1 PM MAGTF command , Control & Communications (MC3) overview Col Peter C. Reddy USMC. Program Manager AFCEA QUANTICO- POTOMAC CHAPTER. November 2012. PM MC3 Mission We Acquire, Integrate and Sustain Sensors, Communications , command and Control , Networking and Counter Improvised Explosive Device Electronic Warfare Systems to Enable the Marine Air-Ground Task Force to Accomplish Its Mission. UNCLASSIFIED 2. PM MC3 Priorities Enduring priorities: accomplish the mission, take care of each other, represent our command , corps, and country honorably.
2 Support to Operating Forces (deployed (OEF, MEU), preparing to deploy, and other Operating Forces). Develop & sustain world-class, high performance C3 and Force Protection Systems capable of operating in integrated MAGTF , Joint, and coalition environments; & do so affordably and efficiently. Develop programmatic work force (military and civilian) through appropriate acquisition and professional training, education, certification and leadership development; enhance project planning processes; support workforce with adequate space and computer resources.
3 Ensure effective integration and support of all MC3 programs into overarching portfolio; consolidate MC3 into a high performing team of teams providing essential capability to the warfighter. UNCLASSIFIED 3. MAGTF C3 Context The Marine Corps is America's Expeditionary Force in Readiness a balanced air-ground-logistics team. We are for ward-deployed and forward-engaged: shaping, training, deterring, and responding to all manner of crises and contingencies. We create options and decision space for our Nation's leaders.
4 Alert and ready, we respond to today's crisis, with today's force TODAY. Responsive and scalable, we team with other services, allies and interagency partners. We enable and participate in joint and combined operations of any magnitude. A middleweight force, we are light enough to get there quickly, but heavy enough to carry the day upon arrival, and capable of operating independent of local infrastructure. We operate throughout the spectrum of threats irregular, hybrid, conventional or the shady areas where they overlap.
5 Marines are ready to respond whenever the Nation calls wherever the President may direct. --Gen James F. Amos, 35th CMC, Commandants Planning Guidance No single activity in war is more important than command and Control . MAGTF C3 Context command & Control command and Control by itself will not drive home a single attack against an enemy force. It will not destroy a Maneuver WARFIGHTING FUNCTIONS. single enemy target. It will not effect a single emergency Communications resupply. Yet none of these essential war fighting activities, or any others, would be possible without effective command and Control .
6 Fires Without command and Control , campaigns, battles, MAGTF . C3 Intelligence and organized engage- ments are impossible, military units degenerate into Logistics mobs, and the subordination of military force to policy is replaced by random violence. In short, command and Force Protection Systems Control is essential to all military operations and activities.. UNCLASSIFIED 4. Guidance & Concepts Planning and executing in response to Priorities of Efforts and support of the Marine Operating Concepts the 35th CMC: 2010's direction for the ACE: - We wi ll continue to provide the best trained and equipped To become better networked both within the a viation Ma ri ne units to Afghanistan.
7 This will not change. This component a nd within each component of the MAGTF ; to rema ins our top priority! l everage the networking capability a nd sensors developed for - We wi ll rebalance our Corps, posture i t for the future and the JSF a nd integrate the JSF into Marine Aviation command a ggressively experiment with and implement new ca pabilities a nd Control to enable i nformation-sharing between dispersed a nd organizations. el ements of the MAGTF . - We wi ll better educate a nd tra in our Ma rines to s ucceed i n To provi de the MAGTF with a common, secure data link di s tributed operations and i ncreasingly complex ca pa bility a nd improved long-range Communications suite to envi ronments.
8 Counter line-of-sight complications resulting from operations - We wi ll keep faith with our Marines, our Sailors and our i n geography or a t extended distance. fa mi lies. MAGTF C2 Core Ideas: Planning and executing in response to Vision & Comma nder/Leader centric Strategy 2025. Network enabled Devel op necessary ca pability a nd capacity to effectively Information Assurance operate i n the i nformation environment. Col l aborative, shared situational understanding MAGTF CE's opti mized for amphibious and contingency Performed by a ll echelons operations; properly equipped with modern and secure C2, Ca n be performed anywhere in the battlespace i ntelligence, Communications , a nd networking systems.
9 Integrate C2 a nd ISR ca pabilities down to the s quad l evel. MCSC adjusting and executing in response to ACE: s ecure, network-enabled, and digitally i nteroperable to USD(AT&L) Mandate for Better Buying Power: ens ure i t is responsive, persistent, l ethal, and adaptive. Guidance for Obtaining Greater Efficiency &. Productivity in Defense Spending Efforts and support of the Marine Operating Ta rget Affordability and Control Cost Growth. Concepts 2010's direction for the MAGTF & CE: Incentivi ze Productivi ty and Innovation i n Industry.
10 - Comma nd will continue to decentralize and the MAGTF Promote Real Competition. comma nder and his staff need to be networked i nto the Improve Tradecraft i n Servi ces Acquisition. ma jor s ubordinate elements (MSE) to command and facilitate Reduce Non-Productive Processes a nd Bureaucracy. coordi nation a nd i nformation flow. Improved Do more without more. Communications , over-the-horizon, on-the-move, will a id in fa ci litating i nformation flow. Staying on target with ASN RDA Priorities - Improved s urveillance and reconnaissance, increased fi delity Getti ng the requirements ri ght from UAS a nd sensors ti e[d] i n with reports from Company Ma ki ng every dollar count Level Intel Cells (CLIC) to create a more descript picture of the Performi ng to Plan ba ttl efield.