The vital importance of correct decisions in military affairs makes it highly desirable that all possible assistance be furnished to the Commander responsible for making the decision. The Commander's Staff was evolved for this purpose.
Beebe, Robert P.
"Military Decision From the Viewpoint of Game Theory,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 10
, Article 3.
Available at: https://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol10/iss8/3