Is the FSCOORD part of the primary of special staff?
What products are produced by the Staff Targeting Officer?
Where does the FAIO sit?
Co-located with G-2 staff, specifically in the collection management and All-Source Analysis section.
How many steps are in 'Receipt of Mission'?
What is step 3 of 'Receipt of Mission'?
Update running estimates
What are the inputs of Receipt of Mission?
Higher HQ Plan or Order
New mission anticipated by the commander
What are the outputs of Receipt of Mission?
Commander's initial guidance
Initial allocation of time
WARNORD to subordinate units
What output from Receipt of Mission (Step 1) is needed to build a Mission Statement?
Commander's Initial Guidance
How many steps in Mission Analysis?
What are some of the outputs of Mission Analysis?
IPB Products (MCOO, SITEMP, HVTL)
Initial Information Requirements
Initial Information Collection Plan
CDR's Intent and Initial Planning Guidance
What is the most important step of MDMP?
What goes in to a Running Estimate?
Friendly force status
Enemy activities and capabilities
What are the screening criteria (FASDC)?
How may steps are in 'COA Development'?
What is step 2 of COA Development?
What are the 3 types of operations to consider in COA Dev?
What does the COA sketch and statement cover?
The 5 Ws of the COA
What is the key output from COA Dev into COA Analysis?
COA Statements and Sketches
How many steps are in COA Analysis?
What is step 5 of COA Analysis?
Select the War Gaming method
What is step 7 of COA Analysis?
Assess the Results
What are the three methods of war gaming?
What is the evaluation process for war gaming?
Action, reaction, counteraction.
What are the two key inputs to COA Comparison?
War Gaming (Advantage and Disadvantage analysis)
Is COA Comparison an objective process?
What are the three steps of COA Comparison?
Conduct Advantage/Disadvantage Analysis
Conduct a COA Decision Brief
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.
What step of MDMP are COA sketches and statements developed?
Step 3: COA Development Step 6: Prepare COA Statements and Sketches
What products are developed during MA?
Initial IC Plan
During what step is the Problem Statement first developed?
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.
What are the elements of a CCIR?
Priority Information Requirement (PIR)
Friendly Force Information Requirement (FFIR)
When are WARNORDS produced during MDMP?
Step 1: Receipt of mission.
Step 2: Mission Analysis
Step 6: COA Approval
What are the responsibilities of the Targeting Officer during M.A.?
Update running estimates
Identify initial ATO requirements and assets
What are the activities the CDR focuses on during MDMP (Design)?
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?
What Fires-related items should the CDR discuss during initial planning guidance?
Synchronizing Fires with Maneuver
Priority of Fires
Task and Purpose of Fires
Target Acquisition zones
No Strike List
Restricted Target List
Branches and Sequels
What is a Specified Task?
A task that is specifically assigned to a unit by its higher HQ.
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.
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.
What are the four items included in the WARNORD following M.A.?