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Person or Platform: A New Look at Selecting the Air and Missile Defense Commander

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Technical Report

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Naval War College Newport, United States

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In the Navys current austere financial environment, the Composite Warfare Commanders CWCs are being forced to do more with less. Reduction in funding translates to fewer assets and infrequent training opportunities yielding inadequacy in specific warfare areas under the CWCs purview. Specifically, with a diminishing cruiser fleet and sporadic career-long training, Air and Missile Defense Commanders AMDC are struggling to keep up with the increasingly complex art of the mission set. This papers focus is to discuss other options for the CWC to fill the role by determining the best and most qualified person for the job. The recommendations therein lend themselves to a cadre of individuals who have spent the majority of their careers practicing command and control of the many layers and multiple assets in the game of AMD. The result of such an approach offers the CWC the flexibility to shift the weight of effort for limited resources in many potentially diverse scenarios.

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  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Forces and Organizations

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