Systems analysis for large army formations.
Lyons, Norman R.
MetadataShow full item record
The current functional doctrines of the Large Army Formation (Corp, Division, Brigade) Command Posts are, more or less, refined extensions of doctrinal concepts which were in use for three centuries. These functional doctrines have survived until today because they have been in general successful and effective. Today however we are entering a new era. New effective weapon systems, often with embedded computers, introduce the impersonal mass destruction of the enemy by long-range indirect and direct fire, requiring complete, precise and especially timely information on the battlefield status. Thus the traditional staff function will not be effective enough in the modern warfare unless automated information processing means are studied, designed, developed and used. This thesis analyzes the Large Army Formation (LAF) as an information system, identifies and defines the functional automation of the staff and provides a preliminary and basic source study for future detailed investigation on the feasibility and utility of the automation in the Greek Large Army Formations.
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited