Accession Number:

ADA440994

Title:

So, You Want to Be a J6?

Descriptive Note:

Essay

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL WAR COLL WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

During the past 10 years, three significant United States Military Operations have been conducted by three separate CINCs. Despite communication success, failure, and documented lessons learned following these operations, the J6 on a CINCs staff does not have a published framework for communications planning. This essay proposes such a framework using lessons learned from recent military experiences Grenada Urgent Fury, 1983, Panama Just Cause, 1988, and the liberation of Kuwait Desert ShieldStorm, 1990. Communications Planning for the operational level of war requires that the following broad categories be considered for planning and execution 1 Identify Command Structure and Command Relationships, including the Joint Communications Electronic Operating Instructions JCEOI and interoperability problems 2 Land Management 3 Circuit Switch Network Planning 4 Message Switch Network Planning 5 Data Network Connectivity 6 Theater Frequency Management 7 Personal Computer Use in the Theater 8 Functional Area Architectures, including intelligence systems, fire support systems, air defense systems, air space management, imagery systems, theater ballistic warning systems, air tasking order systems, and logistics 9 Communication Packages for Liaison Teams 10 Small Planning Considerations that have a direct impact on mission success, such as comsec keys, software configuration management, IFF codes, and tactical telephone directories 11 Navigation and Global Positioning System GPS 12 Satellite Access Priorities 13 Evaluation of Components Communications Support 14 Threats to C3 Systems 15 Combat Camera Crews 16 CNN Terminals and Media Support and 17 Morale and Welfare Telephone Calls.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE