B-GA-401-000/FP-001, Canadian Forces Aerospace Command Doctrine

1st Edition,
Published: March 2012

  • Preface
  • Keynotes
  • Chapter 1: Defining Command
    • Introduction
    • Principles of Command
    • Command and control defined
    • Command and control activities
    • Authorities and relationships
    • Supporting and supported commanders
    • Mission and task
    • Summary
  • Chapter 2: Command in the Aerospace Domain
    • Royal Canadian Air Force organization
    • Organization of aerospace forces by activity
    • Command in the Royal Canadian Air Force
    • Air force command and control
    • Centralized control and decentralized execution
    • Factors influencing centralization of control
    • Factors influencing decentralization of execution
    • Theatre air control system
    • Definitions, roles, and responsibilities
    • RCAF command and control structure
    • RCAF command and control in an expeditionary combined environment
      • Canadian aerospace forces as part of an alliance/coalition theatre air component
      • Canadian aerospace forces as part of a Canadian joint task force
    • NORAD and the command and control of aerospace forces
    • Chain of command
    • Summary
  • Chapter 3: Elements of Command and Control
    • Command and control systems
    • Aerospace operations centre
    • Information management
    • Communication systems
    • Headquarters and staff systems
    • Line and staff distinction
    • Decisions and planning procedures
    • Operational planning process
    • Other necessary capabilities
    • Command and control training
    • Summary
  • Glossary
  • List of Abbreviations
  • References