1. What are the key duties of the CoS/XO?
    • Manage Staff
    • Clearly understand Cdr's Guidance and Intent
    • Provide timelines and briefing instructions
  2. Is the FSCOORD part of the primary of special staff?
    Special Staff
  3. What products are produced by the Staff Targeting Officer?
    • HPTL
    • TSS
    • AGM
  4. Where does the FAIO sit?
    Co-located with G-2 staff, specifically in the collection management and All-Source Analysis section.
  5. How many steps are in 'Receipt of Mission'?
  6. What is step 3 of 'Receipt of Mission'?
    Update running estimates
  7. What are the inputs of Receipt of Mission?
    • Higher HQ Plan or Order
    • New mission anticipated by the commander
  8. What are the outputs of Receipt of Mission?
    • Commander's initial guidance
    • Initial allocation of time
    • WARNORD to subordinate units
  9. What output from Receipt of Mission (Step 1) is needed to build a Mission Statement?
    Commander's Initial Guidance
  10. How many steps in Mission Analysis?
  11. What are some of the outputs of Mission Analysis?
    • IPB Products (MCOO, SITEMP, HVTL)
    • Initial Information Requirements
    • Initial Information Collection Plan
    • Restated Mission
    • MA Brief
    • CDR's Intent and Initial Planning Guidance
    • WARNORD 2
  12. What is the most important step of MDMP?
    Mission Analysis
  13. What goes in to a Running Estimate?
    • Continuous updates
    • Facts
    • Assumptions
    • Friendly force status
    • Enemy activities and capabilities
    • Civil considerations
  14. What are the screening criteria (FASDC)?
    • Feasible
    • Acceptable
    • Suitable
    • Distinguishable
    • Complete
  15. How may steps are in 'COA Development'?
  16. What is step 2 of COA Development?
    Generate Options
  17. What are the 3 types of operations to consider in COA Dev?
    • Decisive
    • Shaping
    • Sustaining
  18. What does the COA sketch and statement cover?
    The 5 Ws of the COA
  19. What is the key output from COA Dev into COA Analysis?
    COA Statements and Sketches
  20. How many steps are in COA Analysis?
  21. What is step 5 of COA Analysis?
    Select the War Gaming method
  22. What is step 7 of COA Analysis?
    Assess the Results
  23. What are the three methods of war gaming?
    • Belt
    • Avenue-in-Depth
    • Box
  24. What is the evaluation process for war gaming?
    Action, reaction, counteraction.
  25. What are the two key inputs to COA Comparison?
    • War Gaming (Advantage and Disadvantage analysis)
    • Evaluation Criteria
  26. Is COA Comparison an objective process?
  27. What are the three steps of COA Comparison?
    • Conduct Advantage/Disadvantage Analysis
    • Compare COAs
    • Conduct a COA Decision Brief
  28. What is MDMP?
    An iterative planning methodology that integrates the activities of the commander, staff, subordinate headquarters, and other partners to understand the situation and mission; develop and compare courses of action; decide on a course of action that best accomplishes the mission; and produce an operation plan or order for execution.
  29. What step of MDMP are COA sketches and statements developed?
    Step 3: COA DevelopmentĀ Step 6: Prepare COA Statements and Sketches
  30. What products are developed during MA?
    • MCOO
    • SITEMP
    • HVTL
    • Initial IC Plan
    • MA Brief
    • WARNORD 2
  31. During what step is the Problem Statement first developed?
    Mission Analysis
  32. What is a Running Estimate?
    It assesses the current situation to determine if the operation is proceeding according to the commander's intent and if future operations are supportable; staff sections (WFF) consider the effect of new information and make continuous updates. They include information pertaining to facts, assumptions, friendly force status, enemy activities and capabilities, and civil considerations.
  33. What are the elements of a CCIR?
    • Priority Information Requirement (PIR)
    • Friendly Force Information Requirement (FFIR)
  34. When are WARNORDS produced during MDMP?
    • Step 1: Receipt of mission.
    • Step 2: Mission Analysis
    • Step 6: COA Approval
  35. What are the responsibilities of the Targeting Officer during M.A.?
    • Develop HPTL
    • Develop NAIs/TAIs
    • Update running estimates
    • Identify initial ATO requirements and assets
  36. What are the activities the CDR focuses on during MDMP (Design)?
    • Understanding
    • Visualizing
    • Describing
  37. What are the five elements of a Mission Statement?
    • Who will execute the operation.
    • What are the units' essential tasks?
    • When will the operation begin (time or event) and the duration of the operation.
    • Where will the operation happen?
    • Why is the operation happening?
  38. What Fires-related items should the CDR discuss during initial planning guidance?
    • Synchronizing Fires with Maneuver
    • Priority of Fires
    • Task and Purpose of Fires
    • HPTs
    • Special Munitions
    • Target Acquisition zones
    • Observer Plan
    • SEAD
    • FSCMs
    • Attack Guidance
    • No Strike List
    • Restricted Target List
    • Branches and Sequels
  39. What is a Specified Task?
    A task that is specifically assigned to a unit by its higher HQ.
  40. What is an Implied Task?
    A task that must be performed to accomplish a specified task or mission, but not specifically stated in the higher HQ's order.
  41. What is an Essential Task?
    • A Specified or Implied task that must be executed to accomplish the mission.
    • Essential tasks are approved by the CDR.
    • They are always in the unit's Mission Statement.
  42. What are the four items included in the WARNORD following M.A.?
    • Commander's Intent
    • Task Organization
    • Risk Guidance
    • Unit Mission Statement
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