Measures of Effectiveness Under Different Command and Control Organizational Architectures
Hutchins, Susan G.
Kemple, William G.
Entin, Elliot E.
Kleinman, David L.
MetadataShow full item record
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.
RightsThis 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.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Schieber, Ty Alan (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1994-06);The author presents a new framework for approaching command and control in operations other than war (OOTW). Currently, no common doctrine exists between potential coalition partners to guide the command and control process ...
Joint task force requirements determination: a review of the organization and structure of joint task forces Estrada, Armando X. (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2005-03);This report reviews military operations that employed a Joint Task Force (JTF) organizational model to organize subordinate forces. It provides background information; analyzes major characteristics to include mission, ...
Hutchins, Susan G.; Hocevar, Susan P.; Kemple, William G.; Kleinman, David L.; Porter, Gary R. (Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School., 2000-06);The U.S. military is implementing new operational and organizational concepts for operating with Joint and Coalition forces. These new concepts include the goals of finding the most effective methods for integrating and ...