, success occurred in spite of established doctrine, not because of it. In a downsizing military, war fighters must maximize all potential combat enhancers and multipliers. In both war and military operations other than war (MOOTW), engineers are constantly in demand, never in abundant supply, and habitually overworked. Our doctrine must evolve within the context of our rapidly changing global threat. To simulate that change, we must encourage the combatant commanders and our sister services to enter the debate.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS, *COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, *MILITARY ENGINEERS, LOGISTICS SUPPORT, GLOBAL, THREATS, MILITARY DOCTRINE, MILITARY COMMANDERS, MILITARY DOWNSIZING, OPERATIONS OTHER THAN WAR.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE