Brigadier Rob SergeantHead, Future Force Development
British Army HQ
Success in future land warfare will require a more decentralised decision-making structure, where units at the tactical edge are able to rapidly assess intent and execute manoeuvre warfare in an environment characterised by decision-making compression and potentially degraded or congested situational awareness. As we move towards a more devolved authority of command and control, it is vital that we adapt our training and leadership development processes to ensure that the next cadre of army leaders are prepared and equipped to make decisions, even when the tactical or operational objectives may be changing rapidly. What steps need to be taken to ensure we can achieve this vision of decentralised C2?