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MDMP Cards

1812 WOBC Flashcards for MDMP (non-chicken)
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  1. ______ planning is CDRs, subordinate CDRs, Staffs, and other partners sharing information, knowledge, perceptions, ideas, and concepts regardless of physical location throughout the planning process. 
  2. _____ planning is two or more echelons planning for the same operation nearly simultaneously. 
  3. How many and what are the steps to MDMP?
    • 7
    • Reciept of Mission
    • Mission Analysis
    • COA Development
    • COA Analysis
    • COA Comparison
    • COA Approval
    • Orders Production
  4. What are the two common trends in the outputs of MDMP?
    • Identify Assumptions
    • Update Running Estimates
  5. Define MDMP.
    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.
  6. How many and what are the effective staff characteristics?
    • 9
    • Competence
    • Initiative
    • Creativity
    • Flexibilty
    • Loyalty
    • Confidence
    • Team Player
    • Effective Managers
    • Effective Communicator
  7. Higher HQ plans or orders
    New mission anticipated
    These are inputs to what step?
    Receipt of Mission
  8. CDRs initial guidance
    Initial time allocation
    WARNO #1
    These are outputs to what step?
    Receipt of Mission
  9. 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.
  10. How many and what are the steps to Receipt of Mission?
    • 6
    • Alert Staff & other key parties
    • Gather Tools
    • Update Running Estimates
    • Conduct initial Assessment
    • Issue CDR's Initial Guidance
    • Issue the WARNO
  11. Which step is the most important step in the MDMP process?
    Mission Analysis
  12. 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
    • Assumptions
    • Resources Shortfalls
    • Updated Operational Themes
    • COA evaluation criteria
    • WARNO #2
  13. How man and what are the sub-steps to Mission Analysis?
    • 19
    • 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)
  14. 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)
  15. _______- 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
  16. [Running Estimate] What are updated continuously when new information arises?
    • Facts
    • Assumptions
    • Friendly force status
    • Enemy activities and capabilities
    • civil considerations
    • conclusions and recommendations
  17. _____ 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. 
  18. What are the five questions commonly asked of screening criteria to test a possible solution?
    • Feasible
    • Acceptable
    • Suitable
    • Distinguishable
    • Complete
  19. Commander's intent consists of how many key parts? What are they?
    • 3
    • Key Tasks
    • Purpose
    • End state
  20. ______- Temporary grouping of forces designed to accomplish a particular mission. 
    Task Organization
  21. ______- Place on a CDR by a higher Command (CMD); dictates action or inaction, thus restricting the freedom of action of a subordinate CDR. 
  22. _____ - a task specifically assigned to a unit by its higher HQ. 
    Specified task
  23. ______-a task that must be performed to accomplish specified task or mission but is not stated in higher HQ's orders. 
    Implied Task
  24. _____- is a specified or implied task that must be executed to accomplish the mission. 
    Essential Task
  25. Plans and orders are based on ____ and _____. 
    Facts; Assumptions
  26. ____- is a statement of truth or a statement thought to be true at the time. 
  27. _______- 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. 
  28. What are the two types of risk?
    • Tactical Risk
    • Accidental Risk
  29. _____- Any risk that deals with the enemy or adversary.
    Tactical Risk (TR-E)
  30. ____ - all other operational risk not dealing with enemy / adversary. Includes Friendly Forces, Civilians, Environment.
    Accidental Risk. (AR-FCE)
  31. _____- unifying or dominant idea or image that express purpose for military action. 
    Information Theme
  32. _____- 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. 
  33. Who is the most important person the MDMP process?
    The Commander
  34. 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
  35. What tasks are outlined in the Mission Statement?
    Essential Tasks
  36. What type of criteria is developed in the Mission Analysis?
    Evaluation Criteria
  37. COA development's purpose is what?
    To solve identified problems
  38. What is the key output of COA development?
    COA statement & sketches
  39. ____- The COA can accomplish the mission within the established time, space, and resource limitations. [Screening Criteria]
  40. _____- The COA must balance cost and risk with the advantage gained. [Screening Criteria]
  41. _____- The COA can accomplish the mission within the CDR's intent and planning guidance. [Screening Criteria]
  42. _____- Each COA must differ significatnly from others. [Screening Criteria]
  43. _____- Incorporates: decisive, shaping and sustaining operations; offensive, defensive and stability tasks, and tasks to be performed and conditions to be achieved. [Screen Criteria]
  44. Solid COA does what three things?
    • Allows Sequels
    • Employs latitude at lower levels
    • Allows flexibility for unforeseen events
  45. ______- the total means of destructive, constructive, and information capabilities that a military unit/formation can apply at a given time. 
    Combat power
  46. When generating options what three types of operations do we use?
    decisive, shaping and sustaining
  47. Generally, a HQ will control at least ___ subordinate maneuver units. 
  48. The COA statement and sketches answers what??
    the 5 W's (who, what, when where, & why)
  49. How are COA statements expressed? COA sketches?
    Brief narrative / picture or graphic
  50. How many steps are associated with COA development? What are they?
    • 8
    • 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.
  51. How many and what are the tasks (actions) in COA analysis?
    • 8
    • 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)
  52. _____- events that trigger significant actions/decisions, complicated actions, and essential tasks. 
    Critical Event
  53. _____- a point in time and space when the CDR or staff anticipates making a key decision concerning a specific COA. 
    Decision Point
  54. What are the two forms of War-Gaming? Briefly describe each. 
    • Manual Method - Analog (tabletop)
    • Modern Method - Digital (computer)
  55. What is the role playing method used in War-Gaming?
    Action, reaction and counteraction
  56. Action is held or acted by whom?
    Whoever has the initiative. 
  57. How many and what are the recommended war-gaming methods?
    • 3
    • Belt
    • Avenue in Depth
    • Box
  58. _____- works best in offensive and defensive operations, based on sequential analysis of events. Looks at all LOEs and OBJ.
    Belt method
  59. _____- Begins with decisive Op, focuses on one specific LOE at a time.
  60. _____- detailed analysis of a critical area, conductive to noncontiguous AO, focuses on a single OBJ of a LOE. 
    Box method
  61. What are the two techniques that are commonly utilized to display results?
    • Synchronization Matrix technique
    • Sketch Note technique
  62. What is the key input to COA Analysis?
    COA statements & sketches
  63. How many and what are the steps to COA comparision?
    • 3
    • 1. Conduct advantages & disadvantages analysis
    • 2. Compare COAs
    • 4. Conduct a COA decision brief
  64. What is the key input to COA Comparison?
    War-gaming (advantages & disadvantages analysis) results & Evaluation Criteria
  65. COA comparison is an ________ process. 
  66. What steps are WARNOs produced in MDMP?
    • Receipt of Mission
    • Mission Analysis
    • COA Approval
  67. How many and what are the types of orders?
    • 3
    • 1. Operations Order (OPORD)
    • 2. Fragmentary Order (FRAGO)
    • 3. Warning Order (WARNO)
  68. Every order follows the _____-paragraph format; What are they paragraphs?
    • five
    • Situation
    • Mission
    • Execution
    • Sustainment
    • Command and Signal
  69. 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
  70. _____- 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. 
  71. _____- A major operation that follows the current major operations; Are based on the possible outcomes associated wit the current operation. 
  72. What type of operation must be developed, at a minimum, when generating options?
    Decisive Operations