Cover: Concepts of the Staff Element in Air Force Command Control

Concepts of the Staff Element in Air Force Command Control

by M. C. Heuston

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Abstract

A description of some of the pertinent classical concepts of the modern Air Force commander and his staff. Emphasis is on the significance of the staff — its organization, functions, and requirements — for command control in combat. The Memorandum deals primarily with the role of the "Battle Staff" in its combat operations center, For example, the Air Force command structure and the general functions of a military staff are described, from both an historian's and a personnel planner's viewpoint. The current Air Force Battle Staff concept is then considered, together with its functions and somposition. A description of some of the pertinent classical concepts of the modern Air Force commander and his staff. Emphasis is on the significance of the staff — its organization, functions, and requirements — for command control in combat. The Memorandum deals primarily with the role of the "Battle Staff" in its combat operations center. For example, the Air Force command structure and the general functions of a military staff are described, from both an historian's and a personnel planner's viewpoint. The current Air Force Battle Staff concept is then considered, together with its functions and composition.

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