Figure 4-2. Force level control system composition, functions, and interfaces
a. Description of functional control systems.
(1) An echelon of a force, corps and below, contains up to five functional control systems,
each corresponding to a BFA. A functional control system is the set of personnel, procedures, and
materiel systems that performs one or more functions of that BFA.
(2) The general functions performed by BFA control systems (figure 4-3) are:
(a) Develop decisions concerning the employment and sustainment of a combat power
appropriate to that BFA.
(b) Direct subordinate and supporting units.
(c) Coordinate among BFA subsystems.
(3) Specific functions related to each BFA are:
(a) Maneuver. Develop an integrated combined arms and services concept of operation
for the ALF; develop a command, control, and communications countermeasures (C3CM) concept to
assure the effectiveness of the C2 capability of the force.
(b) Intelligence/electronic warfare.
battlefield; direct intelligence resources to provide timely, useful information to the force