Accession Number : ADA163230


Title :   Command Structure for Theater Warfare: The Quest for Unity of Command


Corporate Author : AIR UNIV MAXWELL AFB AL


Personal Author(s) : Cardwell, III, Thomas A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a163230.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1984


Pagination or Media Count : 186


Abstract : This Air Force study develops a recommended command structure. It examines United States Army, United States Marine Corps, United States Air Force, and joint and combined doctrinal statements concerning the employment of theater-assigned assets. This monograph develops an organizational structure that is designed to provide unified command of land, naval, and air assets assigned to a theater of operations as prescribed in Joint Chiefs of Staff Publication 2. It begins with a historical examination of the organization for the command and control of theater-assigned assets employed by the United States and its allies during World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam Conflict. Next, it reviews the current Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force views on theater warfare and discusses joint and combined doctrine fr a theater warfare organization.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS , *THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS , AIR FORCE , ARMY , COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS , MARINE CORPS , MILITARY COMMANDERS , MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , ORGANIZATIONS , UNITED STATES , WARFARE


Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE