NODES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF COMBAT
SUPPORT EXECUTION PLANNING AND CONTROL
(CSC2) TO-BE OPERATIONAL ARCHITECTURE
As we found in reviewing the lessons learned during operations in Serbia, CSC2 processes are well documented in neither current Air Force doctrine nor joint doctrine. As a result, understanding of the CSC2 process is limited in both the operational and combat support communities. This lack of understanding and an ad hoc organization resulted in problems in combat support command and control (C2) in both Joint Task Force Noble Anvil (JTF NA) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF).
In response to the CSC2 issues discovered during operations in Serbia, AF/IL asked RAND Project AIR FORCE to study the current CSC2 operational architecture and develop a TO-BE (future) CSC2 operational architecture (Leftwich et al., 2002). Over the course of two years, RAND Project AIR FORCE documented the current processes, identified areas in need of change, and developed processes for a well-defined, closed-loop1 TO-BE CSC2 operational architecture that incorporated the lessons learned during JTF NA.
More specifically, the TO-BE CSC2 operational architecture (Leftwich et al., 2002) identifies the future CSC2 functions as including the ability to____________________