The Army's lethality is underpinned by an unrivaled culture of decentralized execution
and enabled by mission command capabilities that have been far more powerful and reliable than those of any opposing force to date.
Future conditions will require decentralized execution
and the exercise of mutual trust within the team.
The concept of centralized control / decentralized execution
has been well documented and remains the cornerstone for the command and employment of US airpower.
2) In fact, "the decentralized execution
of centralized, overarching plans" (3) permeates joint and individual Service publications across the spectrum of military missions, from amphibious warfare to stability operations.
These appointments emphasize highly centralized planning with decentralized execution
of the operating plan, driving ongoing service improvement, cost control, and efficient asset utilization.
In the opening paper, Col Rolanda Burnett argues that the Air Force master tenet of centralized control with decentralized execution
is no longer applicable.
Agency-level strategic guidance promoted in-theater centralized planning and decentralized execution
, encouraging significant teaming and cooperation among the various stakeholders involved in the transition.
The principles underlying traditional command and control apply not only to Industrial Age warfare, but also to Industrial Age economies and businesses, are decomposition, specialization, hierarchy, optimization, deconfliction, centralized planning, and decentralized execution
Centralized control and decentralized execution
of air and space power are critical to effective employment of air and space power.
The keys to success of Steel Web have been adherence to the concept of centralized operational planning and decentralized execution
, which includes maintaining the flexibility to respond to tactical intelligence and information; pursuit of international engagement opportunities, which occur at the tactical, theater and strategic levels; partnering with law enforcement officials of other nations, which helps develop indigenous interdiction forces and enhances the cumulative impact of interdiction efforts directed at drug traffickers in the region; and maintenance and training support through deployable training teams, resident training and subject matter expert exchanges, which improves the effectiveness of our counternarcotics partners.
Centralized control, decentralized execution
," a basic tenet of Air Force doctrine, faces withering fire from some military leaders who have been vocal in extolling the virtues of decentralization, particularly in irregular warfare (IW).
This would result in centralized, multinational command and decentralized execution
in the aerospace domain (aerospace warning and aerospace control) and multi and bi- national maritime warning by NORAD and decentralized multi-lateral warning and execution in other domains executed by the other commands.