School of Advanced Air and Space Studies Montgomery
Exploring ways to optimize operational command and control for space operations reveals two major lines of effort, each with unique command and control challenges. The first line of effortforce enhancementis comprised of space effects that support joint forces. Examples include intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance ISR, military satellite communications, positioning, navigation, and timing PNT, and environmental monitoring. The second line of effort is national security. Nuclear operations and a variety of civil applications link space operations to national defense. Approaching these two mission areas as lines of effort allows strategists to optimize operational command and control for each line of effort.