Army Operations

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Army Operations
2014-01-15 13:47:37
Army Operations

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  1. What is the definition of Unified Land Operations?
    Describes how the Army seizes, retains, and exploits the initiative to gain and maintain a position of relative advantage in sustained land operations through simultaneous offensive, defensive, and stability operations in order to prevent or deter conflict, prevail in war, and create the conditions for favorable conflict resolution.
  2. What is Unified Action ?
    Synchronization, coordination, or integration of the activities of governmental and non-governmental entities with military operations to achieve unity of effort
  3. What is Operational Environment?
    a composite of the conditions, circumstances, and influences that affect the employment of capabilities and bear on the decisions of the commander
  4. What are the 8 Operational Variables?
    • Political
    • Military
    • Economic
    • Social
    • Information
    • Infrastructure
    • Physical Terrain
    • Time
  5. What are the 6 Mission Variables ?
    • Mission
    • Enemy
    • Terrain and Weather
    • Troops and Support Available
    • Time Available
    • Civil Consideration
  6. Army forces are employed within a strategic context defined by the specific___________, _____________, and the ______________
    • Operational Environment (OE)
    • character of the friendly forces
    • character of the threat
  7. What are the 3 levels of War?
    • Strategic
    • Operational
    • Tactical
  8. What are the 4 foundations of ULO ?
    • Mission Command
    • Army Core Competences
    • Initiative
    • Decisive Action
  9. What is Decisive Action?
    The simultaneous combination of offensive, defensive, and stability operations/defense support of civil authorities appropriate to the mission and environment (AKA: Decisive Action Training Environment (DATE))
  10. What is Mission Command?
    the exercise of authority and direction by the commander using mission orders to enable disciplined initiative within the commander’s intent to empower agile and adaptive leaders in the conduct of unified land operations.
  11. What are the Army Core Competences?
    • Combined Arms Maneuver
    • Wide Area Security
  12. What is the definition and purpose of Combined Arms Maneuver?
    the application of the elements of combat power in unified action to defeat enemy ground forces; to seize, occupy, and defend land areas; and to achieve physical, temporal, and psychological advantages over the enemy to seize and exploit the initiative.

    • Exposes enemy to friendly combat power from unexpected directions
    • Prevents an effective enemy response
  13. What is the definition and purpose of Wide Area Security?
    the application of the elements of combat power in unified action to protect populations, forces, infrastructure, and activities

    • Deny the enemy positions of advantage
    • Consolidate gains IOT retain the initiative
  14. __________ is described as operations conducted to defeat and destroy enemy forces and seize terrain, resources, and population centers