By Carl H. Builder
The characteristics of commanders and their principles are extra very important to a normal idea of command and keep an eye on than are the technical and architectural characteristics in their pcs and communications structures. This thought separates the paintings of command and regulate (C2) from the and software program structures that help C2. It facilities at the suggestion of a command notion, a commander's imaginative and prescient of an army operation that informs the making of command judgements in the course of that operation. the speculation means that the fundamental communications up and down the chain of command can (and should still) be constrained to disseminating, verifying, or enhancing command thoughts. the speculation additionally indicates, as an severe case, that an excellent command suggestion is one who is so prescient, sound, and completely conveyed to subordinates that it should permit the commander to depart the battlefield ahead of the conflict commences, without adversarial impact upon the out-come. This document advances a thought approximately army
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With the growing tendency toward jointness and the blurring of traditional roles and missions between services, it may be that these distinctions are not as important in the present as they may have been in the past. It is also likely that, regardless of medium of combat or service, the pre-battle requirements for information are similar, as is the importance of developing a viable command concept. Page xxi Acknowledgments Circumstancesill health and career changesprevented the authors from fulfilling their usual roles in report production.
RAND's publications do not necessarily reflect the opinions or policies of its research sponsors. © Copyright 1999 RAND All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form by any electronic or mechanical means (including photocopying, recording, or information storage and retrieval) without permission in writing from RAND. O. C. ; Nordin, Richard. publisher : RAND isbn10 | asin : 0833024507 print isbn13 : 9780833024503 ebook isbn13 : 9780585225340 language : English subject Command and control systems, Command of troops--Case studies.
When flows of information are added to the chart, the result is a model based on flows of information and its transformations at various nodes (Army forces/Joint Force land component, Navy forces/Joint Force maritime component, for example). 2 displays an example of such a model (arrows indicate sample nodes). Modeling C2 with Cognitive Science Purely cybernetic modelswith their numeric signals and transformsinadequately represent the complex and idiosyncratic activities of humans in C2 systems.