COMBAT SUPPORT EXECUTION PLANNING AND
In this chapter, we address some of the key CSC2 experiences from JTF NA and OEF, along with the implications of those experiences for the future AEF. We begin by looking at a timeline for each operation and how the command and control structure developed as operations unfolded.
CSC2 development in JTF NA was accomplished iteratively, over many months. Each new iteration took into consideration a new set of planning factors and operational requirements. Formal Operation Allied Force planning took place in late 1998. The first round of planning culminated in the creation of Joint Task Force Noble Anvil in January 1999. Figure 3.1 shows the timeline of developing CSC2 functions involved in JTF NA. Even with many months to plan, CSC2 development was ad hoc and did not follow doctrine.
Doctrine calls for the numbered Air Force (NAF) to transition to the wartime Air Force component role in times of conflict. Doctrine also calls for the augmentation of the NAF for reachback capability. During JTF NA, the Air Force chose to deviate from doctrinal guidelines and separated AFFOR and Joint Force Air Component Commander (JFACC) staffs into two separate locations (see