Networked Battle Command Improving Joint Fires for the Combatant Commander
Strategy research project
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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This essay recommends a strategy to pursue a successful implementation of networked battle command in order to improve joint fires for the combatant commander. The plan for a global information grid to provide information superiority and decision making is described in the National Military Strategy, Joint Vision 2020, and the Joint Operating Concepts. There are many issues that have to be overcome for this to be successful. These issues are not just the speed in which technology is advancing and the acquisition process, but how the network will be implemented in accordance with doctrine, organization, training, leadership and education, materiel, personnel, and facilities. A successful implementation will result in a robust networked battle command system which will enable joint interdependence. The ability to link systems, platforms, and commanders will enhance joint fires for the combatant commander.
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