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The Resource Command concepts : a theory derived from the practice of command and control, Carl H. Builder, Steven C. Bankes, Richard Nordin

Command concepts : a theory derived from the practice of command and control, Carl H. Builder, Steven C. Bankes, Richard Nordin

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Command concepts : a theory derived from the practice of command and control
Title
Command concepts
Title remainder
a theory derived from the practice of command and control
Statement of responsibility
Carl H. Builder, Steven C. Bankes, Richard Nordin
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Language
eng
Summary
The qualities of commanders and their ideas are more important to a general theory of command and control than are the technical and architectural qualities of their computers and communications systems. This theory separates the art of command and control (C2) from the hardware and software systems that support C2. It centers on the idea of a command concept, a commander's vision of a military operation that informs the making of command decisions during that operation. The theory suggests that the essential communications up and down the chain of command can (and should) be limited to disseminating, verifying, or modifying command concepts. The theory also suggests, as an extreme case, that an ideal command concept is one that is so prescient, sound, and fully conveyed to subordinates that it would allow the commander to leave the battlefield before the battle commences, with no adverse effect upon the out-come. This report advances a theory about military command and control. Then, through six historical case studies of modern battles, it explores the implications of the theory both for the professional development of commanders and for the design and evaluation of command and control architectures. The report should be of interest to members of the Joint Staff and the services involved in developing command and control doctrine for the U.S. military, and to all of those interested in the "military art and science" of command and control
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Builder, Carl H
Dewey number
355.3/3041
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Bankes, Steven C
  • Nordin, Richard
  • United States
  • National Defense Research Institute (U.S.)
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  • Command and control systems
  • Command of troops
Label
Command concepts : a theory derived from the practice of command and control, Carl H. Builder, Steven C. Bankes, Richard Nordin
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Publication
Note
"Prepared for the Office of the Secretary of Defense; Rand's National Defense Research Institute."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 137-144)
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocm44962871
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 volume (various pagings))
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585225340
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eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)44962871
Label
Command concepts : a theory derived from the practice of command and control, Carl H. Builder, Steven C. Bankes, Richard Nordin
Publication
Note
"Prepared for the Office of the Secretary of Defense; Rand's National Defense Research Institute."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 137-144)
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocm44962871
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 volume (various pagings))
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585225340
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)44962871

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