Space Control Necessary for Information Operations Enabling Army Transformation
ARMY SPACE AND MISSILE DEFENSE COMMAND/ARMY FORCES STRATEGIC COMMAND HUNTSVILLE AL
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Under Officer Personnel Management System XXI, the Army leadership had the foresight to place Information Operations Officers FA 30 and Space Operations Officers FA 40 in the Information Operation IO Career Field. Six years later, these officers are now working together to address Space control and IO issues. Their expertise has gained in importance as the military utility of Space-based capabilities and IO is better understood by commanders and their staffs. Achieving information dominance, and thus, decision superiority, is the driver for IO. The Army is transforming into an information-centric force - depending on information for real-time collaborative planning, communications and reach-back capability on the move, making decisions quicker than the adversary, and precision lethal engagements. The effectiveness of the Armys Transformation - and the transformation efforts of our sister services - will depend on how successful we are at achieving decision dominance through IO and Space control. Space Operations Officers need to understand Space control and IO to effectively support their commanders.
- Information Science
- Military Forces and Organizations
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
- Space Warfare