Accession Number : ADA476679


Title :   American Joint Helicopter Command: Addressing a Lack of Operational Control of Rotary Assets


Descriptive Note : Research paper


Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT


Personal Author(s) : Marsowicz, Brandon


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a476679.pdf


Report Date : 06 Nov 2007


Pagination or Media Count : 22


Abstract : In the current United States joint command and control structure, rotary assets from all services are inadequately involved in integrated planning, integrated operations, and collectively unable to achieve unity of effort. Based on the tenets of operational command and control by Milan Vego, across all services, the United States helicopter forces fare lacking operational command and control. In this paper I provide specific examples of three major failures of our current joint command and control structure, integrated operations, integrated planning, and unity of effort indicating a breakdown in operational command and control. After identifying these failures, I propose that a new joint command similar to the British Joint Helicopter Command (JHC) is a feasible option to resolve these failures.


Descriptors :   *INTEGRATION , *MILITARY PLANNING , *ROTARY WING AIRCRAFT , FAILURE , JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES


Subject Categories : Helicopters
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE