Geographic Combatant Commanders and Design
NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT
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Geographic Combatant Commanders and Design. Despite a vigorous debate within the joint community, it appears that joint doctrine will soon incorporate tenets of design, similar to U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps service doctrine. Regardless of the debate, this paper objectively evaluates and concludes that there is substantial merit in design, particularly as it relates to critical thinking, unity of effort and regressive planning processes. While awaiting doctrinal inclusion, geographic combatant commanders should include tenets of design in key staff agencies. This paper recommends incorporation of design into two primary organizations within the existing structure of geographic combatant commands that would benefit most from the inclusion of design the Joint Interagency Coordination Group and the Standing Joint Force Headquarters-Core Element. These two organizations will deliver the best results for geographic combatant commanders in the interim period.
- Military Forces and Organizations
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics