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Navy C3 in a sociological context: why forward presence matters

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Authors
Cuthbert, Stefani G.
Subjects
Forward presence
Forward deployments
Combined exercises
Navy 3C
Command and control
Coalition warfare
Multilateral exercises/operations
Advisors
Brown, R. Mitchell
Yost, David S.
Date of Issue
1993-06
Date
June 1993
Publisher
Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Language
en_US
Abstract
The purpose of this thesis is to determine the impact of forward deployments and combined exercises on U.S. Navy command, control, and communications (C3). This thesis looks beyond the technological, operational, and logistical aspects of Navy C3 into the sociological realm. This thesis proposes that no matter how technologically advanced C3 may become, the human factor and vital human interactions will remain essential to ensure C3 effectiveness. An argument is developed that forward deployments and combined exercises are more than just means to test C3 equipment and procedures. They furnish essential road tests' for Navy C3; they enable Navy C3 to work on a multinational, coalition basis. Often the first on-scene military force, the U. S. Navy, most likely operating as part of a coalition, will need to establish C3 in the area. To do so, it must be able to interact effectively with coalition partners. A naval force which conducts forward deployments and combined exercises must necessarily be sized for that forward presence mission rather than solely a crisis response mission, which would require a smaller force.
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Thesis
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Command, Control and Communications Academic Group
Organization
Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
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154 p.
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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