Anaconda Task Organization

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Task Organization of Operation Anaconda The United States military is comprised of a navy, marine, air force, and army elements. Each component has their own task organization. Task organization is a series of steps to move forces to complete a mission. Task organization is a fluid process. Organizations constantly change and realign to meet missions, peacetime and wartime. Wars help show organizations where their mistakes were throughout the operation. Operation Anaconda was a train wreck before the task organization, during the planning, and during the execution.
Before the Organization General Tommy Franks was the Commander of the United States Central Command located in Tampa, Florida. He was in charge of the campaign and coalition/joint
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The first confusion halted the initial bombing of key targets and points. Special Operations Forces were too close to enemy targets and called the bombings off (Lyle, 2009). Aircraft were not available at the beginning to assist Task Force Dagger to get to “The Finger” due to only one aircraft in the area helping the Army Soldiers in the valley. MG Hagenbeck did not have the same priorities for AC-130 assets as the Black Special Operations Force units (Fleri, Howard, Hukill, & Searle, 2003). These Black Special Operations Force units were under the command of MG Dell Dailey. MG Dell Dailey and MG Hagenbeck were not clear as to who had tactical control of the AC-130 aircraft, which delayed and confused the AC-130 aircraft during firefights. Other units consisting of Army Delta Force, Navy Seals, and Air Force Special Operators were occupying some of the same area. These other units commanded by BG Gregory Trebon and reported directly to General Franks, instead of Major General Dell Dailey, added to the confusion to the AC-130 aircraft. Close Air Support took too long for non-emergency requests due to routing through the CFACC (Fleri, Howard, Hukill, & Searle,
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