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Lesson Index: [ Introduction | Lesson Objective | Overview | Air and Space Power Characteristics | The Seven Tenets | Centralized Control and Decentralized Execution | Applying the Tenet | Example: North Africa | Example: Battle of Britain | Flexibility and Versatility | Example: Multi-role Employment | Example: Parallel Operations | Priority | Example: Yom Kippur War | Synergistic Effects | Example: Operation ENDURING FREEDOM | WWII-Control the Air | Persistence | Example: Huels Synthetic Rubber Plant | Example: Operation DESERT STORM | Concentration | Example: Battle of Britain | Example: Deliberate Force | Balance | Example: Yom Kippur War | Summary | Quiz ]

Title: Centralized Control and Decentralized Execution

Action: The screen begins with an AWACS to the right of the screen and the following header text and a link to AFDD-1, add the bullets as they are mentioned in the narration:

The tenet centralized control and decentralized execution has been referred to as the "master tenet"

Link to FM 100-20(opens acrobat pdf in new window): AFDD-1 pg 23 (31 of 96)

Centralized control by an airman
Decentralized execution of air and space missions

Voice: The tenet centralized control and decentralized execution has been referred to as the "master tenet." In order to effectively integrate the theater-wide capabilities of air and space forces, they should be centrally controlled by an airman to achieve advantageous synergistic effects, establish effective priorities, capitalize on unique strategic and operational flexibilities, ensure unity of purpose, minimize the potential for conflicting objectives, and prevent air and space forces from being parceled out and thereby under utilized. In addition, the execution of air and space missions should be decentralized to achieve effective spans of control and to foster initiative, responsiveness, and tactical flexibility.

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