Joint Tactical Command, Control and Communications (C3) Interoperability
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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Any conflict the United States becomes involved in will be fought jointly by its armed forces. Our ability to adequately command and control forces in battle depends upon interoperable communications between the services. This study traces our efforts to develop joint tactical command, control and communications C3 interoperability throughout the Department of Defense. By looking at the evolution of a joint management structure it shows why it has taken over 25 years to reach consensus among the services on interoperability. More importantly, it shows how we will command and control our forces if we have to fight today. This study was written for staff officers, not communicators. It provides insight into joint command and control tools available in every service. The thesis of the study is that great progress has been achieved by the war-fighting CINCs in C3 interoperability. The challenge now is for staff officers to become proficient in the use of joint command and control tools.
- Command, Control and Communications Systems