Great podcast episode (and article full of references) over at Mad Scientist Laboratory. This one on the command post of the future.
Today’s centralized command posts are incredibly vulnerable to enemy fire, while “Command Posts-in-Sanctuary” — those out of reach of adversary strikes — are limited by communications capabilities. To find an appropriate middle ground, we should adopt decentralized, mobile command posts that can support command and control and mask their locations and communications.410. Sooner Than We Think: Command Post Survivability and Future Threats
Tell me – why do we need to have a command post these days?
I’m not sure that we do. We need to get much more comfortable operating decentralized. Leaders (commanders) need to give clear guidance and intent. They also need to be out there, on the ground.
They don’t need a big screen to look at.
But if they do want to look at the big screen, it will be in augmented reality, via headset, while on the move in their vehicle.
And these skills need to be trained. By going to the field. For more than three days at a time.
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