Figure 3-9. Command and control
g. Command and control.
(1) The command and control system of the division enables the division commander to
prioritize and allocate assets so as to employ and sustain combat power. Figure 3-9 portrays command
and control on the battlefield. The how of this system must be considered and planned for when the
potential for employment of NBC weapons exists from either the enemy or friendly forces. It is a tool
that enables him to transform the potential combat capabilities within the division into combat power.
The command and control system:
(a) Is flexible, redundant, and survivable in order to synchronize the division combat
operations and requirements for CS and CSS.
(b) Allows the commander to clearly sense the total battle, then transmit orders to adjust
quickly and take advantage of a threat weakness.
(c) Is responsive throughout the division area of operations, controlling units in deep,
close, and rear areas simultaneously.