Accession Number:

ADA503996

Title:

Command and Control Loop Relationships: A Brief Study of Marine Corps Decision-making Process and Boyd's Loop

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

MARINE CORPS COMMAND AND STAFF COLL QUANTICO VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-02-07

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

The relationship between command and control is a decision making process that ultimately results in a command and a maneuver process that results in action control. The Marine Corps has used the Observe, Orient, Decide, and Act OODA loop developed by Colonel John R. Boyd, USAF Ret, to provide a conceptual model of decision making. The use of the OODA loop ...is not meant to provide a complete description of the various phases and interactions. The OODA loop serves as a basic model for the control element of the command and control equation. A second loop is run by the information management officer and feeds the maneuver loop developed by Boyd. The Boyd loop and the information process loop create tempo for the commander and friction for the enemy.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Information Science
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE