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There is a lot of material on the Patriot Blogosphere concerning the tactical side of things should any type of event occur where we must do without systems of support. There are a lot of phenomenal people writing about and doing phenomenal things when it comes to shooting, moving, and communicating. Trainers like Max Velocity and others write solid information on small unit tactics and skills, but I’ve noticed somewhat of a gap in these writings: command and control. I know that at least Max plans to correct that with his MVT Rifleman into MVT Squad Leader progression, but I want to go ahead and put some of my thoughts out there now.Command and control (C2) is the glue that binds the small unit together. It is a force multiplier that enables combat power to be focused and applied at the decisive point. Notice that I didn’t say C3, or command, control, and communications. C2 is not communications, though comm is the tool that commanders use to execute command and control.I decided to write about this because we are missing a good bit of discussion on this topic and also because I have some experiences that provide me with a unique point of view on in. I served in the Marine Corps as an infantry officer in action against a rural insurgency in southern Afghanistan. Now I am out of the military and earning a living as a firefighter. Both the military and the fire service must exercise C2 in critical situations, and both have their own styles of executing C2. There are common threads woven into each, however. I think there are valuable lessons to be learned from both and uniquely applied to the local community security force.
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