Default Operational Representations of Military Organizations for Joint and Coalition Operations
ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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In a 1998 C2RT Symposium paper Chamberlain 1998, the thesis was presented that the concept of organization or task organization is the central theme by which all battle command representations revolve. In essence, the organizational structure forms a skeleton to which all other battlefield entities can be related, making the organization data structures the rallying point for the integration of other databases, such as logistics, personnel, and communications. However, one of the hypotheses presented states that fluid Orders Of Battle OOB can most always be built by re-linking existing organizations from a stable default organizational structure. But for this to be effective, the default structure must include more nodes than are present in current default structures. This paper introduces Default Operational Organizations DOO that are representations of military organizations that meet the requirements necessary to build arbitrary OOBs across joint Services. By looking closely at how each service organizes for combat, basic tenets were developed in an attempt to reduce many practices to a few fundamental concepts. The result is a set of guidelines based upon the best practices of all the services.
- Military Forces and Organizations
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics