The Battle Staff SMARTbook, 4th Rev. Ed.

The Battle Staff SMARTbook, 4th Rev. Ed.

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Commanders, supported by their staffs, use the operations process to drive the conceptual and detailed planning necessary to understand, visualize, and describe their operational environment; make and articulate decisions; and direct, lead, and assess military operations. The Armya€™s framework for exercising mission command is the operations process: planning, preparing, executing, and continuously assessing the operation. Planning is the art and science of understanding a situation, envisioning a desired future, and laying out effective ways of bringing that future about. Design is a methodology for applying critical and creative thinking to understand, visualize, and describe complex, ill-structured problems and develop approaches to solve them. Preparation is activities that units perform to improve their ability to execute an operation. Execution puts a plan into action by applying combat power to accomplish the mission and using situational understanding to assess progress and make execution and adjustment decisions. Assessment is continuously monitoring and evaluating the current situation and the progress of an operation. The Battle Staff SMARTbook covers the operations process (ADRP 5-0); commandera€™s activities (Understand, Visualize, Describe, Direct, Lead, Assess); the military decisionmaking process and troop leading procedures (MDMP a TLP); integrating processes and continuing activities (intel, IPB, fires and targeting) ; plans and orders (ATTP 5-0.1: WARNOs/FRAGOs/OPORDs); mission command, command posts, liaison (ADRP 6-0); rehearsals a after action reviews; and operational terms and military symbols (ADRP 1-02). This is the fourth revised edition of The Battle Staff SMARTbook, incorporating the full scope of new material from Change 1 (ADRP 5-0/6-0/1-02 SMARTupdate), along with complete and comprehensive a€œArmy Doctrine 2015a€ reference citation, terminology and material changes from ATTP 5-0.1, ADRP 2-0 and 3-09.Block is also an engineer obstacle effect that integrates fire planning and obstacle effort to stop an attacker along a ... Fix is a tactical mission task where a commander prevents the enemy from moving any part of his force from a specific anbsp;...

Title:The Battle Staff SMARTbook, 4th Rev. Ed.
Author:Norman M. Wade
Publisher:The Lightning Press - 2012-11-01


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