Flashcards in 3.6.1. MMPL LEC Art of the Brief! Deck (23)
Discuss what an information briefing is
delivers information only
clear and useful communication of facts
no conclusions or recommendations
does not require decisions
When would we do an information briefing?
1. Time sensitive info
2. Controversial info
3 part format for information briefing
2. Main Body
4 Parts to the introduction of the informational briefing
2. Type and classifiction
3. Purpose and scope
4. Outline or procedure
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
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
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
7 parts of a decision briefing
Coarse of Actions
Parts of the introduction for a decision briefing
Introduction - short and sweet! Concision is key
b. Type and Classification
c. Purpose and Scope
d. Statement of the problem (mission/commander’s intent)
e. The recommendation
What's in the main body of the decision briefing
What do we discuss during the analysis portion of the decision briefing?
Advantages and disadvantages of each COA
Comparison section of the decision briefing?
Show the course of action against the evaluation criteria
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
Closing section of a decision briefing
Restate the recommendation
Request a decision
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 :
•Provides detailed requirements and instructions for each individual
•Explains individual roles
Format for a mission brief
4. Service Support
5. Command and Signal
What is discussed during the situation portion of a mission brief?
a. Enemy Forces
b. Friendly Forces
c. Attachments and Detachments
What do we need to know during the mission portion of the mission brief?
Who, What, When, Where, Why
What do we need to know during the execution part of a mission brief
a. Concept of the Operation
d. Tasks to Maneuver Units
e. Tasks to Combat Support Units
f. Coordinating Instructions
What do we need to know during the Service Support portion of a mission brief?
b. Material and Services
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
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.