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What ADP/ADRP covers Mission Command?
What is the Army’s operational concept?
Unified land operations.
How are unified land operations accomplished?
Through decisive action.
What is decisive action?
The simultaneous combination of offensive, defensive, and stability operations (or defense support of civil authorities) that set the conditions for favorable conflict resolution.
What is 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?
What are the six principles of mission command?
- Build cohesive teams through mutual trust.
- Create shared understanding.
- Provide a clear commander’s intent.
- Exercise disciplined initiative.
- Use mission orders.
- Accept prudent risk.
Who are unified action partners?
Unified action partners are those military forces, governmental and nongovernmental organizations, and elements of the private sector with whom Army forces plan, coordinate, synchronize, and integrate during the conduct of operations.
What is unity of effort?
Unity of effort is coordination and cooperation toward common objectives, even if the participants are not necessarily part of the same command or organization—the product of successful unified action.
What is the commander’s intent?
The commander’s intent is a clear and concise expression of the purpose of the operation and the desired military end state that supports mission command, provides focus to the staff, and helps subordinate and supporting commanders act to achieve the commander’s desired results without further orders, even when the operation does not unfold as planned.
What are mission orders?
Mission orders are directives that emphasize to subordinates the results to be attained, not how they are to achieve them.
What is the art of command?
The art of command as the creative and skillful exercise of authority through timely decision-making and leadership.