Define Mission Command (Lead, Direct, Assess)
Through leadership, commanders provide purpose, direction and motivation to subordinate commanders, their staff and Soldiers.
Commanders direct all aspects of operations by establishing their commander’s intent, setting achievable objective, and issuing clear tasks to subordinate units.
Commanders continuously assess the situation to better understand current conditions and determine how the operation is progressing.
Explain Mission Command (Lead, Direct, Assess)
In many instances, a commander’s physical presence is necessary to lead effectively. Where the commander locates within the area of operations is an important leadership consideration.
Throughout the operations process, commanders direct forces.
Continuous assessment helps commanders anticipate and adapt the force to changing circumstances. Commanders use MOEs and MOPs as assessment tools.
Elaborate on the Mission Command (Lead, Direct, Assess)
Commanders balance their time between leading the staff through the operations process and providing purpose, direction, and motivation to subordinate commanders and Soldiers away from the command post. Commanders incorporate the assessments of staff, subordinate commanders, and unified action partners into their personal assessment of the situation. Based on their assessment, commanders modify plans and orders to adapt the force to changing circumstances.
Commanders direct forces by -
Preparing and approving plans and orders
Establishing command support relationships
Assigning and adjusting tasks, control measures, and task organization
Positioning units to maximize fire power
Positioning key leaders at critical places and times to ensure supervision.
Allocating rersoucres to exploit opportunities and counter threats
Committing the reserve as required