Have you experienced or observed incident situations in which Command Dysfunction was evident; command decision-making has been less than timely, command was not implemented effectively, command exhibited signs of dysfunction or a progressive or immediate melt-down?
Share your examples and dialog on how those deficiencies were overcome at the immediate time of operations and what were the corrective actions, if any after the fact.
How do you overcome inept Incident Command during an incident operation, when you know things are not going right and it’s becoming self-revealing that the commander is failing to command?
What defines the level of competencies and skills required to be possessed by an incident command? (i.e. is it years of experience, promotional progression, training, advanced degree, completed NIMS training, popular vote, appointment, senior member…etc.)
What are some of the signs of "command dysfunction"?
What are the characteristics of a competent, skilled and knowledgeable commander?
What are some of the key skill sets required to be attained or possesed by an incident commander to be “qualified”?