Flashcards in Chapter 9: Plan Deck (20)
Planning begins with ____
Leaders must identify____ for the team
A broad and ambiguous mission results in ____, ____, and ____.
* lack of focus
* ineffective execution
* mission creep
The mission must be carefully refined and simplified so that it is ____
explicitly clear and specifically focused to achieve the greater strategic vision for which that mission is a part.
The mission must explain the ____ of the operation.
overall purpose and desired result, or "end state"
Frontline troops tasked with executing the mission must understand ____.
the deeper purpose behind the mission
Commanders intent is actually ____
the most important part of the brief.
When commanders intent is understood by everyone involved in the execution of the plan, it ____
guides each decision and action on the ground
It is critical to utilize all assets and lean on the expertise of those in the best position to provide ____
the most accurate and up to date information.
Leaders must ____ down the chain as much as possible to key subordinate leaders.
delegate the planning process
Team participation - even from the most junior personnel - is critical in developing ____
bold, innovative solutions to problems sets.
Giving the frontline troops ownership of even a small piece of the plan gives them ____
buy in, helps them understand the reasons behind the plan, and better enables them to believe in the mission, which translates to far more effective implementation and execution on the ground.
Supervising the entire planning process allows senior leaders to ____
stand back and be the tactical genius - to identify weaknesses or holes in the plan that those immersed in the details might have missed. This enables leaders to fill in those gaps before execution.
The planning process and briefing must be a forum that encourages ____
discussion, questions, and clarification from even the most junior personnel
Following a successful brief, all members participating in an operation will understand the ____
strategic mission, the commanders intent, the specific mission of the team, and their individual roles within that mission.
The plan must mitigate ____
identified risks where possible.
The best teams employ constant analysis of their tactics and measure their effectiveness so that ____
they and adapt their methods and implement lessons learned for future missions.
A post operational debrief examines ____
all phases of an operation from planning through execution, in a concise format.
A post operational debrief should answer the following questions:
* What went right?
* What went wrong?
* How can we adapt our tactics to make us even more effective and increase our advantage over the enemy?