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NetForce Command: An alternative for hierarchical command and control in complex, dynamic and networked mission environments

Author: Bemmel, I.E. van · Hekken, M. van · Paulissen, R. · Eikelboom, A. · Kuijt, J. van de · Benda, R. · Ziekenoppasser, L.
Publisher: TNO
Place: Den Haag
Identifier: 870359
ISBN: 978-90-5986-500-6
Keywords: Leadership · NetForce · NetForce Command


NetForce Command provides an alternative for the hierarchical approach of command and control and is developed specifically for complex, dynamic and networked environments, in which a high operational tempo, agility and harmonisation of the efforts of multiple military and civilian actors are essential. NetForce Command is a networked approach of command in which collaboration and information sharing are paramount and the function of command is (informally) shared with or distributed between military and civilian capabilities contributing to a NetForce. NetForce Command is not to replace a hierarchical approach of command and control, but intents to broaden the range of command and control approaches that the armed forces can apply. This book provides the building blocks for the expansion of current command and control doctrine and the implementation of NetForce Command. The book can be read as a Netforce and is meant to inspire, to stimulate further conceptual thinking about Netforce Command and to encourage experimentation with different aspects of Netforce Command.