Command and Control of the Third Tier of Mobility, Combat Aviation.
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES
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This monograph explores the implications of AirLand Battles concept of command and control for combat aviation at the tactical level. It proceeds by first defining AirLand Battle doctrines concept of command and control. Next, it reviews the development of combat aviation as a mobile combat force and discusses its suitability for AirLand Battle. To gain historical insight into a command and control concept for mobile forces similar to AirLand Battles, this monograph next examines the German concept of command and control called auftragstaktik and identifies the implications of auftragstaktik for mobile German forces in World War II. Finally, this monograph concludes its exploration by discussing changes in the battlefield environment since World War II which affect command and control today. This monograph concludes that the implications of AirLand Battles concept of command and control for combat aviation are similar to the implications of auftragstaktik for German mechanized forces in World War II. It determines that the implications for combat aviation fall under the broad categories of training, organization, command, control, and communications. Each category is addressed and recommendations made for combat aviation to fully implement AirLand Battles concept of command and control. Keywords Army aviation command and control.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
- Command, Control and Communications Systems