Improving Command and Control in the Mexican Army and Air Force to Support Land Operations
US Army Command and General Staff College Fort Leavenworth United States
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This thesis studies the Mexican Army and Air Force MAAF current capabilities to exercise command and control C2 in support of land operations. The study focuses on finding optimal solutions to improve current capabilities based on the available options in the U.S Doctrine. The analysis process of the study is guided by the Capability Based Assessment CBA and Doctrinal, Organizational, Training, Materiel, Leadership and Education, Personnel, Facilities and Policy DOTMLPF-P processes. The study also considers examples of robust C2 frameworks employed within the U.S. military services. Thesis findings relate to possible doctrinal, organizational and materiel solutions the MAAF might embrace to improve C2 in support of land operations. MAAFs current challenges relate to Disaster Relief Operations and Inter-institutional Operations. Thesis Findings would increase readiness and situational awareness to effectively act upon these challenges. Findings rely on technology as a key element for the MAAF to improve C2 in support of land operations. With the employment of technology, MAAF would be more operational and its threats would be diminished in close coordination with civil authority, who ultimately must be responsible to retake full control of the areas affected by criminals. The final aim is that government legitimacy prevails over organized crime.
- Military Forces and Organizations