Stacking the Deck: Staffing for Success at the Operational Level
NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT
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U.S. Naval Force doctrinal awareness continues to rise since the cold wars end, and is currently exemplified by SeaPower 21, which provides a vision to more efficiently integrate and project maritime force. However, todays Naval Forces are quite akin in basic structure and staffing as those that sailed in the post-Vietnam era. Technology has brought watershed capability improvements in precision fires and data transmission, but naval forces have not similarly advanced command and control frameworks or operational level processes to keep pace. This paper briefly examines naval force structure since the cold war as well as current operational naval force concepts. Carrier and Expeditionary Strike Groups as well as Expeditionary Strike Force staffing concepts at both the tactical and operational levels of war are covered. Finally the Joint Force Maritime Component Commander Tacmemo 3-32-03 is looked at as an operational level process.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
- Naval Surface Warfare