Accession Number : ADA348468

Title :   Composite Warfare Commander Doctrine in the Age of the Joint Task Force: A New Approach.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Brown, Richard A.

PDF Url : ADA348468

Report Date : 13 FEB 1998

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : "Forward... From the Sea" defined the Navy's strategic concept for the 21st century as one in which naval forces, shaped for joint operations, will project power from the sea into the littoral regions of the globe. However, the Navy has not yet evolved its command and control doctrine to support its new strategic concept. The Composite Warfare Commander (CWC) doctrine, established to effectively manage blue water naval operations, continues to be the basis for Naval Command and Control in the littoral and joint environments. This doctrine does not, however, transition well into joint or combined operations nor does it adequately address command and control problems associated with a Navy-Marine Task Force, comprised of a Carrier Battle Group (CVBO) and an Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), operating in the littoral. The development of a Joint Warfare Commander doctrine and the restructuring of the Navy-Marine Task Force command organization will retain the benefits of CWC, support the Navy's new strategic concept and allow the Navy-Marine Task Force to seamlessly transition to or establish a Joint Task Force.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY DOCTRINE, *TASK FORCES, *JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, *NAVAL OPERATIONS, MARINE CORPS, MILITARY STRATEGY, NAVY, COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, AIRCRAFT CARRIERS, TRANSITIONS, POWER, MILITARY COMMANDERS, LITTORAL ZONES, BATTLE GROUP LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, DOCTRINE.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Naval Surface Warfare

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