Accession Number:

ADA463531

Title:

Operational Engineering: Unity of Effort to Meet Operational Requirements

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-10-10

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

The Joint Force Commander must make the most effective use of the limited forces available to meet the commanders objectives. Engineering forces are a critical force multiplier and help shape the conditions in which other forces will operate in. Unity of effort is essential in order to efficiently orchestrate the multiple types of engineering forces from all of the Services. Unity of effort for these high demand, low density forces will ensure the commander s priorities for the wide variety of engineering functions are met in the most expeditious manner. This paper explores the many different organizational structures that can be used for employing engineering forces in order to maximize the effectiveness of the available forces. This paper also discusses the basic capabilities of each of the Services engineering forces and the historical command and control C2 structures used. By reviewing what organizations have worked or not worked in the past, this paper discusses the effectiveness of several C2 alternatives in organizing both the forces and the engineering staff, and recommends which structures should be used to most effectively maintain unity of effort among the engineering forces.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE