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41 Cards in this Set

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define command and control
the exercise of athority and direction by a properly designated commander
what are the three components of C and C
-facilities to provide info
what is the purpose of ROE
they are responses to certain situations that are spelled out by unified commanders before going into combat
describe the CWC concept
it provides decentralized command and control of the force, also uses command by negation, CWC maintains big picture without getting bogged down with minute details
what is the CDC
it provides command and control stations with tactical and strategic info correllated from all sources
what are the conditions of readiness
-Condition I-combat posture-maximim readiness
-Condition II - modified GQ
-Condidion III - wartime cruising
-Condition IV - peacetime cruising
what are the warning orders
White - attack improbable
Yellow - attack probable
Red - attack imminent
what are the weapons control orders
-Safe - only shoot in self defense
-tight - fire on contacts classified as hostile
-free - fire on anything not identified as friendly
what are the engagement orders
-cover - maintain fire control solution
-take - engage specified contact
-cease fire - do not fire
-hold fire - do not fire; destroy missiles in flight
what are the principle objectives of SUW
to deny the enemy the effective use of surface warships and cargo carrying capability
what is GCCS-M
the navy's primary command and control system
what is a SAG
surface action group - two or more ships detached to neutralize a target
what are the 4 phases of SUW
-Surface, Surveillance, communications, and Identification
what is USW
militar operations and programs being conducted under the surface of the oceans
what is air warfare
the actions required to destroy or reduce the enemy air and missile threat to an acceptable level
What is the Detect-to-Engage Sequence
1. Detection-
2. Entry – track info into NTDS
3. Tracking
4. Identification- Identification Friend or Foe (IFF)
5. Threat evaluation
6. Weapons pairing- optimum weapon for a given threat
7. Engagement
8. Engagement Assessment- BDA
Basis for ROE
1. National Policy
2. Operational Requirements
3. Law
Identify and briefly describe various Submarine roles/missions
1) ISR
2) Precision Strike
3) Spec Ops
4) Peacetime Ops
5) Power Projection
6) Sea Control
7) Strategic Deterrence
Briefly describe the search and attack method for subs
Define and discuss the concept of Defense in Depth
Defense in Depth concept- Air Warfare area encompassing the total region to be protected from enemy air attack
Surveillance Area
extends to max. detection range of the battle group
Classification, Identification, and Engagement Area (CIEA)
a. Fighter Engagement Zone (FEZ): Use planes and helo’s.
b. Missile Engagement Zone (MEZ): SAM.
c. Close-in Engagement Zone (CEZ): Use guns and CIWS
d. Joint Engagement Zone (JEZ): anything will due
Vital Area
Extends from units to max. weapons range of enemy
Strike Warfare
Strike Warfare is the use of tactical aircraft and/or cruise missile strikes against land targets in an offensive power projection role
Describe the 4 mission types of Strike Warfare
i. Coordinated Strike: reduce the enemy's war-making capacity and logistic capability
ii. Interdiction: destroy targets which deny the enemy access to an area
iii. Armed Reconnaissance: destroy targets of opportunity
iv. Close Air Support: destroy enemy ground forces that present threat to friendly ground forces
Expeditionary Warfare
comprises military operations mounted from the sea, usually on short notice consisting of forward deployed, or rapidly deployable, self-sustaining naval forces tailored to achieve a clearly stated objective
Describe the 5 elements of Expeditionary Warfare
i. Maritime Dominance
ii. Firepower
iii. Maneuver Dominance
iv. Air Dominance
v. Information Superiority
Describe 4 reasons for conducting an amphibious operation
i. Prosecute further combat operations
ii. Obtain a site for an advanced naval, land, or air base.
iii. Deny use of an area or facilities to the enemy.
iv. Fix enemy forces and attention, providing opportunities for other combat operations
4 Types of Amphibious Operations
i. Demonstration: conducted to deceive the enemy
ii. Raid: swift incursion followed by a planned withdrawal
iii. Assault: attack
iv. Withdrawal: extraction of forces by sea based on strategic considerations
3 tactical considerations used in planning the AOA
i. Natural hazards
ii. Vulnerability
iii. Battlespace Dominance
Maneuver Warfare
-Warfighting doctrine based on rapid, flexible, and opportunistic maneuver
-gain a positional advantage maneuver faster than the enemy
Marine Corp Decision Making Process
any decision is better than no decision
Marine Corp Philosophy of Command
subordinate commanders must make decisions on their own initiative, based on their understanding of their senior’s intent, rather than passing information up the chain of command and waiting for the decision to be passed down
Marine Corp Mission Tactics/Orders
tactic of assigning a subordinate mission without specifying how the mission must be accomplished. We leave the manner of accomplishing the mission to the subordinate, thereby allowing him the freedom he deems necessary based on the situation
Marine Corp Commander’s Intent
There are two parts to a mission: the task to be accomplished and the intent. Understanding our commander’s intent allows us to exercise initiative in harmony with the commander’s desires
o M (mission): Who, What, Where, Why, How?
o E (enemy): Capabilities? Anticipate his moves
o T (terrain/weather): How will they affect?
- T (Troops and fire support availability)

o T (time available)
Eight pillars of the National Security Strategy
1. Overview of America's International Strategy
2. Champion Aspirations for Human Dignity
3. Strengthen Alliances to Defeat Global Terrorism and Work to Prevent Attacks Against Us and Our Friends
4. Work with others to Defuse Regional Conflicts
5. Prevent Our Enemies from Threatening Us, Our Allies, and Our Friends with Weapons of Mass Destruction
6. Ignite a New Era of Global Economic Growth through Free Markets and Free Trade
7. Expand the Circle of Development by Opening Societies and Building the Infrastructure of Democracy
8. Develop Agendas for Cooperative Action with the Other Main Centers of Global Power
D (Diplomacy)
I (Information)
M (Military)
E (Economic)
Joint Vision 2020 Operational Concepts
• Dominant Maneuver
• Precision Engagement
• Focused Logistics: logistics for rapid response, track and shift logistics while enroute, deliver tailors packages directly to operations
• Full Dimensional Protection: protects assets from space, air, ground, sea
Describe how we maximize our advantages versus an asymmetric threat and in the maritime domain
o Exploit U.S. asymmetric strengths
- Information superiority, persistence, precision, mobility, stealth, reach, speed, lethality, and people
o Fully leverage international maritime domain
- Empower joint warfighting across the full extent of a unified battlespace