Mission-Relevant Criteria for Naval Task Group (NTG) Course of Action (COA) Analysis

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Authors
  1. Randall, T.
  2. Hunter, A.
  3. Hazen, M.
  4. Karle, J.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research and Development Canada, Atlantic Research Centre, Halifax NS (CAN)
Abstract
Defence Research & Development Canada – Atlantic Research Centre is developing a prototype planning and course of action (COA) testbed for naval command teams. As part of this effort, a study was conducted to understand how criteria for the assessment of Naval Task Group (NTG) courses of action are selected, defined, prioritized and applied. Fourteen naval officers with operational planning experience identified and defined a set of criteria for assessing COAs for four NTG missions. The responses of this first data collection activity were consolidated, categorized, and mapped to the Canadian Forces’ Principles of War, to create a short list of relevant criteria for each mission. In a follow-on data collection activity, naval officers were provided the refined criteria lists and, both individually and in groups, completed activities focused on defining the relative importance of the criteria to each mission. The results of the study are presented and framed from the perspective of their application to the COA testbed (COA-T).
Keywords
mission planning;course of actio;operational planning
Report Number
DRDC-RDDC-2017-P130 — External Literature
Date of publication
01 Dec 2017
Number of Pages
24
DSTKIM No
CA045620
CANDIS No
806048
Format(s):
Electronic Document(PDF)

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