The New Chemistry of C2

  • July 10, 2009
  • Mr Kevin J Cogan, Mister William O Waddell

Military operations, capabilities, and the speed of events have been changing with great intensity for the last decade. With this rapid change in military capabilities, a new way of considering the command and control (C2) of units and systems in order to effectively meet the opponent and have an advantage in the conflict is needed. The old ways of conducting business and being constrained semantically have no place in current and future warfare and will negatively influence the potential of success. The analogy of organic chemistry seems to be an excellent fit for the concepts of organizational configuration, especially when agility is required to meet emerging operational concepts. The ability to focus the organization towards the objective and to enable all essential elements of power to converge on the opponent with agility will be the "New Chemistry" of C2.