This project supports the US Army War College’s efforts to remain a recognized leader in the creation of invaluable ideas on strategic issues relating to the US Army and the global application of Landpower. The project was requested in 2018 by Headquarters, US Army Training and Doctrine Command, to describe a new or modified operational framework to enable successful visualization and mission command of Army forces and the Joint Force across all domains in multi-domain operations (MDO) against peer competitors.
The resulting product is an integrated student research project conducted primarily during academic year 2019 that involved four US Army War College students and four faculty members, led by Dr. John A. Bonin. The project examines the MDO concept with respect to how it affects the philosophy of mission command and the execution of command and control functions. The transition to MDO changes the traditional view of the ways in which Army commanders and staffs conduct operations in the physical environment and operations in the information environment within the competition continuum.