Reorganization of the Marine Air Command and Control System to meet 21st century doctrine and technology
Madsen, John C.
Barrett, Frank J.
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The Marine Air Command and Control System (MACCS) is at a crossroad for organizational change. New and emerging war fighting doctrine, which places an emphasis on joint and small contingency operations, as well as new technology, requires that the MACCS review how it is organizationally structured. Within the next few years, the Marine Corps will field the Common Aviation Command and Control System (CAC2S). CAC2S is designed to be a singular tactical system for all functional agencies within the Marine Air Control Group (MACG). Unique systems, which were in the past tailored for the specific missions, will be eliminated with the fielding of CAC2S. CAC2S will allow the MACCS to operate in a manner that could not be achieved when the MACCS was first formed during the 1960gass. Many sources in the Fleet Marine Force and the support establishment recognize that the MACCS must reorganize in order to operate and function effectively within the confines of this emerging 21st century technology and doctrine. Parallels exist between how industry and business reorganize when introduced to new technologies and business doctrine, and the military. Organizational restructuring is something that must be carefully considered and planned, for it is most often resisted by the members and stakeholders of an organization. Overcoming the barriers and resistance to change requires formal models of change be implemented. Technology alone cannot increase or improve an organizationgass productivity. Only through formal restructuring can an organization such as the MACCS hope to remain essential to the mission of the Marine Corps.
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