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1 Brigade Command & Battle Staff Training Combined Arms... Decisive Victory MDMP 1 MILITARY DECISION MAKING PROCESS

2 Brigade Command & Battle Staff Training Combined Arms... Decisive Victory MDMP 2 Military Decision Making Process MISSION RECEIVED STAFF ACTIONS INFO TO CDR STAFF EST MISSION ANALYSIS PROPOSED RESTATED MSN COA DEVELOPMENT COA ANALYSIS, COMPARISON, RECOMMENDATION PREP PLAN/ ORDER/FRAGO ISSUE PLAN/ ORDER/FRAGO MSN RECD BY SUB UNITS EXECUTION CDR ACTIONS INFO TO STAFF MSN ANALYSIS RESTATED MSN CDRS GUIDANCE COA DEVELOPMENT/ ANALYSIS COA COMPARISON AND DECISION PLAN/ORDER/ FRAGO APPROVAL CDRS EST

3 Brigade Command & Battle Staff Training Combined Arms... Decisive Victory MDMP 3 Military Decision Making Process WARNING ORDER EXECUTION & ASSESSMENT COA DEVELOPMENT COA ANALYSIS RECEIPT OF MISSION MISSION ANALYSIS ORDERS PRODUCTION REHEARSAL COA APPROVAL COA COMPARISON FM pg 5-2

4 Brigade Command & Battle Staff Training Combined Arms... Decisive Victory MDMP 4 Military Decision Making Process Copy __ of __ Copies Issuing headquarters Place of issue Date-time group of signature Message reference no. WARNING ORDER #__ References: 1. SITUATION a. Enemy forces. b. Friendly forces. (1) Mission (2) Commanders Intent c. Attachments and detachments. 2. MISSION 3. EXECUTION Intent (when available). a. Concept of operation (when available). Assembly area locations (If applicable, when available). b. Tasks to maneuver units (when available). (1) Reconnaissance. (2) Surveillance (2) Security c. Tasks to combat support units (when available). d. Coordinating instructions. (1) Earliest movement time and degree of notice. (2) Orders group meeting (attendees, location, and time) (when applicable). 4. SERVICE SUPPORT a. Special equipment. b. Transportation. 5. COMMAND AND SIGNAL ACKNOWLEDGE: NAME (Commanders last name) RANK (Commanders rank) OFFICIAL: ANNEXES: DISTRIBUTION: FM pgs H-27/28

5 Brigade Command & Battle Staff Training Combined Arms... Decisive Victory MDMP 5 Military Decision Making Process 7 Steps Receipt of mission Mission analysis Course of action development Course of action analysis Course of action comparison Course of action approval Orders production FM pg 5-3

6 Brigade Command & Battle Staff Training Combined Arms... Decisive Victory MDMP 6 Military Decision Making Process Step 1 OutputInput Mission of Higher Cdrs Initial Guidance Warning Order 1 Receipt of Mission - Initial Assessment - Update Staff Estimates - Prepare for Mission Analysis FM pgs 5-3, 5-4

7 Brigade Command & Battle Staff Training Combined Arms... Decisive Victory MDMP 7 Military Decision Making Process Step 2 Cdrs Intent / Guidance Output Input Mission Staff Estimates Mission Analysis - Analysis of Higher Msn/Intent - Identify Specified / Implied Tasks / Essential Tasks - Review Task Org / Assets - Determine Restrictions / Constraints - Assess Risk - Identify Critical Facts / Assumptions Initial IPB Products Restated Mission Staff Products Warning Order 2 Battlefield Framework Preliminary Movement FM pgs 5-4, 5-5 Facts & Assumptions

8 Brigade Command & Battle Staff Training Combined Arms... Decisive Victory MDMP 8 The commanders intent is a clear, concise statement of what the force must do to succeed with respect to the enemy and the terrain, and the desired end state. It provides the link between the mission and the concept of operations by stating the key tasks that, along with the mission, are the basis for subordinates to exercise initiative when unanticipated opportunities arise or when the original concept of operations no longer applies. Intent is normally expressed in four or five sentences and is mandatory for all orders. The mission and the commanders intent must be understood two echelons down. Definition of Commanders Intent FM pg 5-9

9 Brigade Command & Battle Staff Training Combined Arms... Decisive Victory MDMP 9 Commanders intent statement should state the following: – Key tasks – End state Intent Statement FM pg 5-9

10 Brigade Command & Battle Staff Training Combined Arms... Decisive Victory MDMP 10 Tasks that must be performed, or conditions that must be met, to achieve stated purpose of the operation Not tied to specific course of action, but fundamental to the forces success Subordinates use these tasks to keep their efforts supporting the commanders intent Examples – Tempo – Duration – Terrain that must be controlled – Effect on the enemy Key Tasks For Commanders Intent FM pg 5-9

11 Brigade Command & Battle Staff Training Combined Arms... Decisive Victory MDMP 11 Mission At JUL97, 1 CAV DIV attacks in zone to PL VIRGINIA to defeat the 61 BDE (MTZD) and establish a covering force NLT JUL97 from PL ALABAMA to PL MAINE to protect CORPS assembly areas. On order, 1 CAV DIV attacks in zone to PL FLORIDA to defeat the remaining enemy forces. On order, defends in sector from PL ILLINOIS to PL VIRGINIA to defeat enemy attacks across the international border. Commander's Intent I want to rapidly defeat the remaining enemy forces in zone to PL ALABAMA to establish a covering force. The covering force will protect the division until we are prepared for combat and facilitate the forward passage of the heavy brigades, allowing the heavy brigades to rapidly defeat enemy forces in zone to PL FLORIDA, and posture the division to destroy any enemy counterattacks across the international border. End state is the international border restored and the division defending in sector along PL FLORIDA prepared to defeat any enemy attacks across the international border. Example Commanders Intent

12 Brigade Command & Battle Staff Training Combined Arms... Decisive Victory MDMP 12 Military Decision Making Process 13 Elements of commanders guidance – Specify COAs, friendly & enemy, and the priority for addressing them – The CCIR – Reconnaissance guidance – Risk guidance – Deception guidance – Fire support guidance – Mobility & countermobility guidance – Security measures to be implemented – Additional specific priorities for CS and CSS – Other information the Cdr wants the staff to consider – The time plan – Type of order to issue – Type of rehearsal to conduct FM pg 5-10

13 Brigade Command & Battle Staff Training Combined Arms... Decisive Victory MDMP 13 Commanders Critical Information Requirements (CCIR) Supports the commanders battlefield visualization Identifies critical decisions Assists in determining or validating COAs Helps filter information available to the commander Focuses the efforts of subordinates and staff Assists in the allocation of resources Assists staff officers in making recommendations 10 or less items of information Directly affects the success or failure of the mission FM pg 5-7

14 Brigade Command & Battle Staff Training Combined Arms... Decisive Victory MDMP 14 Commanders Critical Information Requirements (CCIR) PIR - Information about the enemy. Example: Are the 14 TMD and 13 ID DAGs located vicinity NAI 17 (CH 4535) and NAI 14 (CH3736) respectively? LTIOV: JUL97 EEFI - Information needed to protect friendly forces from the enemys information-gathering systems. Example: Location of brigade command posts. FFIR - Information about the capabilities of own or adjacent units. Example: First contact with enemy. Combat power below designated level. FM pg 5-8

15 Brigade Command & Battle Staff Training Combined Arms... Decisive Victory MDMP 15 NCOs In The Military Decision Making Process MISSION ANALYSIS –Prepare charts for mission analysis –Prepare terrain sketches –Update and post unit reports/status –Prepare TOC for planning process –Conduct mission analysis –Serve as a recorder during process –Brief commander and staff COMMANDERS GUIDANCE –Assist Cdr in developing guidance –Issue guidance –Record/post Cdrs guidance COA DEVELOPMENT –Prepare charts –Sketch COAs –Develop COAs PLANNING PROCESSCOMMANDERSTAFF OFFICERSSTAFF NCOsRTOs/CLERKS XXXXXXXXXX XXXXX XXXXX X X X X X X XXXX XXXX XXX XX XX X FM pg K-2

16 Brigade Command & Battle Staff Training Combined Arms... Decisive Victory MDMP 16 NCOs In The Military Decision Making Process (continued) COA ANALYSIS –Collect and prepare tools/charts –Serve as a war-game recorder –Conduct war-game session DECISION –Make recommendation to Cdr –Decide –Record/post Cdrs guidance ORDERS PREP –Write annexes –Consolidate annexes –Type order –Reproduce orders/graphics –Review order –Approve order PLANNING PROCESSCOMMANDERSTAFF OFFICERSSTAFF NCOsRTOs/CLERKS XXXXXXXX XXX XXX XX XX X X XXXX XXXX XX XXXX XX XX X X X X FM pg K-2

17 Brigade Command & Battle Staff Training Combined Arms... Decisive Victory MDMP 17 MILITARY DECISION MAKING PROCESS Workshop #2

18 Brigade Command & Battle Staff Training Combined Arms... Decisive Victory MDMP 18 Military Decision Making Process Step 3 Restated Mission Cdr's Guidance / Intent OutputInput Course of Action Development - Analyze Relative Combat Power - Generate Options - Array Initial Forces - Develop the Scheme of Maneuver - Assign Headquarters - Prepare COA Statements / Sketches COA Stmts / Sketches Enemy COAs Staff Estimates FM pgs 5-4, 5-11

19 Brigade Command & Battle Staff Training Combined Arms... Decisive Victory MDMP 19 Course of Action Development Criteria Suitability Feasibility Acceptability Distinguishability Completeness FM pg 5-11

20 Brigade Command & Battle Staff Training Combined Arms... Decisive Victory MDMP 20 PL NEBRASKA 42 Course of Action: BDE attacks frontally with two task forces abreast at May 97 with a mech heavy task force conducting the main attack in zone in the east to seize OBJ BAYONET to defeat an enemy battalion. Priority of indirect fires initially to counterbattery then neutralization of enemy forces at the point of attack. Smoke will be used to isolate enemy positions at the point of attack. A 20 minute prep on the OBJs will be fired to suppress enemy forces. An infantry battalion conducts a supporting attack in zone in the west to seize OBJ KNIFE to defeat an enemy battalion. A tank heavy task force follows the mech heavy task force and assumes the main effort to defeat the second echelon battalion vicinity OBJ SABER. Lead battalions provide frontal and flank security. A mech team, brigade reserve, follows the tank heavy task force prepared to reinforce the main effort or respond to threats to LOC. DS, R artillery and Q36 radar will initially position forward along PL NEVADA. One battery from the DS and one battery from the R battalion will initially move behind the lead Co/Tms in the right and left zone, respectively. The Q36 radar will move with the mech heavy TF. BDE Main CP will position vic PL NEVADA prior to attack. TAC CP will follow mech heavy TF. Risk is accepted by having a small reserve in order to mass combat power on the objective. PL IOWA O/O FEBA (PL FLORIDA) OBJ KNIFE 3 X 1 LOA (PL WISCONSIN) 37 LOA (PL WISCONSIN) O/O FEBA (PL FLORIDA) PL IOWA PL NEBRASKA LD/LC (PL NEVADA) LD/LC (PL NEVADA) X 52 ID X MNC X AA SCABBARD OBJ BAYONET TONGDUCH OBJ SABER COA #1 CFL 52 DIV MAY 97

21 Brigade Command & Battle Staff Training Combined Arms... Decisive Victory MDMP 21 PL NEBRASKA Course of Action: On order, BDE defends from PL FLORIDA to PL NEVADA with two task forces abreast to defeat the advance guard and lead battalions; a task force in depth, the defeat mechanism, will counter attack to defeat the enemy. Forward battalions establish screen from PL WISCONSIN to PL FLORIDA. The tank heavy task force establishes a combat outpost in TONGDUCH to engage enemy reconnaissance and force deployment of the Advanced Guard Battalion. Indirect fires neutralize Advance Guard in security zone. A tank heavy task force, main effort, in the east defends in sector from PL FLORIDA to PL IOWA to defeat the advance guard and first echelon battalion. An infantry battalion in the west defends in sector from PL FLORIDA to PL IOWA to defeat a first echelon battalion. A mech heavy task force occupies AA SCABBARD; on order main effort counterattacks into EA DALLAS or EA AUSTIN to defeat the second echelon battalion. Priority of fires to main effort battalion. Use blocking obstacles to shape EA DALLAS or EA AUSTIN once enemy main effort is identified, to support mech heavy TFs CATK. A mech team, brigade reserve, occupies AA HILT, prepared to defeat penetrations of PL NEBRASKA or respond to level II rear area threats. DS and R artillery with Q36 radar positioned forward between PL FLORIDA and PL IOWA. Risk is accepted by having a small reserve in order to defeat penetrations of PL NEBRASKA. PL IOWA FEBA (PL FLORIDA) PL NEVADA COA #1 3 X 1 LOA (PL WISCONSIN) LOA (PL WISCONSIN) FEBA (PL FLORIDA) PL IOWA PL NEBRASKA PL NEVADA TONGDUCH AA HILT AA SCABBARD EA DALLAS EA AUSTIN X 52 ID X MNC X CFL 52 DIV O/O CFL 52 DIV O/O MAIN X X TAC

22 Brigade Command & Battle Staff Training Combined Arms... Decisive Victory MDMP 22 PL NEBRASKA 42 Course of Action: BDE attacks frontally with two task forces abreast at May 97 with a mech heavy task force conducting the main attack in zone in the east to seize OBJ BAYONET to defeat an enemy battalion. Priority of indirect fires initially to counterbattery then neutralization of enemy forces at the point of attack. Smoke will be used to isolate enemy positions at the point of attack. A 20 minute prep on the OBJs will be fired to suppress enemy forces. An infantry battalion conducts a supporting attack in zone in the west to seize OBJ KNIFE to defeat an enemy battalion. A tank heavy task force follows the mech heavy task force and assumes the main effort to defeat the second echelon battalion vicinity OBJ SABER. Lead battalions provide frontal and flank security. A mech team, brigade reserve, follows the tank heavy task force prepared to reinforce the main effort or respond to threats to LOC. DS, R artillery and Q36 radar will initially position forward along PL NEVADA. One battery from the DS and one battery from the R battalion will initially move behind the lead Co/Tms in the right and left zone, respectively. The Q36 radar will move with the mech heavy TF. BDE Main CP will position vic PL NEVADA prior to attack. TAC CP will follow mech heavy TF. Risk is accepted by having a small reserve in order to mass combat power on the objective. PL IOWA O/O FEBA (PL FLORIDA) OBJ KNIFE 3 X 1 LOA (PL WISCONSIN) 37 LOA (PL WISCONSIN) O/O FEBA (PL FLORIDA) PL IOWA PL NEBRASKA LD/LC (PL NEVADA) LD/LC (PL NEVADA) X 52 ID X MNC X AA SCABBARD OBJ BAYONET TONGDUCH OBJ SABER COA #1 CFL 52 DIV MAY 97

23 Brigade Command & Battle Staff Training Combined Arms... Decisive Victory MDMP 23 MILITARY DECISION MAKING PROCESS Workshop #3

24 Brigade Command & Battle Staff Training Combined Arms... Decisive Victory MDMP 24 Military Decision Making Process Step 4 COA Stmts / Sketches Staff COA War Game Results Mission to Subordinates CCIR Output Input Enemy COA - Conduct War Game Course of Action Analysis Task Organization FM pgs 5-4, 5-16

25 Brigade Command & Battle Staff Training Combined Arms... Decisive Victory MDMP 25 Course of Action Analysis War Gaming Rules Remain unbiased List advantages and disadvantages (as found) Continually assess COA feasibility, acceptability, and suitability Avoid drawing premature conclusions and gathering facts to support such conclusions Compare COAs during comparison process: Not during war game FM pg 5-16

26 Brigade Command & Battle Staff Training Combined Arms... Decisive Victory MDMP 26 Course of Action Analysis War Gaming Steps Gather the tools List all friendly forces List assumptions List known critical events and decision points Determine evaluation criteria Select the war game method (avenue/belt/box) Select method to record and display results (synch matrix or sketch note) War game the battle and assess the results FM pg 5-17

27 Brigade Command & Battle Staff Training Combined Arms... Decisive Victory MDMP 27 Course of Action Analysis War Game Results 1 OF 3 Modified COA Modified location and timing of the decisive point Identification of key terrain Refinement of enemy event template & matrix Refinement of task organization Identification of subordinate units tasks Allocation of combat, CS and CSS assets to subordinates The synchronization matrix and decision support template Estimate duration of each critical event / entire operation Projection of enemy force destruction Identification of location and commitment of reserve FM pgs 5-23, 5-24

28 Brigade Command & Battle Staff Training Combined Arms... Decisive Victory MDMP 28 Identify likely times and areas for enemy use of WMD and friendly NBC requirements Most dangerous enemy COA Location of commander and CPs Identify additional critical events Identify additional CS and CSS requirements Requirements for deception and surprise Refined C2 requirements Finalize CCIR and IR with LTIOV Finalize R&S plan Refined CCIR and incorporate into R&S plan and graphics Course of Action Analysis War Game Results 2 OF 3 FM pgs 5-23, 5-24

29 Brigade Command & Battle Staff Training Combined Arms... Decisive Victory MDMP 29 Develop FS, Engr, AD, IO, CSS plans and graphics Identify / confirm DPs / NAIs, TAIs Timing of force concentration & initiation of the attack or counterattack Develop the intel collection and dissemination plan Determine movement times and tables Identify, analyze, and evaluate strengths and weaknesses of the COA Integrate targeting process Synchronize smoke Identify additional risks, develop control measures Course of Action Analysis War Game Results 3 OF 3 FM pgs 5-23, 5-24

30 Brigade Command & Battle Staff Training Combined Arms... Decisive Victory MDMP 30 Military Decision Making Process Step 5 Output Input War Game Results Decision Matrix Course of Action Comparison - Assess Risk - Compare COAs - Recommendation Establish Criteria FM pgs 5-4, 5-24

31 Brigade Command & Battle Staff Training Combined Arms... Decisive Victory MDMP 31 Course of Action Comparison Select comparison method Determine decision criteria Assign weighting values to criteria Make recommendation FM pg 5-24

32 Brigade Command & Battle Staff Training Combined Arms... Decisive Victory MDMP 32 MILITARY DECISION MAKING PROCESS Workshop #4

33 Brigade Command & Battle Staff Training Combined Arms... Decisive Victory MDMP 33 If the band played a piece first with the piccolo then with the brass horn, then with the clarinet, and then with the trumpet, there would be a hell of a lot of noise but no music. To get harmony in the music, each instrument must support the others, to get harmony in battle, each weapon must support the others. Team play wins. General George S. Patton

34 Brigade Command & Battle Staff Training Combined Arms... Decisive Victory MDMP 34 There is a type of staff officer who seems to think that it is more important to draft immaculate orders than to get out a reasonably well-worded order in time for action to be taken before the situation changes or the opportunity passes. Orders BH Liddell Hart Thoughts on War 1933

35 Brigade Command & Battle Staff Training Combined Arms... Decisive Victory MDMP 35 Military Decision Making Process Step 6 Course of Action Approval Decision Matrix Specified Type of Order / Rehearsal High Pay-Off Target List - Select COA - Assess Risk - Specify Type of Order Approved COA Refined Cdrs Intent Output Input FM pgs 5-4, 5-26 Warning Order 3

36 Brigade Command & Battle Staff Training Combined Arms... Decisive Victory MDMP 36 OPORD / OPLAN Development Guidelines / Characteristics 1 OF 2 Address critical facts and assumptions Authoritative expression Positive expression Avoiding unqualified directives Balance Simplicity Be concise Clarity Completeness FM pgs H-3, H-4

37 Brigade Command & Battle Staff Training Combined Arms... Decisive Victory MDMP 37 OPORD / OPLAN Development Guidelines / Characteristics 2 OF 2 Coordination Flexibility Clear, concise mission and intent statements Centralized planning Decentralized execution Use of existing resources Timeliness FM pgs H-3, H-4

38 Brigade Command & Battle Staff Training Combined Arms... Decisive Victory MDMP 38 Military Decision Making Process Step 7 Approved COA Orders Production - Translate into Plan / Order - Incorporate Branches and Sequels - Establish Control Measures - Synchronize Plan / Order OPORD / OPLAN Output Input FM pgs 5-4, 5-26

39 Brigade Command & Battle Staff Training Combined Arms... Decisive Victory MDMP 39 NCOs In TOC OPS RECEIVE INFORMATION –Monitor situation –Receive messages/reports –Maintain journal –Update post unit locations –Update status boards/charts DISTRIBUTE INFORMATION –Submit reports –Publish orders –Pass messages/reports within TOCs ANALYZE INFORMATION –Review in/out going reports/orders –Conduct predictive analysis –Identify CCIR –Conduct TDMP –Serve as recorders –Develop terrain Sketches –prepare charts and overlays TOC FUNCTIONXOBATTLE CPTSTAFF NCOsRTOs/CLERKS XXXXXXXXXXXX XXXX XXXX XXXXXXXX XXXXXX XXXXXXX XXXXX XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXX Reference: CALL Newsletter 95-12, DEC 95, Tactical Decision Making: Abbreviated Planning MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS TO CDR INTEGRATE/SYNCH RESOURCES X X X X X XXXXXXXX

40 Brigade Command & Battle Staff Training Combined Arms... Decisive Victory MDMP 40 NCO Use NCOs involvement Enforce duties and responsibilities Battlestaff trained NCOs

41 Brigade Command & Battle Staff Training Combined Arms... Decisive Victory MDMP 41 Military Decision Making Process Rehearsal - 5 Types of Rehearsals - Confirmation Brief - Backbrief - Combined Arms Rehearsal - Support Rehearsal - Battle Drill or SOP Rehearsal FM pgs 5-2, G-1/2

42 Brigade Command & Battle Staff Training Combined Arms... Decisive Victory MDMP 42 Military Decision Making Process Execution & Assessment FM pg 5-2

43 Brigade Command & Battle Staff Training Combined Arms... Decisive Victory MDMP 43 Common Problems In Applying The MDMP Using intelligence tools/products properly – Forgetting the enemy has a vote Providing adequate commanders guidance – Intent Developing/analyzing courses of action – War-gaming Presenting information for decision – Format/content Meeting timeline guidance

44 Brigade Command & Battle Staff Training Combined Arms... Decisive Victory MDMP 44 MILITARY DECISION MAKING PROCESS


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