This post is NOT directed towards anyone or any specific post, more educational.
My point is there are limits to effective Command and Control (C2), and those limits apply across all military organizations. The key word is effective C2. There is a reason why in most nations armies there is a pattern, usually of sets of three, sometimes four. But the more subordinate elements, the less effective the Command and Control (C2) of those subordinates will be. Does not mean there cannot be more than the ideal, but by adding more there are diminishing returns as it relates to effective military C2.
I think that military Command and Control is one of the areas little understood by non-military people. Military C2 is nothing like civilian management of some retail store chain, where a district manager could be managing ten different stores. A Corps Command or any level command for that matter is coordinating across each subordinate commands, and adjacent Commands, reporting to Higher HQ on everything, tracking fuel, ammo, primary weapon systems, manpower, food, spare parts (all called classes of supply if you really want to get in the weeds), making adjustments to task organizations, fire support, writing Operations Orders and so on...doing all this with the added stress and urgency of combat AND across different terrain and a thinking enemy who is trying their best to thwart you. Make no mistake, this is very hard stuff. The less "moving parts" the easier. Every additional subordinate organization is another "moving part" to worry about.
< Message edited by Zemke -- 9/22/2021 9:33:05 PM >
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