Educating Junior Military Officers for the Information Age.
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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As pointed out in Joint Vision 2010, improvements in information and systems integration technologies will have a significant impact on future military operations. The phrase dominant battlefield awareness is used to describe an environment in which the commander will be able to monitor friendly and enemy operations in real time. Improved situational awareness is expected to be a product of the Information Revolution in which telecommunications, sensors, all sources of intelligence, and global positioning are integrated into a single system for the individual warrior. Decentralized operations will require leaders at the lowest level to understand information age technologies. Current senior military officers began active service before the personal computer became popular in the early l98Os. Military leaders entering the service in the year 2000 will be key staff officers in 2010 and the senior commanders in 2025. This report addresses the extent to which military leaders will need to be technologically literate in the information age and how we can get to where we need to be.
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