Mission Analysis.

  1. The following key inputs are for which step of the MDMP?

    - Higher HQ plan / order.
     - Intel and knowledge products from higher HQ.
     - Knowledge products from other organizations.
     - Updated running estimates.
     - Initial commander's guidance.
     - COA evaluation criteria.
     - Design concept.
    Step 2: Mission Analysis.
  2. The following key ouputs are for which step of the MDMP?

     - Approved problem statement.
     - Approved mission statement.
     - Initial commander's intent.
     - Initial CCIRs and EEFIs.
     - Initial commander's planning guidance.
     - Information themes and messages.
     - Updated IPB products.
     - Updated running estimates.
     - Assumptions.
     - Resource shortfalls.
     - Updated Operational timeline.
     - COA evaluation criteria.
     - Issue WARNO #2.
    Step 2: Mission Analysis.
  3. Which step of the MDMP refines the commander's situational understanding and determines their mission; and requires Input from Higher HQ plan or order, Higher HQ IPB, Updated staff estimates, and Initial commander's guidance?
    Step 2: Mission Analysis.
  4. What are the three types of problems?
    •  - Well-Structured.
    •  - Medium-Structured.
    •  - Ill-Structured.
  5. In which substep of Step 2: Mission Analysis does the commander and staff aim to determine how their unit - by task and purpose - contributes to the mission, commander's intent, and concept of operations of the higher HQs?
    Substep 1: Analyze the Higher HQ Plan / Order.
  6. The Commander and staff completely understanding the Higher HQs Commander's Intent, Mission, Concept of Operations, Available Assets, and Timeline is within which substep of Step 2: Mission Analysis?
    Substep 1: Analyze the Higher HQ Plan / Order.
  7. Substep 2: Perform Initial IPB of Step 2: Mission Analysis consists of what 4 steps?
    •  - Define the OE.
    •  - Describe the environmental effects on operations.
    •  - Evaluate the Threat.
    •  - Determine threat COAs.
  8. A task specifically assigned to a unit by its higher HQs is known as what type of task?
    Specified Tasks.
  9. A task that must be performed to accomplish a specified task or mission but is not stated in the higher HQs order is known as what type of?
    Implied Tasks.
  10. What is a specified or implied task that must be executed to accomplish the mission is known as what type of task, and are always included in the unit's mission statement?
    Essential Tasks.
  11. What are the two type of missions within an implied task?
    •  - Be-prepared mission.
    •  - On-order mission.
  12. Which type of mission under implied tasks are assigned to a unit that might be executed?
    Be-prepared mission.
  13. Which type of mission under implied tasks are to be executed at an unspecified time?
    On-order mission.
  14. In which substep of Step 2: Mission Analysis do you take into account the following:

    - Additions to and deletions from current task organizations.
     - Command and Support relationships.
     - Current capabilities and limitations of all units.
     - Consider relationships among specified, implied and essential tasks; between them and available assets.
    Substep 4: Review Available Assets and Identify Resource Shortfalls.
  15. What is known as a restriction placed on the command by a higher command; a contraint dictates an action or inaction, thus restricting the freedom of action of a subordinate commander?
  16. How are constraints issued?
    • - Para. 3 of OPORD.
    •  - Annexes.
    •  - Verbal
    •  - WARNOs.
    •  - Policy Memoranda (Tactical Directives).
  17. Plans and orders are based on _____ and ___________.
    Facts and Assumptions.
  18. What is a statement of truth or a statement thought to be true at the time, is METT-TC focused?
  19. What is a supposition on the current situation or a presupposition on the future course of events, assumed to be true in the absence of positive proof?
  20. Facts and Assumptions is found within what substep of Step 2: Mission Analysis?
    Substep 6: Identify Critical Facts and Develop Assumptions.
  21. What are the two types of risks?
    Tactical and Accidental Risk.
  22. Which risk is concerned with hazards that exist because of the presence of either the enemy or an adversary?
    Tactical Risk.
  23. Which risk includes all operational risk considerations other than tactical risk. It includes risks to the friendly force. It also includes risks posed to civilians by an operation, as well as an operation's impact on the environment?
    Accidental Risk.
  24. Priority Intelligence Requirements (PIR) and Friendly Force Information Requirements (FFIR) are fascilitate what Information Requirement?
    Commander's Critical Information Requirements (CCIR).
  25. What two information requirements does the commander need to know in a specific situation to make a particular decision in a timely manner?
    Initial CCIR and Post COA CCIR.
  26. Which type of CCIR are decision the commander needs to make to focus planning?
    Initial CCIR.
  27. Which type of CCIR is information the commander needs in order to make decisions during preparation and execution?
    Post COA CCIR.
  28. During which substep of Step 2: Mission Analysis do we assess recon and surveillance asset reporting and adjust recon and surveillance activities?
    Substep 9: Develop Initial Reconnaissance and Surveillance Synchronization Tools.
  29. During which substep of Step 2: Mission Analysis does the G-3 (S-3) lead the staff through ISR integration to task available reconnaissance and surveillance assets to satisfy IRs identified in the initial ISR synchronization matrix?
    Substep 10: Develop Initial REconnaissance and Surveillance plan.
  30.  - The ISR tasking matrix
     - The ISR overlay
     - The ISR scheme of support
     - Issue order

    are used to develop what type of plan?
    ISR plan.
  31. During which substep of Step 2: Mission Analysis do we:

     - Refine the initial plan for the use of available time.
     - Compare the time needed to accomplish task to the higher HQ timeline.
     - Compare the timeline to the assumed enemy timeline (initial IPB).
    Substep 11: Update Plan for the Use of Available Time.
  32. During which substep of Step 2: Mission Analysis do commanders and their units coordinate what they do, say, and portray; and deal with information theme and messages?
    Substep 12: Develop Initial Information Themes and Messages.
  33. What is a unifying or dominant idea or image that expresses the purpose for military action; is tied to objectives, lines of effort, and end state conditions; and are overarching and apply to the capabilities of public affairs, MISO, and leader and Soldier engagements?
    Information Theme.
  34. What is a verbal, written, or electronic communications that supports an information theme focused on a specific actor or the public and in support of a specific action (task)?
  35. What is transmitted to those actors whose perceptions, attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors matter to the success of an operation?
    Information themes and messages.
  36. What is an issue or obstacle that makes it difficult to achieve a desired goal or objective?
  37. What is a statement of the problem to be solved?
    Problem Statement.
  38. In which substep of Step 2: Mission Analysis is a collective staffs' effort to analyze and identify the right problem?
    Substep 13: Develop a Proposed Problem Statement.
  39. What is a short sentence or paragraph that describes the organizations essential task(s) and purpos, and is a clear statement of the action to be taken and the reason for doing so? Also contains the elements of who, what, where, when, and why?
    Mission Statement.
  40. During which substep of Step 2: Mission Analysis do we inform the commander of the results of the staff's analysis of the situation and helps the commander understand, visualize, and describe the operation?
    Substep 15: Present the Mission Analysis Brief.
  41. During which substep of Step 2: Mission Analysis do commanders summarize their visualization in their initial commander' intent?
    Substep 16: Develop and Issue Initial Commander's Intent.
  42. The initial commander's intent links the __________ _______ with conditions that define the _______ ___ _____.
    Operation's purpose; Desire end state.
  43. During which step of Step 2: Mission Analysis do we outline operational approach, outline specific COA focus for the staff, Reflects how the commander sees the operation unfolding, and may be written or oral?
    Substep 17: Develop and Issue Initial Planning Guidance.
  44. "Evaluation criteria are factors the commander and staff will later use to measure the relative effectiveness and efficiency of one COA relative to other COAs" is done during wich substep of step 2: Mission Analysis?
    Substep 18: Develop Course of Action Evaluation Criteria.
  45. In substep 18: Develop COA Evaluation Criteria, who initially determines each proposed criterion with weights based on the assessment of its relative importance and the commander's guidance?
    The Chief of Staff / Executive Officer.
  46. What are the two types of criteria?
    Evaluation and Screening.
  47.  - Refine HPTL.
     - Refine NAIs.
     - Refine TSS/AGM.
     - Update running estimate.
     - Identify initial ATO requirements.

    These are known as what?
    Targeting Officers support to Mission Analysis.
Card Set
Mission Analysis.
Mission Analysis within MDMP.