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

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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

Using Business Intelligence to Move the Limits of Military Experience

Abstract Past experience is important as an aid for making good decisions, both for planning and conduct of military operations. But today’s methods for gathering experience have substantial limitations. Assume that a large number of common operational pictures (COPs) from a given command and control information system (C2IS) are saved in a database. By using new in-memory technology originally… Read More

Command & Control (C2) and Team Leadership Values

Abstract The application of values in defining team leadership is helping to determine the required interpersonal abilities, skills and behaviours of future leaders. These reasons have led researchers to study the group dynamics of work teams and to further investigate the building blocks that would help to sustain effective work teams. This paper examines the concept of team leadership values, and… Read More

Linking Command, Confusion and Distance…

“The amount of confusion in a command post is in direct proportion to the distance it is from the incident!” Unknown

Commands: Divided or Undivided?

“Nothing is so important in war as an undivided command; for this reason, when war is carried on against a single power, there should be only one army, acting upon one base, and conducted by one chief.” One of the maxims from Napoleon’s Maxims of War. With notes by General Burnod, translated from French by… Read More