The Principles of War Podcast
22 Centre of Gravity Analysis with COL Dale Eikmeier
CoG AnalysisPodcast

22 – Centre of Gravity Analysis with COL Dale Eikmeier

If you are viewing this page on a Secured Network, you will not be able to see the webpage podcast player, so the best way to listen to the podcast is either on this page from a civilian PC, visit this page on your mobile phone or download the podcast episode either on an Android podcast player like Castbox or Podcast Addict or on the Apple Podcasts Player from iTunes.

We continue our discussion on the Center of Gravity with COL Dale Eikmeier.

How important is the relationship between different
CoG?  What impact does this relationship have for operational planning?

Does the CoG breakdown when their are multiple actors?  How are they related and how does it impact in planning an operation?  What is the best way to deal with the increasing complexity?  Does the Centre of Gravity continue to be useful as the complexity of the environment and the number of stakeholders increases?

What is the impact of time on the Centre of Gravity?  Can the CoG change over time?

We look at the application of the CoG outside of the military.  Could it be used in Foreign Policy?

What are COL Eikmeier’s thoughts on Moral Centers of Gravity?  Are they useful in planning campaigns?

What is the future of Joint Planning?  How will it change over the next 20 years?  What will be the impact on a Whole of Government approach to strategy?

How will the Centre of Gravity evolve over time?

This concludes our look at the Centre of Gravity construct.  Next week we will start our next major battle study as we look at the Battle of Long Tan.

Related posts

86 – Lessons learnt from the 2nd Battle of El Alamein


59 – Nelson, Mission Command and Mission Failure

James Eling

30 – Terrain Analysis for a Social Media War

James Eling

1 comment

70 - The French Centre of Gravity - Battle of France 1940 Part VI | The Principles of War Podcast August 2, 2023 at 12:11 am

[…] use the ends, ways and means methodology from COL Dale Eikmeier  to determine what the Centre of Gravity for the French Government was.  Their endstate […]


Leave a Comment