In this paper, we consider a problem related to service management and deployment in tactical military networks.
Tactical networks are typically hybrid wireless networks in which there are both static and mobile nodes with
several wireless interfaces, such as 802.11, 3G, satellite, etc. In tactical networks, performance degradation
in services could prove fatal, so it must be diagnosed quickly. This degradation could be due to mobility or
bottlenecks in capacity at network layer. We provide a cross-layer framework to detect and diagnose these
causes of performance degradation as part of service management; it includes a monitoring model of services
and a network model for hybrid wireless networks. In addition, we give a working example in tactical military
networks to illustrate our framework. We provide an experimental setup to simulate our hybrid wireless tactical
network scenario along with preliminary results.