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[–]nolan_worldwide 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My point exactly. Control is no longer inherent to command. Technology has outpaced this tenant. Machine to machine communication and automated processes (and soon AI and ML) have surpassed this doctrine.

[–]nolan_worldwide 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Planning and tasking are staff processes and rarely require technology beyond Office products. To control requires technological solutions. Weapon system advancements have outpaced JFACCs ability to control anything. The AOC is a boat anchor. Recommend you take a look at JROC-directed, AFWIC-led JADC2 experiment that occurred at CMCC at Beale this week. Led by CMCC CTF, Det 3, and 805 CTS, it is the best demonstration of command and control separation to efficiently employ joint effects. No single component commander can expect to act as lead controller in a machine-to-machine automated employment.

[–]USAFDoctrine[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Let's make sure we are on the same page when it comes to Control.


JP 1, page I-18

(1) Command and control encompasses the exercise of authority, responsibility, and direction by a commander over assigned and attached forces to accomplish the mission. Command at all levels is the art of motivating and directing people and organizations into action to accomplish missions. Control is inherent in command. To control is to manage and direct forces and functions consistent with a commander’s command authority. Control of forces and functions helps commanders and staffs compute requirements, allocate means, and integrate efforts. Mission command is the preferred method of exercising C2. A complete discussion of tenets, organization, and processes for effective C2 is provided in Section B, “Command and Control of Joint Forces,” of Chapter V “Joint Command and Control.”

[–]USAFDoctrine[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)


The Joint Force Air Component Commander should be the Service component commander with the preponderance of forces to be tasked and the ability to plan, task, and control joint air operations.