Military Organizations and the Navy: Facilitating Joint Communication
CENTER FOR NAVAL ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA OPERATIONS EVALUATION GROUP
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The Composite Warfare Commander CWC concept provided the framework for command and control of naval forces during the Cold War. Since the end of the Cold War the navy has been experimenting with variants to the CWC concept. The purpose of this paper is to examine ways in which the Navy can plug into service and joint command and control organizations, without the Navy losing the fundamental character of the CWC concept. We compare different military and civilian organizations and examine different ways the services can organize to exchange information. We examine how services currently organize for combat operation and how civilian organizations, and civilian organizational theory, deal with the problem of interacting with different organizations. Finally, we examine how service organizations can work together while maintaining their own, distinct organizational structure.
- Military Forces and Organizations
- Command, Control and Communications Systems