Marine Air Command and Control Systems: Past, Present, and Future Role in Support of Marine Air-Ground Task Force Operations in Low Intensity Conflict
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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This study provides a historical overview of the Marine Air Command and Control Systems MACCS and its associated air control agencies and weapons systems. It traces the evolution of the MACCS operational and organizational concepts, to include mission, functions, roles, capabilities, and structure that are essential to the Marine Air-Ground Task Force MAGTF commander for planning, coordinating, and controlling his forces pursuant to the use of combat power. The study draws on current Marine Corps campaign plans that provide the operational direction and focus necessary to meet Marine Corps long term contingency requirements and obligations. These plans provide the baseline for establishing assumptions from which to validate future MAGTF and MACCS concepts. From this study the reader will be provided the basis to formulate the future role of a responsive and survivable MACCS in support of the unique challenges the MAGTF will encounter in the spectrum of low intensity conflict entering the twenty-first century. Keywords Marine Corps operationsplanning Marine corps aviation Command and control systems.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics