INTRODUCTION TO FORCE LEVEL CONTROL SYSTEMS
Critical Task: S1-5879.07-0002
In this lesson, you will learn how the battlefield is automated using the Command, Control, Subordinate
Systems architecture as it supports the five battlefield functional areas.
TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE:
Describe the Command, Control Subordinate Systems architecture and how it
supports the combined arms effort.
You will have this lesson.
To demonstrate competency on this lesson, you must achieve a minimum of 70% on
the subcourse examination.
REFERENCES: The material in this lesson was derived from the following publication: The Army
Command and Control Master Plan (V), Volume 1, Concepts and Management,
To achieve the necessary initiative, agility, depth, and synchronization required to fight on the modem
battlefield, commanders at all echelons must direct activities based on sound and timely decisions. To
help commanders make the right decisions in the heat of combat, accurate and timely information must
be exchanged both vertically and laterally. Information is the medium of command and control (C2).
To support the ever growing demands of information exchange, a system possessing multiple and
redundant voice and data processing was needed.