Accession Number:

ADA523264

Title:

Developing Space Doctrine

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

ARMY SPACE AND MISSILE DEFENSE COMMAND/ARMY FORCES STRATEGIC COMMAND HUNTSVILLE AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2004-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

3.0

Abstract:

In all environments, the initiative of Army leaders, agility of Army units, depth of Army resources, and versatility of Army Soldiers combine to allow Army forces to conduct decisive full spectrum operations--Space capabilities are thoroughly integrated into the force structure in order to enable all of these Army operations, and are essential for mission accomplishment. Space support to Army operations is a critical element of the continuing success of Army land warfighting dominance. It is so pervasive it seems awkward to use one term, Space support, to describe all that is going on. Space-based capabilities support literally every Army operation because we have learned to take advantage of the impact Space can bring. The pages of this and every issue of the Army Space Journal testify to the many applications and undeniable utility of Space capabilities to terrestrial warfare. It would take volumes to document the many contributions Space makes to Army operations, and of course the work could never be finished. Voluminous or not, and finished or not, significant portions of this information must be captured and distilled into doctrine. The Army runs on doctrine, and for good reason. The wise recording of what we know gives us an avenue to remind ourselves so lessons arent lost, and to teach those who dont yet know. Since writing and teaching everything about Space would hamper rather than help most Soldiers, we distill the knowledge into doctrine. Not a listing of the basic facts about Space, or even checklists providing detailed procedures for the Space user. Read a step, do a step, eat a banana. In other words, doctrine is intended to inform the Soldier not what to think information but how to think about Space. Tactics, techniques, and procedures go a step deeper in detail, laying out how to employ forces, methods of employing equipment and personnel, and how Soldiers perform tasks.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE