Accession Number:

ADA460033

Title:

MAFFS and Military Support to Civil Authority: A Case Study in Command and Control

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2004-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

92.0

Abstract:

Unity of Effort in Military Support to Civil Authority operations is an area of critical concern especially to the fledgling United States Northern Command. The nature and importance of command relationships between active duty and reserve forces involved in domestic operations has been highlighted in recent planning and operations. Through the reconstruction of the Command and Control structure during the planning and execution phases of the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System employment during the 2003 Southern California Wild Fire Fighting season, critical areas are identified and possible Command and Control structure alternatives are developed. These areas and structures are filtered through a group of subject matter experts. The results of the interviews provide key insights into the nature of the critical areas and on the relevance of the proposed Command and Control structures for the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System MAFFS mission as well as other Military Support for Civil Authority MSCA missions. While it is determined there is no single Command and Control construct for MSCA

Subject Categories:

  • Forestry
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE