Ahead of the official November 19th Launch, the Tablet applications are starting to trickle in for you to jump in and be a commander when you are away from the desktop.
First up is the iOS Tablet app, which will let you join remotely a game to be in the commander role. You can’t be on the ground playing the game, but you can be above issuing orders and getting points for it!
Commander mode is when a top down view is given of a made, with views given of what the players are doing along with other strategic information. The first game for the Battlefield series to introduce it was in Battlefield 2, Which had a warm reception to allow for strong squadwork and cohesion among the most ragtag squads of players going to objectives.
More information available on the battlelog post