The Battle Staff SMARTbook Author:Norman M. Wade The Essentials of Warfighting — Guide to Designing, Planning & Conducting Military Operations — Step-by-step visual approach: — Step-by-step approach makes military doctrine and reference as easy as 1-2-3. Dozens of charts and diagrams show you exactly what you need to know. — Comprehensive quick reference guide: — Look up what you need and then get ... more »straight to work. SMARTbooks are written from the warfighter's perspective, concentrating at the tactical & operational levels of war. Compiled directly from the latest official military publications; complete doctrinal references are provided for documentation.
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Commanders, supported by their staffs, use the operations process to drive the conceptual and detailed planning necessary to understand, visualize, and describe their operational environment; make and articulate decisions; and direct, lead, and assess military operations.
The Army's framework for exercising mission command is the operations process: planning, preparing, executing, and continuously assessing the operation.
Planning is the art and science of understanding a situation, envisioning a desired future, and laying out effective ways of bringing the future about.
Design is a methodology for applying critical and creative thinking to understand, visualize, and describe complex, ill-structured problems and develop approaches to solve them.
Preparation is all activities that units perform to improve their ability to execute an operation.
Execution puts a plan into action by applying combat power to accomplish the mission and using situational understanding to assess progress and make execution and adjustment decisions.
Assessment is continuously monitoring and evaluating the current situation and the progress of an operation.
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