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______ planning is CDRs, subordinate CDRs, Staffs, and other partners sharing information, knowledge, perceptions, ideas, and concepts regardless of physical location throughout the planning process.
_____ planning is two or more echelons planning for the same operation nearly simultaneously.
How many and what are the steps to MDMP?
- Reciept of Mission
- Mission Analysis
- COA Development
- COA Analysis
- COA Comparison
- COA Approval
- Orders Production
What are the two common trends in the outputs of MDMP?
- Identify Assumptions
- Update Running Estimates
Iterative planning methodology that integrates the activities of the CDR, staff and suborndinates headquarters, & other partners to understand the situation & mission; develop COAs, decide on a COA that best accomplishes the mission & produce an operation plan or order for execution.
How many and what are the effective staff characteristics?
- Team Player
- Effective Managers
- Effective Communicator
Higher HQ plans or orders
New mission anticipated
These are inputs to what step?
Receipt of Mission
CDRs initial guidance
Initial time allocation
These are outputs to what step?
Receipt of Mission
What is: Iterative planning methodology that integrates the activities of the CDR, staff and suborndinates headquarters, & other partners to understand the situation & mission; develop COAs, decide on a COA that best accomplishes the mission & produce an operation plan or order for execution.
How many and what are the steps to Receipt of Mission?
- Alert Staff & other key parties
- Gather Tools
- Update Running Estimates
- Conduct initial Assessment
- Issue CDR's Initial Guidance
- Issue the WARNO
Which step is the most important step in the MDMP process?
What are the outputs to Mission Analysis?
- Approved Problem statement
- Approved Mission statement
- Initial CDR intent
- Initial CCIR / EEFI
- Updated IPB products
- Updated Running Estimates
- Resources Shortfalls
- Updated Operational Themes
- COA evaluation criteria
- WARNO #2
How man and what are the sub-steps to Mission Analysis?
- 1.Analyze Higher HQ order
- 2.Perform initial IPB
- 3.Determine Specific, implied and essential Tasks
- 4.Review Available assets & ID resources shortfalls
- 5. Determine Constraints
- 6. ID critical facts & develop assumptions
- 7. Risk Management
- 8. Develop CCIR & EEFI
- 9. Develop Initial ISR tools
- 10. Develop Initial Recon and Surveillance plan
- 11. Update plan for the use of available time
- 12. Develop initial themes & messages
- 13. Develop a proposed problem statement
- 14. Develop a proposed mission statement
- 15. Present the Mission Analysis Briefing
- 16. Develop & issue initial CDR intent
- 17. Develop & issue initial planning guidance
- 18. Develop COA evaluation criteria
- 19. Issue a WARNO (#2)
How many sub-steps are associated with each step of the MDMP?
- 1. 6
- 2. 19
- 3. 8
- 4. 8 (sort of)
- 5. 3
- 6. (1)
- 7. (1)
_______- the continuous assessment of the current situation used to determine if the current operations is proceeding according to the CDR's intent & if planned future operations are supportable.
[Running Estimate] What are updated continuously when new information arises?
- Friendly force status
- Enemy activities and capabilities
- civil considerations
- conclusions and recommendations
_____ criteria is used to ensure solutions they consider can solve the problem, defines the limits of an acceptable solution and are tools used to establish the baseline products for analysis.
What are the five questions commonly asked of screening criteria to test a possible solution?
Commander's intent consists of how many key parts? What are they?
- Key Tasks
- End state
______- Temporary grouping of forces designed to accomplish a particular mission.
______- Place on a CDR by a higher Command (CMD); dictates action or inaction, thus restricting the freedom of action of a subordinate CDR.
_____ - a task specifically assigned to a unit by its higher HQ.
______-a task that must be performed to accomplish specified task or mission but is not stated in higher HQ's orders.
_____- is a specified or implied task that must be executed to accomplish the mission.
Plans and orders are based on ____ and _____.
____- is a statement of truth or a statement thought to be true at the time.
_______- is a supposition on the current situation or a presupposition on the future course of events, either or both assumed to be true in absence of positive proof, necessary to enable the CDR in the process of planning to complete an estimate of the situation and make a decision on the COA.
What are the two types of risk?
- Tactical Risk
- Accidental Risk
_____- Any risk that deals with the enemy or adversary.
Tactical Risk (TR-E)
____ - all other operational risk not dealing with enemy / adversary. Includes Friendly Forces, Civilians, Environment.
Accidental Risk. (AR-FCE)
_____- unifying or dominant idea or image that express purpose for military action.
_____- is a verbal, written, or electronic communication that supports an information theme; focused on a specific actor or the public & in support of a specific action.
Who is the most important person the MDMP process?
How much time is allotted to the Higher HQ for planning? How much for subordinate units?
1/3 of total time ; 2/3 of total time
What tasks are outlined in the Mission Statement?
What type of criteria is developed in the Mission Analysis?
COA development's purpose is what?
To solve identified problems
What is the key output of COA development?
COA statement & sketches
____- The COA can accomplish the mission within the established time, space, and resource limitations. [Screening Criteria]
_____- The COA must balance cost and risk with the advantage gained. [Screening Criteria]
_____- The COA can accomplish the mission within the CDR's intent and planning guidance. [Screening Criteria]
_____- Each COA must differ significatnly from others. [Screening Criteria]
_____- Incorporates: decisive, shaping and sustaining operations; offensive, defensive and stability tasks, and tasks to be performed and conditions to be achieved. [Screen Criteria]
Solid COA does what three things?
- Allows Sequels
- Employs latitude at lower levels
- Allows flexibility for unforeseen events
______- the total means of destructive, constructive, and information capabilities that a military unit/formation can apply at a given time.
When generating options what three types of operations do we use?
decisive, shaping and sustaining
Generally, a HQ will control at least ___ subordinate maneuver units.
The COA statement and sketches answers what??
the 5 W's (who, what, when where, & why)
How are COA statements expressed? COA sketches?
Brief narrative / picture or graphic
How many steps are associated with COA development? What are they?
- 1. Assess Combat Power
- 2. Generate Options
- 3. Array Forces
- 4. Develop a Broad Concept
- 5. Assign HQs
- 6. Prepare COA statement & sketch
- 7. Conduct a COA brief
- 8. Select or modify COA for continued analysis.
How many and what are the tasks (actions) in COA analysis?
- 1. Gather Tools
- 2. List all friendly forces
- 3. List Assumptions
- 4. Know critical events & decision points
- 5. Select Wargaming method
- 6. Select a technique to record & display results
- 7. War-game the operations & assess the results
- 8. Conduct a war-gaming brief (optional)
_____- events that trigger significant actions/decisions, complicated actions, and essential tasks.
_____- a point in time and space when the CDR or staff anticipates making a key decision concerning a specific COA.
What are the two forms of War-Gaming? Briefly describe each.
- Manual Method - Analog (tabletop)
- Modern Method - Digital (computer)
What is the role playing method used in War-Gaming?
Action, reaction and counteraction
Action is held or acted by whom?
Whoever has the initiative.
How many and what are the recommended war-gaming methods?
_____- works best in offensive and defensive operations, based on sequential analysis of events. Looks at all LOEs and OBJ.
_____- Begins with decisive Op, focuses on one specific LOE at a time.
_____- detailed analysis of a critical area, conductive to noncontiguous AO, focuses on a single OBJ of a LOE.
What are the two techniques that are commonly utilized to display results?
- Synchronization Matrix technique
- Sketch Note technique
What is the key input to COA Analysis?
COA statements & sketches
How many and what are the steps to COA comparision?
- 1. Conduct advantages & disadvantages analysis
- 2. Compare COAs
- 4. Conduct a COA decision brief
What is the key input to COA Comparison?
War-gaming (advantages & disadvantages analysis) results & Evaluation Criteria
COA comparison is an ________ process.
What steps are WARNOs produced in MDMP?
- Receipt of Mission
- Mission Analysis
- COA Approval
How many and what are the types of orders?
- 1. Operations Order (OPORD)
- 2. Fragmentary Order (FRAGO)
- 3. Warning Order (WARNO)
Every order follows the _____-paragraph format; What are they paragraphs?
- Command and Signal
What are the Targeting Officers duties ISO order production?
- Produce Hardcopy TSM
- Produce HPTL, AGM, TSS for inclusion in the order
- Assist in the production of Annex D
_____- a contingency plan or COA for changing the mission, disposition, orientation or direction of movement of the force to aid in the success of the current operation, based on anticipated events, opportunities, or disruptions caused by the enemy.
_____- A major operation that follows the current major operations; Are based on the possible outcomes associated wit the current operation.
What type of operation must be developed, at a minimum, when generating options?