What is the Pentagon?

Introduction The Pentagon is the headquarters building of the United States Department of Defence. As a symbol of the US military, the phrase The Pentagon is also often used as a metonym or synecdoche for the Department of Defence and its leadership. Located in Arlington County, Virginia, across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the… Read More

Advertisements

A Creative Activity…

“Command and control of armed forces is an art, a creative activity based on character, ability, and mental power … Mission-oriented command and control is the first and foremost command and control principle in the army, of relevance in war even more than in peace. It affords the subordinate leader freedom of action in the… Read More

Responsibility Calling…

“Making decisions, exercising command, managing, administering ‐ those are the dynamics of our calling. Responsibility is its core.” General Harold K. Johnson (1912 to 1983) Harold K. Johnson, in full Harold Keith Johnson, was a US Army officer who fought in World War II and the Korean War and who served as the Army Chief… Read More

Command & Control…

“Command and control of armed forces is an art, a creative activity based on character, ability, and mental power … Mission-oriented command and control is the first and foremost command and control principle in the army, of relevance in war even more than in peace. It affords the subordinate leader freedom of action in the… Read More

Control & Communication…

“Control presupposes that the leaders knows the location of all elements of his command at all times and can communicate with any element at any time.” General George C. Marshall (1880 to 1959) George Catlett Marshall was a General in the US Army, being Army Chief of Staff during World War II (1939-45) and later… Read More

What is the Situational Awareness Command & Control (SACC) Team?

The Situational Awareness Command and Control (SACC) Delivery Team, part of the ISTAR Operating Centre, is responsible for the procurement and in-service support of Airspace Battle Management (ABM) and Tactical Data Link (TDL) equipment and systems. The ABM portfolio includes: Support to fixed and deployable Air Command and Control (C2) systems, and a number of related data link… Read More

What is the Artillery Systems (ArtySys) Team?

The Artillery Systems (Arty Sys) Team, part of the Land Equipment Operating Centre, is responsible for Through Life Delivery and support of 15 projects, both in-service and procurement, from sensor to shooter. The team is grouped into: Surveillance & Target Acquisition Systems: responsible for the Acoustic Sound ranging Programme (ASP), Lightweight Counter Mortar Radar (LCMR), Mobile Artillery Monitoring Battlefield Radar (MAMBA)… Read More