Command and Control in the 21st Century: A Construct of the Future.
Strategy research project,
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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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.
- Administration and Management
- Command, Control and Communications Systems
- Defense Systems