Accession Number:

ADA370686

Title:

Command and Control for Operational Maneuver from the Sea, Where Do We Go From Here?

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-05-17

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

The Navy and Marine Corps are developing doctrine that will enable them to execute maneuver warfare from sea based platforms as part of a concept called Operational Maneuver from the Sea OMFTS. A key part of the effort to develop this innovative doctrine involves establishing effective Command and Control C2 organizations that will foster success on tomorrows battlefield. Vying for consideration in future OMFTS doctrine are three different proposals for Command and Control architecture. They include use of the current doctrine as delineated in Joint Pub 3-02 CATFCLF placing amphibious components under a fleet Composite Warfare Commander as a Naval Expeditionary Task Force or establishment of supported and supported units by the Commander Joint Task Force. Each of these concepts trace their ancestry to recent periods in military history-World War II, the Cold War era, or the Post Cold War period. To some degree each one mirrors the organization, equipment, and military philosophy in use during their development. When examined and validated against the philosophical approach embodied in OMFTS, only the supportedsupporting concept has the flexibility to work in the high tempo environment predicated by OMFTS.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE