Accession Number:

ADA461726

Title:

A Paradigm for Integrated Warfighting: Kinetic and Non-kinetic Solutions

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE COMMAND AND CONTROL TRAINING AND INNOVATION GROUP HURLBURT FIELD FL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2002-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

Review of the U.S. Air Forces USAF performance during the Gulf War resulted in establishing a requirement for formal training at the operational level of warfare. This requirement was articulated as the interactions of people, process, and technology -- in that order of importance. Concurrent with the emphasis on operational warfighting and the revolution in information technology, the USAF had to adjust to the battlefield imperative of gaining and maintaining information dominance. Starting in 1994, the USAF was faced with two problems resulting from the Gulf War and subsequent analysis. The first problem was the development of an integrated training program that provided training support to the entire Joint Forces Air Component Commander JFACC Team, ranging from the supporting command and control system of systems to the JFACC himself. The second challenge lay in how the arguments concerning the possible Revolution in Military Affairs RMA could be incorporated in tactical, theater, and strategic planning and execution. To this end, the USAF Air Combat Command ACC initiated a JFACC Team training program. The center of this training is the Air Force Command and Control Training and Innovation Group AFC2TIG at Hurlburt Field, Florida. The Air Force has built a substantive program around the BLUE FLAG exercise and a series of training courses. Audiences range from airman to general officer. This paper reviews the training concept involved in this effort, with a focus on how Information WarfareInformation Operations have been integrated into the training and exercise environment. The concept includes the integration of kinetic and non-kinetic solutions to targeting in support of theater goals and objectives. In general, this involves the use of the RAND strategies of task methodology and effects-based targeting.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE