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Discuss what an information briefing is

delivers information only

clear and useful communication of facts

no conclusions or recommendations

does not require decisions

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When would we do an information briefing?

1. Time sensitive info
2. Controversial info

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3 part format for information briefing

1. Introduction
2. Main Body
3. Closing

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4 Parts to the introduction of the informational briefing

1. Greeting
2. Type and classifiction
3. Purpose and scope
4. Outline or procedure

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4 parts to the main body of the information briefing

1. Logical sequence of ideas
2. Visual Aids
3. Effective transitions
4. Be prepared to naswer questions at any time

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4 parts to the closing of an informatino briefing

1. Ask for questions
2. Brief recap (key points)
3. Concluding statement
4. Announce next speaker

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Purpose of a decision briefing

Intended to obtain an answer or decision
Staff officer’s recommended course of action regarding a certain analysis of a problem or problem area

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7 parts of a decision briefing

Introduction
Main Body
Coarse of Actions
Analysis
Comparison
Conclusion
Closing

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Parts of the introduction for a decision briefing

Introduction - short and sweet! Concision is key

a. Greeting
b. Type and Classification
c. Purpose and Scope
d. Statement of the problem (mission/commander’s intent)
e. The recommendation

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What's in the main body of the decision briefing

Facts
Assumptions

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What do we discuss during the analysis portion of the decision briefing?

Evaluation criteria
Advantages and disadvantages of each COA

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Comparison section of the decision briefing?

Show the course of action against the evaluation criteria

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Conclusion section of the decision briefing

1. Describe why selected solution is preferred
2. Ask for questions
3. Restatement of the recommendation for approval or disapproval
4. Request a decision

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Closing section of a decision briefing

Questions
Restate the recommendation
Request a decision

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Purpose of a mission briefing

Serves to issue or elaborate on an operations order.

Given under operational conditions by a single officer representing the commander.

The mission briefing :
•Reinforces orders
•Provides detailed requirements and instructions for each individual
•Explains individual roles

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Format for a mission brief

1. Situation
2. Mission
3. Execution
4. Service Support
5. Command and Signal

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What is discussed during the situation portion of a mission brief?

a. Enemy Forces
b. Friendly Forces
c. Attachments and Detachments

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What do we need to know during the mission portion of the mission brief?

Who, What, When, Where, Why

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What do we need to know during the execution part of a mission brief

a. Concept of the Operation
b. Maneuver
c. Fires
d. Tasks to Maneuver Units
e. Tasks to Combat Support Units
f. Coordinating Instructions

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What do we need to know during the Service Support portion of a mission brief?

a. General
b. Material and Services
c. Supply
d. Transportation
e. Services
f. Maintenance
g. Medical
h. Personnel
i. Miscellaneous

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Intention of a Staff Briefing

Intended to secure a coordinated or unified effort.

This may involve :

•exchange of information
•announcement of decisions
•issuance of directives
•Command guidance

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General format of a staff briefing

May include elements of the information briefing, the decision briefing, and the mission briefing.

Each staff officer is prepared to brief on his area of responsibility.

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4 steps to effective briefing

1. Plan
2. Prepare
3. Execute
4. Assess