Measures of Effectiveness Under Different Command and Control Organizational Architectures
Hutchins, Susan G.
Kemple, William G.
Entin, Elliot E.
Kleinman, David L.
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Today's military faces enormous pressure to downsize and restructure. In addition, operations-other-than-war, such as humanitarian assistance and peace-keeping, differ significantly from traditional combat missions. The unique characteristics of peace-keeping missions involve inherently more complex command arrangements. Moreover, the increased political sensitivity associated with these missions further exacerbates the stress on command and control (C2) arrangements. Thus, Joint and Coalition doctrine is more complex and reliant on the synchronized employment of combined arms. The process of organizing for Joint and Coalition operations must be driven by the disparate missions and the requisite tasks involved. Depending on the specific mission, the diverse range of future anticipated operations can require a wide variety of Service capabilities under a Joint Force Coalition. It follows that the C2 organization should be flexible in order to allow commanders to meet the many and diverse operations that are expected to continue to be undertaken. This paper reports on the use of measurement instruments developed for the initial experiment conducted under the Adaptive Architectures for Command and Control (A2C2) program. The goal of the A2C2 research effort is to provide insights based on exploring innovative thinking and empirical research on organizational design that can assist in positioning the Joint community to face the diverse challenges and dynamic changes that are projected for the future.
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