Accession Number:

ADA295373

Title:

Command and Control in the 21st Century: A Construct of the Future.

Descriptive Note:

Strategy research project,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1995-04-18

Pagination or Media Count:

34.0

Abstract:

New technologies and changes in organizational hierarchies are being touted as the keys to the future. But we approach the future with short, incremental steps - using todays paradigms. In an attempt to move beyond this gradualism, this paper proposes a 30-year hypothetical leap into a future military environment to anticipate its command operations and structure. This fast-forward projection reveals major issues in decision-making and leadership. It allows us to analyze the effects of flattened organizations and to re-assess the role of the commander. Finally, assuming we transition to an organization similar to this 30-year model, it identifies possible near-term actions required to effect such long-term changes.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems
  • Defense Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE