Academic journal article Military Review

PW: The Educational Link

Academic journal article Military Review

PW: The Educational Link

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Learning objectives in 1998 are to plan, conduct and sustain joint and multinational combined arms operations and to emphasize corps and division levels of a combined and joint TF (JTF). Decision making will apply Army doctrine and joint planning and execution processes. Joint force employment will explore the synergy of service and functional component combat power at the tactical and operational levels of war. CGSOC's joint professional education ensures curriculum instruction and student learning present practical situations in joint and multinational settings.

Students gain an appreciation of digitization and the Army Battle Command System's (ABCS's) capabilities. Leaders must understand the potential of C^sup 2^ in digitized and nondigitized unit organizations. Similarly, leaders must appreciate international differences in C^sup 2^ procedures as well as communication capabilities. Shared operational awareness and the ability to quickly exploit this advantage through digitization create a keystone toward 21st-century success.3 Students practice identifying critical intelligence in this quantum increase of information and how to rapidly make decisions for mission success and to maintain the initiative. Even with the advantages of improved situational awareness, recent digitization experiments demonstrate the requirement for a commander to issue clear, concise and easily understood intent.4

Constructive simulations are powerful tools and the most effective means for training commanders and staffs of division and larger units.5 Real effectiveness results from stressful training evaluated with the same quality provided to a warfighter exercise. …

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