Accession Number:

ADA467866

Title:

Project Albert + ROLF 2010 = Red Orm

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

MARINE CORPS COMBAT DEVELOPMENT COMMAND QUANTICO VA

Report Date:

2000-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

In October 1995, at the direction of the Commanding General of the United States Marine Corps Combat Development Command in Quantico, VA, two scientists embarked on what is now called Project Albert. That this date coincides with the beginnings of the Swedish project ROLF 2010 is not remarkable in and of itself. However, the authors believe that the intersection of the two efforts could, perhaps, turn out to be a collaboration remarkable not in coincidence, but in relevance. The two efforts, vastly different in focus, location, and methodology, could, in combination, become a canonical example of nonlinearity or at least exhibit the archetypical hallmark of nonlinearity the sum is greater than the parts. This combination is still in the making and should not be construed at this point as anything other than a developing idea. But it has actually matured to the point of having a designation and has been named after the Viking exemplar of maneuver warfare Red Orm. This paper summarizes Project Albert and ROLF 2010 and then describes how they became integrated in the Red Orm project.

Subject Categories:

  • Cybernetics
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE