Accession Number:

ADA370716

Title:

The Joint Force Fires Coordinator in Maritime Operations

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-05-17

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

The thesis of this paper is that in order for the JFC to achieve maximum effectiveness from operational fires in maritime operations, a joint force fires coordinator JFFC and a supporting section should be an integral part of the JFCs staff, empowered and manned to coordinate all operational fires. As the idea of a JFFC as a permanent member on the JFCs staff is not a new issue to the joint community, the author begins by identifying the advocates and opponents of the JFFC, summarizes their positions, and examines how the issue is addressed in joint doctrine. The author then provides the future context in which operational fires will be planned, delivered, and deconflicted in a maritime environment, and determines whether the JFC would be better served by assigning responsibility for coordination of operational fires in maritime operations to a JFFC, or by leaving it in the hands of the JFACC and why. Finally, the author provides recommendations to increase the effectiveness of operational fires.

Subject Categories:

  • Fire Control and Bombing Systems
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE