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Improving the OLW Capability of the Naval Service: The Next Step
by: Professor Sean P. Henseler, U.S. Naval War College, Editor

"After WWII, the U.S. Navy’s ability to plan and execute at the operational level of war (OLW), which links tactical actions with strategic objectives, progressively diminished.

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Improving the OLW Capability of the Naval Service: The Next Step
by: Professor Sean P. Henseler, U.S. Naval War College, Editor

"After WWII, the U.S. Navy’s ability to plan and execute at the operational level of war (OLW), which links tactical actions with strategic objectives, progressively diminished.
Theater JFMCC – Back to the Future? Lessons to be Learned from Fleet Admiral Nimitz
by: Professor Steve Kornatz

For several years the U.S. Air Force has advocated and employed a concept known as a “theater” Joint Forces Air Component Commander (JFACC).
Senior Intelligence Officer as Deputy MOC Director: A MOC Force Multiplier
by: Captain Francis Molinari, USN

In 2012 the Navy MOC Training Team identified the dual-hatting of the Numbered Fleet Intelligence Director (N2) as MOC Deputy Director as an effective practice, highlighting that such a construct rein...
Leveraging Knowledge and Information Management (K/IM) to Improve MOC Efficiency and Effectiveness
by: Nancy Jenkins, US Fleet Forces Command

Over the last four years the MOC Training Team 1 (MOC TT) observed knowledge and information management (K/IM) shortfalls at every MOC during both “real-world” operations as well as exercises. These ...
Optimizing the Maritime Fires Working Group to Integrate The Art and Science of Maritime Fires
by: CDR Steve Fuller, USN

Joint Pub 3-60 states; “Fires are defined as the use of weapon systems to create a specific lethal or non-lethal effect on a target. All fires are normally synchronized and integrated to achieve syne...

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