Creating a More Efficient DASC Crew
MARINE CORPS COMMAND AND STAFF COLL QUANTICO VA
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The United States Marine Corps Direct Air Support Center DASC is the worlds most responsive aviation command and control agency for immediate requests. Currently, along with the rest of the Marine Air Command and Control System MACCS, the DASC is in the process of transforming into the Common Aviation Command and Control System CAC2S. When CAC2S is implemented, the DASC will become the Air Support Node ASN. Because the structure of the ASN is still being finalized, now is the time to optimize both the current legacy DASCs and the ASNs efficiency by improving the crew structure. In order to make significant strides in the efficiency of both the current DASC and future ASN, Second Lieutenant Tactical Air Director TAD and Helicopter Director HD positions should be manned by enlisted Marines and a detachment operations officer billet should be created for Second Lieutenants.
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