Skip to comments.Tactical Operations Center Tracks Troops
Posted on 07/24/2006 4:31:45 PM PDT by SandRat
Doing the "TOC" ROCK!!!
BARF. I'm told they have really cool status boards complete with color coding. The Army Acronym Sergeant (ASS) will be creating a whole 'nother op order in order to mystify Al Qaeda with our creative acronyms and new buzzwords. A four hundred page powerpoint presentation will be printed (because the LTC wants it in hard copy) in color. I'm glad the blackhawks can fly in color ink cartridges. At the daily staff meeting, a Major will stand at attention and inform the Colonel that 4,206 vehicles were inspected today w/ no bombs found.
This is no offense to you. Believe me. Command and Control also is important, but IMO the military puts way too much stock in shit like this. It's a puff piece article.
Ya gotta see the really really cool stuff at EAC.
Without stuff like this, modern armies are a lot less effective.
This is a force multiplier.
From the title I would have thought that the troops had GPS implants.
I hope this is the normal Laz humor.
I got a private freepmail from someone intimately involved in a new and probably classified battle-intelligence system. He revealed no details, but he let me know that in experience and theory both, such a system is a very strong force multiplier.
And think: The term "The Fog of War" has been coined to describe the very problem these intelligence systems are meant to solve. If there wasn't a problem in combat, with real-time intelligence, the term wouldn't have been coined to express the frustration all combat leaders have faced.
"force multiplier" - more buzzwordese from REMF central. But, the whizbang stuff can help. I'm only half serious about REMF central.
From my experience and from discussions w/ other service members though the extra technology's pitfalls is that it causes micromanagement by TOC. It's not the fault of the technology but poor leadership.