Command and control (military)

Command and control can be defined as the exercise of authority and direction by a properly designated commander over assigned and attached forces in the accomplishment of the mission. [5-2, FM 3-0] Command and control functions are performed through an arrangement of personnel, equipment, communications, facilities, and procedures employed by a commander in planning, directing, coordinating, and controlling forces and operations in the accomplishment of the mission. Also called C2.

Command and Control Centers

A Command and Control Center is typically a secure room or building in a government, military or prison facility that operates as the agency's dispatch center, surveillance monitoring center, coordination office and alarm monitoring center all in one. Command and control centers are operated by a government or municipal agency. Various branches of the U.S Military such as the U.S Coast Guard and Navy have command and control centers. They are also common in many large correctional facilities. These centers are staffed by highly skilled and trained C2 technicans, C2 dispatchers or C2 officers. The title will vary depending on the agency or bureau.

See also

*505th Command and Control Wing
*8th Airborne Command and Control Squadron
*C4ISTAR
*Command and Control Research Program
*Command and control warfare
*Command Center
*Command post
*Command ship
*Future Combat Systems Command and Control Vehicle
*GCCS-A
*Global Command and Control System
*Global Command and Control System-Army
*JFACHQ
*Joint Interoperability of Tactical Command and Control Systems
*NACISA
*NATO Consultation, Command and Control Agency
*NC3A
*Ubiquitous command and control
*Worldwide Military Command and Control System

Citations and notes

References

* Field Manual 3-0, Operations, Headquarters United States Army, Department of the Army, Washington, DC, 2001

External links

* [http://www.dodccrp.org The Command and Control Research Program (CCRP)]
* [http://www.dodccrp.org/files/Alberts_UC2.pdf "Understanding Command and Control"] by D. S. Alberts and R. E. Hayes (2006)


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