MILITARYCOMMUNICATION INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL
MILITARYCOMMUNICATION INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL
Inmilitary operations, proper communication remains an important aspectof success. While the ability and expertise in sending and receivinginformation are held important, the processes, protocols, and methodsused are critically reviewed towards increased efficiency, accuracy,security, and timely delivery of messages to the intended audience1.In line with this, the U S Warrant Officer are responsible for themilitary communication and its elements during the army activities2.Therefore,Officers’ familiarity with the organizational processes andmethodologies should be a priority for the success of the army.
Whyshould Warrant Officers analyze and be familiar with theorganizational and communication methods and processes?
Onereason warrant officers should know the organizational communicationstructures is to ensure that information in any form includingmessages, calls and data are accurately delivered to the receiverspromptly3.In all kind of information, timely delivery determines the executionof planned activities. Moreover, accuracy ensures the reliability ofinformation, thereby determining how well operations are conducted.Consequently, high quality of services is achieved in battlefields oractivities other aimed at enhancing national security within thecountry.
Theofficer’s knowledge on the communication aspects of hisorganization also helps determine the appropriate levels and channelsto use. For example, determining whether the best form ofcommunication should be in writing, telephone or face-to-face mayrely on the knowledge of the personals in the departments the officerwant to deliver the information4.More importantly, the urgency of the feedback and sensitivity ofinformation requires proper knowledge of stage in the communicationprocess. Also, using appropriate communication elements ensures theeffectiveness of the planned approaches since the officer can planfor the practices, networking and subscriber terminal equipment5.
Allof the military activities involves critical information andcommunication elements6.In this case, a strategic communication is purely inherent in theplanning and execution of military operations. Moreover, how wellorganization structures are developed and the officer’s knowledgeof these processes determines methods for strategic conveyance andsharing of information7. More importantly, it will help them to identify the weaknesses andstrengths of the laid communication infrastructure, thereby enablingtheir development, maintenance and adoption of new ones.
Finally,warrant officers need to be familiar with the organizational to setcriteria for categorizing protocols and standards of the data toshare through specific networks8.In this case, the officer knows the kind of information to send viaemails, service directories or fax. More importantly, suchfamiliarity enables labeling the information according to theirsensitivity and dictate the organizational departments or segmentthat can access or share such information can9.For instance, a warrant officer can label information as top-secretmaterial and ensure only top leaders who access and use it
Whyis the familiarity with organizational communication important as aleader in a US Army?
Everyofficer’s attempt to familiarize with the communication structuresas per the organization’s needs has significant advantages for thesuccess of the army10.In this case, the knowledge of these structures is important in someways. One, it ensures effective, accuracy and timely delivery ofvital information from the commanding officer to the other peoplewithin the organization11.The importance of effective, accurate and timely communication is asuccess factor in the battlefield.
Second,it helps uphold the integrity and security of data through propermonitoring during the dissemination12.As a result, sensitive information ends up with only the intendedaudience while at the same time isolating others from accessing it.Finally, familiarity also enables the officer to choose the rightchannels, words or codes, media and equipment to use in delivery ofthe particular message for effectiveness, immediate feedback, costreduction and timely response.
Inbrief, communication processes and methods used inside theorganization to convey messages are important and requiring properattention. In military operations, their development and proper useensure that sensitive data is transmitted effectively and safelywhile at the same time achieving a timely response. More importantly,increasing terrorism and events of cyber penetrations requiresimplementation of strong information protocols. As a result, militaryactivities will be secured which directly translates into enhancednational security.
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1 Mahmood et al., 2013. "Cross-Cultural Communication Capabilities of U.S. Military Trainers: Host Nation Perspective." Military Medicine, 178, no. 6 (2013): 631-637.
2 Hylton David, "Commanders and Communication. (Cover story)." Military Review 95, no. 5(2015): 84-92
3 Sousa et al., `The Impact of Leadership Behaviors and Communication Styles of Military Leaders on the Performance of Followers`, Proceedings of the European Conference on Management, Leadership & Governance, (2015): 430.
4 David, "Commanders and Communication. (Cover story), 81.
5 "NATO Military Concept for Strategic Communications | Public Intelligence." Publicintelligence.Net, 2012. https://publicintelligence.net/nato-stratcom-concept/.
7 Murphy, Dennis, and Daniel Kuehl, "The Case for a National Information Strategy." Military Review 95, no. 5 (2015): 70-83.
9 Gómez, Luis Felipe, and Dawna. Ballard. "Communication for the Long Term: Information Allocation and Collective Reflexivity as Dynamic Capabilities." Journal of Business Communication 50, no. 2 (. 2013): 208-220.
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11 Mahon, Tim, "Soldier Communications – Agility, Flexibility and Networkability." Military Technology 39, no. 9 (2015.): 66-75.