Measuring Effectiveness of Theater IW/C2W Campaigns
DYNAMICS RESEARCH CORP WILMINGTON MA
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This effort, which addresses measures of effectiveness for theater operations, is a continuing commentary on how the senior commander of a military operation pulls all these things together and how IW and Command and Control Warfare C2W supports the theater campaign. The paper first establishes some groundwork in the Background section, which presents the concepts of theaters, levels of war, levels of command, OOTW, and sources. Next, IW and C2W are discussed. The Measurement section examines the concept of measuring, looking at what, when, how to measure, and subjective versus objective measures. Examples of theater level measures of effectiveness MOEs are provided in the following section, Theater MOE, in which the Theater Level MOE Worksheet is introduced. Modeling is addressed in the next section, which states why models are of interest, suggests improvements, and discusses worksheet applicability. Finally, we present suggestions for improving the measurement of theater level C2W. It is our intent to provide, for policy makers as well as commanders, some techniques for them to measure the effectiveness of their campaigns and operations.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics