Network Centric Warfare Case Study Volume I: Operations U.S. V Corps and 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized) during Operation Iraqi Freedom (March-April 2003)

  • November 06, 2006
  • Mr David W Cammons, Douglas Lindsay, LTC Alan Seise, John B Tisserand III, Duane E Williams

U.S. Army War College’s (USAWC) Center for Strategic Leadership in cooperation with the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) Office of Force Transformation (OFT) initiated a study entitled “Network Centric Warfare Case Study: U.S. V Corps and 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized) during Operation Iraqi Freedom (March-April 2003)” Previous case studies have quite adequately covered the “shooter-sensor” interface from a systems perspective. None, however, have addressed the impact of Network Centric Warfare (NCW) from the human perspective. This is the essence of land warfare, and why this study is so important. Volume I, entitled “Operations” uses the metrics provided in the NCW Conceptual Framework as the guide in the conduct of the analysis concerning the applicability of NCW tenets during the conduct of major offensive combat operations.