Accession Number:

ADA370757

Title:

The Command and Control Dilemma of Joint Vision 2010

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-05-17

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

The information superiority that is a centerpiece of Joint Vision 2010 promises the twenty-first century commander nearly perfect battlespace awareness shared at all the levels of war - tactical, operational, and strategic. Given that commanders at any of these levels may possess the information required to command and control forces, the pertinent question becomes one of who ought to do it. Centralized and decentralized command and control processes have both been employed by the military with varying degrees of success in the past, and each has specific advantages and disadvantages for the control of twenty-first century warfare. Synthesis the two approaches, taken together with a clearer understanding of the non-linear nature of warfare, suggests an adaptive command and control process in which all types of command decision-making - informational, operational, and organizational - become part of an iterative decision cycle.

Subject Categories:

  • Command, Control and Communications Systems
  • Administration and Management

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE