Accession Number : ADA528949


Title :   U.S. Army Airspace Command and Control at Echelons Above Brigade


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS


Personal Author(s) : Strokin, Salamasinaleilani T


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a528949.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 92


Abstract : The purpose of Airspace Command and Control (AC2) is to maximize the efficiency of all airspace users conducting simultaneous combat operations in support of the commander's intent. Effective AC2 requires successful identification, coordination, integration, and regulation of all airspace users through the AC2 activities: command and control, air defense, fire support, air traffic control, aviation, and airspace management. AC2 sections at division and above are minimally trained and equipped to perform the activities of AC2 adequately and independent of each other but not as a unified section, nor are they doctrinally required in a centralized organizational structure. This is compounded by other inefficiencies in the current doctrine and structure of the AC2 Sections that include manpower shortages, deficient airspace user, and AC2 training. Additionally, the proliferation of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), fielding of fires platforms with greater and higher ranges, and the need to integrate civilian and non-governmental organizations into combat operational environments add further strains on and complexities to the airspace management system. This study will examine inconsistencies or omissions in joint or service doctrine, organization structures, and training. It also offers recommendations to increase the effectiveness of AC2 sections at and above the division level.


Descriptors :   *COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS , *AIR SPACE , *BRIGADE LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS , MILITARY EQUIPMENT , EFFICIENCY , FIRE SUPPORT , DIVISION LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS , MILITARY TRAINING , MILITARY COMMANDERS , MILITARY DOCTRINE , MILITARY OPERATIONS , AIR DEFENSE , AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS


Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE