Command and Control as the ability of Commander


The French "Centre de Doctrine d'Emploi des Forces" (CDEF) has published new doctrine FT-05 The Tactical Commander's Guide to Command and Control in Operations. The global action of land forces is now carried out within a strategic environment that has dramatically changed for 15 years. In this new environment, the French Army asserts and implements a double requirement: that of power and the control of force. The article presents the fundamental conclusions of this doctrine and compares them with the Czech national doctrinal documents. Author concludes that in comparison with the French doctrine, Czech doctrines are much more focused on the procedural and technological part of the Command and Control Systems than the ability of commanders to command.

Ing. Pavel Zůna, MSS., Ph.D., Col. (Ret.), born in 1962, Military College of the Ground Forces at Vyškov; graduate of the European Training Course in Security Policy (ETC), Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP); the Strategic Leadership Course, U.S. Army War College. Among others he worked as a deputy defence attaché in Belgium, defence attaché in Great Britain, with the accreditation for Ireland, director of Military Diplomacy Division, Military Intelligence; Deputy Director of Military Intelligence. From 2005 till 2010 he worked at the Doctrine Institute, Training Command-Military Academy (IDo VeV-VA), Vyškov. Since March 1, 2010, head of the Department of Lifelong Learning, Defence University. As the head of this department he is in charge of further careers and vocational education of officers of the Army of the Czech Republic. His Ph.D. degree was obtained at the Defence University, in a doctoral programme Military Economics and Management.

Country: Czech Republic


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