Accession Number : ADA602160


Title :   Air Force Command and Control: The Need for Increased Adaptability


Descriptive Note : Research paper


Corporate Author : AIR UNIV MAXWELL AFB AL AIR FORCE RESEARCH INST


Personal Author(s) : Hukill, Jeffrey ; Carter, Larry ; Johnson, Scott ; Lizzol, Jennifer ; Redman, Edward ; Yannakogeorgos, Panayotis


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a602160.pdf


Report Date : Jul 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 136


Abstract : On 23 November 2010, the chief of staff of the Air Force tasked the Air Force Research Institute to review Air Force command and control (C2) to determine whether doctrine and organizational structures require changes to ensure success in uncertain and dynamic future scenarios. The research team's approach began with the assumption that any proposed structure must be adaptable to achieve success across the range of military operations and continue the focus on delivering the right effects at the right place at the right time. Accordingly, this study developed in four phases. First, the research team identified criteria for effective C2. Second, it used those criteria to conduct an analysis of Air Force C2 across seven operational examples that represent the range of military operations. This analysis sought to identify problems in the Air Force's C2 structure that indicated a need for increased adaptability. Third, based upon the problems identified, the team developed recommendations to improve adaptability of the Air Force's C2. Finally, the team validated the recommendations against key characteristics of the expected future operating environment.


Descriptors :   *AIR FORCE , *COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS , ADAPTATION , AIR FORCE RESEARCH , DYNAMICS , ENVIRONMENTS , MILITARY DOCTRINE , SCENARIOS , TEAMS(PERSONNEL)


Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Command, Control and Communications Systems


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE