Jan 19, 2006
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Anticipating varied and fast-breaking regional crises in the future, the United States is reassessing how it prepares, maintains, and employs its military forces. Key to this effort is examining the combat support (CS) system, and particularly the command and control of CS forces (CSC2). This research looks at the current operational architecture for incorporating CSC2 and proposes an expanded version of an architecture for the future. Using interviews with personnel, lessons learned from recent operations, and analysis of current CSC2, this report’s authors make recommendations to help the Air Force’s CS community move to this new architecture. This book builds on previous RAND research and is part of a larger series dedicated to bettering the support of the Air and Space Expeditionary Force.
The accompanying CD-ROM contains electronic versions of detailed process diagrams and holds the complete library of notional information products the authors propose.
Background and Analytic Approach
Expanded Combat Support Execution Planning and Control Architecture for the Future
Current Progress Toward Implementing the TO-BE Architecture and Recommendations for Meeting the Expanded Architecture
Summary and Conclusions
Lessons and Observations from Recent Contingencies
Illustrative Examples of CSC2 Operational Architecture