ADCON


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ADCON

[′ad‚kän]
(computer science)
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I met several times with the staff agency leadership--mostly all civilian--and talked them through what ADCON means and what my role as commander means to them and my access to their military personnel.
Outwardly, we sent new appointment letters from the CPTS/CC as ADCON commander to all the appropriate organizations, explaining the construct and re-designating duties.
Advancing beyond a codification of ADCON and the like in the CONOPS, I felt that the "trappings" of command were to also be attendant across the staff agencies.
We need to convey this notion at wing commander courses and address our ADCON performance at wing commander conferences.
receives service support from the next-higher Air Force commander through the service ADCON chain; and
exercises ADCON to organize, train, equip, sustain, and discipline AFFOR in accordance with Air Force standards and procedures in order to execute the OPCON orders;
responds to ADCON orders from the next-higher Air Force commander in the service chain as long as these orders do not conflict with the OPCON orders from the operational chain.
ADCON is the control vested (primarily) in the engineer brigade chain of command and the exercise of authority over subordinate engineer units in respect to administration and support.
It is also important for planners to understand the chain of command, the authorities and responsibilities that exist within the chain of command, the various relationships among the ADCON and OPCON commanders during the military decision-making process, and how vital it is to successfully plan any mission with an ADCON or OPCON command relationship.
One branch--administrative--extends from the ADCON commander (engineer brigade) to the engineer battalion commander; the other branch--operational (where missions are carried out)--extends from the OPCON commander to the engineer battalion commander.
ADCON gives authority over subordinate or other organizations on administration and support.
Considerations for the ADCON unit (engineer brigade) are as follows: