Accession Number : AD1015705


Title :   Command and Control of Joint Air Operations through Mission Command


Descriptive Note : Journal Article


Corporate Author : 609th Air Operations Center Al Udeid AB Qatar


Personal Author(s) : Carpenter,Trent R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1015705.pdf


Report Date : 01 Jun 2016


Pagination or Media Count : 17


Abstract : For centuries, the US armed forces have endeavored to find the perfect balance between higher headquarters control and delegation of authority to subordinate units and commanders. Whether framed as the US Air Forces tenet of centralized control / decentralized execution or the US Armys mission command, the underlying concept of entrusting Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and Airmen with increased responsibility and promoting initiative is the foundation of this much needed effort. To effectively command and control (C2) joint air operations in todays contested and degraded environment while preparing for the volatile threats of tomorrow, the Air Force and joint community must instill the concept and principles of mission command in their culture. Consequently, this article discusses the origins and concepts of mission command, addresses and applies the principles of mission command to the Air Force and joint C2 decentralized operating environment, and outlines the C2 architecture systems, processes, and philosophy of command required to enable mission command effectively.


Descriptors :   airborne warning and control system , air power , command and control , air defense , military operations , command and control systems , cloud computing , battle management , military training , military doctrine , doctrine , combat operations , air force


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE