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Digital Brigade

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71-0 SERIES IPB, ISR AND THE MDMP PROCESSES..........................................................6


DEFINE THE BATTLEFIELD ENVIRONMENT (IPB).........................................................................8
DESCRIBE THE BATTLEFIELD'S EFFECTS (IPB)..........................................................................11
EVALUATE THE THREAT (IPB)....................................................................................................17
DETERMINE THREAT COURSES OF ACTION (COAS) (IPB)........................................................21
PLAN INTELLIGENCE, SURVEILLANCE, AND RECONNAISSANCE (ISR).......................................26
RECEIVE THE MISSION (MDMP)...............................................................................................31
CONDUCT MISSION ANALYSIS (MDMP)....................................................................................35
DEVELOP COURSES OF ACTION (COAS) (MDMP)....................................................................41
ANALYZE COURSES OF ACTION (COAS) (MDMP)....................................................................46
COMPARE COURSES OF ACTION (COAS) (MDMP)...................................................................52
APPROVE COURSE OF ACTION (COA) (MDMP).......................................................................56
PRODUCE ORDER OR PLANS (MDMP).......................................................................................59
MANEUVER SECTION IPB, ISR AND THE MDMP PROCESSES....................................63
DEFINE THE BATTLEFIELD ENVIRONMENT (IPB) (S3)...............................................................65
DESCRIBE THE BATTLEFIELD'S EFFECTS ON MANEUVER ASSETS (IPB) (S3)............................69
EVALUATE THE MANEUVER THREAT (IPB) (S3)........................................................................73
DETERMINE THREAT MANEUVER COURSES OF ACTION (COAS) (IPB) (S3).............................77
PLAN INTELLIGENCE, SURVEILLANCE, AND RECONNAISSANCE (ISR) (S3)...............................81
RECEIVE THE MISSION (MDMP) (S3).......................................................................................86
CONDUCT MISSION ANALYSIS (MDMP) (S3)............................................................................91
DEVELOP COURSES OF ACTION (COAS) (MDMP) (S3)............................................................97
ANALYZE COURSES OF ACTION (COAS) (MDMP) (S3)..........................................................101
COMPARE COURSES OF ACTION (COAS) (MDMP) (S3).........................................................105
APPROVE COURSE OF ACTION (COA) (MDMP) (S3)..............................................................110
PRODUCE ORDER OR PLANS (MDMP) (S3).............................................................................113
S2/ACT SECTION IPB, ISR AND THE MDMP PROCESSES...........................................117
DEFINE THE BATTLEFIELD ENVIRONMENT (IPB) (S2/ACT)....................................................119
DESCRIBE THE BATTLEFIELD'S EFFECTS (IPB) (S2/ACT).......................................................123
EVALUATE THE THREAT (IPB) (S2/ACT).................................................................................128
DETERMINE THREAT COURSES OF ACTION (COAS) (IPB) (S2/ACT).....................................133
PLAN INTELLIGENCE, SURVEILLANCE, AND RECONNAISSANCE (ISR) (S2).............................138
RECEIVE THE MISSION (MDMP) (S2/ACT)............................................................................143
CONDUCT MISSION ANALYSIS (MDMP) (S2/ACT).................................................................146
DEVELOP COURSES OF ACTION (COAS) (MDMP) (S2)..........................................................153
ANALYZE COURSES OF ACTION (COAS) (MDMP) (S2/ACT).................................................157
COMPARE COURSES OF ACTION (COAS) (MDMP) (S2/ACT)................................................160
PRODUCE ORDER OR PLANS (MDMP) (S2/ACT)....................................................................163
FSE SECTION IPB, ISR AND THE MDMP PROCESSES..................................................166
DEFINE THE BATTLEFIELD ENVIRONMENT (IPB) (FSE)..........................................................168

DESCRIBE THE BATTLEFIELD'S EFFECTS ON FIRE SUPPORT ASSETS (IPB) (FSE)....................171


EVALUATE THE FIRE SUPPORT THREAT (IPB) (FSE)...............................................................178
DETERMINE THREAT FIRE SUPPORT COURSES OF ACTION (COAS) (IPB) (FSE)....................183
PLAN INTELLIGENCE, SURVEILLANCE, AND RECONNAISSANCE (ISR) (FSE)..........................187
RECEIVE THE MISSION (MDMP) (FSE)...................................................................................190
CONDUCT MISSION ANALYSIS (MDMP) (FSE).......................................................................194
DEVELOP COURSES OF ACTION (COAS) (MDMP) (FSE).......................................................199
ANALYZE COURSES OF ACTION (COAS) (MDMP) (FSE).......................................................203
COMPARE COURSES OF ACTION (COAS) (MDMP) (FSE).......................................................209
PRODUCE ORDER OR PLANS (MDMP) (FSE)..........................................................................213
ENGINEER SECTION IPB, ISR AND THE MDMP PROCESSES....................................219
DEFINE THE BATTLEFIELD ENVIRONMENT (IPB) (ENGINEER SECTION) (VER 6.2.X)..............221
DESCRIBE THE BATTLEFIELD'S EFFECTS (IPB) (ENGINEER SECTION) (VER 6.2.X).................226
EVALUATE THE THREAT (IPB) (ENGINEER SECTION) (VER 6.2.X)...........................................231
DETERMINE THREAT COURSES OF ACTION (COAS) (IPB) (ENGINEER SECTION) (VER 6.2.X)
.................................................................................................................................................235
PLAN INTELLIGENCE, SURVEILLANCE, AND RECONNAISSANCE (ISR) (ENGINEER SECTION)
(VER 6.2.X)..............................................................................................................................241
RECEIVE THE MISSION (MDMP) (ENGINEER SECTION)..........................................................249
CONDUCT MISSION ANALYSIS (MDMP) (ENGINEER SECTION)...............................................253
DEVELOP COURSES OF ACTION (COAS) (MDMP) (ENGINEER SECTION)...............................259
ANALYZE COURSES OF ACTION (COAS) (MDMP) (ENGINEER SECTION)...............................265
COMPARE COURSES OF ACTION (COAS) (MDMP) (ENGINEER SECTION)..............................271
PRODUCE ORDER OR PLANS (MDMP) (ENGINEER SECTION).................................................275
ADA SECTION IPB, ISR AND THE MDMP PROCESSES.................................................282
DEFINE THE BATTLEFIELD ENVIRONMENT (IPB) (AIR DEFENSE ELEMENT)...........................284
DESCRIBE THE BATTLEFIELD'S EFFECTS (IPB) (AIR DEFENSE ELEMENT)...............................288
EVALUATE THE AERIAL THREAT (IPB) (AIR DEFENSE ELEMENT)...........................................292
DETERMINE AERIAL THREAT COURSES OF ACTION (COAS) (IPB) (AIR DEFENSE ELEMENT)296
PLAN INTELLIGENCE, SURVEILLANCE AND RECONNAISSANCE (ISR) (AIR DEFENSE ELEMENT)
.................................................................................................................................................300
RECEIVE THE MISSION (MDMP) (AIR DEFENSE ELEMENT)....................................................304
CONDUCT MISSION ANALYSIS (MDMP) (AIR DEFENSE ELEMENT)........................................307
DEVELOP COURSES OF ACTION (COAS) (MDMP) (AIR DEFENSE ELEMENT)........................312
ANALYZE COURSES OF ACTION (COAS) (MDMP) (AIR DEFENSE ELEMENT)........................315
COMPARE COURSES OF ACTION (COAS) (MDMP) (AIR DEFENSE ELEMENT)........................319
PRODUCE ORDER OR PLANS (MDMP) (AIR DEFENSE ELEMENT)...........................................322
CHEM SECTION IPB, ISR AND THE MDMP PROCESSES.............................................326
DESCRIBE THE BATTLEFIELD'S EFFECTS (IPB) (CHEMICAL SECTION)....................................328
EVALUATE THE NBC THREAT (IPB) (CHEMICAL SECTION).....................................................332
DETERMINE THREAT NBC COURSES OF ACTION (COAS) (IPB) (CHEMICAL SECTION).........336
PLAN INTELLIGENCE, SURVEILLANCE, AND RECONNAISSANCE (ISR) (CHEMICAL SECTION). 339
RECEIVE THE MISSION (MDMP) (CHEMICAL SECTION).........................................................342
CONDUCT MISSION ANALYSIS (MDMP) (CHEMICAL SECTION)..............................................344
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DEVELOP COURSES OF ACTION (COAS) (MDMP) (CHEMICAL SECTION)..............................349


ANALYZE COURSES OF ACTION (COAS) (MDMP) (CHEMICAL SECTION)..............................352
COMPARE COURSES OF ACTION (COAS) (MDMP) (CHEMICAL SECTION).............................356
PRODUCE ORDER OR PLANS (MDMP) (CHEMICAL SECTION).................................................359
SIGO SECTION IPB, ISR AND THE MDMP PROCESSES...............................................363
DEFINE THE BATTLEFIELD ENVIRONMENT (IPB) (S6).............................................................365
DESCRIBE THE BATTLEFIELD'S EFFECTS (IPB) (S6)................................................................368
EVALUATE THE THREAT (IPB) (S6)..........................................................................................372
DETERMINE THREAT COURSES OF ACTION (COAS) (IPB) (S6)..............................................376
PLAN INTELLIGENCE, SURVEILLANCE, AND RECONNAISSANCE (ISR) (S6).............................380
RECEIVE THE MISSION (MDMP) (S-6)....................................................................................383
CONDUCT MISSION ANALYSIS (MDMP) (S-6)........................................................................386
DEVELOP COURSES OF ACTION (COAS) (MDMP) (S-6).........................................................391
ANALYZE COURSES OF ACTION (COAS) (MDMP) (S-6)........................................................395
COMPARE COURSES OF ACTION (COAS) (MDMP) (S6).........................................................399
PRODUCE ORDER OR PLANS (MDMP) (S-6)...........................................................................402
S4 SECTION MDMP PROCESS.............................................................................................406
RECEIVE THE MISSION (MDMP) (S4).....................................................................................408
CONDUCT MISSION ANALYSIS (MDMP) (S4)..........................................................................411
DEVELOP COURSES OF ACTION (COAS) (MDMP) (S4)..........................................................415
ANALYZE COURSES OF ACTION (COAS) (MDMP) (S4)..........................................................419
PRODUCE ORDER OR PLANS (MDMP) (S4).............................................................................423
S1 SECTION MDMP PROCESS.............................................................................................428
RECEIVE THE MISSION (MDMP) (S1).....................................................................................430
CONDUCT MISSION ANALYSIS (MDMP) (S1)..........................................................................433
DEVELOP COURSES OF ACTION (COAS) (MDMP) (S1)..........................................................437
ANALYZE COURSES OF ACTION (COAS) (MDMP) (S1)..........................................................441
COMPARE COURSES OF ACTION (COAS) (MDMP) (S1).........................................................444
PRODUCE ORDER OR PLANS (MDMP) (S1).............................................................................448
SUPPORT OPERATIONS SECTION MDMP PROCESS....................................................452
CONDUCT MISSION ANALYSIS (MDMP) (SUPPORT OPERATIONS)...........................................454
DEVELOP COURSES OF ACTION (COAS) (MDMP) (SUPPORT OPERATIONS)...........................458
ANALYZE COURSES OF ACTION (COAS) (MDMP) (SUPPORT OPERATIONS)...........................462
COMPARE COURSES OF ACTION (COAS) (MDMP) (SUPPORT OPERATIONS)..........................466
PRODUCE ORDER OR PLANS (MDMP) (SUPPORT OPERATIONS).............................................470
CHAPLAIN SECTION MDMP PROCESS............................................................................478
CONDUCT MISSION ANALYSIS (MDMP) (CHAPLAIN).............................................................480
DEVELOP COURSES OF ACTION (COAS) (MDMP) (CHAPLAIN)..............................................484
ANALYZE COURSES OF ACTION (COAS) (MDMP) (CHAPLAIN).............................................487
PRODUCE ORDER OR PLANS (MDMP) (CHAPLAIN)................................................................491
BOLT SECTION MDMP PROCESS.......................................................................................495

CONDUCT MISSION ANALYSIS (MDMP) (BOLT)....................................................................497


PRODUCE ORDER OR PLANS (MDMP) (BOLT).......................................................................500
SURGEON SECTION MDMP PROCESS.............................................................................503
CONDUCT MISSION ANALYSIS (MDMP) (SURGEON)..............................................................505
DEVELOP COURSES OF ACTION (COAS) (MDMP) (SURGEON)...............................................509
ANALYZE COURSES OF ACTION (COAS) (MDMP) (SURGEON)..............................................513
PRODUCE ORDER OR PLANS (MDMP) (SURGEON).................................................................517

71-0 Series
IPB, ISR AND THE
MDMP
PROCESSES
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

DEFINE THE BATTLEFIELD ENVIRONMENT (IPB)..........................................................8


DESCRIBE THE BATTLEFIELD'S EFFECTS (IPB)............................................................11
EVALUATE THE THREAT (IPB).............................................................................................17
DETERMINE THREAT COURSES OF ACTION (COAS) (IPB).........................................21
PLAN INTELLIGENCE, SURVEILLANCE, AND RECONNAISSANCE (ISR)................26
RECEIVE THE MISSION (MDMP).........................................................................................31
CONDUCT MISSION ANALYSIS (MDMP)............................................................................35
DEVELOP COURSES OF ACTION (COAS) (MDMP)..........................................................41
ANALYZE COURSES OF ACTION (COAS) (MDMP)..........................................................46
COMPARE COURSES OF ACTION (COAS) (MDMP).........................................................52
APPROVE COURSE OF ACTION (COA) (MDMP)..............................................................56
PRODUCE ORDER OR PLANS (MDMP)..............................................................................59

Report Date: 23 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
71-0-5300.71-WT02

Define the Battlefield Environment (IPB)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 5 Jan 2000

Task Data:
Proponent: Combined Arms
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Develop Intelligence
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: Yes
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The digital brigade battle staff is conducting or preparing to conduct


operations. The digital command post is established, and the staff has received the
initial WARNO with the Area of Operations (AO) from higher headquarters. Enemy
order of battle, knowledge of threat doctrine, and refined data from the division
terrain team and staff weather officer (SWO), and digital map coverage of the
contingency area are available. The brigade commander has issued his initial
planning guidance. Some iterations of this task should be performed in MOPP4.

Standard: The staff conducted analysis that defined the battlefield area of operations
(AO), area of interest (AOI), and battle space and created the battlefield
environment overlay. The battlefield environment overlay was disseminated to staff
and, if applicable, subordinate units.

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

1. Staff identifies significant characteristics of the environment.


2. S3 section identifies the limits of the brigade area of operations
(AO).
a. S3 section retrieves higher graphics via MCS or CTP.
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TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

b. S3 Plans officer considers initial guidance from the


commander.
c. S3 section establishes brigade AO overlay using CTP.
d. S3 approves AO overlay.
* 3. XO directs staff to use the AO as start point for analysis of AOI and
battle space.
NOTE: Base the AOI limits on the ability of the threat to project power
or move forces into the AO. Base the battle space limits on the ability
of friendly system range capability (acquisition and targeting). Refine
based on commander's guidance.
* 4. Commander or XO specifies, with staff input, the amount of detail
required within time available for IPB.
5. S2 section establishes the brigade AOI overlay by consolidating
staff AOI overlay input using CTP.
6. S3 section establishes the brigade battle space overlay by
consolidating staff battlespace overlay input using CTP.
7. S3 section establishes the brigade battlefield environment overlay
by consolidating the AO, AOI, and battle space overlays.
* 8. Brigade XO/CDR approves or disapproves recommendation on
battlefield environment.
NOTE: If the XO or commander disapproves recommended battlefield
environment overlay, staff returns to step 3.
9. S3 section posts the battlefield environment overlay on MCS and
transmits to staff; if applicable, transmits to subordinate units as an
element of WARNO 2.
NOTE: This analysis defines the limits of the AO, AOI and battle space
and prioritizes collection and targeting efforts.
10. S2 section consolidates information gaps and submits request for
information (RFI) to higher.

Supporting Products (References)


Step Id
Product Id
----FM 34-130

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
2.
171-SGM-5300-WT13
2. d.
171-SGM-5300-WT13
5.
171-SGM-5300-WT13

Title
Intelligence Preparation Of The
Battlefield

Title
Define the battlefield environment (SGM)
Define the battlefield environment (SGM)
Define the battlefield environment (SGM)
9

9.

171-SGM-5300-WT13

Define the battlefield environment (SGM)

Prerequisite Collective Tasks: None.

Supporting Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----05-6-5300.05-WT11
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06-6-5300.06-WT08

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11-4-8300.01-WT09

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17-6-5300.17-WT02

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34-6-5300.34-WT01

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44-2-5300.44-WT92

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----05-6-5310.05-WT11
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05-6-5320.20-WT11

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05-6-5360.05-WT11

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71-6-1056.71-WT07

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.3

Title
Define the Battlefield Environment (IPB)
(Engineer Section) (Ver 6.2.x)
Define the Battlefield Environment (IPB)
(FSE)
Define the Battlefield Environment (IPB)
(S6)
Define the Battlefield Environment (IPB)
(S3)
Define the Battlefield Environment (IPB)
(S2/ACT)
Define the Battlefield Environment (IPB)
(Air Defense Element)

Title
Describe the Battlefield's Effects (IPB)
(Engineer Section) (Ver 6.2.x)
Evaluate the Threat (IPB) (Engineer
Section) (Ver 6.2.x)
Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP)
(Engineer Section)
Conduct Intelligence Preparation of the
Battlefield (IPB)

Title
Assess Tactical Situation and Operations

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Report Date: 23 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
71-0-5310.71-WT02

Describe the Battlefield's Effects (IPB)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 5 Jan 2000

Task Data:
Proponent: Combined Arms
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Develop Intelligence
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: Yes
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The digital brigade battle staff is conducting or preparing to conduct


operations. The digital command post is established, and the staff has received the
initial WARNO with the Area of Operations (AO) from higher headquarters. The
brigade battlefield environment has been defined, and the brigade commander has
issued his initial guidance for IPB development. Some iterations of this task should
be performed in MOPP4.

Standard: Brigade staff developed the Modified Combined Obstacle Overlay (MCOO)
and described how the battlefield environment affects both threat and friendly
operations, to include broad Courses of Action (COAs).

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

1. Brigade Engineer section establishes terrain overlays and exports


them to staff sections.
a. Further refines initial brigade Combined Obstacles Overlay
(COO) as an overlay.
b. Establishes a series of terrain overlays to aid staff section
analysis per TACSOP.

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TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

2. Staff analyzes the effects of terrain on the battlefield environment in


order to develop the MCOO.
a. Staff analyzes the military aspects of the terrain utilizing
OCOKA.
(1) Engineer section analyzes the COO terrain data utilizing
OCOKA and analyzes weather effects on terrain.
(2) S2 section proposes locations that best support threat
collection.
(3) The S2 section uses COO to provide overlay that includes
areas within the AO that offer friendly forces concealment
from enemy aerial and space-based IMINT platforms.
(4) S3 section, in coordination with the S2 and ABE, identifies
key terrain, decisive terrain, avenues of approach, decisive
point and critical point by updating COO.
(5) Air Defense section analyzes the COO terrain data utilizing
OCOKA.
(6) Chemical section analyzes the COO terrain data using
OCOKA and determines NBC implications.
(7) S6 section uses COO to provide overlay that includes:
( a) Concealment from aerial and space-based SIGINT
systems.
( b) Line-of-sight characteristics of terrain, to include
communications and non-communications emitters.
( c) Vegetation and its effects on radio wave absorption
and antenna height requirements.
( d) Large objects, such as buildings or cliffs, that will
influence radio waves.
(8) FSE analyzes the COO terrain data using OCOKA and
determines fire support implications.
(9) S2 section, assisted by brigade engineer section,
consolidates staff inputs and adds to the Combined
Obstacles Overlay (COO) to produce the MCOO.
NOTE: Enemy avenues of approach and mobility corridors in the AO
and AOI should be tailored to a specific unit type; i.e. heavy, light,
airborne forces, etc.
b. Staff evaluates the effects of terrain on operations.
NOTE: Relate the analysis of terrain effects on the broad COAs
available to threat and friendly forces, such as attack or defend.
(1) S2 identifies threat engagement areas, battle positions,
immediate and intermediate objectives, ambush sites, etc.
(2) S3 identifies friendly engagement areas, battle positions,
immediate and intermediate objectives, ambush sites, etc.
(3) FSO provides:

12

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

( a) Assessment of the effects of terrain on fire support


offensive and defensive operations. Inform S2, S3,
and ABE of terrain features rated key terrain from a fire
support perspective.
( b) Position area overlay (threat and friendly)
( c) Artillery dead space overlay.
(4) ADO identifies possible air avenues of approach, potential
friendly and threat ADA system positions, possible FAARP
sites, LZs/PZs, and airfields.
(5) Engineer section analyzes the terrain effects on general
offensive and defensive engineer operations.
(6) Chemical section identifies terrain favorable for the use of
WMD and smoke. Uses CTP on MCS to provide overlay
that includes analysis of terrain pertaining to employment
of WMD and smoke.
(7) S2, with recommendations from the staff, briefs the areas
of the battlefield environment that favor offensive/defensive
operations and those that are neutral.
3. S2 section coordinates with the SWO to develop tailored IMETS
Battlefield Forecasting Model (BFM) products that portray the
military aspects of weather.
4. Staff analyzes the effects of weather on the battlefield environment.
a. Staff analyzes the military aspects of weather to include:
(1) Visibility (to include illumination).
(2) Wind (speed and direction).
(3) Precipitation.
(4) Cloud cover.
(5) Temperature and humidity.
b. Staff evaluates the weather effects on operations.
NOTE: Relate the analysis of weather effects on the broad COAs
available to threat and friendly forces, such as attack or defend.
(1) S3 analyzes the effects of weather on maneuver
operations and updates overlay as appropriate.
(2) S2 analyzes the effects of weather on enemy operations
and updates overlay as appropriate.
(3) Engineer section analyzes the military weather effects on
engineer operations and updates overlay as appropriate.
(4) Chemical Officer analyzes the effects of weather on the
use of weapons of mass destruction and smoke and
updates overlay as appropriate.
(5) FSE analyzes the effects of weather on fire support
operations and updates overlays as appropriate.
(6) ADO analyzes the effects of weather on air operations and
updates overlay as appropriate.

13

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

5. S2 section, assisted by the primary and special staff--to include the


brigade judge advocate (BJA) and civil military officer (CMO)-determine other characteristics of the battlefield that could affect
operations. For example, this may be accomplished through
identification of:
a. Demographic, political, and socioeconomic factors.
b. Infrastructures (transportation and telecommunications, etc.)
c. Local, U.S., and international law.
6. S2 section receives Electronic Preparation of the Battlefield (EPB)
information from the Analytical Control Element (ACE).
7. Staff describes the battlefield's effects on threat and friendly
capabilities and broad Courses of Action (COA), and incorporates
analysis into staff estimates.
NOTE: Combine the evaluation of the effects of terrain, weather, and
the other characteristics of the battlefield. Focus on the total factors
influencing the environmental effects on COA available to both threat
and friendly forces.
a. Identify areas along each avenue of approach best suited for
engagement areas, ambush sites, battle positions, immediate
or intermediate objectives, etc.
b. Identify period when weather conditions will optimize the use of
friendly sighting and target acquisition systems.
c. Identify other characteristics of the battlefield that will affect
military operations.
d. Identify the impact of terrain, weather, and other characteristics
on Correlation of Forces Matrices (COFM).
8. S2 receives staff input concerning battlefield effects and COAs and
consolidates information.
9. S2 disseminates modified combined obstacle overlay (MCOO),
demographics information, and weather and light data to staff and
subordinate units.

Supporting Products (References)


Step Id
Product Id
----FM 34-130

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----150-COS-5310-WT02

Title
Intelligence Preparation Of The
Battlefield

Title
Describe the Battlefield Effects (XO)

14

1.
2.
2. a.
2. b.
4.
7.
9.

171-SGM-5310-WT13
171-SGM-5310-WT13
171-SGM-5310-WT13
171-SGM-5310-WT13
171-SGM-5310-WT13
171-SGM-5310-WT13
171-SGM-5310-WT13

Describe the Battlefield Effects (SGM)


Describe the Battlefield Effects (SGM)
Describe the Battlefield Effects (SGM)
Describe the Battlefield Effects (SGM)
Describe the Battlefield Effects (SGM)
Describe the Battlefield Effects (SGM)
Describe the Battlefield Effects (SGM)

Prerequisite Collective Tasks: None.

Supporting Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----03-4-5310.03-WT28
-----

05-6-5310.05-WT11

-----

06-6-5310.06-WT08

-----

11-4-8310.11-WT06

-----

17-6-5310.17-WT02

-----

34-6-5310.34-WT01

-----

44-2-5310.44-WT92

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----05-6-5230.05WT10

-----

05-6-5330.05-WT11

-----

05-6-5340.05-WT11

-----

05-6-5360.05-WT11

Title
Describe the Battlefield's Effects (IPB)
(Chemical Section)
Describe the Battlefield's Effects (IPB)
(Engineer Section) (Ver 6.2.x)
Describe the Battlefield's Effects on Fire
Support Assets (IPB) (FSE)
Describe the Battlefield's Effects (IPB)
(S6)
Describe the Battlefield's Effects on
Maneuver Assets (IPB) (S3)
Describe the Battlefield's Effects (IPB)
(S2/ACT)
Describe the Battlefield's Effects (IPB)
(Air Defense Element)

Title
Plan Intelligence, Surveillance, and
Reconnaissance (ISR) (Engineer
Section) (Ver 6.2.x)
Determine Threat Courses of Action
(COAs) (IPB) (Engineer Section) (Ver
6.2.x)
Decide Surface Targets to Attack
(Engineer Section) (Ver 6.2.x)
Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP)
(Engineer Section)

15

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05-6-5410.05-WT11

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05-6-5420.05-WT10

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71-6-1056.71-WT07

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.3

Develop Courses of Action (COAs)


(MDMP) (Engineer Section)
Analyze Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP) (Engineer Section)
Conduct Intelligence Preparation of the
Battlefield (IPB)

Title
Assess Tactical Situation and Operations

16

Report Date: 23 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
71-0-5320.71-WT02

Evaluate the Threat (IPB)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 5 Jan 2000

Task Data:
Proponent: Combined Arms
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Develop Intelligence
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: Yes
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The digital brigade battle staff is conducting or preparing to conduct


operations. The digital command post is established, and the staff has received the
initial WARNO with the Area of Operations (AO) from higher headquarters. The
staff is assembled and conducting mission analysis or updating products as part of
battle tracking. The command's battlefield environment has been defined,
battlefield effects have been described, and the MCOO has been established.
Some iterations of this task should be performed in MOPP4.

Standard: The threat was determined in terms of the commander's requirements. An


updated doctrinal template was established and the staff determined High Value
Targets (HVTs) and threat capabilities and vulnerabilities for the given situation.

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

1. Staff identifies threat and information gaps.


a. S2 section retrieves threat information from higher HQ using
ASAS-RWS and CTP.
b. S2 section establishes OB files, historical threat records, and
threat models for the staff using the RWS.
c. Staff sections assist the S2 by:
17

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

(1) Evaluating the current OB files for completeness and


accurate threat composition, strength, and dispositions.
(2) Evaluating the historical records for relevance.
(3) Evaluating the threat models for completeness and
relevant patterns of behavior in their area of expertise.
d. Staff sections identify information gaps and submit Request for
Information (RFIs) to the Bde S2 or higher HQ BOS
representative, as appropriate.
e. S2 section uses reach to answer RFI, if possible. If the S2 is
unable to answer the RFI through reach, develops brigade
collection requirements or submits RFI to higher HQ.
2. Staff maintains threat models by creating or updating doctrinal
template and patterns of operation.
NOTE: Threat models consist of three parts: doctrinal templates;
description of preferred tactics, options, and peculiarities; and
identification of HVTs. They depict how threat forces prefer to conduct
operations under ideal conditions.
a. S2 section establishes initial threat mission, threat capabilities,
and initial doctrinal template overlays using CTP.
b. Staff sections recommend updates to the doctrinal template by
establishing BOS doctrinal template overlays based upon the
threat identification analysis and threat past operations
(determined in previous step).
c. Staff sections describe threat-preferred tactics, options, and
peculiarities based on an evaluation of threat doctrine and past
and current operations using CTP.
d. S2 section consolidates threat model input and establishes the
threat doctrinal template and patterns of operation.
e. Staff sections propose HVTs that are critical to the completion
of the threat commander's mission to the S2.
3. Staff identifies threat capabilities and vulnerabilities.
NOTE: Threat capabilities are the broad COAs and support operations
that threat forces take to influence the accomplishment of the friendly
mission.
a. S2 section establishes initial threat capabilities overlay using
CTP portraying threat capabilities, vulnerabilities, supporting
missions and other actions that can influence friendly
operations. The capabilities and vulnerabilities are related to
COAs (Attack, Defend, Reinforce, & Retrograde).
b. Staff sections review initial threat capabilities overlay and
recommend changes to the S2 based upon BOS-related
analysis.
c. Staff sections record analysis in paragraph 2 of staff estimates.
4. S2, with assistance from the staff, provides XO a consolidated staff
assessment of threat capabilities and vulnerabilities.

18

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

a. Describes threat tactics.


b. Identifies those High Value Targets critical to the completion of
the threat commander's operations.
c. Identifies threat capabilities, vulnerabilities, supporting
missions and other actions that can influence friendly
operations.
d. Refines doctrinal template as required.
e. Other staff officers assist S2 as required.
5. S2 section disseminates the results of evaluating the threat to staff
and subordinate units.
NOTE: Traditionally the threat evaluation is disseminated via the
Intelligence Estimate but may use means best suited to the situation.

Supporting Products (References)


Step Id
Product Id
----FM 34-130

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----150-COS-5320-WT02
1. b.
171-SGM-5320-WT13
1. c.
171-SGM-5320-WT13
1. d.
171-SGM-5320-WT13
2.
171-SGM-5320-WT13
3.
171-SGM-5320-WT13
5.
171-SGM-5320-WT13

Title
Intelligence Preparation Of The
Battlefield

Title
Evaluate the Maneuver Threat (XO)
Evaluate the Threat (SGM)
Evaluate the Threat (SGM)
Evaluate the Threat (SGM)
Evaluate the Threat (SGM)
Evaluate the Threat (SGM)
Evaluate the Threat (SGM)

Prerequisite Collective Tasks: None.

Supporting Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----03-4-5320.03-WT28
-----

05-6-5320.20-WT11

Title
Evaluate the NBC Threat (IPB)
(Chemical Section)
Evaluate the Threat (IPB) (Engineer
Section) (Ver 6.2.x)

19

-----

06-6-5320.06-WT08

-----------------

11-4-8320.01-WT09
17-6-5320.17-WT02
34-6-5320.34-WT01
44-2-5320.44-WT92

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----05-6-5230.05WT10

-----

05-6-5330.05-WT11

-----

05-6-5360.05-WT11

-----

71-6-1056.71-WT07

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.3

Evaluate the Fire Support Threat (IPB)


(FSE)
Evaluate the Threat (IPB) (S6)
Evaluate the Maneuver Threat (IPB) (S3)
Evaluate the Threat (IPB) (S2/ACT)
Evaluate the Aerial Threat (IPB) (Air
Defense Element)

Title
Plan Intelligence, Surveillance, and
Reconnaissance (ISR) (Engineer
Section) (Ver 6.2.x)
Determine Threat Courses of Action
(COAs) (IPB) (Engineer Section) (Ver
6.2.x)
Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP)
(Engineer Section)
Conduct Intelligence Preparation of the
Battlefield (IPB)

Title
Assess Tactical Situation and Operations

20

Report Date: 23 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
71-0-5330.71-WT02

Determine Threat Courses of Action (COAs) (IPB)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 5 Jan 2000

Task Data:
Proponent: Combined Arms
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Develop Intelligence
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: Yes
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The digital brigade battle staff is conducting or preparing to conduct


operations. The digital command post is established, and the staff has received the
initial WARNO with the Area of Operations (AO) from higher headquarters. The
staff is assembled and is conducting initial IPB as part of mission analysis (as part
of MDMP). The threat evaluation analysis is complete, and a refined doctrinal
template has been created. Some iterations of this task should be performed in
MOPP4.

Standard: The staff identified and evaluated threat COAs (including SITTEMP,
description of threat COA and options, and list of HVTs) and desired end state. At
a minimum, the threat most likely and most dangerous COAs were identified. The
situation and event templates were developed to assist the staff in mission
planning.

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

1. Staff develops the full set of threat COAs available to the threat by
establishing threat COA overlays.

21

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

a. S2 section identifies likely objectives and desired end state of


threat command forces at least one level above own and two
levels below own command.
b. S2 section establishes initial situation template (SITTEMP)
overlay by overlaying the doctrinal template on the products
that depict the battlefield environment's effects on operations
(MCOO).
c. S2 section establishes initial threat COA overlays for potential
threat COAs by integrating the threat models from "Evaluate
the Threat" with the analysis from "Describe Battlefield Effects"
to portray potential threat COAs.
d. S2 section refines and develops additional COA overlays
based on the threat perception of friendly actions and
dispositions (reverse IPB).
e. Staff sections review initial SITTEMP and threat COA overlays
and provide input as necessary.
2. S2 section develops situation template overlays, COA descriptions
and options, and High Value Targets (HVTs).
a. S2 section refines the initial SITTEMP overlay(s) by graphically
depicting expected threat dispositions at critical "snapshots in
time" as agreed upon by the S2/S3 for each threat COA.
b. S2 section adds time phase lines (TPLs) depicting threat
movement to the situation templates.
c. S2 section describes each COA and options to support staff
war gaming.
d. S2 section war games the situation templates, the times or
phases in the COA when HVTs are most valuable to the
commander and portrays refined HVTs on the SITTEMP.
e. S2 section refines the High Value Target List (HVTL) for each
COA.
f. S2 section exports updated SITTEMP overlays, COA options,
and HVTL for each COA.
3. Staff evaluates and prioritizes each threat COA, particularly
identifying the threat most likely and most dangerous COAs.
a. With input from the staff, S2 section develops a prioritized
threat COA list for each potential friendly COA.
b. During the staff war-gaming, staff sections recommend updates
to the SITTEMP overlays.
c. During the staff war-gaming, staff sections recommend updates
to the threat COA overlays, COA descriptions and options, and
High Value Targets (HVTs).
d. At a minimum, the S2 and S3 staff sections determine the
threat most likely and most dangerous COAs given friendly
COA(s).

22

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

4. Staff identifies initial collection requirements to include an event


template overlay and event matrix.
a. S2 section develops the initial event template overlay. At a
minimum, develop and portray the Named Areas of Interest
(NAIs).
b. S2 section develops the initial event matrix.
c. Staff refines the event template overlay and event matrix
during staff war gaming and the targeting process.
5. S2 section uploads battlefield planning & visualization tool (BPV)
with data to portray the threat COAs, if available.
6. S2 section disseminates the threat COAs, event template, and
event matrix in the form of a collection graphic to support
intelligence planning and collection by other units.
7. Once the commander has selected the friendly COA, the staff will:
a. Reprioritize the initial list of threat COAs to reflect changes in
friendly dispositions and activities.
b. Recommend updates to the SITTEMP overlays.
c. Recommend updates to the threat COA overlays, COA
descriptions and options, and High Value Targets (HVTs).

Supporting Products (References)


Step Id
Product Id
----FM 34-130

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----150-COS-5330
1. e.
171-SGM-5330-WT13
2. f.

171-SGM-5330-WT13

3.

171-SGM-5330-WT13

4.

171-SGM-5330-WT13

4. c.

171-SGM-5330-WT13

5.

171-SGM-5330-WT13

Title
Intelligence Preparation Of The
Battlefield

Title
Determine Threat Courses of Action (XO)
Determine Threat Courses of Action
(SGM)
Determine Threat Courses of Action
(SGM)
Determine Threat Courses of Action
(SGM)
Determine Threat Courses of Action
(SGM)
Determine Threat Courses of Action
(SGM)
Determine Threat Courses of Action
(SGM)
23

6.

171-SGM-5330-WT13

Determine Threat Courses of Action


(SGM)

Prerequisite Collective Tasks: None.

Supporting Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----03-4-5330.03-WT28
-----

05-6-5330.05-WT11

-----

06-6-5330.06WT08

-----

11-4-8330.01-WT09

-----

17-6-5330.17-WT02

-----

34-6-5330.34-WT01

-----

44-2-5330.44-WT92

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----05-6-5230.05WT10

-----

05-6-5340.05-WT11

-----

05-6-5360.05-WT11

-----

05-6-5410.05-WT11

-----

05-6-5420.05-WT10

-----

05-6-5450.05-WT10

Title
Determine Threat NBC Courses of Action
(COAs) (IPB) (Chemical Section)
Determine Threat Courses of Action
(COAs) (IPB) (Engineer Section) (Ver
6.2.x)
Determine Threat Fire Support Courses
of Action (COAs) (IPB) (FSE)
Determine Threat Courses of Action
(COAs) (IPB) (S6)
Determine Threat Maneuver Courses of
Action (COAs) (IPB) (S3)
Determine Threat Courses of Action
(COAs) (IPB) (S2/ACT)
Determine Aerial Threat Courses of
Action (COAs) (IPB) (Air Defense
Element)

Title
Plan Intelligence, Surveillance, and
Reconnaissance (ISR) (Engineer
Section) (Ver 6.2.x)
Decide Surface Targets to Attack
(Engineer Section) (Ver 6.2.x)
Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP)
(Engineer Section)
Develop Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP) (Engineer Section)
Analyze Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP) (Engineer Section)
Produce Order or Plans (MDMP)
(Engineer Section)

24

-----

71-6-1056.71-WT07

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.3

Conduct Intelligence Preparation of the


Battlefield (IPB)

Title
Assess Tactical Situation and Operations

25

Report Date: 23 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
71-0-5230.71-WT02

Plan Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 21 Dec 1999

Task Data:
Proponent: Combined Arms
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Develop Intelligence
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: Yes
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The digital brigade battle staff is conducting or preparing to conduct


operations. The digital command post is established, and the staff has received a
warning order/operations order (WARNO/OPORD) from higher headquarters. The
commander has provided initial planning guidance. Some iterations of this task
should be performed in MOPP4.

Standard: The staff developed the ISR plan and directed the collection of intelligence
information in order to answer the commander's priority intelligence requirements
(PIRs).

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

1. XO provides planning guidance to the ISR planning team.


NOTE: ISR team at a minimum consists of the following members: S2,
Brigade Reconnaissance Troop (BRT) Commander, S3 section
representative, engineer section representative, FSE representative, MI
Company commander and other BOS representatives as required.
2. ISR team, in conjunction with the battle staff, develops initial ISR
requirements as part of mission analysis.
26

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

a. S2 section identifies initial PIRs.


b. S2 section identifies higher headquarters PIRs that require
brigade assets placed against.
c. ISR team develops specific information requirements (SIRs)
from the commander's PIRs.
3. ISR team converts the SIRs to production and collection
requirements. A SIR will be developed for each named area of
interest (NAI) for each collection asset.
4. ISR team develops the initial ISR plan.
a. ISR team, minimum of the BICC and the FSE representative,
evaluates resources.
(1) BICC identifies collection assets required.
NOTE: The ISR Team must consider number and type, type of mission,
strength, composition, and disposition of the enemy security force.
(2) Identifies equipment required.
NOTE: The ISR Team identifies the proximity of the collection assets to
the NAI, environmental conditions, and signature provided by the
target.
(3) BICC and FSE representative determines availability of
reconnaissance and surveillance (R&S) assets (higher and
two levels down).
(4) Determine capabilities of R&S assets.
(5) Match resources to requirements.
b. Develops ISR scheme of support in coordination with the S3.
c. Develops and prioritizes specific orders and requests (SOR).
d. ISR Team completes initial ISR Plan.
(1) Develops initial Event Template (matching NAIs against
CCIR).
(2) Develops initial ISR plan guidance in order to answer the
what, where, when, why, and who should collect.
(3) Requirements manager drafts the order for an R&S
mission and submits to the S2 for approval.
(4) S2 Section creates the initial ISR plan, operational overlay,
and collection matrix.
5. S3 section tasks the appropriate unit in the form of a mission
tasking order (OPORD or FRAGO) and disseminates ISR order to
higher, adjacent, and subordinate units via MCS.
6. S2 section identifies collection gaps and submits RFIs and requests
to higher headquarters.
7. ISR Team coordinates with brigade staff and develops a refined
ISR Plan as part of staff war-gaming.
a. Receives refined battle staff products to include updated
PIR/IR, HVT, and HPTL.

27

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

b. Uses the commander's CCIR and situation/event template and


associates them with enemy COA in order to define collection
requirements of decided COA.
c. ISR Team refines the ISR plan by integrating the scheme of
maneuver, fires and engineers.
(1) BCT ABE provides engineer plan to support brigade
counter-reconnaissance plan and establishes engineer
collection requirements.
(2) BCT ADO develops air defense and early warning plan to
integrate into the ISR Plan.
(3) BCT Chemical officer assists with the identification of NBC
NAIs, and integrates NBC operations and NBC defense
into the ISR plan.
(4) BCT FSO completes associated fire plan to support the
ISR plan.
(5) BCT S3 coordinates aspects of maneuver.
( a) Plans for the infiltration/exfiltration of collection assets
and resupply routes through friendly force
sectors/zones.
( b) Establishes collection assets relationship with security
force.
( c) Establishes ISR control measures such as: Line of
Advance (LOA), Battle Handover Line (BHL), and TF
Forward Boundary Line.
( d) Performs terrain management.
(6) BCT S4 develops log support plan to support ISR.
( a) Verifies that resupply is identified and that it addresses
how often, by whom, where, and how.
( b) Verifies that collection assets have the proper
evacuation resources to evacuate casualties,
identifying by whom and how.
d. Makes adjustments.
8. ISR Team completes the final ISR Plan.
a. S2 Section updates the ISR plan, ISR operational overlay, ISR
collection matrix, and SITMAP on ASAS.
b. BCT S3 uses approved ISR plan to coordinate the final DST
with the staff.
c. BCT S2 produces the ISR Annex including ISR operational
overlay and SITTEMP for inclusion in the Brigade order.
9. As the tactical situation progresses, the ISR Team updates the ISR
plan as necessary.
NOTE: IPB products will be given to the ISR team as they become
available.

28

Supporting Products (References): None.

Supporting Individual Tasks: None.

Prerequisite Collective Tasks: None.

Supporting Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----03-4-5230.03-WT28

-----

05-6-5230.05WT10

-----

06-6-5230.06-WT08

-----

17-6-5230.17-WT02

-----

34-6-5230.34-WT93

-----

44-2-5230.44-WT92

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----05-6-5330.05-WT11

-----

05-6-5340.05-WT11

-----

05-6-5360.05-WT11

-----

05-6-5410.05-WT11

-----

05-6-5420.05-WT10

Title
Plan Intelligence, Surveillance, and
Reconnaissance (ISR) (Chemical
Section)
Plan Intelligence, Surveillance, and
Reconnaissance (ISR) (Engineer
Section) (Ver 6.2.x)
Plan Intelligence, Surveillance, and
Reconnaissance (ISR) (FSE)
Plan Intelligence, Surveillance, and
Reconnaissance (ISR) (S3)
Plan Intelligence, Surveillance, and
Reconnaissance (ISR) (S2)
Plan Intelligence, Surveillance and
Reconnaissance (ISR) (Air Defense
Element)

Title
Determine Threat Courses of Action
(COAs) (IPB) (Engineer Section) (Ver
6.2.x)
Decide Surface Targets to Attack
(Engineer Section) (Ver 6.2.x)
Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP)
(Engineer Section)
Develop Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP) (Engineer Section)
Analyze Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP) (Engineer Section)

29

-----

05-6-5450.05-WT10

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.2

Produce Order or Plans (MDMP)


(Engineer Section)

Title
Manage Tactical Information

30

Report Date: 23 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
71-0-5350.71-WT02

Receive the Mission (MDMP)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 21 Dec 1999

Task Data:
Proponent: Combined Arms
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Exercise Command and Control
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: Yes
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The digital brigade battle staff is conducting or preparing to conduct


operations. The digital command post is established, and the staff has received an
operation order/operation plan (OPORD/OPLAN) from higher headquarters. Some
iterations of this task should be performed in MOPP4.

Standard: Staff sections received the mission, conducted an initial assessment of the
mission, and the S3 section issued an initial warning order (WARNO 1) concerning
the upcoming mission to subordinate units.

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

1. The commander and/or staff receive an order via MCS or


anticipates a new mission.
NOTE: The new mission may come from a WARNO, FRAGO, or
OPORD issued by higher headquarters verbally or digitally (using
CMP), or may be derived from an ongoing operation.
2. The S3 section alerts the battle staff of the pending planning
process, including:
a. Who is to attend.
b. Who the alternates are.
31

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

c. Where and when they should assemble.


3. Staff gathers the tools needed to begin mission analysis.
a. S3 section posts the higher headquarters order (WARNO,
FRAGO, or OPORD) and graphics or the anticipated new
mission statement to a web page or places in a shared folder.
b. S3 section notifies the staff of the location of the WARNO,
FRAGO, OPORD, and graphics or new mission statement on
the web page or shared folder.
c. Engineer section gathers the digital terrain data coverage of
the general area of operations and interest.
d. Staff gathers unit and higher headquarters SOPs.
e. Staff gathers any existing staff estimates (higher HQs and
own).
f. Staff retrieves base order and BOS annexes of higher HQ
order, and any particular BOS-specific reference materials and
tools.
g. XO directs staff to update staff estimates and assemble
necessary mission analysis tools required.
4. The commander and staff completes a quick initial assessment of
the new mission to determine:
a. Time available from mission receipt to mission execution.
b. Time needed to plan, prepare for, and execute the mission for
own and subordinate units.
NOTE: The most critical part of the assessment is the initial allocation
of available time. As a general rule, the commander allocates a
minimum of two-thirds of the available time for subordinate units to
conduct their planning and preparation.
c. Staff estimates already available to assist planning.
d. IPB requirements.
5. The commander issues his initial guidance. Guidance includes:
a. How to abbreviate the MDMP, if required. If the process is
abbreviated, directs which steps are eliminated or reduced in
scope.
b. Initial time allocation.
c. Liaison officers to dispatch.
d. Initial reconnaissance to begin.
e. Authorized movement.
f. Additional tasks the commander wants the staff to accomplish.
NOTE: This should not be confused with commander's guidance in
mission analysis.
6. The S2 section gathers the tools to conduct IPB and begins
development of the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance
(ISR) plan.
7. Staff provides input into initial warning order as necessary.

32

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

8. The S3 section prepares initial warning order (WARNO 1). The


WARNO includes as a minimum:
a. Type of operation.
b. General location of the operation.
c. Initial time line.
d. Any movement or reconnaissance to initiate.
9. S3, XO, or commander approves the WARNO.
10. The S3 section sends WARNO 1 to supporting and supported units
via MCS.
11. The XO coordinates dispatch of liaison personnel as directed and
provides specific instructions or tasks that are to be accomplished.

Supporting Products (References)


Step Id
Product Id
----FKSM 71-3 (2005)

---------

FM 101-5
FM 71-100

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----150-CDR-5350-WT02
----150-COS-5350

Title
ARMORED AND MECHANIZED
INFANTRY BRIGADE (Coordinating
Draft)
Staff Organization and Operations
Armored & Mechanized Division
Operations (How to Fight)

Title
Receive the Mission
Receive the Mission (XO)

Prerequisite Collective Tasks: None.

Supporting Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----03-4-5350.03-WT28
-----

05-6-5350.05-WT11

-------------

06-6-5350.06-WT08
11-4-8350.01-WT21
17-6-5350.17-WT02

Title
Receive the Mission (MDMP) (Chemical
Section)
Receive the Mission (MDMP) (Engineer
Section)
Receive the Mission (MDMP) (FSE)
Receive the Mission (MDMP) (S-6)
Receive the Mission (MDMP) (S3)
33

---------

34-6-5350.34WT01
44-2-5350.44-WT92

---------

63-6-5350.63-WT10
63-6-5351.63-WT10

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----05-6-5300.05-WT11
---------------------

71-6-1008.71-WT12
71-7-51002
71-7-51003
71-7-51004
71-7-51005

---------------------

71-7-51008
71-8-51002
71-8-51003
71-8-51004
71-8-51005

----1.

71-8-51008
71-6-0006

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.3
ART 5.4

Receive the Mission (MDMP) (S2/ACT)


Receive the Mission (MDMP) (Air
Defense Element)
Receive the Mission (MDMP) (S1)
Receive the Mission (MDMP) (S4)

Title
Define the Battlefield Environment (IPB)
(Engineer Section) (Ver 6.2.x)
OPERATE THE COMMAND POST
Design the ABCS Network
Produce the TOC Architecture Diagram
Produce the Information Exchange Plan
Prepare the Command Post for
Deployment
Operate The Command Post
DESIGN THE ABCS NETWORK
Produce the TOC Architecture Diagram
Produce the Information Exchange Plan
Prepare the Command Post for
Deployment
Operate The Command Post
Conduct Military Decision Making
Process

Title
Assess Tactical Situation and Operations
Plan Tactical Operations Using the Military Decision
Making Process/Troop Leading Procedures

34

Report Date: 23 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
71-0-5360.71-WT07

Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 21 Dec 1999

Task Data:
Proponent: Combined Arms
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Exercise Command and Control
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: Yes
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The digital brigade battle staff is conducting or preparing to conduct


operations. The digital command post is established. The staff has received a
warning order (WARNO) or operation plan (OPLAN) from higher headquarters with
the area of operations. WARNO 1 has been issued and the staff has gathered the
tools to begin mission analysis. Some iterations of this task should be performed in
MOPP4.

Standard: The mission was analyzed and a clear picture of the friendly and enemy
capabilities was determined. The commander approved the restated mission,
CCIR, provided his intent, and issued guidance. WARNO 2 was issued.

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

1. Staff analyzes base order to ensure understanding of


a. Higher HQ commander's intent, two levels up.
b. Higher headquarters mission, including tasks, constraints,
risks, available assets, and area of operations (AO).
c. Concept of the operation, including the deception plan.
d. Time lines for mission execution.

35

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

e. The missions of adjacent (to include front and rear) units and
their relation to higher headquarters plan.
f. The assigned AO.
2. Staff conducts initial intelligence preparation of the battlefield (IPB)
to establish the modified combined obstacle overlay (MCOO) and
enemy situation template (SITTEMP) overlays by performing the
following tasks:
a. Define the battlefield.
b. Describe the battlefield effects.
c. Evaluate the threat.
d. Determine threat courses of action (COAs).
NOTE: IPB is a continuous process. Provide all intelligence products
to subordinates as they become usable, even if only partially complete.
3. Staff identifies specified, implied, and essential tasks and initiates
the establishment of the friendly task overlay.
a. Identifies specified tasks from base order, annexes and
overlays.
b. Identifies implied tasks derived from the higher headquarters
order, the enemy situation and courses of action, and the
terrain.
c. Identifies essential tasks that must be executed to accomplish
the mission.
d. S3 section presents the essential task list to the XO for
approval.
e. Records task analysis on a shared page and in their respective
estimates.
4. Commander and staff analyze assets available based on
a. Additions to and deletions from the current task organization.
b. Command and support relationships.
c. Status of units, expressed in capabilities and limitations.
d. Additional resources needed to accomplish the specified and
implied tasks.
e. Projected status of available assets based on flow of
replacement of supplies, personnel and equipment, and
operational readiness rate using CSSCS.
f. Staff records assets available and corresponding capability in
their respective staff estimate.
g. Staff reports status of any general support (GS), general
support-reinforcing (GS-R), or any information on adjacent or
higher units that will operate in the brigade AO.
NOTE: This will provide additional information for the staff to consider
for security requirements, logistical requirements, or increase force
protection assets.
5. Commander and the staff identify higher constraints and limitations.
6. Identifies critical facts and assumptions.
36

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

NOTE: If a fact is no longer true or an assumption becomes invalid, the


staff must immediately assess the impact on a course of action or plan
7. Commander and staff identify accident risk hazards and make the
initial assessment of the risk level for each hazard. The
commander makes an initial assessment of where he may take
tactical risks.
8. Staff nominates initial commander's critical information
requirements (CCIRs).
NOTE: CCIRs most often arise from the IPB and war-gaming.
9. Staff develops initial reconnaissance plan/order.
a. S2, with input from the staff, considers gaps in intelligence
available and determines an initial intelligence, surveillance
and reconnaissance (ISR) plan.
b. S2 provides ISR plan to the S3 for development of the
reconnaissance order.
10. XO refines planning time line.
11. XO and S3 develop recommended restated mission.
12. XO and staff provide mission analysis briefing to the commander,
time permitting. The mission analysis briefing should include as a
minimum:
a. XO or S3:
(1) Briefs higher headquarters mission and higher
commander's intent, two levels up.
(2) Briefs higher headquarters mission, commander's intent,
concept of the operation, and deception plan.
(3) Reviews the commander's initial guidance.
b. S2 briefs initial IPB products.
c. S3 or plans officer briefs specified, implied, and essential
tasks, to include:
(1) Constraints and limitations on the operation.
(2) Forces available.
(3) Possible hazards and risk.
(4) Recommended initial CCIR.
(5) Proposed time line.
d. XO or S3 briefs recommended restated mission.
NOTE: The staff should use the initial COA shell as part of the mission
analysis brief. If possible, the entire staff should be present for the
briefing. Brigade commander selects his CCIR based on his
experience, the mission, the higher commander's intent, and input from
the staff.
13. Commander approves a restated mission.
14. Commander develops his initial intent for the operation during the
mission analysis briefing.
15. Commander issues commander's guidance.

37

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

16. S3, XO or commander approves WARNO 2.


17. S3 section issues WARNO 2 and distributes mission analysis
products to subordinate and supporting units.
18. Commander and staff periodically review all available facts and
assumptions for new or changed information.

Supporting Products (References)


Step Id
Product Id
----FKSM 71-3 (2005)

---------

FM 100-34
FM 100-34-1

---------

FM 101-5
FM 71-100

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----150-CDR-5360
----150-COS-5360

Title
ARMORED AND MECHANIZED
INFANTRY BRIGADE (Coordinating
Draft)
Command and Control
Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures for
Command Post Operations
Staff Organization and Operations
Armored & Mechanized Division
Operations (How to Fight)

Title
Conduct Mission analysis (CDR)
Conduct Mission Analysis (XO)

Prerequisite Collective Tasks: None.

Supporting Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----03-4-5360.03-WT28
-----

05-6-5360.05-WT11

---------

06-6-5360.06-WT08
08-6-5360.08WT10

---------

11-4-8360.01.WT09
17-6-5360.17-WT02

Title
Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP)
(Chemical Section)
Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP)
(Engineer Section)
Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP) (FSE)
Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP)
(Surgeon)
Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP) (S-6)
Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP) (S3)

38

-----

27-6-5360.27-WT10

-----

34-6-5360.20-WT93

-----

44-2-5360.44-WT92

-------------

63-6-5360.63-WT10
63-6-5361.63-WT10
63-6-5362.63-WT10

-----

63-6-5363.63-WT10

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----05-6-5230.05WT10

-----

05-6-5300.05-WT11

-----

05-6-5330.05-WT11

-----

05-6-5410.05-WT11

-----

71-6-0005.17-WT10

---------------------------------------------------------

71-6-1008.71-WT12
71-7-51008
71-7-51041
71-7-51044
71-7-51045
71-7-51046
71-7-51047
71-7-51048
71-8-51008
71-8-51041
71-8-51044
71-8-51045
71-8-51046
71-8-51047

Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP)


(BOLT)
Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP)
(S2/ACT)
Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP) (Air
Defense Element)
Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP) (S4)
Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP) (S1)
Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP)
(Support Operations)
Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP)
(Chaplain)

Title
Plan Intelligence, Surveillance, and
Reconnaissance (ISR) (Engineer
Section) (Ver 6.2.x)
Define the Battlefield Environment (IPB)
(Engineer Section) (Ver 6.2.x)
Determine Threat Courses of Action
(COAs) (IPB) (Engineer Section) (Ver
6.2.x)
Develop Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP) (Engineer Section)
CONDUCT MILITARY DECISIONMAKING PROCESS (MDMP)
OPERATE THE COMMAND POST
Operate The Command Post
RECEIVE THE MISSION
DEVELOP COURSES OF ACTION
ANALYZE COURSE OF ACTION (COAs)
COMPARE COURSES OF ACTION
SELECT COURSE OF ACTION (COAs)
PRODUCE THE ORDER
Operate The Command Post
RECEIVE THE MISSION
DEVELOP COURSES OF ACTION
ANALYZE COURSE OF ACTION (COAs)
COMPARE COURSES OF ACTION
SELECT COURSE OF ACTION (COAs)

39

----2.

71-8-51048
71-6-0006

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.3
ART 5.4

PRODUCE THE ORDER


Conduct Military Decision Making
Process

Title
Assess Tactical Situation and Operations
Plan Tactical Operations Using the Military Decision
Making Process/Troop Leading Procedures

40

Report Date: 23 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
71-0-5410.71-WT02

Develop Courses of Action (COAs) (MDMP)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 21 Dec 1999

Task Data:
Proponent: Combined Arms
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Exercise Command and Control
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: Yes
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The digital brigade battle staff is conducting or preparing to conduct


operations. The digital command post is established, and the staff has received an
operation order/operation plan (OPORD/OPLAN) from higher headquarters. The
battle staff completed mission analysis and associated products, and the
commander has provided initial planning guidance. Some iterations of this task
should be performed in MOPP4.

Standard: The staff developed COAs consistent with commander's guidance. The
COAs developed were suitable, feasible, acceptable, distinguishable, and
complete. Each COA was depicted by a sketch and statement or were loaded into
the BPV or DAVINCI. The sketch provided a picture of the maneuver aspects of the
COA and the COA statement portrayed how the unit would accomplish the mission
and explained the scheme of maneuver. A COA briefing was presented to the
commander / XO as required.

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

NOTE: The staff may choose to produce the COAs on the Battle
Planning and Visualation (BPV) tool or on the Distributed Analysis and
Visualation Infrastructure for C4I (DAVINCI).

41

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

1. Staff analyzes relative combat power.


a. S2 section provides likely objectives and desired end state of
threat command forces at least one level above and two levels
below own command (product from mission analysis).
b. Staff arranges specified and implied tasks on the battlefield in
time and space (using product from mission analysis).
c. Staff analyzes necessary combat power needed to achieve the
tasks.
(1) Staff members make rough estimate of the force ratios
across the respective BOS two levels down.
(2) Staff members compare friendly strengths against enemy
weakness, and vice versa.
2. The S2 and S3 sections generate options for COA development by
determining:
a. The decisive point (where to mass the effects of combat
power).
NOTE: The commander should have identified a decisive point in his
commander's intent. If, however, he did not designate one, the staff
must identify it.
b. The main and supporting efforts (sketch of the broad concept
of the operation).
c. The purpose of the main and supporting efforts.
3. S3 section determines initial array of forces. For each COA:
a. Reviews list of combat forces available (two levels down).
b. Allocates combat forces two levels down to achieve decisive
point.
c. Allocates combat forces two levels down to achieve supporting
efforts.
d. Identifies force ratio shortfalls as possible requirements for
requesting additional resources.
4. Staff develops the scheme of maneuver for each COA on an
overlay.
a. Targeting team develops initial scheme of fires for each COA
during staff COA development.
b. ISR team continues the refinement to the ISR Plan.
c. Plans officer develops scheme of maneuver for combat forces
that accomplishes the decisive point, supporting efforts, and
other essential tasks in time and space.
5. S3 assigns headquarters to main and supporting efforts.
6. S3 plans officer, assisted by the staff, prepares COA statements
and sketches using MCS to portray:
a. Unit and subordinate unit boundaries that establish the AO.
b. Unit movement formations.
c. FEBA or LD/LC and subsequent phase lines.

42

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

d. Assembly areas, battle positions, strong points, engagement


areas, and objectives.
e. Major obstacles.
f. Fire support coordination measures.
g. Designation of main and supporting efforts.
h. Locations of command posts.
7. The XO or S3 screens each COA to ensure it meets the criteria of

a. Suitability.
b. Feasibility.
c. Acceptability.
d. Distinguishability.
e. Completeness.
8. S3 and S2 provide COA briefing to the commander. The COA
briefing includes:
a. S2 briefs:
(1) Updated IPB
(2) Possible enemy COAs (event templates).
b. S3 briefs:
(1) Restated mission.
(2) The commander's and the higher commander's intent (two
echelons above).
(3) COA statement and sketch.
c. S3 briefs the rationale for each COA, including:
(1) Considerations that might affect enemy COAs.
(2) Deductions resulting from a relative combat power
analysis.
(3) Initial scheme of fires, including EFSTs, for each COA.
(4) Reason units are arrayed as shown on the sketch.
(5) Reason the staff used the selected control measures.
(6) Updated facts and assumptions.
NOTE: Briefing may be presented on MCS using the overlays
developed during IPB, mission analysis, and COA development. After
the briefings, the commander gives any additional guidance. If he
rejects all COAs, the staff begins again. If he accepts one or more
COAs, staff members begin the war-gaming process.

Supporting Products (References)


Step Id
Product Id
----FKSM 71-3 (2005)

Title
ARMORED AND MECHANIZED
INFANTRY BRIGADE (Coordinating
Draft)

43

---------

FM 100-34
FM 100-34-1

---------

FM 101-5
FM 71-100

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----150-GPU-9018-WT08
-----

150-GPU-9020-WT08

Command and Control


Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures for
Command Post Operations
Staff Organization and Operations
Armored & Mechanized Division
Operations (How to Fight)

Title
Initialize Battle Planning and
Visualization (BPV).
Perform Planning Operations Using BPV.

Prerequisite Collective Tasks: None.

Supporting Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----03-4-5410.03-WT28
-----

05-6-5410.05-WT11

-----

06-6-5410.06-WT08

-----

08-6-5410.08WT10

-----

11-4-8410.01-WT09

-----

17-6-5410.17-WT02

-----

34-6-5410.34-WT01

-----

44-2-5410.44-WT92

-----

63-6-5410.63-WT10

-----

63-6-5411.63-WT10

-----

63-6-5412.63-WT10

Title
Develop Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP) (Chemical Section)
Develop Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP) (Engineer Section)
Develop Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP) (FSE)
Develop Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP) (Surgeon)
Develop Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP) (S-6)
Develop Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP) (S3)
Develop Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP) (S2)
Develop Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP) (Air Defense Element)
Develop Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP) (Support Operations)
Develop Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP) (S1)
Develop Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP) (S4)

44

-----

63-6-5413.63-WT10

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----05-6-5340.05-WT11
-----

05-6-5420.05-WT10

--------------------------------------------------------------------3.

71-6-1008.71-WT12
71-7-51008
71-7-51041
71-7-51042
71-7-51043
71-7-51045
71-7-51046
71-7-51047
71-7-51048
71-8-51008
71-8-51041
71-8-51042
71-8-51043
71-8-51045
71-8-51046
71-8-51047
71-8-51048
71-6-0006

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.4

Develop Courses of Action (COAs)


(MDMP) (Chaplain)

Title
Decide Surface Targets to Attack
(Engineer Section) (Ver 6.2.x)
Analyze Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP) (Engineer Section)
OPERATE THE COMMAND POST
Operate The Command Post
RECEIVE THE MISSION
CONDUCT MISSION ANALYSIS
DEVELOP STAFF ESTIMATES
ANALYZE COURSE OF ACTION (COAs)
COMPARE COURSES OF ACTION
SELECT COURSE OF ACTION (COAs)
PRODUCE THE ORDER
Operate The Command Post
RECEIVE THE MISSION
CONDUCT MISSION ANALYSIS
DEVELOP STAFF ESTIMATES
ANALYZE COURSE OF ACTION (COAs)
COMPARE COURSES OF ACTION
SELECT COURSE OF ACTION (COAs)
PRODUCE THE ORDER
Conduct Military Decision Making
Process

Title
Plan Tactical Operations Using the Military Decision
Making Process/Troop Leading Procedures

45

Report Date: 23 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
71-0-5420.71-WT07

Analyze Courses of Action (COAs) (MDMP)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 21 Dec 1999

Task Data:
Proponent: Combined Arms
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: Yes
Major BOS: Exercise Command and Control
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: Yes
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The digital brigade battle staff is conducting or preparing to conduct


operations. The digital command post is established, and the staff has received an
operation order / operation plan (OPORD / OPLAN) from higher headquarters. The
commander has provided planning guidance, and the staff has developed one or
more COAs. Some iterations of this task should be performed in MOPP4.

Standard: The staff evaluated each COA with respect to the war-game method that
was chosen. The staff assessed the suitability and feasibility of each COA. Each
staff section developed an initial supporting plan for each COA based upon the war
gaming. The XO or S3 determined the evaluation criteria. Products developed
were the synchronization matrix and decision support template (DST).

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

1. Staff gathers tools to analyze the courses of action consisting of,


but not limited to: map of the area of operations (AO), course of
action (COA) overlays and statements, commander's guidance,
situation template (SITTEMP), modified combined obstacle overlay
(MCOO), and event template.

46

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

NOTE: The S3 section can use Battlefield Planning and Visualization


(BPV) tool as a means to digitally display the overlays during COA
analysis. If BPV is used, task organization, SITTEMP, base maneuver
graphics, and available battlefield operating systems (BOS) assets
must be loaded into the BPV system prior to war-gaming.
2. S3 section lists:
a. Friendly forces.
b. Assumptions.
c. Critical events and decision points.
3. S3 or XO determines evaluation criteria.
NOTE: Evaluation criteria are based on commander's guidance
focused on the critical tasks and end state.
4. S3 or XO selects war game method (belt, box, avenue in depth).
5. S3 or XO determines method to record results.
NOTE: Recorder must record war-game results based on evaluation
criteria and capture key events that will be used later in the synch
matrix and decision support template (DST). He must also record key
decisions the commander must make during the operation.
6. Staff analyzes each COA using the chosen war-gaming method.
a. Staff limits war game effort to critical tasks, actions, reactions,
and counteractions at decision points of the COA.
NOTE: Entire COAs are not war-gamed in detail. Only those key
events specified by the S3 or XO. For example, actions on objective
and critical points such as an engagement area, river crossing site, or
landing zone are war gamed in detail. After the commander has
approved one COA, but before the staff produces the order or plan, the
staff must refine and war game the minor pieces of the plan and
annotate the results in the scheme of maneuver paragraph of the
operations order/plan.
b. S2 plays the role of the enemy commander.
c. S3 plays the friendly commander.
d. S2 and S3 conduct action, reaction, and counteractions for
each critical event.
NOTE: In the defense, the S2 generally leads with the enemy action.
In the offense, the S3 leads with the friendly action.
e. S3 section estimates the duration of each critical event as well
as the entire operation.
f. S2 and S3 sections adjudicate enemy and friendly losses
during each critical event and overall.
NOTE: BPV can be used to accomplish the above steps for critical
actions.
g. S2 section identifies likely times and areas for enemy use of
weapons of mass destruction.

47

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

h. Staff identifies the CS and CSS assets required to support the


scheme of maneuver and the synchronization of the support
and sustainment effort.
i. S3 section identifies the location and commitment of the
reserve.
j. S3 section determines requirements for deception and
surprise.
k. S3 determines C2 requirements, to include control measures
and updated operational graphics.
l. ISR team refines commander's critical information
requirements (CCIR) and incorporates them into the
intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) plan.
m. S3 section identifies and/or confirms the locations of decision
points, named area of interest (NAIs) and targeted areas of
interest (TAIs), and what information is needed to support
decision points.
n. S3 section determines the timing of force concentration and
initiation of the attack or counterattack.
o. S3 section integrates the targeting process, to include
identifying or confirming high-payoff targets and determining
attack guidance.
p. S3 section identifies risks and determines acceptable risk and
risk avoidance measures.
q. S3 section identifies strengths and weaknesses of the coast.
r. Recorder captures actions, key events in the form of a
synchronization matrix and decision support template.
s. Targeting team records advantages and disadvantages of COA
with emphasis on supportability for use in COA comparison.
t. Identification of the modifications to each COA.
u. Staff members input key BOS-related actions.
(1) S1 analyzes COAs to project potential personnel battle
losses and determines how CSS provides personnel
support during operations
(2) S4 analyzes each COA to assess its sustainment feasibility
and ensures available movement times and assets will
support the COA.
(3) Special staff officers help the coordinating staff by
analyzing the COAs in their own areas of expertise,
indicating how the task and purpose of combat multipliers
contribute to main and supporting efforts of the COA.
(4) S6 provides critical signal related issues / Information
Assurance (IA) protect and support requirements for each
COA.

48

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

(5) BOS representatives provide fire support, engineer,


chemical, air defense, and CSS concepts of support and
graphics in the form of an overlay.
NOTE: Time permitting, sequence of action, reaction, and
counteraction are re-wargamed based on staff adjustments.
7. Each COA is evaluated against the stated evaluation criteria (not
the other COAs) focusing on how well each COA accomplishes the
critical tasks and end state.
8. Staff sections develop their initial supporting plan for each course
of action and assess for suitability and feasibility.
9. Staff members express BOS-specific advantages and
disadvantages of COA in their respective estimates with emphasis
on supportability for use in COA comparison.
10. Recorder captures advantages and disadvantages of each COA
relative to the evaluation criteria for use in COA comparison.
11. Time permitting, a war gaming briefing is given to the XO. The
briefing consists of:
a. Higher headquarters' mission, commander intent, and
deception plan.
b. Updated IPB.
c. Enemy and friendly COA's that were war-gamed.
d. Assumptions.
e. War gaming technique used.
f. The process and results of each COA in the form of: critical
events, possible enemy actions and reactions, modifications to
the COA, strengths and weaknesses, and the results of the war
game.

Supporting Products (References)


Step Id
Product Id
----FKSM 71-3 (2005)

---------

FM 101-5
FM 71-100

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----150-COS-5420

Title
ARMORED AND MECHANIZED
INFANTRY BRIGADE (Coordinating
Draft)
Staff Organization and Operations
Armored & Mechanized Division
Operations (How to Fight)

Title
Analyze Courses of Action (COAs) (XO)

49

Prerequisite Collective Tasks: None.

Supporting Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----03-4-5420.03-WT28
-----

05-6-5420.05-WT10

-----

06-6-5420.06-WT08

-----

08-6-5420.08WT10

-----

11-4-8420.01-WT09

-----

17-6-5420.17-WT02

-----

34-6-5420.34-WT01

-----

44-2-5420.44-WT92

-----

63-6-5420.63-WT10

-----

63-6-5421.63-WT10

-----

63-6-5422.63-WT10

-----

63-6-5423.63-WT10

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----05-6-5230.05WT10

-----

05-6-5330.05-WT11

-----

05-6-5340.05-WT11

Title
Analyze Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP) (Chemical Section)
Analyze Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP) (Engineer Section)
Analyze Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP) (FSE)
Analyze Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP) (Surgeon)
Analyze Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP) (S-6)
Analyze Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP) (S3)
Analyze Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP) (S2/ACT)
Analyze Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP) (Air Defense Element)
Analyze Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP) (Support Operations)
Analyze Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP) (S1)
Analyze Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP) (S4)
Analyze Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP) (Chaplain)

Title
Plan Intelligence, Surveillance, and
Reconnaissance (ISR) (Engineer
Section) (Ver 6.2.x)
Determine Threat Courses of Action
(COAs) (IPB) (Engineer Section) (Ver
6.2.x)
Decide Surface Targets to Attack
(Engineer Section) (Ver 6.2.x)

50

-----

05-6-5450.05-WT10

----------------------------------------------------4.

71-6-1008.71-WT12
71-7-51008
71-7-51042
71-7-51043
71-7-51046
71-7-51047
71-7-51048
71-8-51008
71-8-51042
71-8-51043
71-8-51046
71-8-51047
71-8-51048
71-6-0006

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.4

Produce Order or Plans (MDMP)


(Engineer Section)
OPERATE THE COMMAND POST
Operate The Command Post
CONDUCT MISSION ANALYSIS
DEVELOP STAFF ESTIMATES
COMPARE COURSES OF ACTION
SELECT COURSE OF ACTION (COAs)
PRODUCE THE ORDER
Operate The Command Post
CONDUCT MISSION ANALYSIS
DEVELOP STAFF ESTIMATES
COMPARE COURSES OF ACTION
SELECT COURSE OF ACTION (COAs)
PRODUCE THE ORDER
Conduct Military Decision Making
Process

Title
Plan Tactical Operations Using the Military Decision
Making Process/Troop Leading Procedures

51

Report Date: 23 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
71-0-5430.71-WT07

Compare Courses of Action (COAs) (MDMP)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 21 Dec 1999

Task Data:
Proponent: Combined Arms
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Exercise Command and Control
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: Yes
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The digital brigade battle staff is conducting or preparing to conduct


operations. The digital command post is established, and the staff has received an
operation order/operation plan (OPORD/OPLAN) from higher headquarters. The
staff has developed and analyzed courses of action (COAs) consistent with the
commander's guidance. The S3 or XO have determined COA evaluation criteria.
Some iterations of this task should be performed in MOPP4.

Standard: The battle staff compared each developed COA consistent with the
evaluation criteria. The battle staff identified the preferred COA to recommend to
the commander.

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

1. Each staff officer analyzes and evaluates the advantages and


disadvantages of each COA from his Battlefield Operating System
(BOS) perspective and presents his findings to the rest of the staff.
2. XO establishes weights for evaluation criteria determined during
COA development and, based upon the relative importance of each
criterion, provides input to the S3.

52

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

3. S3 section develops a decision matrix shell on MCS sun PCI


application and distributes to the staff.
4. Each staff officer scores each COA using the decision matrix shell
with evaluation criteria, highlights COA advantages and
disadvantages and provides analysis to the S3 section.
5. S3 section consolidates staff input on one staff decision matrix.
6. Staff uses the decision matrix to compare COAs using one
evaluation criteria category at a time.
7. Staff analyzes decision matrix data to identify overall cross-BOS
advantages and disadvantages of COAs with respect to each
other.
8. Staff identifies the COA that has the highest probability of success
against the threat most likely and most dangerous COA.
NOTE: The selected COA should also minimize risk, best position the
force for future operations, provide the best flexibility to meet
unknowns, and provide maximum latitude for initiative by subordinates.
9. S3 section finalizes the decision matrix and reviews outcome with
the staff.
10. The staff recommends a COA to the XO. If the staff cannot
determine a recommended COA, the XO decides which COA to
recommend to the commander at the commander's decision brief.
11. Staff sections update staff estimates to reflect information
determined during COA comparison.

Supporting Products (References)


Step Id
Product Id
----FKSM 71-3 (2005)

---------

FM 100-34
FM 100-34-1

---------

FM 101-5
FM 71-100

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----150-COS-5430

Title
ARMORED AND MECHANIZED
INFANTRY BRIGADE (Coordinating
Draft)
Command and Control
Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures for
Command Post Operations
Staff Organization and Operations
Armored & Mechanized Division
Operations (How to Fight)

Title
Compare Course of Action (COA) (XO)

53

Prerequisite Collective Tasks: None.

Supporting Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----03-4-5430.03-WT28
-----

05-6-5430.05-WT10

-----

06-6-5430.06-WT08

-----

11-4-8430.01-WT09

-----

17-6-5430.17-WT02

-----

34-6-5430.34-WT01

-----

44-2-5430.44-WT92

-----

63-6-5430.63-WT10

-----

63-6-5431.63-WT10

-----

63-6-5432.63-WT10

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----71-6-1008.71-WT12
----71-7-51008
----71-7-51042
----71-7-51043
----71-7-51047
----71-7-51048
----71-8-51008
----71-8-51042
----71-8-51043
----71-8-51047
----71-8-51048

Title
Compare Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP) (Chemical Section)
Compare Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP) (Engineer Section)
Compare Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP) (FSE)
Compare Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP) (S6)
Compare Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP) (S3)
Compare Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP) (S2/ACT)
Compare Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP) (Air Defense Element)
Compare Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP) (S1)
Compare Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP) (Support Operations)
Compare Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP) (S4)

Title
OPERATE THE COMMAND POST
Operate The Command Post
CONDUCT MISSION ANALYSIS
DEVELOP STAFF ESTIMATES
SELECT COURSE OF ACTION (COAs)
PRODUCE THE ORDER
Operate The Command Post
CONDUCT MISSION ANALYSIS
DEVELOP STAFF ESTIMATES
SELECT COURSE OF ACTION (COAs)
PRODUCE THE ORDER

54

5.

71-6-0006

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.4

Conduct Military Decision Making


Process

Title
Plan Tactical Operations Using the Military Decision
Making Process/Troop Leading Procedures

55

Report Date: 23 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
71-0-5440.71-WT07

Approve Course of Action (COA) (MDMP)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 21 Dec 1999

Task Data:
Proponent: Combined Arms
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Exercise Command and Control
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: Yes
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The digital brigade battle staff is conducting or preparing to conduct


operations. The digital command post is established, and the staff has received an
operation order/operation plan (OPORD/OPLAN) from higher headquarters. The
staff has compared courses of action (COAs) consistent with the commander's
guidance and determined a recommended COA. Some iterations of this task
should be performed in MOPP4.

Standard: Staff provided the COA decision briefing to the commander. Commander
decided on or modified a COA and provided guidance to the staff to complete the
plan. The commander decided level of acceptable risk. Staff issued WARNO 3
with essential information.

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

1. Staff presents the COA decision briefing. At a minimum-a. S3/XO state the intent of the higher headquarters (higher and
next higher commander).
b. S3/XO brief the restated mission.
c. S3 briefs the status of own forces (current and projected) using
common tactical picture (CTP).
56

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

d. S2 briefs updated modified combined obstacle overlay


(MCOO), situational template (SITTEMP), and intelligence,
surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) order using CTP.
e. S3 briefs COA sketches, including assumptions used in
planning, results of staff estimates, and advantages and
disadvantages including risk of each course of action (COA)
f. S3 presents the recommended COA.
g. Staff sections brief as required.
2. Commander provides staff with his decision.
a. Commander analyzes all COAs and decides on a COA or
directs the staff to repeat the process.
NOTE: If the commander modifies a COA or chooses an entirely new
COA, the staff must war-game the new COA to derive war-game
products.
b. Commander issues additional guidance on-(1) Commander's intent statement and commander's critical
information requirements (CCIR), if required.
(2) Priorities for CS or CSS activities (particularly for
resources he needs to preserve his freedom of action and
to ensure continuous service support).
(3) Orders preparation.
(4) Rehearsal preparation.
(5) Preparation for mission execution.
c. Commander decides what level of residual risk he is willing to
accept to accomplish the mission.
NOTE: Time permitting, the commander discusses the acceptable risks
with adjacent and senior commanders. He must obtain the higher
commander's approval to accept any risk that might imperil the higher
commander's intent.
3. Plans officer develops WARNO 3 with essential information so
subordinate units can refine their plans.
4. Commander, XO, or S3 approve WARNO 3.
5. The S3 section issues WARNO 3.

Supporting Products (References)


Step Id
Product Id
----FKSM 71-3 (2005)

---------

FM 100-34
FM 100-34-1

Title
ARMORED AND MECHANIZED
INFANTRY BRIGADE (Coordinating
Draft)
Command and Control
Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures for
Command Post Operations
57

-----

FM 101-5.

-----

FM 71-100

Staff Organization and Operations. 31


May 1997.
Armored & Mechanized Division
Operations (How to Fight)

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----150-CDR-5440

Title
Approve COA (CDR)

Prerequisite Collective Tasks: None.

Supporting Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----17-6-5440.17-WT02

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
6.
71-6-0006
8.

05-6-5430.05-WT10

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.4

Title
Approve Course of Action (COA)
(MDMP) (S3)

Title
Conduct Military Decision Making
Process
Compare Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP) (Engineer Section)

Title
Plan Tactical Operations Using the Military Decision
Making Process/Troop Leading Procedures

58

Report Date: 23 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
71-0-5450.71-WT02

Produce Order or Plans (MDMP)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 21 Dec 1999

Task Data:
Proponent: Combined Arms
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Exercise Command and Control
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: Yes
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The digital brigade battle staff is conducting or preparing to conduct


operations. The digital command post is established, and the staff has received an
operation order / operation plan (OPORD / OPLAN) from higher headquarters. The
commander has either chosen a COA or directed a single COA to be developed in
detail, and has provided additional guidance. Some iterations of this task should be
performed in MOPP4.

Standard: The OPORD or OPLAN was issued and briefed to subordinate units.
OPORD or OPLAN clearly stated the unit mission and commander's intent; allowed
subordinate commanders flexibility; planned for probable contingencies based on
staff war-gaming; and planned for future or follow-on operations.

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

1. Staff elements refine their respective staff estimates based on the


commander's guidance and create the OPORD/OPLAN and
respective staff annexes and post them on the shared drive.
a. Staff refines approved COA per the commander's guidance.

59

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

b. S3 section prepares the order or plan with a clear, concise


concept of the operations, scheme of maneuver, and the
required fire support.
c. Sections transition estimates and plans into annexes with
appropriate overlays.
d. Sections implement accident risk controls by integrating them
into the appropriate paragraphs and graphics.
2. XO reviews the base order/plan and annexes to ensure they are
complete and follow the commander's guidance.
3. Commander approves the OPORD.
4. S3 disseminates the brigade OPORD/OPLAN via MCS send mail
tool.
NOTE: The dissemination of the OPORD/OPLAN should occur before
the OPORD briefing to allow the subordinate commanders and staff the
opportunity to conduct parallel planning and achieve a basic
understanding of the mission before the briefing.
5. The commander and staff brief the OPORD.
NOTE: The commander should conduct confirmation briefings with the
subordinates immediately following issue of the order to ensure
subordinates understand the commander's concept and intent.

Supporting Products (References)


Step Id
Product Id
----FKSM 71-3 (2005)

---------

FM 100-34
FM 100-34-1

-------------

FM 100-5
FM 101-5
FM 101-5-2

-----

FM 71-100

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----150-CDR-5450

Title
ARMORED AND MECHANIZED
INFANTRY BRIGADE (Coordinating
Draft)
Command and Control
Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures for
Command Post Operations
Operations (How to Fight)
Staff Organization and Operations
U.S. ARMY REPORT AND MESSAGE
FORMATS
Armored & Mechanized Division
Operations (How to Fight)

Title
Produce Order or Plans (CDR)

60

1. a.

150-GPU-9021-WT08

Modify a Planning Scenario using BPV.

Prerequisite Collective Tasks: None.

Supporting Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----03-4-5450.03-WT28
-----

05-6-5450.05-WT10

---------

06-6-5450.06-WT08
08-6-5450.08WT10

-----------------

11-4-8450.01-WT09
17-6-5450.17-WT02
27-6-5450.27-WT10
34-6-5450.34-WT01

-----

44-2-5450.44-WT92

-----

63-6-5451.63-WT10

-------------

63-6-5452.63-WT10
63-6-5453.63-WT10
63-6-5454.63-WT10

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----05-6-5220.71-WT11

--------------------7.

71-6-1008.71-WT12
71-7-51008
71-7-51047
71-8-51008
71-8-51047
71-6-0006

Title
Produce Order or Plans (MDMP)
(Chemical Section)
Produce Order or Plans (MDMP)
(Engineer Section)
Produce Order or Plans (MDMP) (FSE)
Produce Order or Plans (MDMP)
(Surgeon)
Produce Order or Plans (MDMP) (S-6)
Produce Order or Plans (MDMP) (S3)
Produce Order or Plans (MDMP) (BOLT)
Produce Order or Plans (MDMP)
(S2/ACT)
Produce Order or Plans (MDMP) (Air
Defense Element)
Produce Order or Plans (MDMP)
(Support Operations)
Produce Order or Plans (MDMP) (S1)
Produce Order or Plans (MDMP) (S4)
Produce Order or Plans (MDMP)
(Chaplain)

Title
Assess Tactical Situation and Operations
(Battle Tracking) (Engineer Section) (Ver
6.2.x)
OPERATE THE COMMAND POST
Operate The Command Post
SELECT COURSE OF ACTION (COAs)
Operate The Command Post
SELECT COURSE OF ACTION (COAs)
Conduct Military Decision Making
Process

61

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.4

Title
Plan Tactical Operations Using the Military Decision
Making Process/Troop Leading Procedures

62

Maneuver Section
IPB, ISR AND THE
MDMP
PROCESSES
Draft

TABLE OF CONTENTS

DEFINE THE BATTLEFIELD ENVIRONMENT (IPB) (S3)................................................65


DESCRIBE THE BATTLEFIELD'S EFFECTS ON MANEUVER ASSETS (IPB) (S3).....69
EVALUATE THE MANEUVER THREAT (IPB) (S3)............................................................73
DETERMINE THREAT MANEUVER COURSES OF ACTION (COAS) (IPB) (S3).........77
PLAN INTELLIGENCE, SURVEILLANCE, AND RECONNAISSANCE (ISR) (S3)........81
RECEIVE THE MISSION (MDMP) (S3).................................................................................86
CONDUCT MISSION ANALYSIS (MDMP) (S3)....................................................................91
DEVELOP COURSES OF ACTION (COAS) (MDMP) (S3)..................................................97
ANALYZE COURSES OF ACTION (COAS) (MDMP) (S3)................................................101
COMPARE COURSES OF ACTION (COAS) (MDMP) (S3)...............................................105
APPROVE COURSE OF ACTION (COA) (MDMP) (S3)....................................................110
PRODUCE ORDER OR PLANS (MDMP) (S3).....................................................................113

64

Report Date: 31 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
17-6-5300.17-WT02

Define the Battlefield Environment (IPB) (S3)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 5 Jan 2000

Task Data:
Proponent: Armor
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Develop Intelligence
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: Yes
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The S3 section, as part of a digital brigade battle staff is conducting or


preparing to conduct operations. The digital command post is established, and the
staff has received the initial WARNO with the Area of Operations (AO) from higher
headquarters. Enemy order of battle, knowledge of threat doctrine, and refined
data from the division terrain team and staff weather officer (SWO), and digital map
coverage of the contingency area are available. The initial WARNO has been
received from higher headquarters, the XO has assembled the staff, and the
commander has issued initial planning guidance. Some iterations of this task
should be performed in MOPP4.

Standard: S3 staff recommended the maneuver battlefield area of interest and


identified and nominated maneuver-related requests for information (RFIs) to the
S2. The S3 section produced the staff AO overlay, Battle space overlay, and
Battlefield environment overlay. Upon approval of XO or commander, S3 section
disseminated the battlefield environmental operational overlay throughout the CP,
and to higher, lower, and adjacent units.

Supporting Products (References)


Step Id
Product Id
----FM 101-5

Title
Staff Organization and Operations
65

-----

FM 34-130

-----

FM 71-100

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----150-GPU-9100-WT07
-----

150-GPU-9101-WT07

-----

150-GPU-9102-WT07

-----

150-GPU-9110-WT07

-----

150-MCL-0007-WT07

-----

150-MCL-0008-WT07

---------

150-MCL-0012-WT07
150-MCL-0013-WT07

-----

150-MCL-0015-WT07

-----

150-MCL-0018-WT07

-------------

150-MCS-0008-WT07
150-MCS-0011-WT07
171-NCO-5300-WT02

-----

171-PLN-5300-WT02

----1. a.

171-SGM-5300-WT13
150-GPU-9100-WT07

1. a.

150-GPU-9101-WT07

1. a.
1. c.

150-MCL-0012-WT07
150-GPU-9100-WT07

Intelligence Preparation Of The


Battlefield
Armored & Mechanized Division
Operations (How to Fight)

Title
Establish the Common Tactical Picture
(CTP) Elements (v.6.2.x)
Update Common Tactical Picture (CTP)
Elements (v.6.2.x)
Process a Message using Common
Operating Environment Message
Processor (CMP) (v. 6.2.x)
Operate the OPLAN / OPORD
Application (v.6.2.x)
Operate the MCS Light Database
Synchronization Server (Sync Server)
Operate the MCS Filter and Search
Engine in MCS Light
Operate Plan Manager Light Tool
Operate the Maps and Overlays
Application in MCS Light
Operate the Magellan Mapping Tool in
MCS Light
Operate Common Message Processor in
MCS Light
Load Map Data From a CD on MCS
Operate Gazetteer in MCS
Assist in Defining the Battlefield
Environment (NCO)
Define the Battlefield Environment (Plans
Officer)
Define the battlefield environment (SGM)
Establish the Common Tactical Picture
(CTP) Elements (v.6.2.x)
Update Common Tactical Picture (CTP)
Elements (v.6.2.x)
Operate Plan Manager Light Tool
Establish the Common Tactical Picture
(CTP) Elements (v.6.2.x)

66

1. c.

150-GPU-9101-WT07

1. c.
1. c.

150-MCL-0012-WT07
150-MCL-0013-WT07

1. c.

171-NCO-5300-WT02

1. c.
2.

171-SGM-5300-WT13
150-GPU-9100-WT07

2.

150-GPU-9101-WT07

2.

150-GPU-9102-WT07

2.
2. b.
2. b.

150-MCL-0012-WT07
150-MCL-0012-WT07
171-PLN-5300-WT02

3.

150-GPU-9100-WT07

3.

150-GPU-9101-WT07

3.
3.

150-MCL-0012-WT07
171-NCO-5300-WT02

3.

171-PLN-5300-WT02

3.
4.

171-SGM-5300-WT13
150-GPU-9101-WT07

4.
4.
4.

150-GPU-9105-WT07
150-MCL-0012-WT07
171-NCO-5300-WT02

5.
5.

150-MCL-0012-WT07
171-PLN-5300-WT02

8.

150-GPU-9100-WT07

8.

150-GPU-9101-WT07

Update Common Tactical Picture (CTP)


Elements (v.6.2.x)
Operate Plan Manager Light Tool
Operate the Maps and Overlays
Application in MCS Light
Assist in Defining the Battlefield
Environment (NCO)
Define the battlefield environment (SGM)
Establish the Common Tactical Picture
(CTP) Elements (v.6.2.x)
Update Common Tactical Picture (CTP)
Elements (v.6.2.x)
Process a Message using Common
Operating Environment Message
Processor (CMP) (v. 6.2.x)
Operate Plan Manager Light Tool
Operate Plan Manager Light Tool
Define the Battlefield Environment (Plans
Officer)
Establish the Common Tactical Picture
(CTP) Elements (v.6.2.x)
Update Common Tactical Picture (CTP)
Elements (v.6.2.x)
Operate Plan Manager Light Tool
Assist in Defining the Battlefield
Environment (NCO)
Define the Battlefield Environment (Plans
Officer)
Define the battlefield environment (SGM)
Update Common Tactical Picture (CTP)
Elements (v.6.2.x)
Perform Share Folder Management
Operate Plan Manager Light Tool
Assist in Defining the Battlefield
Environment (NCO)
Operate Plan Manager Light Tool
Define the Battlefield Environment (Plans
Officer)
Establish the Common Tactical Picture
(CTP) Elements (v.6.2.x)
Update Common Tactical Picture (CTP)
Elements (v.6.2.x)

67

8.

150-GPU-9102-WT07

8.

150-MCL-0012-WT07

Process a Message using Common


Operating Environment Message
Processor (CMP) (v. 6.2.x)
Operate Plan Manager Light Tool

Prerequisite Collective Tasks: None.

Supporting Collective Tasks: None.

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6721.11-WT06
----71-0-5300.71-WT02
----71-6-1056.71-WT07
3. a.

17-6-5360.17-WT02

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.3

Title
Define the Battlefield Environment (IPB)
Define the Battlefield Environment (IPB)
Conduct Intelligence Preparation of the
Battlefield (IPB)
Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP) (S3)

Title
Assess Tactical Situation and Operations

68

Report Date: 31 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
17-6-5310.17-WT02

Describe the Battlefield's Effects on Maneuver Assets (IPB) (S3)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 30 May 2000

Task Data:
Proponent: Armor
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: Yes
Major BOS: Develop Intelligence
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: Yes
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The S3 section, as part of a digital brigade battle staff is conducting or


preparing to conduct operations. The digital command post is established, and the
staff has received the initial WARNO with the Area of Operations (AO) from higher
headquarters. The brigade battlefield environment has been defined and the
brigade commander has issued his initial guidance for IPB development. The initial
WARNO has been received from higher headquarters. Some iterations of this task
should be performed in MOPP4.

Standard: Provided S2 section with maneuver analysis of the military aspects of terrain,
the terrain's effect on the operation, and weather effects on friendly and enemy
maneuver courses of action. Assisted S2 section in developing Modified Combined
Obstacle Overlay (MCOO).

Supporting Products (References)


Step Id
Product Id
----FM 34-130

Title
Intelligence Preparation Of The
Battlefield

69

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----150-MCL-0012-WT07
----150-MCL-0013-WT07
-----

150-MCL-0015-WT07

---------

150-MCS-0002-WT07
150-MCS-0010-WT07

-----

171-PLN-5310-WT02

----1.
1.

171-SGM-5310-WT13
150-MCL-0012-WT07
150-MCS-0010-WT07

2.

150-GPU-9104-WT07

2.
2.

150-MCL-0012-WT07
171-PLN-5310-WT02

2.

171-PLN-7321-WT02

2.
2. a.

171-SGM-5310-WT13
150-GPU-9104-WT07

2. b.

150-GPU-9104-WT07

2. b.
2. b.

150-MCL-0012-WT07
171-PLN-5310-WT02

2. b.

171-PLN-7321-WT02

2. b.
3.

171-SGM-5310-WT13
150-GPU-9104-WT07

3.
3.

150-MCL-0012-WT07
150-MCL-0013-WT07

3.

171-PLN-5310-WT02

3.

171-PLN-7321-WT02

Title
Operate Plan Manager Light Tool
Operate the Maps and Overlays
Application in MCS Light
Operate the Magellan Mapping Tool in
MCS Light
Operate the Snapshot Tool
Operate File Transfer Tool (X-FTP) in
MCS
Describe the battlefield effects on
maneuver assets (Plans Officer)
Describe the Battlefield Effects (SGM)
Operate Plan Manager Light Tool
Operate File Transfer Tool (X-FTP) in
MCS
Conduct Terrain Evaluation Using the
Common Tactical Picture (CTP) (v.6.2.x)
Operate Plan Manager Light Tool
Describe the battlefield effects on
maneuver assets (Plans Officer)
Develop Operations Staff Estimate
(Plans Officer)
Describe the Battlefield Effects (SGM)
Conduct Terrain Evaluation Using the
Common Tactical Picture (CTP) (v.6.2.x)
Conduct Terrain Evaluation Using the
Common Tactical Picture (CTP) (v.6.2.x)
Operate Plan Manager Light Tool
Describe the battlefield effects on
maneuver assets (Plans Officer)
Develop Operations Staff Estimate
(Plans Officer)
Describe the Battlefield Effects (SGM)
Conduct Terrain Evaluation Using the
Common Tactical Picture (CTP) (v.6.2.x)
Operate Plan Manager Light Tool
Operate the Maps and Overlays
Application in MCS Light
Describe the battlefield effects on
maneuver assets (Plans Officer)
Develop Operations Staff Estimate
(Plans Officer)
70

3.
5.

171-SGM-5310-WT13
150-GPU-9104-WT07

5.
5.

150-MCL-0012-WT07
150-MCL-0013-WT07

5.

150-MCL-0015-WT07

5.

171-PLN-5310-WT02

5.

171-PLN-7321-WT02

5.
6.
6.

171-SGM-5310-WT13
150-MCL-0012-WT07
171-PLN-7321-WT02

7.

150-GPU-9104-WT07

7.
7.

150-MCL-0012-WT07
171-PLN-5310-WT02

7.

171-PLN-7321-WT02

7.
8.
8.
8.

171-SGM-5310-WT13
150-GPU-9105-WT07
150-MCL-0012-WT07
150-MCS-0010-WT07

8.

171-SGM-5310-WT13

Describe the Battlefield Effects (SGM)


Conduct Terrain Evaluation Using the
Common Tactical Picture (CTP) (v.6.2.x)
Operate Plan Manager Light Tool
Operate the Maps and Overlays
Application in MCS Light
Operate the Magellan Mapping Tool in
MCS Light
Describe the battlefield effects on
maneuver assets (Plans Officer)
Develop Operations Staff Estimate
(Plans Officer)
Describe the Battlefield Effects (SGM)
Operate Plan Manager Light Tool
Develop Operations Staff Estimate
(Plans Officer)
Conduct Terrain Evaluation Using the
Common Tactical Picture (CTP) (v.6.2.x)
Operate Plan Manager Light Tool
Describe the battlefield effects on
maneuver assets (Plans Officer)
Develop Operations Staff Estimate
(Plans Officer)
Describe the Battlefield Effects (SGM)
Perform Share Folder Management
Operate Plan Manager Light Tool
Operate File Transfer Tool (X-FTP) in
MCS
Describe the Battlefield Effects (SGM)

Prerequisite Collective Tasks: None.

Supporting Collective Tasks: None.

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6722.11-WT06
----71-0-5310.71-WT02
----71-6-6001.20-WT44

Title
Describe the Battlefield's Effects (IPB)
Describe the Battlefield's Effects (IPB)
IPB

71

3. b.

17-6-5360.17-WT02

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.3

Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP) (S3)

Title
Assess Tactical Situation and Operations

72

Report Date: 31 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
17-6-5320.17-WT02

Evaluate the Maneuver Threat (IPB) (S3)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 5 Jan 2000

Task Data:
Proponent: Armor
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Develop Intelligence
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: Yes
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The S3, as part of a digital brigade battle staff is conducting or preparing to
conduct operations. The digital command post is established, and the staff has
received the initial WARNO with the Area of Operations (AO) from higher
headquarters. The staff is assembled and conducting mission analysis or updating
products as part of battle tracking. The command's battlefield environment has
been defined, battlefield effects have been described, and the MCOO has been
established. Some iterations of this task should be performed in MOPP4.

Standard: Provided S2 section with an evaluation of threat maneuver capabilities and


vulnerabilities. Assisted in the identification of high value targets. Updated the
threat maneuver template and disseminated it to the S2.

Supporting Products (References)


Step Id
Product Id
----FM 101-5
----FM 34-130
-----

FM 71-100

Title
Staff Organization and Operations
Intelligence Preparation Of The
Battlefield
Armored & Mechanized Division
Operations (How to Fight)

73

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----150-GPU-9100-WT07
-----

150-GPU-9101-WT07

-----

150-GPU-9110-WT07

---------

150-MCL-0012-WT07
150-MCL-0013-WT07

---------

150-MCS-0002-WT07
150-MCS-0007-WT07

-----

150-MCS-0010-WT07

-----

171-NCO-5320-WT02

-----

171-PLN-5320-WT02

----1. a.

171-SGM-5320-WT13
150-GPU-9100-WT07

1. a.

150-GPU-9101-WT07

1. a.
1. a.

150-MCL-0012-WT07
150-MCS-0010-WT07

1. a.

171-NCO-5320-WT02

1. b.

150-GPU-9104-WT07

1. b.

171-NCO-5320-WT02

1. b.

171-PLN-5320-WT02

1. c.

150-GPU-9104-WT07

1. c.

171-NCO-5320-WT02

Title
Establish the Common Tactical Picture
(CTP) Elements (v.6.2.x)
Update Common Tactical Picture (CTP)
Elements (v.6.2.x)
Operate the OPLAN / OPORD
Application (v.6.2.x)
Operate Plan Manager Light Tool
Operate the Maps and Overlays
Application in MCS Light
Operate the Snapshot Tool
Operate the JAVA Report Tool (JRT) in
MCS
Operate File Transfer Tool (X-FTP) in
MCS
Assist in Evaluating the Maneuver Threat
(NCO)
Evaluate the Maneuver Threat (Plans
Officer)
Evaluate the Threat (SGM)
Establish the Common Tactical Picture
(CTP) Elements (v.6.2.x)
Update Common Tactical Picture (CTP)
Elements (v.6.2.x)
Operate Plan Manager Light Tool
Operate File Transfer Tool (X-FTP) in
MCS
Assist in Evaluating the Maneuver Threat
(NCO)
Conduct Terrain Evaluation Using the
Common Tactical Picture (CTP) (v.6.2.x)
Assist in Evaluating the Maneuver Threat
(NCO)
Evaluate the Maneuver Threat (Plans
Officer)
Conduct Terrain Evaluation Using the
Common Tactical Picture (CTP) (v.6.2.x)
Assist in Evaluating the Maneuver Threat
(NCO)

74

1. c.

171-PLN-5320-WT02

1. e.
2.

150-GPU-9103-WT07
150-GPU-9100-WT07

2.

150-GPU-9101-WT07

2.
2.

150-MCL-0012-WT07
150-MCL-0013-WT07

2. c.

150-GPU-9104-WT07

2. c.

171-NCO-5320-WT02

2. c.

171-PLN-5320-WT02

2. f.
3. c.
3. c.

150-GPU-9103-WT07
150-GPU-9103-WT07
150-GPU-9110-WT07

3. c.
3. c.

150-MCL-0012-WT07
171-PLN-7321-WT02

Evaluate the Maneuver Threat (Plans


Officer)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Establish the Common Tactical Picture
(CTP) Elements (v.6.2.x)
Update Common Tactical Picture (CTP)
Elements (v.6.2.x)
Operate Plan Manager Light Tool
Operate the Maps and Overlays
Application in MCS Light
Conduct Terrain Evaluation Using the
Common Tactical Picture (CTP) (v.6.2.x)
Assist in Evaluating the Maneuver Threat
(NCO)
Evaluate the Maneuver Threat (Plans
Officer)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Operate the OPLAN / OPORD
Application (v.6.2.x)
Operate Plan Manager Light Tool
Develop Operations Staff Estimate
(Plans Officer)

Prerequisite Collective Tasks: None.

Supporting Collective Tasks: None.

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6723.11-WT06
----20-4-5320.20-WT09
---------

71-0-5320.71-WT02
71-6-1056.71-WT07

3. c.

17-6-5360.17-WT02

Title
Evaluate the Threat (IPB)
Evaluate the Threat (IPB) (Information
Operations (IO) Section) (IBCT)
Evaluate the Threat (IPB)
Conduct Intelligence Preparation of the
Battlefield (IPB)
Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP) (S3)

75

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.3

Title
Assess Tactical Situation and Operations

76

Report Date: 31 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
17-6-5330.17-WT02

Determine Threat Maneuver Courses of Action (COAs) (IPB) (S3)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 15 Aug 2000

Task Data:
Proponent: Armor
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Develop Intelligence
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: Yes
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The S3 staff, operating as part of a digital battle staff is conducting or


preparing to conduct operations. The digital command post is established, and the
staff has received the initial WARNO with the Area of Operations (AO) from higher
headquarters. The staff is assembled and is conducting initial IPB as part of mission
analysis (as part of MDMP). The threat evaluation analysis is complete, and a
refined doctrinal template has been created. Some iterations of this task should be
performed in MOPP4.

Standard: The S3 plans section assisted the S2 section in identifying, prioritizing and
analyzing (if time is available) all enemy Courses of Action (COA). S3 plans section
in conjunction with the S2 section, determined the most dangerous and likely threat
COA. S3 staff assisted the brigade S2 in providing the supporting situation and
event templates that assisted the staff in mission planning.

Supporting Products (References)


Step Id
Product Id
----FM 34-130

Title
Intelligence Preparation Of The
Battlefield

77

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----150-GPU-9100-WT07
-----

150-GPU-9101-WT07

---------

150-GPU-9103-WT07
150-MCL-0007-WT07

-----

150-MCL-0009-WT07

---------

150-MCL-0012-WT07
150-MCL-0013-WT07

-----

150-MCS-0007-WT07

-----

150-MCS-0010-WT07

-----

171-NCO-5330-WT02

-----

171-PLN-5330-WT02

-----

171-SGM-5330-WT13

1.

150-GPU-9100-WT07

1.

150-GPU-9101-WT07

1.
1.

150-MCL-0012-WT07
150-MCS-0010-WT07

1.

171-NCO-5330-WT02

1.

171-PLN-5330-WT02

2.

150-GPU-9101-WT07

2.
2.

150-GPU-9103-WT07
150-MCL-0007-WT07

2.

150-MCL-0009-WT07

2.

150-MCL-0012-WT07

Title
Establish the Common Tactical Picture
(CTP) Elements (v.6.2.x)
Update Common Tactical Picture (CTP)
Elements (v.6.2.x)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Operate the MCS Light Database
Synchronization Server (Sync Server)
Operate the Information Tracker
Application
Operate Plan Manager Light Tool
Operate the Maps and Overlays
Application in MCS Light
Operate the JAVA Report Tool (JRT) in
MCS
Operate File Transfer Tool (X-FTP) in
MCS
Assist in Determining Threat Courses of
Action (NCO)
Determine Threat Courses of Action
(Plans Officer)
Determine Threat Courses of Action
(SGM)
Establish the Common Tactical Picture
(CTP) Elements (v.6.2.x)
Update Common Tactical Picture (CTP)
Elements (v.6.2.x)
Operate Plan Manager Light Tool
Operate File Transfer Tool (X-FTP) in
MCS
Assist in Determining Threat Courses of
Action (NCO)
Determine Threat Courses of Action
(Plans Officer)
Update Common Tactical Picture (CTP)
Elements (v.6.2.x)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Operate the MCS Light Database
Synchronization Server (Sync Server)
Operate the Information Tracker
Application
Operate Plan Manager Light Tool

78

2.

150-MCL-0013-WT07

2.

150-MCS-0010-WT07

2.

171-NCO-5330-WT02

2.

171-PLN-5330-WT02

2.

171-SGM-5330-WT13

3.

150-GPU-9100-WT07

3.

150-GPU-9101-WT07

3.
3.
3.

150-GPU-9103-WT07
150-MCL-0012-WT07
171-NCO-5330-WT02

3.

171-PLN-5330-WT02

3.

171-SGM-5330-WT13

5.

150-GPU-9100-WT07

5.

150-GPU-9101-WT07

5.
5.
5.

150-GPU-9103-WT07
150-MCL-0012-WT07
150-MCS-0010-WT07

5.

171-NCO-5330-WT02

5.

171-PLN-5330-WT02

5.

171-SGM-5330-WT13

Operate the Maps and Overlays


Application in MCS Light
Operate File Transfer Tool (X-FTP) in
MCS
Assist in Determining Threat Courses of
Action (NCO)
Determine Threat Courses of Action
(Plans Officer)
Determine Threat Courses of Action
(SGM)
Establish the Common Tactical Picture
(CTP) Elements (v.6.2.x)
Update Common Tactical Picture (CTP)
Elements (v.6.2.x)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Operate Plan Manager Light Tool
Assist in Determining Threat Courses of
Action (NCO)
Determine Threat Courses of Action
(Plans Officer)
Determine Threat Courses of Action
(SGM)
Establish the Common Tactical Picture
(CTP) Elements (v.6.2.x)
Update Common Tactical Picture (CTP)
Elements (v.6.2.x)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Operate Plan Manager Light Tool
Operate File Transfer Tool (X-FTP) in
MCS
Assist in Determining Threat Courses of
Action (NCO)
Determine Threat Courses of Action
(Plans Officer)
Determine Threat Courses of Action
(SGM)

Prerequisite Collective Tasks: None.

Supporting Collective Tasks: None.

79

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6724.11-WT06
-----

71-0-5330.71-WT02

3. d.

17-6-5360.17-WT02

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.3

Title
Determine Threat Courses of Action
(COAs) (IPB)
Determine Threat Courses of Action
(COAs) (IPB)
Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP) (S3)

Title
Assess Tactical Situation and Operations

80

Report Date: 31 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
17-6-5230.17-WT02

Plan Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) (S3)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 15 Jun 2000

Task Data:
Proponent: Armor
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Develop Intelligence
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: Yes
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The S3 section, as part of a digital brigade battle staff is conducting or


preparing to conduct operations. The digital command post is established, and the
staff has received a warning order/operations order (WARNO/OPORD) from higher
headquarters. The battle staff completed mission analysis and associated
products, and the commander has provided initial planning guidance. The XO has
determined a need to establish an Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance
Team. Some iterations of this task should be performed in MOPP4.

Standard: Assisted in the development of a plan designating the methods and


elements (organic and non-organic) to collect intelligence data. The battle captain
ICW the S2 monitored the progress of the intelligence, surveillance, and
reconnaissance (ISR) assets and made recommendations to the commander as the
information requirements are confirmed or denied.

Supporting Products (References)


Step Id
Product Id
----FKSM 71-3 (2005)

Title
ARMORED AND MECHANIZED
INFANTRY BRIGADE (Coordinating
Draft)

81

-----

FM 34-80-1 ST

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----150-GPU-9100-WT07
-----

150-GPU-9101-WT07

-----

150-GPU-9102-WT07

-------------

150-GPU-9103-WT07
150-GPU-9106-WT07
150-GPU-9110-WT07

-----

150-MCL-0002-WT07

-----

150-MCL-0006-WT07

-----

150-MCL-0007-WT07

-----

150-MCL-0008-WT07

---------

150-MCL-0012-WT07
150-MCL-0013-WT07

-----

150-MCL-0015-WT07

-----

150-MCL-0018-WT07

-----

150-MCL-0019-WT07

-------------------------

150-MCS-0002-WT07
150-MCS-0005-WT07
150-MCS-0008-WT07
150-MCS-0011-WT07
150-MCS-0012-WT07
171-OPS-5230-WT02

TF XXI Brigade and Battalion Intelligence


Support

Title
Establish the Common Tactical Picture
(CTP) Elements (v.6.2.x)
Update Common Tactical Picture (CTP)
Elements (v.6.2.x)
Process a Message using Common
Operating Environment Message
Processor (CMP) (v. 6.2.x)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Operate Collaborative Tools (v.6.2.x)
Operate the OPLAN / OPORD
Application (v.6.2.x)
Initialize MCS Light Using Laptop
Software Suite
Operate the MCS Configuration Tool in
MCS Light.
Operate the MCS Light Database
Synchronization Server (Sync Server)
Operate the MCS Filter and Search
Engine in MCS Light
Operate Plan Manager Light Tool
Operate the Maps and Overlays
Application in MCS Light
Operate the Magellan Mapping Tool in
MCS Light
Operate Common Message Processor in
MCS Light
Operate Collaborative Planning Tools in
MCS Light
Operate the Snapshot Tool
Initialize MCS Using ABCS Software
Load Map Data From a CD on MCS
Operate Gazetteer in MCS
Operate Task Organization (TO) Tool
Plan Intelligence, Surveillance, and
Reconnaissance (Assistant Operations
Officer)

82

3.

150-GPU-9110-WT07

3.

150-MCL-0002-WT07

3.

150-MCL-0006-WT07

3.

150-MCL-0007-WT07

3.

150-MCL-0008-WT07

3.
3.
3.
4.

150-MCL-0012-WT07
150-MCS-0005-WT07
150-MCS-0012-WT07
150-GPU-9102-WT07

4.
4.
4.

150-GPU-9103-WT07
150-GPU-9106-WT07
150-GPU-9110-WT07

4.

150-MCL-0002-WT07

4.

150-MCL-0006-WT07

4.

150-MCL-0007-WT07

4.
4.
4.
4.

150-MCL-0012-WT07
150-MCS-0005-WT07
150-MCS-0012-WT07
171-OPS-5230-WT02

5.

150-GPU-9102-WT07

5.
5.

150-GPU-9103-WT07
150-GPU-9110-WT07

5.

150-MCL-0002-WT07

5.

150-MCL-0006-WT07

Operate the OPLAN / OPORD


Application (v.6.2.x)
Initialize MCS Light Using Laptop
Software Suite
Operate the MCS Configuration Tool in
MCS Light.
Operate the MCS Light Database
Synchronization Server (Sync Server)
Operate the MCS Filter and Search
Engine in MCS Light
Operate Plan Manager Light Tool
Initialize MCS Using ABCS Software
Operate Task Organization (TO) Tool
Process a Message using Common
Operating Environment Message
Processor (CMP) (v. 6.2.x)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Operate Collaborative Tools (v.6.2.x)
Operate the OPLAN / OPORD
Application (v.6.2.x)
Initialize MCS Light Using Laptop
Software Suite
Operate the MCS Configuration Tool in
MCS Light.
Operate the MCS Light Database
Synchronization Server (Sync Server)
Operate Plan Manager Light Tool
Initialize MCS Using ABCS Software
Operate Task Organization (TO) Tool
Plan Intelligence, Surveillance, and
Reconnaissance (Assistant Operations
Officer)
Process a Message using Common
Operating Environment Message
Processor (CMP) (v. 6.2.x)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Operate the OPLAN / OPORD
Application (v.6.2.x)
Initialize MCS Light Using Laptop
Software Suite
Operate the MCS Configuration Tool in
MCS Light.

83

5.

150-MCL-0007-WT07

5.
5.

150-MCL-0012-WT07
150-MCL-0018-WT07

5.
5.
5.

150-MCS-0005-WT07
150-MCS-0012-WT07
171-OPS-5230-WT02

6.

150-GPU-9100-WT07

6.

150-GPU-9101-WT07

6.

150-GPU-9102-WT07

6.
6.
6.

150-GPU-9103-WT07
150-GPU-9106-WT07
150-GPU-9110-WT07

6.

150-MCL-0002-WT07

6.

150-MCL-0006-WT07

6.

150-MCL-0007-WT07

6.
6.

150-MCL-0012-WT07
150-MCL-0013-WT07

6.

150-MCL-0019-WT07

6.
6.
6.
6.

150-MCS-0002-WT07
150-MCS-0005-WT07
150-MCS-0008-WT07
171-OPS-5230-WT02

7.

150-GPU-9106-WT07

Operate the MCS Light Database


Synchronization Server (Sync Server)
Operate Plan Manager Light Tool
Operate Common Message Processor in
MCS Light
Initialize MCS Using ABCS Software
Operate Task Organization (TO) Tool
Plan Intelligence, Surveillance, and
Reconnaissance (Assistant Operations
Officer)
Establish the Common Tactical Picture
(CTP) Elements (v.6.2.x)
Update Common Tactical Picture (CTP)
Elements (v.6.2.x)
Process a Message using Common
Operating Environment Message
Processor (CMP) (v. 6.2.x)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Operate Collaborative Tools (v.6.2.x)
Operate the OPLAN / OPORD
Application (v.6.2.x)
Initialize MCS Light Using Laptop
Software Suite
Operate the MCS Configuration Tool in
MCS Light.
Operate the MCS Light Database
Synchronization Server (Sync Server)
Operate Plan Manager Light Tool
Operate the Maps and Overlays
Application in MCS Light
Operate Collaborative Planning Tools in
MCS Light
Operate the Snapshot Tool
Initialize MCS Using ABCS Software
Load Map Data From a CD on MCS
Plan Intelligence, Surveillance, and
Reconnaissance (Assistant Operations
Officer)
Operate Collaborative Tools (v.6.2.x)

Prerequisite Collective Tasks: None.

84

Supporting Collective Tasks: None.

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6740.11-WT06
-----

71-0-5230.71-WT02

-----

71-6-9230.71-WT07

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.2

Title
Plan Intelligence, Surveillance, and
Reconnaissance (ISR)
Plan Intelligence, Surveillance, and
Reconnaissance (ISR)
Conduct Collection Management

Title
Manage Tactical Information

85

Report Date: 31 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
17-6-5350.17-WT02

Receive the Mission (MDMP) (S3)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 21 Dec 1999

Task Data:
Proponent: Armor
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Exercise Command and Control
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: Yes
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The S3 section, as part of a digital battle staff, is conducting or preparing to


conduct operations. The digital command post is established and a triggering
mechanism to start the planning process was initiated. Some iterations of this task
should be performed in MOPP4.

Standard: The S3 section received the mission and began planning the operation.
Received initial guidance from commander. Upon direction of the XO, the S3
issued an initial warning order (WARNO 1) to subordinate units. WARNO 1
included type of operation, general location, initial time line,
movement/reconnaissance instructions, and commander's guidance, as available.

Supporting Products (References)


Step Id
Product Id
----FKSM 71-3 (2005)

---------

FM 101-5
FM 71-100

Title
ARMORED AND MECHANIZED
INFANTRY BRIGADE (Coordinating
Draft)
Staff Organization and Operations
Armored & Mechanized Division
Operations (How to Fight)

86

-----

FM 71-100-5

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----150-GPU-9102-WT07

---------

150-GPU-9106-WT07
150-GPU-9110-WT07

-----

150-MCL-0007-WT07

---------

150-MCL-0012-WT07
150-MCL-0014-WT07

-----

150-MCL-0018-WT07

-----

150-MCL-0019-WT07

---------

150-MCS-0008-WT07
150-MCS-0010-WT07

---------

150-MCS-0011-WT07
171-BC1-7416-WT02

------------1.

171-NCO-5350-WT02
171-PLN-5350-WT02
171-SGM-5350-WT13
150-GPU-9102-WT07

1.
1.
1.

150-GPU-9103-WT07
150-GPU-9106-WT07
150-GPU-9110-WT07

1.

150-MCL-0007-WT07

1.
1.

150-MCL-0012-WT07
150-MCS-0010-WT07

1.

171-NCO-5350-WT02

EXFOR Division Operations Tactics,


Techniques, and Procedures

Title
Process a Message using Common
Operating Environment Message
Processor (CMP) (v. 6.2.x)
Operate Collaborative Tools (v.6.2.x)
Operate the OPLAN / OPORD
Application (v.6.2.x)
Operate the MCS Light Database
Synchronization Server (Sync Server)
Operate Plan Manager Light Tool
Operate the Task Organization (TO)
Application in MCS Light
Operate Common Message Processor in
MCS Light
Operate Collaborative Planning Tools in
MCS Light
Load Map Data From a CD on MCS
Operate File Transfer Tool (X-FTP) in
MCS
Operate Gazetteer in MCS
Issue FRAGOs BCOTM (Battle Captain
1)
Receive the Mission (NCO)
Receive the Mission (Plans Officer)
Receive the Mission (SGM)
Process a Message using Common
Operating Environment Message
Processor (CMP) (v. 6.2.x)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Operate Collaborative Tools (v.6.2.x)
Operate the OPLAN / OPORD
Application (v.6.2.x)
Operate the MCS Light Database
Synchronization Server (Sync Server)
Operate Plan Manager Light Tool
Operate File Transfer Tool (X-FTP) in
MCS
Receive the Mission (NCO)
87

1.
10.
10.
10.
3.
3.
3.
3.

171-PLN-5350-WT02
171-LNO-5510-WT02
171-NCO-5350-WT02
171-SGM-5350-WT13
150-GPU-9103-WT07
150-GPU-9105-WT07
150-GPU-9106-WT07
150-GPU-9110-WT07

3.

150-MCL-0007-WT07

3.
3.

150-MCL-0012-WT07
150-MCS-0010-WT07

3.

171-BC1-7416-WT02

3.
3.
4.

171-NCO-5350-WT02
171-PLN-5350-WT02
150-GPU-9102-WT07

4.
4.

150-GPU-9103-WT07
150-GPU-9110-WT07

4.

150-MCL-0007-WT07

4.
4.

150-MCL-0012-WT07
150-MCL-0018-WT07

4.

150-MCL-0019-WT07

4.

150-MCS-0010-WT07

4.
4.
6.

171-NCO-5350-WT02
171-SGM-5350-WT13
150-GPU-9102-WT07

6.
6.
8.

150-GPU-9103-WT07
171-PLN-5350-WT02
150-GPU-9102-WT07

Receive the Mission (Plans Officer)


Conduct Coordination and Liaison (LNO)
Receive the Mission (NCO)
Receive the Mission (SGM)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Perform Share Folder Management
Operate Collaborative Tools (v.6.2.x)
Operate the OPLAN / OPORD
Application (v.6.2.x)
Operate the MCS Light Database
Synchronization Server (Sync Server)
Operate Plan Manager Light Tool
Operate File Transfer Tool (X-FTP) in
MCS
Issue FRAGOs BCOTM (Battle Captain
1)
Receive the Mission (NCO)
Receive the Mission (Plans Officer)
Process a Message using Common
Operating Environment Message
Processor (CMP) (v. 6.2.x)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Operate the OPLAN / OPORD
Application (v.6.2.x)
Operate the MCS Light Database
Synchronization Server (Sync Server)
Operate Plan Manager Light Tool
Operate Common Message Processor in
MCS Light
Operate Collaborative Planning Tools in
MCS Light
Operate File Transfer Tool (X-FTP) in
MCS
Receive the Mission (NCO)
Receive the Mission (SGM)
Process a Message using Common
Operating Environment Message
Processor (CMP) (v. 6.2.x)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Receive the Mission (Plans Officer)
Process a Message using Common
Operating Environment Message
Processor (CMP) (v. 6.2.x)
88

8.
8.

150-GPU-9103-WT07
150-GPU-9110-WT07

8.

150-MCL-0007-WT07

8.
8.

150-MCL-0012-WT07
150-MCL-0018-WT07

8.

171-BC1-7416-WT02

8.
8.
8.
9.

171-NCO-5350-WT02
171-PLN-5350-WT02
171-SGM-5350-WT13
150-GPU-9102-WT07

9.
9.

150-GPU-9103-WT07
150-GPU-9110-WT07

9.

150-MCL-0007-WT07

9.
9.

150-MCL-0012-WT07
171-BC1-7416-WT02

9.

171-PLN-5350-WT02

Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)


Operate the OPLAN / OPORD
Application (v.6.2.x)
Operate the MCS Light Database
Synchronization Server (Sync Server)
Operate Plan Manager Light Tool
Operate Common Message Processor in
MCS Light
Issue FRAGOs BCOTM (Battle Captain
1)
Receive the Mission (NCO)
Receive the Mission (Plans Officer)
Receive the Mission (SGM)
Process a Message using Common
Operating Environment Message
Processor (CMP) (v. 6.2.x)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Operate the OPLAN / OPORD
Application (v.6.2.x)
Operate the MCS Light Database
Synchronization Server (Sync Server)
Operate Plan Manager Light Tool
Issue FRAGOs BCOTM (Battle Captain
1)
Receive the Mission (Plans Officer)

Prerequisite Collective Tasks: None.

Supporting Collective Tasks: None.

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6731.11-WT06
----71-0-5350.71-WT02
----71-6-1008.71-WT12
----71-7-51002
----71-7-51003
----71-7-51004

Title
Receive the Mission (MDMP)
Receive the Mission (MDMP)
OPERATE THE COMMAND POST
Design the ABCS Network
Produce the TOC Architecture Diagram
Produce the Information Exchange Plan

89

-----

71-7-51005

---------------------

71-7-51008
71-8-51002
71-8-51003
71-8-51004
71-8-51005

-----

71-8-51008

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.3

Prepare the Command Post for


Deployment
Operate The Command Post
DESIGN THE ABCS NETWORK
Produce the TOC Architecture Diagram
Produce the Information Exchange Plan
Prepare the Command Post for
Deployment
Operate The Command Post

Title
Assess Tactical Situation and Operations

90

Report Date: 31 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
17-6-5360.17-WT02

Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP) (S3)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 21 Dec 1999

Task Data:
Proponent: Armor
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Exercise Command and Control
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: Yes
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The S3 section of a digital battle staff is conducting or preparing to conduct


operations. The digital command post is established. The staff has received a
warning order (WARNO) or operation plan (OPLAN) from higher headquarters with
the Area of Operations. WARNO 1 has been issued and the staff has gathered the
tools to begin mission analysis.
Some iterations of this task should be performed in MOPP4.

Standard: The staff conducted mission analysis and began the process of determining
feasible solutions. The ISR plan was completed and WARNO 2 was issued.

Supporting Products (References)


Step Id
Product Id
----FKSM 71-3 (2005)

---------

FM 100-34
FM 100-34-1

Title
ARMORED AND MECHANIZED
INFANTRY BRIGADE (Coordinating
Draft)
Command and Control
Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures for
Command Post Operations

91

---------

FM 101-5
FM 71-100

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----150-GPU-9102-WT07

-------------

150-GPU-9103-WT07
150-GPU-9106-WT07
150-GPU-9110-WT07

-----

150-MCL-0007-WT07

---------

150-MCL-0012-WT07
150-MCL-0014-WT07

---------

150-MCL-0017-WT07
150-MCL-0018-WT07

-----

150-MCL-0019-WT07

---------

150-MCS-0002-WT07
150-MCS-0010-WT07

---------

150-MCS-0012-WT07
171-NCO-5360-WT02

--------1.

171-PLN-5360-WT02
171-SGM-5360-WT13
150-GPU-9102-WT07

1.
1.
1.

150-GPU-9103-WT07
150-GPU-9106-WT07
150-GPU-9110-WT07

1.

150-MCL-0007-WT07

1.
1.

150-MCL-0012-WT07
150-MCL-0017-WT07

Staff Organization and Operations


Armored & Mechanized Division
Operations (How to Fight)

Title
Process a Message using Common
Operating Environment Message
Processor (CMP) (v. 6.2.x)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Operate Collaborative Tools (v.6.2.x)
Operate the OPLAN / OPORD
Application (v.6.2.x)
Operate the MCS Light Database
Synchronization Server (Sync Server)
Operate Plan Manager Light Tool
Operate the Task Organization (TO)
Application in MCS Light
Operate Force Ratio Tool in MCS Light
Operate Common Message Processor in
MCS Light
Operate Collaborative Planning Tools in
MCS Light
Operate the Snapshot Tool
Operate File Transfer Tool (X-FTP) in
MCS
Operate Task Organization (TO) Tool
Assist in Conducting Mission Analysis
(NCO)
Conduct Mission Analysis (Plans Officer)
Conduct Mission Analysis (SGM)
Process a Message using Common
Operating Environment Message
Processor (CMP) (v. 6.2.x)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Operate Collaborative Tools (v.6.2.x)
Operate the OPLAN / OPORD
Application (v.6.2.x)
Operate the MCS Light Database
Synchronization Server (Sync Server)
Operate Plan Manager Light Tool
Operate Force Ratio Tool in MCS Light
92

1.
1.
1.
13.

150-MCS-0012-WT07
171-PLN-5360-WT02
171-SGM-5360-WT13
171-OPS-5230-WT02

13.
14.

171-PLN-5360-WT02
150-GPU-9102-WT07

14.

150-GPU-9110-WT07

14.

150-MCL-0007-WT07

14.
14.

150-MCL-0012-WT07
150-MCL-0014-WT07

14.
14.

150-MCS-0012-WT07
171-OPS-5230-WT02

19.

150-GPU-9102-WT07

19.
19.
19.

150-GPU-9103-WT07
150-GPU-9106-WT07
150-GPU-9110-WT07

19.
19.

150-MCL-0012-WT07
150-MCL-0019-WT07

19.
19.
2.

171-PLN-5360-WT02
171-SGM-5360-WT13
150-GPU-9110-WT07

2.

150-MCL-0007-WT07

2.
2.
20.

150-MCL-0012-WT07
171-PLN-5360-WT02
150-GPU-9102-WT07

20.

150-GPU-9103-WT07

Operate Task Organization (TO) Tool


Conduct Mission Analysis (Plans Officer)
Conduct Mission Analysis (SGM)
Plan Intelligence, Surveillance, and
Reconnaissance (Assistant Operations
Officer)
Conduct Mission Analysis (Plans Officer)
Process a Message using Common
Operating Environment Message
Processor (CMP) (v. 6.2.x)
Operate the OPLAN / OPORD
Application (v.6.2.x)
Operate the MCS Light Database
Synchronization Server (Sync Server)
Operate Plan Manager Light Tool
Operate the Task Organization (TO)
Application in MCS Light
Operate Task Organization (TO) Tool
Plan Intelligence, Surveillance, and
Reconnaissance (Assistant Operations
Officer)
Process a Message using Common
Operating Environment Message
Processor (CMP) (v. 6.2.x)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Operate Collaborative Tools (v.6.2.x)
Operate the OPLAN / OPORD
Application (v.6.2.x)
Operate Plan Manager Light Tool
Operate Collaborative Planning Tools in
MCS Light
Conduct Mission Analysis (Plans Officer)
Conduct Mission Analysis (SGM)
Operate the OPLAN / OPORD
Application (v.6.2.x)
Operate the MCS Light Database
Synchronization Server (Sync Server)
Operate Plan Manager Light Tool
Conduct Mission Analysis (Plans Officer)
Process a Message using Common
Operating Environment Message
Processor (CMP) (v. 6.2.x)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
93

20.
20.

150-MCL-0012-WT07
150-MCS-0010-WT07

22.

150-GPU-9102-WT07

22.

150-GPU-9110-WT07

22.

150-MCL-0007-WT07

22.
22.

150-MCL-0012-WT07
150-MCL-0014-WT07

22.
24.

150-MCS-0012-WT07
150-GPU-9102-WT07

24.
24.

150-GPU-9103-WT07
150-GPU-9110-WT07

24.

150-MCL-0007-WT07

24.
25.

150-MCL-0012-WT07
150-GPU-9102-WT07

25.
25.

150-GPU-9103-WT07
150-GPU-9110-WT07

25.

150-MCL-0007-WT07

25.
3.

150-MCL-0012-WT07
150-GPU-9110-WT07

3.

150-MCL-0007-WT07

3.
3.

150-MCL-0012-WT07
171-NCO-5360-WT02

3.
3.
4.

171-PLN-5360-WT02
171-SGM-5360-WT13
150-GPU-9110-WT07

Operate Plan Manager Light Tool


Operate File Transfer Tool (X-FTP) in
MCS
Process a Message using Common
Operating Environment Message
Processor (CMP) (v. 6.2.x)
Operate the OPLAN / OPORD
Application (v.6.2.x)
Operate the MCS Light Database
Synchronization Server (Sync Server)
Operate Plan Manager Light Tool
Operate the Task Organization (TO)
Application in MCS Light
Operate Task Organization (TO) Tool
Process a Message using Common
Operating Environment Message
Processor (CMP) (v. 6.2.x)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Operate the OPLAN / OPORD
Application (v.6.2.x)
Operate the MCS Light Database
Synchronization Server (Sync Server)
Operate Plan Manager Light Tool
Process a Message using Common
Operating Environment Message
Processor (CMP) (v. 6.2.x)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Operate the OPLAN / OPORD
Application (v.6.2.x)
Operate the MCS Light Database
Synchronization Server (Sync Server)
Operate Plan Manager Light Tool
Operate the OPLAN / OPORD
Application (v.6.2.x)
Operate the MCS Light Database
Synchronization Server (Sync Server)
Operate Plan Manager Light Tool
Assist in Conducting Mission Analysis
(NCO)
Conduct Mission Analysis (Plans Officer)
Conduct Mission Analysis (SGM)
Operate the OPLAN / OPORD
Application (v.6.2.x)

94

4.

150-MCL-0007-WT07

4.
4.
5.

150-MCL-0012-WT07
171-PLN-5360-WT02
150-GPU-9110-WT07

5.

150-MCL-0007-WT07

5.
5.

150-MCL-0012-WT07
150-MCL-0014-WT07

5.
5.
5.

150-MCL-0017-WT07
150-MCS-0012-WT07
171-NCO-5360-WT02

5.
6.

171-PLN-5360-WT02
150-GPU-9110-WT07

6.
6.

150-MCL-0012-WT07
150-MCL-0014-WT07

6.

150-MCS-0012-WT07

Operate the MCS Light Database


Synchronization Server (Sync Server)
Operate Plan Manager Light Tool
Conduct Mission Analysis (Plans Officer)
Operate the OPLAN / OPORD
Application (v.6.2.x)
Operate the MCS Light Database
Synchronization Server (Sync Server)
Operate Plan Manager Light Tool
Operate the Task Organization (TO)
Application in MCS Light
Operate Force Ratio Tool in MCS Light
Operate Task Organization (TO) Tool
Assist in Conducting Mission Analysis
(NCO)
Conduct Mission Analysis (Plans Officer)
Operate the OPLAN / OPORD
Application (v.6.2.x)
Operate Plan Manager Light Tool
Operate the Task Organization (TO)
Application in MCS Light
Operate Task Organization (TO) Tool

Prerequisite Collective Tasks: None.

Supporting Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
3. a.
11-4-8300.01-WT09
3. a.

17-6-5300.17-WT02

3. b.

17-6-5310.17-WT02

3. c.
3. d.

17-6-5320.17-WT02
17-6-5330.17-WT02

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id

Title
Define the Battlefield Environment (IPB)
(S6)
Define the Battlefield Environment (IPB)
(S3)
Describe the Battlefield's Effects on
Maneuver Assets (IPB) (S3)
Evaluate the Maneuver Threat (IPB) (S3)
Determine Threat Maneuver Courses of
Action (COAs) (IPB) (S3)

Title

95

-------------

11-1-6732.11-WT06
71-0-5360.71-WT07
71-6-0005.17-WT10

-------------------------------------------------------------

71-6-1008.71-WT12
71-7-51008
71-7-51041
71-7-51044
71-7-51045
71-7-51046
71-7-51047
71-7-51048
71-8-51008
71-8-51041
71-8-51044
71-8-51045
71-8-51046
71-8-51047
71-8-51048

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.3

Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP)


Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP)
CONDUCT MILITARY DECISIONMAKING PROCESS (MDMP)
OPERATE THE COMMAND POST
Operate The Command Post
RECEIVE THE MISSION
DEVELOP COURSES OF ACTION
ANALYZE COURSE OF ACTION (COAs)
COMPARE COURSES OF ACTION
SELECT COURSE OF ACTION (COAs)
PRODUCE THE ORDER
Operate The Command Post
RECEIVE THE MISSION
DEVELOP COURSES OF ACTION
ANALYZE COURSE OF ACTION (COAs)
COMPARE COURSES OF ACTION
SELECT COURSE OF ACTION (COAs)
PRODUCE THE ORDER

Title
Assess Tactical Situation and Operations

96

Report Date: 31 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
17-6-5410.17-WT02

Develop Courses of Action (COAs) (MDMP) (S3)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 21 Dec 1999

Task Data:
Proponent: Armor
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Exercise Command and Control
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: Yes
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The plans team, as part of the digital brigade battle staff is conducting or
preparing to conduct operations. The digital command post is established, and the
staff has received an operation order/operation plan (OPORD/OPLAN) from higher
headquarters. The battle staff completed mission analysis and associated
products, and the commander has provided initial planning guidance. Mission
analysis products that are available on ABCS systems are: MCOO; SITTEMP;
higher HQs graphics and orders; list of specified, implied, and essential tasks; shell
COA overlays from mission analysis; and list of assets available to include combat
multipliers. Some iterations of this task should be performed in MOPP4.

Standard: The staff developed COAs consistent with commander's guidance. Each
COA was depicted by a sketch and statement. The sketch provided a picture of the
maneuver aspects of the COA, and the statement portrayed how the unit would
accomplish the mission and explained the scheme of maneuver. A COA briefing
was presented to the commander/XO as required.

Supporting Products (References)


Step Id
Product Id

Title

97

-----

FKSM 71-3 (2005)

---------

FM 100-34
FM 100-34-1

-----

FM 101-5

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----150-GPU-9100-WT07
-----

150-GPU-9101-WT07

---------

150-GPU-9106-WT07
150-MCL-0007-WT07

-----

150-MCL-0008-WT07

---------

150-MCL-0012-WT07
150-MCL-0013-WT07

---------

150-MCL-0017-WT07
150-MCL-0019-WT07

---------

150-MCS-0002-WT07
150-MCS-0010-WT07

-----

171-NCO-5410-WT02

--------1. b.
10.

171-PLN-5410-WT02
171-SGM-5410-WT13
150-MCL-0017-WT07
150-GPU-9100-WT07

10.

150-GPU-9101-WT07

10.
10.
10.

150-GPU-9106-WT07
150-MCL-0012-WT07
150-MCL-0019-WT07

ARMORED AND MECHANIZED


INFANTRY BRIGADE (Coordinating
Draft)
Command and Control
Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures for
Command Post Operations
Staff Organization and Operations

Title
Establish the Common Tactical Picture
(CTP) Elements (v.6.2.x)
Update Common Tactical Picture (CTP)
Elements (v.6.2.x)
Operate Collaborative Tools (v.6.2.x)
Operate the MCS Light Database
Synchronization Server (Sync Server)
Operate the MCS Filter and Search
Engine in MCS Light
Operate Plan Manager Light Tool
Operate the Maps and Overlays
Application in MCS Light
Operate Force Ratio Tool in MCS Light
Operate Collaborative Planning Tools in
MCS Light
Operate the Snapshot Tool
Operate File Transfer Tool (X-FTP) in
MCS
Assist in the Development of Courses of
Action (NCO)
Develop Course of Action (Plans Officer)
Develop Courses of Action (SGM)
Operate Force Ratio Tool in MCS Light
Establish the Common Tactical Picture
(CTP) Elements (v.6.2.x)
Update Common Tactical Picture (CTP)
Elements (v.6.2.x)
Operate Collaborative Tools (v.6.2.x)
Operate Plan Manager Light Tool
Operate Collaborative Planning Tools in
MCS Light

98

4.

150-MCL-0007-WT07

4.
4.
4.
5.

150-MCL-0012-WT07
150-MCL-0017-WT07
171-PLN-5410-WT02
150-GPU-9100-WT07

5.

150-GPU-9101-WT07

5.
5.

150-MCL-0012-WT07
150-MCL-0013-WT07

5.

171-NCO-5410-WT02

5.
7.

171-PLN-5410-WT02
150-GPU-9100-WT07

7.

150-GPU-9101-WT07

7.
7.
7.
7.

150-GPU-9103-WT07
150-GPU-9106-WT07
150-MCL-0012-WT07
150-MCS-0010-WT07

7.

171-NCO-5410-WT02

7.
7.
8.

171-PLN-5410-WT02
171-SGM-5410-WT13
171-PLN-7321-WT02

Operate the MCS Light Database


Synchronization Server (Sync Server)
Operate Plan Manager Light Tool
Operate Force Ratio Tool in MCS Light
Develop Course of Action (Plans Officer)
Establish the Common Tactical Picture
(CTP) Elements (v.6.2.x)
Update Common Tactical Picture (CTP)
Elements (v.6.2.x)
Operate Plan Manager Light Tool
Operate the Maps and Overlays
Application in MCS Light
Assist in the Development of Courses of
Action (NCO)
Develop Course of Action (Plans Officer)
Establish the Common Tactical Picture
(CTP) Elements (v.6.2.x)
Update Common Tactical Picture (CTP)
Elements (v.6.2.x)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Operate Collaborative Tools (v.6.2.x)
Operate Plan Manager Light Tool
Operate File Transfer Tool (X-FTP) in
MCS
Assist in the Development of Courses of
Action (NCO)
Develop Course of Action (Plans Officer)
Develop Courses of Action (SGM)
Develop Operations Staff Estimate
(Plans Officer)

Prerequisite Collective Tasks: None.

Supporting Collective Tasks: None.

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6733.11-WT06

Title
Develop Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP)

99

-----

71-0-5410.71-WT02

---------------------------------------------------------------------

71-6-1008.71-WT12
71-7-51008
71-7-51041
71-7-51042
71-7-51043
71-7-51045
71-7-51046
71-7-51047
71-7-51048
71-8-51008
71-8-51041
71-8-51042
71-8-51043
71-8-51045
71-8-51046
71-8-51047
71-8-51048

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.4

Develop Courses of Action (COAs)


(MDMP)
OPERATE THE COMMAND POST
Operate The Command Post
RECEIVE THE MISSION
CONDUCT MISSION ANALYSIS
DEVELOP STAFF ESTIMATES
ANALYZE COURSE OF ACTION (COAs)
COMPARE COURSES OF ACTION
SELECT COURSE OF ACTION (COAs)
PRODUCE THE ORDER
Operate The Command Post
RECEIVE THE MISSION
CONDUCT MISSION ANALYSIS
DEVELOP STAFF ESTIMATES
ANALYZE COURSE OF ACTION (COAs)
COMPARE COURSES OF ACTION
SELECT COURSE OF ACTION (COAs)
PRODUCE THE ORDER

Title
Plan Tactical Operations Using the Military Decision
Making Process/Troop Leading Procedures

100

Report Date: 31 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
17-6-5420.17-WT02

Analyze Courses of Action (COAs) (MDMP) (S3)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 31 Jul 2000

Task Data:
Proponent: Armor
Type: Unit
MOPP: Always
Common: No
Major BOS: Exercise Command and Control
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: Yes
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The S3 section, as part of a digital brigade battle staff is conducting or


preparing to conduct operations. The digital command post is established, and the
staff has received an operation order/operation plan (OPORD/OPLAN) from higher
headquarters. The commander has provided planning guidance, and the staff has
developed one or more COAs. This task is always performed in MOPP4.

Standard: The S3 developed evaluation criteria. The staff evaluated each COA in
respect to criteria that have been established. The staff used the war-gaming
methodology chosen by the XO to assess suitability and feasibility of each COA
consistent with the evaluation criteria. Staff members provided input to COA
analysis using their ABCS systems.

Supporting Products (References)


Step Id
Product Id
----FKSM 71-3 (2005)

Title
ARMORED AND MECHANIZED
INFANTRY BRIGADE (Coordinating
Draft)

101

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----150-GPU-9100-WT07
-----

150-GPU-9101-WT07

-------------

150-GPU-9103-WT07
150-GPU-9106-WT07
150-MCL-0002-WT07

-----

150-MCL-0006-WT07

-----

150-MCL-0007-WT07

-----

150-MCL-0008-WT07

-------------

150-MCL-0011-WT07
150-MCL-0012-WT07
150-MCL-0013-WT07

-----

150-MCL-0014-WT07

---------

150-MCL-0017-WT07
150-MCL-0019-WT07

-----

150-MCS-0010-WT07

----1.

150-MCS-0012-WT07
150-GPU-9100-WT07

1.

150-GPU-9101-WT07

1.

150-MCL-0002-WT07

1.
1.

150-MCL-0012-WT07
150-MCL-0013-WT07

1.

150-MCL-0019-WT07

1.

150-MCS-0010-WT07

1. a.

150-GPU-9103-WT07

Title
Establish the Common Tactical Picture
(CTP) Elements (v.6.2.x)
Update Common Tactical Picture (CTP)
Elements (v.6.2.x)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Operate Collaborative Tools (v.6.2.x)
Initialize MCS Light Using Laptop
Software Suite
Operate the MCS Configuration Tool in
MCS Light.
Operate the MCS Light Database
Synchronization Server (Sync Server)
Operate the MCS Filter and Search
Engine in MCS Light
Operate Staff Journal Application
Operate Plan Manager Light Tool
Operate the Maps and Overlays
Application in MCS Light
Operate the Task Organization (TO)
Application in MCS Light
Operate Force Ratio Tool in MCS Light
Operate Collaborative Planning Tools in
MCS Light
Operate File Transfer Tool (X-FTP) in
MCS
Operate Task Organization (TO) Tool
Establish the Common Tactical Picture
(CTP) Elements (v.6.2.x)
Update Common Tactical Picture (CTP)
Elements (v.6.2.x)
Initialize MCS Light Using Laptop
Software Suite
Operate Plan Manager Light Tool
Operate the Maps and Overlays
Application in MCS Light
Operate Collaborative Planning Tools in
MCS Light
Operate File Transfer Tool (X-FTP) in
MCS
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)

102

1. a.

150-MCS-0010-WT07

4.

150-BPV-9107-WT07

4. b.
4. c.

150-BPV-9108-WT07
150-GPU-9100-WT07

4. c.

150-GPU-9101-WT07

4. c.
4. c.
4. c.

150-GPU-9103-WT07
150-GPU-9106-WT07
150-MCL-0002-WT07

4. c.

150-MCL-0006-WT07

4. c.

150-MCL-0007-WT07

4. c.

150-MCL-0008-WT07

4. c.
4. c.

150-MCL-0012-WT07
150-MCL-0013-WT07

4. c.

150-MCL-0019-WT07

4. e.
6.

150-BPV-9109-WT07
150-GPU-9100-WT07

6.

150-GPU-9101-WT07

6.
6.
6.

150-GPU-9103-WT07
150-GPU-9106-WT07
150-MCL-0002-WT07

6.

150-MCL-0007-WT07

6.
6.

150-MCL-0012-WT07
150-MCL-0019-WT07

Operate File Transfer Tool (X-FTP) in


MCS
Initialize Battle Planning and
Visualization Concept Demonstrator
(BPV)
Perform Planning Operations Using BPV
Establish the Common Tactical Picture
(CTP) Elements (v.6.2.x)
Update Common Tactical Picture (CTP)
Elements (v.6.2.x)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Operate Collaborative Tools (v.6.2.x)
Initialize MCS Light Using Laptop
Software Suite
Operate the MCS Configuration Tool in
MCS Light.
Operate the MCS Light Database
Synchronization Server (Sync Server)
Operate the MCS Filter and Search
Engine in MCS Light
Operate Plan Manager Light Tool
Operate the Maps and Overlays
Application in MCS Light
Operate Collaborative Planning Tools in
MCS Light
Modify a Planning Scenario Using BPV
Establish the Common Tactical Picture
(CTP) Elements (v.6.2.x)
Update Common Tactical Picture (CTP)
Elements (v.6.2.x)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Operate Collaborative Tools (v.6.2.x)
Initialize MCS Light Using Laptop
Software Suite
Operate the MCS Light Database
Synchronization Server (Sync Server)
Operate Plan Manager Light Tool
Operate Collaborative Planning Tools in
MCS Light

Prerequisite Collective Tasks: None.

103

Supporting Collective Tasks: None.

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6734.11-WT06
-----

71-0-5420.71-WT07

-----

71-6-5420.71-WT02

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.4

Title
Analyze Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP)
Analyze Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP)
Analyze Courses of Action (COAs) (OLD)

Title
Plan Tactical Operations Using the Military Decision
Making Process/Troop Leading Procedures

104

Report Date: 31 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
17-6-5430.17-WT02

Compare Courses of Action (COAs) (MDMP) (S3)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 21 Dec 1999

Task Data:
Proponent: Armor
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Exercise Command and Control
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: Yes
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The S3 section, as part of the digital brigade battle staff is conducting or
preparing to conduct operations. The digital command post is established, and the
staff has received an operation order/operation plan (OPORD/OPLAN) from higher
headquarters. The staff has developed and analyzed courses of action (COAs)
consistent with the commander's guidance. The S3 or XO have determined COA
evaluation criteria.
Some iterations of this task should be performed in MOPP4.

Standard: Plans section compared each developed COA consistent with the evaluation
criteria. Plans officer identified the preferred maneuver COA and made a
recommendation to the XO.

Supporting Products (References)


Step Id
Product Id
----FKSM 71-3 (2005)

-----

FM 100-34

Title
ARMORED AND MECHANIZED
INFANTRY BRIGADE (Coordinating
Draft)
Command and Control

105

-----

FM 100-34-1

---------

FM 101-5
FM 71-100

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----150-GPU-9100-WT07
-----

150-GPU-9101-WT07

-----

150-GPU-9102-WT07

-------------

150-GPU-9103-WT07
150-GPU-9106-WT07
150-GPU-9110-WT07

-----

150-MCL-0002-WT07

-----

150-MCL-0004-WT07

-----

150-MCL-0006-WT07

-----

150-MCL-0007-WT07

-----

150-MCL-0008-WT07

---------

150-MCL-0012-WT07
150-MCL-0013-WT07

-----

150-MCL-0019-WT07

-----

150-MCS-0010-WT07

-----

171-NCO-5430-WT02

-----

171-PLN-5430-WT02

1.

150-GPU-9100-WT07

Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures for


Command Post Operations
Staff Organization and Operations
Armored & Mechanized Division
Operations (How to Fight)

Title
Establish the Common Tactical Picture
(CTP) Elements (v.6.2.x)
Update Common Tactical Picture (CTP)
Elements (v.6.2.x)
Process a Message using Common
Operating Environment Message
Processor (CMP) (v. 6.2.x)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Operate Collaborative Tools (v.6.2.x)
Operate the OPLAN / OPORD
Application (v.6.2.x)
Initialize MCS Light Using Laptop
Software Suite
Perform File Management (NT) in MCS
Light
Operate the MCS Configuration Tool in
MCS Light.
Operate the MCS Light Database
Synchronization Server (Sync Server)
Operate the MCS Filter and Search
Engine in MCS Light
Operate Plan Manager Light Tool
Operate the Maps and Overlays
Application in MCS Light
Operate Collaborative Planning Tools in
MCS Light
Operate File Transfer Tool (X-FTP) in
MCS
Assist in the Comparison of Courses of
Action (NCO)
Compare Courses of Action (Plans
Officer)
Establish the Common Tactical Picture
(CTP) Elements (v.6.2.x)

106

1.

150-GPU-9101-WT07

1.
1.
1.

150-GPU-9103-WT07
150-GPU-9106-WT07
150-MCL-0002-WT07

1.

150-MCL-0007-WT07

1.
1.

150-MCL-0012-WT07
150-MCL-0019-WT07

1.

171-PLN-5430-WT02

3.

150-GPU-9100-WT07

3.

150-GPU-9101-WT07

3.
3.
3.

150-GPU-9103-WT07
150-GPU-9106-WT07
150-MCL-0002-WT07

3.

150-MCL-0007-WT07

3.
3.

150-MCL-0012-WT07
150-MCL-0019-WT07

3.

171-NCO-5430-WT02

3.

171-PLN-5430-WT02

4.
4.
4.
4.

150-GPU-9103-WT07
150-GPU-9105-WT07
150-GPU-9106-WT07
150-GPU-9110-WT07

4.

171-NCO-5430-WT02

4.

171-PLN-5430-WT02

4.

171-PLN-7321-WT02

5.
5.

150-GPU-9103-WT07
150-GPU-9105-WT07

Update Common Tactical Picture (CTP)


Elements (v.6.2.x)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Operate Collaborative Tools (v.6.2.x)
Initialize MCS Light Using Laptop
Software Suite
Operate the MCS Light Database
Synchronization Server (Sync Server)
Operate Plan Manager Light Tool
Operate Collaborative Planning Tools in
MCS Light
Compare Courses of Action (Plans
Officer)
Establish the Common Tactical Picture
(CTP) Elements (v.6.2.x)
Update Common Tactical Picture (CTP)
Elements (v.6.2.x)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Operate Collaborative Tools (v.6.2.x)
Initialize MCS Light Using Laptop
Software Suite
Operate the MCS Light Database
Synchronization Server (Sync Server)
Operate Plan Manager Light Tool
Operate Collaborative Planning Tools in
MCS Light
Assist in the Comparison of Courses of
Action (NCO)
Compare Courses of Action (Plans
Officer)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Perform Share Folder Management
Operate Collaborative Tools (v.6.2.x)
Operate the OPLAN / OPORD
Application (v.6.2.x)
Assist in the Comparison of Courses of
Action (NCO)
Compare Courses of Action (Plans
Officer)
Develop Operations Staff Estimate
(Plans Officer)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Perform Share Folder Management
107

5.

150-MCS-0010-WT07

5.

171-NCO-5430-WT02

6.
6.

150-GPU-9103-WT07
150-MCL-0002-WT07

6.

150-MCL-0006-WT07

6.

150-MCL-0007-WT07

6.
6.

150-MCL-0012-WT07
150-MCS-0010-WT07

6.

171-NCO-5430-WT02

6.

171-PLN-5430-WT02

8.
8.
8.

150-GPU-9103-WT07
150-GPU-9106-WT07
150-MCL-0002-WT07

8.

150-MCL-0007-WT07

8.
8.

150-MCL-0012-WT07
150-MCL-0019-WT07

9.

150-MCL-0002-WT07

9.

150-MCL-0007-WT07

9.
9.

150-MCL-0012-WT07
171-PLN-5430-WT02

Operate File Transfer Tool (X-FTP) in


MCS
Assist in the Comparison of Courses of
Action (NCO)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Initialize MCS Light Using Laptop
Software Suite
Operate the MCS Configuration Tool in
MCS Light.
Operate the MCS Light Database
Synchronization Server (Sync Server)
Operate Plan Manager Light Tool
Operate File Transfer Tool (X-FTP) in
MCS
Assist in the Comparison of Courses of
Action (NCO)
Compare Courses of Action (Plans
Officer)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Operate Collaborative Tools (v.6.2.x)
Initialize MCS Light Using Laptop
Software Suite
Operate the MCS Light Database
Synchronization Server (Sync Server)
Operate Plan Manager Light Tool
Operate Collaborative Planning Tools in
MCS Light
Initialize MCS Light Using Laptop
Software Suite
Operate the MCS Light Database
Synchronization Server (Sync Server)
Operate Plan Manager Light Tool
Compare Courses of Action (Plans
Officer)

Prerequisite Collective Tasks: None.

Supporting Collective Tasks: None.

108

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6735.11-WT06
-----

71-0-5430.71-WT07

---------------------------------------------

71-6-1008.71-WT12
71-7-51008
71-7-51042
71-7-51043
71-7-51047
71-7-51048
71-8-51008
71-8-51042
71-8-51043
71-8-51047
71-8-51048

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.4

Title
Compare Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP)
Compare Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP)
OPERATE THE COMMAND POST
Operate The Command Post
CONDUCT MISSION ANALYSIS
DEVELOP STAFF ESTIMATES
SELECT COURSE OF ACTION (COAs)
PRODUCE THE ORDER
Operate The Command Post
CONDUCT MISSION ANALYSIS
DEVELOP STAFF ESTIMATES
SELECT COURSE OF ACTION (COAs)
PRODUCE THE ORDER

Title
Plan Tactical Operations Using the Military Decision
Making Process/Troop Leading Procedures

109

Report Date: 31 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
17-6-5440.17-WT02

Approve Course of Action (COA) (MDMP) (S3)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 21 Dec 1999

Task Data:
Proponent: Armor
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Exercise Command and Control
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: Yes
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The S3 section, as part of a digital brigade battle staff is conducting or


preparing to conduct operations. The digital command post is established, and the
staff has received an operation order / operation plan (OPORD / OPLAN) from
higher headquarters. The staff has compared courses of action (COAs) consistent
with the commander's guidance and determined a recommended COA. Some
iterations of this task should be performed in MOPP4.

Standard: Staff provided the COA decision briefing to the commander. Operation
Section issued WARNO 3 with essential information.

Supporting Products (References)


Step Id
Product Id
----FKSM 71-3 (2005)

---------

FM 100-34
FM 100-34-1

Title
ARMORED AND MECHANIZED
INFANTRY BRIGADE (Coordinating
Draft)
Command and Control
Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures for
Command Post Operations

110

-----

FM 101-5.

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----150-GPU-9100-WT07
-----

150-GPU-9101-WT07

-----

150-GPU-9102-WT07

---------

150-GPU-9106-WT07
150-GPU-9110-WT07

-----

150-MCL-0007-WT07

---------

150-MCL-0012-WT07
150-MCL-0018-WT07

-----

150-MCL-0019-WT07

-----

171-PLN-5440-WT02

1.
1.

150-GPU-9106-WT07
150-GPU-9110-WT07

1.
1.

150-MCL-0012-WT07
150-MCL-0019-WT07

1.

171-PLN-5440-WT02

3.

150-GPU-9102-WT07

3.
3.
3.

150-GPU-9103-WT07
150-GPU-9106-WT07
150-GPU-9110-WT07

3.

150-MCL-0012-WT07

Staff Organization and Operations. 31


May 1997.

Title
Establish the Common Tactical Picture
(CTP) Elements (v.6.2.x)
Update Common Tactical Picture (CTP)
Elements (v.6.2.x)
Process a Message using Common
Operating Environment Message
Processor (CMP) (v. 6.2.x)
Operate Collaborative Tools (v.6.2.x)
Operate the OPLAN / OPORD
Application (v.6.2.x)
Operate the MCS Light Database
Synchronization Server (Sync Server)
Operate Plan Manager Light Tool
Operate Common Message Processor in
MCS Light
Operate Collaborative Planning Tools in
MCS Light
Approve Courses of Action (Plans
Officer)
Operate Collaborative Tools (v.6.2.x)
Operate the OPLAN / OPORD
Application (v.6.2.x)
Operate Plan Manager Light Tool
Operate Collaborative Planning Tools in
MCS Light
Approve Courses of Action (Plans
Officer)
Process a Message using Common
Operating Environment Message
Processor (CMP) (v. 6.2.x)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Operate Collaborative Tools (v.6.2.x)
Operate the OPLAN / OPORD
Application (v.6.2.x)
Operate Plan Manager Light Tool

111

5.

150-GPU-9102-WT07

5.
5.

150-GPU-9103-WT07
150-GPU-9110-WT07

5.

150-MCL-0012-WT07

Process a Message using Common


Operating Environment Message
Processor (CMP) (v. 6.2.x)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Operate the OPLAN / OPORD
Application (v.6.2.x)
Operate Plan Manager Light Tool

Prerequisite Collective Tasks: None.

Supporting Collective Tasks: None.

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6736.11-WT06
-----

71-0-5440.71-WT07

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.4

Title
Approve Course of Action (COA)
(MDMP)
Approve Course of Action (COA)
(MDMP)

Title
Plan Tactical Operations Using the Military Decision
Making Process/Troop Leading Procedures

112

Report Date: 31 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
17-6-5450.17-WT02

Produce Order or Plans (MDMP) (S3)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 31 Jul 2000

Task Data:
Proponent: Armor
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Exercise Command and Control
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: Yes
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The S3 staff, as part of a digital brigade battle staff is conducting or


preparing to conduct operations. The digital command post is established, and the
staff has received an operation order/operation plan (OPORD/OPLAN) from higher
headquarters. The commander has either chosen a COA or directed a single COA
be developed in detail, and has provided additional guidance. The XO has
assembled the staff. Some iterations of this task should be performed in MOPP4.

Standard: The S3 section received staff annexes, supporting appendices, and


overlays. The S3 section consolidated the reports and published an OPORD. The
OPORD clearly stated the brigades mission and commander's intent; allowed
subordinate commanders flexibility; planned for probable contingencies based on
staff war-gaming; and planned for future or follow-on operations. The S3 or Plans
Officer briefed the S3 portion of the Operations Order. Coordinated S3 airlift
activities as needed.

Supporting Products (References)


Step Id
Product Id

Title

113

-----

FKSM 71-3 (2005)

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----150-GPU-9100-WT07
-----

150-GPU-9101-WT07

-----

150-GPU-9102-WT07

-------------

150-GPU-9103-WT07
150-GPU-9106-WT07
150-GPU-9110-WT07

-----

150-MCL-0007-WT07

---------

150-MCL-0012-WT07
150-MCL-0014-WT07

-------------

150-MCL-0017-WT07
150-MCS-0002-WT07
150-MCS-0010-WT07

------------1.
1.

150-MCS-0012-WT07
171-NCO-5450-WT02
171-PLN-5450-WT02
150-GPU-9106-WT07
150-GPU-9110-WT07

1.

150-MCL-0007-WT07

1.
1.
1. c.
1. d.
2.
2.
2.

150-MCL-0012-WT07
171-PLN-5450-WT02
150-BPV-9109-WT07
150-BPV-9109-WT07
150-GPU-9103-WT07
150-GPU-9105-WT07
150-GPU-9106-WT07

ARMORED AND MECHANIZED


INFANTRY BRIGADE (Coordinating
Draft)

Title
Establish the Common Tactical Picture
(CTP) Elements (v.6.2.x)
Update Common Tactical Picture (CTP)
Elements (v.6.2.x)
Process a Message using Common
Operating Environment Message
Processor (CMP) (v. 6.2.x)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Operate Collaborative Tools (v.6.2.x)
Operate the OPLAN / OPORD
Application (v.6.2.x)
Operate the MCS Light Database
Synchronization Server (Sync Server)
Operate Plan Manager Light Tool
Operate the Task Organization (TO)
Application in MCS Light
Operate Force Ratio Tool in MCS Light
Operate the Snapshot Tool
Operate File Transfer Tool (X-FTP) in
MCS
Operate Task Organization (TO) Tool
Produce Orders or Plans (NCO)
Produce Order or Plan (Plans Officer)
Operate Collaborative Tools (v.6.2.x)
Operate the OPLAN / OPORD
Application (v.6.2.x)
Operate the MCS Light Database
Synchronization Server (Sync Server)
Operate Plan Manager Light Tool
Produce Order or Plan (Plans Officer)
Modify a Planning Scenario Using BPV
Modify a Planning Scenario Using BPV
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Perform Share Folder Management
Operate Collaborative Tools (v.6.2.x)

114

2.

150-GPU-9110-WT07

2.

150-MCL-0007-WT07

2.
2.
2.
2.
3.

150-MCL-0012-WT07
150-MCS-0012-WT07
171-NCO-5450-WT02
171-PLN-5450-WT02
150-GPU-9102-WT07

3.
3.
3.
3.

150-GPU-9103-WT07
150-GPU-9105-WT07
150-GPU-9106-WT07
150-GPU-9110-WT07

3.
3.
4.

171-NCO-5450-WT02
171-PLN-5450-WT02
150-GPU-9102-WT07

4.
4.
4.
4.

150-GPU-9103-WT07
150-GPU-9105-WT07
150-GPU-9106-WT07
150-GPU-9110-WT07

4.

150-MCL-0007-WT07

4.
4.

150-MCL-0012-WT07
150-MCS-0010-WT07

4.
4.
5.

171-NCO-5450-WT02
171-PLN-5450-WT02
150-GPU-9102-WT07

5.
5.
5.

150-GPU-9103-WT07
150-GPU-9105-WT07
150-MCL-0007-WT07

5.
5.

150-MCL-0012-WT07
171-NCO-5450-WT02

Operate the OPLAN / OPORD


Application (v.6.2.x)
Operate the MCS Light Database
Synchronization Server (Sync Server)
Operate Plan Manager Light Tool
Operate Task Organization (TO) Tool
Produce Orders or Plans (NCO)
Produce Order or Plan (Plans Officer)
Process a Message using Common
Operating Environment Message
Processor (CMP) (v. 6.2.x)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Perform Share Folder Management
Operate Collaborative Tools (v.6.2.x)
Operate the OPLAN / OPORD
Application (v.6.2.x)
Produce Orders or Plans (NCO)
Produce Order or Plan (Plans Officer)
Process a Message using Common
Operating Environment Message
Processor (CMP) (v. 6.2.x)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Perform Share Folder Management
Operate Collaborative Tools (v.6.2.x)
Operate the OPLAN / OPORD
Application (v.6.2.x)
Operate the MCS Light Database
Synchronization Server (Sync Server)
Operate Plan Manager Light Tool
Operate File Transfer Tool (X-FTP) in
MCS
Produce Orders or Plans (NCO)
Produce Order or Plan (Plans Officer)
Process a Message using Common
Operating Environment Message
Processor (CMP) (v. 6.2.x)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Perform Share Folder Management
Operate the MCS Light Database
Synchronization Server (Sync Server)
Operate Plan Manager Light Tool
Produce Orders or Plans (NCO)

115

5.

171-PLN-5450-WT02

Produce Order or Plan (Plans Officer)

Prerequisite Collective Tasks: None.

Supporting Collective Tasks: None.

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6737.11-WT06
----71-0-5450.71-WT02
----71-6-5450.71-WT07
----71-6-9450.20-WT02

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.4

Title
Produce Order or Plans (MDMP)
Produce Order or Plans (MDMP)
Complete the Plan (OLD)
Produce Order or Plans

Title
Plan Tactical Operations Using the Military Decision
Making Process/Troop Leading Procedures

116

S2/ACT Section
IPB, ISR AND THE
MDMP
PROCESSES
Draft
117

TABLE OF CONTENTS

DEFINE THE BATTLEFIELD ENVIRONMENT (IPB) (S2/ACT)....................................119


DESCRIBE THE BATTLEFIELD'S EFFECTS (IPB) (S2/ACT)........................................123
EVALUATE THE THREAT (IPB) (S2/ACT).........................................................................128
DETERMINE THREAT COURSES OF ACTION (COAS) (IPB) (S2/ACT)......................133
PLAN INTELLIGENCE, SURVEILLANCE, AND RECONNAISSANCE (ISR) (S2)......138
RECEIVE THE MISSION (MDMP) (S2/ACT).....................................................................143
CONDUCT MISSION ANALYSIS (MDMP) (S2/ACT)........................................................146
DEVELOP COURSES OF ACTION (COAS) (MDMP) (S2)................................................153
ANALYZE COURSES OF ACTION (COAS) (MDMP) (S2/ACT)......................................157
COMPARE COURSES OF ACTION (COAS) (MDMP) (S2/ACT).....................................160
PRODUCE ORDER OR PLANS (MDMP) (S2/ACT)...........................................................163

118

Report Date: 31 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
34-6-5300.34-WT01

Define the Battlefield Environment (IPB) (S2/ACT)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 5 Jan 2000

Task Data:
Proponent: Combat Electronic Warfare and Intelligence
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Develop Intelligence
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: Yes
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: A brigade S2 Section/Analysis and Control Team (ACT) as part of a digital


brigade battle staff is conducting or preparing to conduct combat operations. The
digital command post is established, and the staff has received the initial WARNO
with the Area of Operations (AO) from higher headquarters. Enemy order of battle,
knowledge of threat doctrine, and refined data from the division terrain team and
staff weather officer (SWO), and digital map coverage of the contingency area are
available. The brigade commander has issued his initial planning guidance. Some
iterations of this task should be performed in MOPP4.

Standard: Conducted analysis that accurately defined the brigade Area of Interest
(AOI) and the battle space of brigade intelligence collection systems. Consolidated
intelligence gaps and submitted Request for Information (RFI).

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

1. Intelligence Analyst imports the brigade Area of Operation (AO)


overlay from the JCDB using the CTP.
Note: The term notional overlay is used to reflect the computer-coding
language used by CTP. This computer language refers to the static
information portrayed on the overlay.
119

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

2. Intelligence Analyst identifies significant characteristics of the


environment.
3. S2 provides input concerning the amount of detail required within
time available for IPB.
4. Intelligence Analyst creates the S2 section/ACT brigade Area of
Interest (AOI) overlay IAW FM 34-130. At a minimum the following
should be considered:
a. The AO should be used as the starting point for analysis of the
AOI.
b. Guidance from higher headquarters.
c. Any guidance provided by the brigade commander.
d. TACSOP guidance that addresses the establishment of the
AOI.
e. The ability of the threat to project power or move forces into the
AO.
f. Any anticipated future mission or "be prepared" and "on order"
missions.
5. Intelligence Analyst establishes the brigade AOI overlay by
consolidating staff AOI overlay input using CTP.
6. S2 approves brigade AOI overlay.
7. Intelligence Analyst exports consolidated brigade AOI overlay to S3
section.
8. Intelligence Analyst creates brigade intelligence collection systems
battle space overlay.
9. S2 approves brigade battlespace overlay.
10. Intelligence Analyst exports battle space overlay to S3 section.
11. S2 section/ACT evaluates existing ASAS RWS database to identify
gaps in intelligence.
12. Intelligence Analyst consolidates information gaps from staff.
13. Intelligence Analyst submits Request for Information (RFI) to higher
headquarters.

Supporting Products (References): None.

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
1.
150-GPU-9103-WT07
10.
301-96B-5301-WT01

Title
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Establish a Battlespace Overlay S2/ACT

120

12.

301-96B-5322WT01

13.

150-GPU-9102-WT07

2.

301-96B-5300-WT01

3.

301-96B-5300-WT01

4. a.

301-96B-5300-WT01

4. b.

301-96B-5300-WT01

4. d.

301-96B-5300-WT01

4. e.

301-96B-5300-WT01

4. f.

301-96B-5300-WT01

5.

150-GPU-9101-WT07

5.
5.

150-GPU-9103-WT07
301-96B-5300-WT01

6.
7.

301-96B-5301-WT01
301-96B-5300-WT01

8.
9.

301-96B-5301-WT01
301-96B-5301-WT01

Identify Information Gaps, Lack of


Holdings and Discrepencies.
Process a Message using Common
Operating Environment Message
Processor (CMP) (v. 6.2.x)
Analyze Factors Bearing on the
Battlefield Environment S2/ACT
Analyze Factors Bearing on the
Battlefield Environment S2/ACT
Analyze Factors Bearing on the
Battlefield Environment S2/ACT
Analyze Factors Bearing on the
Battlefield Environment S2/ACT
Analyze Factors Bearing on the
Battlefield Environment S2/ACT
Analyze Factors Bearing on the
Battlefield Environment S2/ACT
Analyze Factors Bearing on the
Battlefield Environment S2/ACT
Update Common Tactical Picture (CTP)
Elements (v.6.2.x)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Analyze Factors Bearing on the
Battlefield Environment S2/ACT
Establish a Battlespace Overlay S2/ACT
Analyze Factors Bearing on the
Battlefield Environment S2/ACT
Establish a Battlespace Overlay S2/ACT
Establish a Battlespace Overlay S2/ACT

Prerequisite Collective Tasks: None.

Supporting Collective Tasks: None.

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6721.11-WT06
----71-0-5300.71-WT02

Title
Define the Battlefield Environment (IPB)
Define the Battlefield Environment (IPB)

121

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.3

Title
Assess Tactical Situation and Operations

122

Report Date: 31 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
34-6-5310.34-WT01

Describe the Battlefield's Effects (IPB) (S2/ACT)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 5 Jan 2000

Task Data:
Proponent: Combat Electronic Warfare and Intelligence
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Develop Intelligence
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: No
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The Brigade S2 Section/Analysis and Control Team (ACT) as part of a


digital brigade battlestaff is conducting or is preparing to conduct combat
operations. The digital command post is established, and the staff has received the
initial WARNO with the Area of Operations (AO) from higher headquarters. The
brigade battlefield environment has been defined, and the brigade commander has
issued his initial guidance for IPB development. Some iterations of this task
should be performed in MOPP4.

Standard: Conducted analysis of terrain and weather effects on friendly and enemy
capabilities and broad courses of action (COA). Identified other factors that could
affect operations; i.e., demographic, political, socioeconomic, and infrastructure.
Developed modified combined obstacle overlay (MCOO). MCOO, demographics
information, and weather and light data were disseminated to staff and subordinate
units.

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

1. Intelligence Analyst receives terrain products via DTSS.


2. S2 section/ACT analyzes the effects of terrain on the battlefield
environment in order to develop the MCOO.
123

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

Note: Coordinates with the Analysis and Control Element (ACE) for
initial collection requirements to fill database gaps.
a. Intelligence Analysts analyze the military aspects of the terrain
within the AO and AOI.
(1) Determines observation and fields of fire.
(2) Identifies areas of cover and concealment.
(3) Identifies obstacles.
(4) Identifies key terrain.
(5) Identifies and analyzes enemy avenues of approach (AA)
and mobility corridors (MC). AAs and MCs should be
tailored to a specific unit type; i.e., heavy, light, airborne
forces, etc.
b. Intelligence Analyst proposes locations that best support threat
collection coverages to include:
(1) HUMINT.
(2) Ground-based SIGINT.
(3) IMINT including thermal.
(4) MASINT to include GSR.
(5) Terrain that could support hide positions for insurgents,
light infantry, or unconventional warfare units.
(6) Ground and air reconnaissance units.
c. S2 Section, assisted by brigade engineer section, consolidates
staff inputs and adds to the Combined Obstacles Overlay
(COO) to produce the MCOO.
NOTE: Enemy avenues of approach and mobility corridors in the AO
and AOI should be tailored to a specific unit type; i.e. heavy, light,
airborne forces, etc.
d. S2 Section evaluates the effects of terrain on operations.
NOTE: Relate the analysis to the terrain's effects on the broad COAs
available to threat and friendly forces, such as attack or defend.
(1) Intelligence Analysts identify threat engagement areas,
battle positions, immediate and intermediate objectives,
ambush sites, etc.
(2) S2, with recommendations from the staff, briefs the areas
of the battlefield environment that favor offensive/defensive
operations and those that are neutral.
3. S2 coordinates with the SWO to develop tailored IMETS
Battlescale Forecast Model (BFM) products which portray the
military aspects of weather.
4. Intelligence Analyst determines the military aspects of weather on
military operations by evaluating the effects of:
Note: When IMETS is available see step 5.
a. Visibility/illumination within the AO and AI.

124

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

Special consideration should be given to the effects of visibility and


illumination on night vision devices, thermal weapons sites, electro
optics and weapons zones.
b. Precipitation.
c. Cloud cover.
d. Upper air meteorological data including: pressure, height, dew
point, wind speed and direction.
e. Temperature and humidity.
f. Thunderstorm probability and severity.
5. S2 coordinates with the SWO for development of tailored IMETS
Battlescale Forecast Model (BFM) products that support the
evaluation of the military aspects of weather on military operations.
That evaluation may include information from the following IMETS
tools:
NOTE: This information, while created by the SWO, is retrieved through
the individual ABCS systems, on the ASAS RWS they are under the
weather menu labeled: Effects, Contours and Weather.
a. Integrated Weather Effects Decision Aids (IWEDA).
b. Contours client database.
c. New weather forecast tools.
6. S2 determines, with other staff members, to include brigade judge
advocate (BJA) and civil military officer (CMO) other
characteristics of the battlefield that could affect operations. This
can be accomplished through identification of:
a. Demographic, political, and socioeconomic factors.
b. Infrastructures (transportation and telecommunications, etc.).
c. Local, U.S., and international law.
7. Intelligence Analyst receives Electronic Preparation of the
Battlefield (EPB) information from the Analytical Control Element
(ACE) via ASAS-RWS.
8. S2 Section describes the battlefield's effects on threat and friendly
capabilities and broad Courses of Action (COA), and incorporates
analysis into staff estimates.
NOTE: Combine the evaluation of the effects of terrain, weather, and
the other characteristics of the battlefield. Focus on the total factors
influencing the environmental effects on COA available to both threat
and friendly forces.
a. Identify areas along each avenue of approach best suited for
engagement areas, ambush sites, battle positions, immediate
or intermediate objectives, etc.
b. Identify period when weather conditions will optimize the use of
friendly/enemy sighting and target acquisition systems.
c. Identify other characteristics of the battlefield that will affect
military operations.

125

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

9.

10.
11.
12.
13.

GO

NO-GO

d. Identify the impact of terrain, weather, and other characteristics


on Correlation of Forces Matrices (COFM).
S2 section/ACT receives products from all brigade staff elements
and consolidates information concerning the battlefield effects.
a. Uses ASAS overlays and text files. Creates overlays IAW unit
TACSOP.
b. Provides analysis of the battlefield according to the military
aspects of terrain, using DTSS terrain products as required.
c. Describes the battlefield's effects (weather and terrain) on
enemy and friendly capabilities and broad COAs.
S2 section/ACT records analysis of terrain in intelligence estimate.
S2 section/ACT produces a consolidated modified combined
obstacle overlay (MCOO).
S2 approves intelligence products.
Intelligence Analyst disseminates modified combined obstacle
overlay (MCOO), demographics information, and weather and light
data to staff and subordinate units.

Supporting Products (References): None.

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
1.
150-GPU-9103-WT07
1.
150-GPU-9104-WT07
10.

150-GPU-9104-WT07

10.

301-35D-2100

10.
11.

301-96B-1112WT01
301-35D-5310WT01

11.

301-96B-5310WT01

13.
2.

150-GPU-9103-WT07
150-GPU-9104-WT07

4.

150-GPU-9104-WT07

Title
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Conduct Terrain Evaluation Using the
Common Tactical Picture (CTP) (v.6.2.x)
Conduct Terrain Evaluation Using the
Common Tactical Picture (CTP) (v.6.2.x)
Supervise the Preparation of a Bn/Bde
Intelligence Estimate
Prepare the Intelligence Estimate
Supervise the Development of a Modified
Combined Obstacle Overlay
Develop a Modified Combined Obstacle
Overlay
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Conduct Terrain Evaluation Using the
Common Tactical Picture (CTP) (v.6.2.x)
Conduct Terrain Evaluation Using the
Common Tactical Picture (CTP) (v.6.2.x)

126

4.
7.
8.

301-35D-2052
150-GPU-9103-WT07
150-GPU-9104-WT07

9.

150-GPU-9101-WT07

9.

150-GPU-9104-WT07

Produce a Weather Effects Matrix


Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Conduct Terrain Evaluation Using the
Common Tactical Picture (CTP) (v.6.2.x)
Update Common Tactical Picture (CTP)
Elements (v.6.2.x)
Conduct Terrain Evaluation Using the
Common Tactical Picture (CTP) (v.6.2.x)

Prerequisite Collective Tasks: None.

Supporting Collective Tasks: None.

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6722.11-WT06
----71-0-5310.71-WT02
----71-6-6001.20-WT44

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.3

Title
Describe the Battlefield's Effects (IPB)
Describe the Battlefield's Effects (IPB)
IPB

Title
Assess Tactical Situation and Operations

127

Report Date: 31 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
34-6-5320.34-WT01

Evaluate the Threat (IPB) (S2/ACT)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 5 Jan 2000

Task Data:
Proponent: Combat Electronic Warfare and Intelligence
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Develop Intelligence
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: No
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: A brigade S2 Section/ACT, as part of a digital brigade battle staff, is


conducting or is preparing to conduct tactical operations. The digital command post
is established, and the staff has received the initial WARNO with the Area of
Operations (AO) from higher headquarters. The staff is assembled, and conducting
mission analysis or updating products as part of battle tracking. The command's
battlefield environment has been defined, battlefield effects have been described,
and the MCOO has been established. Some iterations of this task should be
performed in MOPP4.

Standard: The threat was determined in terms of the commander's requirements.


Disseminated an initial doctrinal template to the staff. Consolidated staff input. An
updated doctrinal template was established and with the staff, determined High
Value Targets (HVTs), threat capabilities and vulnerabilities for the given situation.
Provided XO a consolidated staff assessment. Doctrinal template disseminated to
staff and subordinate units via ASAS-RWS.

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

1. S2 Section/ACT identifies threat and information gaps.

128

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

a. Intelligence Analyst retrieves threat information from higher HQ


using ASAS-RWS and CTP.
b. Intelligence Analyst receives enemy order of battle (OB) from
higher on ASAS-RWS.
c. Intelligence Analyst incorporates any recent changes to threat
doctrine.
d. Intelligence Analyst establishes OB files, historical threat
records, and threat models for the staff using the ASAS-RWS.
e. Intelligence Analyst incorporates any recent changes to threat
OB based on intelligence reports and combat information from
ongoing operations.
f. Intelligence Analyst disseminates pertinent OB information
affecting AO/AOI to ensure staff collaboration. S2 section/ACT
structures the OB files to include:
(1) Composition.
(2) Disposition.
(3) Strength.
(4) Tactics or modus operandi.
(5) Training status.
(6) Logistics.
(7) Effectiveness.
(8) Electronic technical data.
(9) Miscellaneous data (personalities, pseudonyms, other).
g. S2 section evaluates the historical records for relevance.
h. S2 section evaluates the threat models for completeness and
relevant patterns of behavior.
i. S2 section organic assets to answer RFIs. If the S2 is unable
to answer RFIs through organic assets. RFIs' should be
submitted to higher HQ.
j. Intelligence Analyst submits RFIs to higher HQ.
2. S2 section/ACT maintains threat models by creating or updating
doctrinal template and patterns of operation.
NOTE: Threat models consist of three parts: doctrinal templates;
description of preferred tactics, options, and peculiarities; and
identification of HVTs. They depict how threat forces prefer to conduct
operations under ideal conditions.
a. Intelligence Analyst establishes initial threat mission, threat
capabilities, and initial doctrinal template overlays using CTP.
b. Intelligence Analyst establishes threat intelligence collection
doctrinal template overlay based upon the threat identification
analysis and threat past operations (determined in previous
step).

129

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

3.

4.
5.
6.
7.

GO

NO-GO

c. Intelligence Analyst consolidates staff input of threat preferred


tactics, options, and peculiarities based on an evaluation of
threat doctrine and past and current operations using CTP and
CMP.
d. Consolidate threat model input from staff and establish the
threat doctrinal template and patterns of operation.
e. S2 Section/ACT identifies and rank orders those high value
targets critical to the completion of the threat commander's
operations. The following areas should be considered when
identifying threat HVTs:
(1) Command, control, communications, computers (C4).
(2) Fire support (includes target acquisition assets,
ammunition, aircraft, fire direction control, and others).
(3) Maneuver.
(4) Air defense.
(5) Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR).
(6) Engineer.
(7) NBC (includes support elements and weapons).
(8) Radio electronic combat (REC) or EW assets.
(9) Bulk fuels (storage and refueling assets).
(10) Ammunition storage sites and distribution points.
(11) Maintenance and repair.
(12) Lift.
(13) LOCs (roads, bridges, railheads, transloading facilities,
airfields, others).
S2 Section/ACT identifies threat capabilities, vulnerabilities,
supporting missions and other actions that can influence friendly
operations. At a minimum, the S2 section must identify the threat
capability to perform each of the following:
a. Offensive.
b. Defensive.
c. Stability.
d. Support.
Staff sections review initial threat capabilities overlay and
recommend changes to the S2 based upon BOS related analysis.
Intelligence Analysts disseminate initial doctrinal template to the
staff as an overlay via ASAS-RWS.
S2 Section/ACT consolidates staff input.
S2, with assistance from the staff, provides XO with a consolidated
staff assessment of threat capabilities and vulnerabilities.
a. Describes threat tactics.
b. Identifies those High Value Targets critical to the completion of
the threat commander's operations.

130

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

c. Identifies threat capabilities, vulnerabilities, supporting


missions and other actions that can influence friendly
operations.
d. S2 Section/ACT refines doctrinal template as required.
8. Intelligence Analyst disseminates doctrinal template to staff and
subordinate units via ASAS-RWS.

Supporting Products (References): None.

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
1. a.
150-GPU-9103-WT07
1. b.
301-R96-0092WT01
1. c.
150-GPU-9103-WT07
1. d.
301-35D-5321-WT01
1. d.

301-35D-5328WT01

1.
1.
1.
1.
1.

301-96B-5320-WT01
301-96B-5327WT01
301-R96-0040WT01
150-GPU-9103-WT07
301-35D-5321-WT01

d.
d.
d.
f.
f.

1. f.
1. h.

301-96B-5320-WT01
301-35D-5328WT01

1. h.
1. i.

301-96B-5327WT01
301-35D-5321-WT01

1. i.

301-96B-5322WT01

1. j.
2.

150-GPU-9103-WT07
150-GPU-9101-WT07

2.

301-35D-5325-WT01

2.

301-35D-5328WT01

Title
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Perform Message Journal Review
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Supervise the Development of Order of
Battle Intelligence Data
Supervise the Development of a Threat
Model
Develop Order of Battle Tables
Develop a Threat Model
Create Database Entities
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Supervise the Development of Order of
Battle Intelligence Data
Develop Order of Battle Tables
Supervise the Development of a Threat
Model
Develop a Threat Model
Supervise the Development of Order of
Battle Intelligence Data
Identify Information Gaps, Lack of
Holdings and Discrepencies.
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Update Common Tactical Picture (CTP)
Elements (v.6.2.x)
Supervise the Development of Doctrinal
Templates
Supervise the Development of a Threat
Model
131

2.
2.
2. a.
2. b.

301-96B-5324-WT01
301-96B-5327WT01
150-GPU-9103-WT07
301-35D-5325-WT01

2. b.
5.
7. c.

301-96B-5324-WT01
150-GPU-9103-WT07
301-96B-5329WT01

8.

150-GPU-9103-WT07

Develop a Doctrinal Template


Develop a Threat Model
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Supervise the Development of Doctrinal
Templates
Develop a Doctrinal Template
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Determine Threat Capabilities and
Vulnerabilities
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)

Prerequisite Collective Tasks: None.

Supporting Collective Tasks: None.

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6723.11-WT06
----71-0-5320.71-WT02

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.3

Title
Evaluate the Threat (IPB)
Evaluate the Threat (IPB)

Title
Assess Tactical Situation and Operations

132

Report Date: 31 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
34-6-5330.34-WT01

Determine Threat Courses of Action (COAs) (IPB) (S2/ACT)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 5 Jan 2000

Task Data:
Proponent: Combat Electronic Warfare and Intelligence
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Develop Intelligence
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: No
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The brigade S2 Section/Analysis and Control Team (ACT), as part of a


digital brigade battle staff is conducting or is preparing to conduct combat
operations. The digital command post is established, and the staff has received the
initial WARNO with the Area of Operations (AO) from higher headquarters. The staff
is assembled and is in the process of developing and analyzing the COAs (as part
of MDMP). The threat evaluation analysis is complete, and a refined doctrinal
template has been created. Some iterations of this task should be performed in
MOPP4.

Standard: The S2 Section identified and evaluated the full set of COAs available to the
threat IAW FM 34-130 and determined the threat's most likely COA, identified
most dangerous COA and provided assessment of the most dangerous COA to the
S3. Disseminated supporting templates and intelligence products that assisted the
staff in mission planning.

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

1. S2 Section/ACT develop the full set of threat COAs available to the


threat by establishing the threat COA overlays.
133

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

a. S2 Section identifies the threat's likely objectives and desired


end state beginning with the threat command one level above
your own and repeating the process through two levels below.
Start with the general COAs available to the threat, such as:
(1) Deliberate attack.
(2) Hasty attack.
(3) Defend.
(4) Delay.
b. Intelligence Analysts establishes initial situational template
(SITTEMP) overlay IAW FM 34-130 by overlaying the
doctrinal template on the products that depict the battlefield
environment's effects on operations.
c. Intelligence Analysts establishe initial threat COA overlays for
potential threat COAs by integrating the threat models from
"Evaluate the Threat" with the analysis from "Describe
Battlefield Effects" to portray potential threat COAs. Factors to
include:
(1) The threat's intent or desired end state.
(2) Likely attack or counterattack objectives.
(3) Effects of the battlefield environment on operations and
broad COAs.
(4) Threat vulnerabilities or shortages in equipment or
personnel.
(5) Current dispositions.
(6) Location of main and supporting efforts.
(7) Threat efforts to present an ambiguous situation or achieve
surprise.
d. S2 Section refines and develops additional COA overlays
based on the threat perception of friendly actions and
dispositions (reverse IPB).
(1) Replicates the set of COAs that the threat commander and
staff are considering based on the friendly situation.
(2) Analyzes all COAs that will influence the friendly
command's mission in terms of time, space, resources,
and the force ratios required to accomplish its objective(s).
e. Intelligence Analyst receives staff Section input about the COA
overlays.
2. S2 Section develops refined SITTEMP overlays, COA descriptions
and options, and High Value Targets (HVTs), Priority Intelligence
Requirements (PIRs) with latest time information is of value
(LTIOV).
NOTE: S2 Section develops each threat COA in the amount of detail
that time allows.

134

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

a. Develop a refined SITTEMP overlay by graphically depicting


expected threat dispositions at several critical "snapshots in
time" as agreed upon by the S2/S3. To develop a situation
template:
(1) Begin with the threat model representing the operation
under consideration.
(2) Overlay the doctrinal template on the MCOO.
(3) Using judgment and knowledge of the threat's preferred
tactics and doctrine adjust dispositions portrayed to
account for the battlefield environment's effects.
(4) Attempt to view the situation from the threat commander's
point of view.
(5) Account for all major threat assets.
(6) Check for consistency.
(7) Include as much detail on the situation template as the
time and situation warrant.
(8) Wargames the SITTEMP, the times or phases in the COA
when HVTs are most valuable to the commander, and
portrays refined HVTs on the SITTEMP.
(9) Utilizes engineer input on potential threat movement and
evaluate time and space factors to develop timed phase
lines (TPLs).
(10) Evaluate movement rates, as revealed in the ASAS RWS
database, with threat doctrine.
(11) Tailor the SITTEMP to the unit's needs by focusing on the
factors that are important to the commander or mission
area.
(12) With commanders approval prioritize PIRs associated with
a decision that will affect the overall success of the
mission.
b. Intelligence Analyst adds time phase lines (TPLs) depicting
threat movement to the situation templates.
c. Intelligence Analyst describes each COA and options to
support staff war gaming.
d. S2 Section refines the High Value Target List (HVTL).
e. Intelligence Analyst exports SITTEMP overlay, COA
descriptions and options, and HVTLs.
3. S2 Section evaluates and prioritizes each threat COA, particularly
identifying threat most likely and most dangerous COAs.
a. With input from the staff, S2 Section develops a prioritized
threat COA list for each potential friendly COA.
(1) S2 Section prioritizes initial prioritization list based on how
likely it is that the threat will adopt a specific COA.
(2) With input from the staff, S2 Section develops a prioritized
threat COA list for each potential friendly COA.

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TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

4.

5.
6.
7.

8.

GO

NO-GO

b. Intelligence Analyst receives staff Section recommendations


and incorporates them into the SITTEMP overlays.
c. Intelligence Analyst receives staff Section recommendations
and incorporates them into the threat COA overlays, COA
descriptions and options, and High Value Targets (HVTs).
d. At a minimum, the S2 and S3 staff Sections determine the
threat most likely and most dangerous COAs given friendly
COA(s).
S2 Section identifies initial collection requirements to include an
event template overlay and event matrix.
a. S2 Section develops the initial event template overlay. At a
minimum, develop and portray the Named Areas of Interest
(NAIs), at specific points, routes or areas within the AO and AI.
b. S2 Section develops the event matrix providing:
(1) Details on the type of threat activity expected in each NAI.
(2) When the NAI is expected to be active.
(3) NAIs relationship to other battlefield events.
c. Intelligence Analyst refines the event template overlay and
event matrix by incorporating staff input provided during staff
war gaming and the targeting process.
Intelligence Analyst identifies intelligence gaps, consults with the
S2, and sends approved requests for information (RFI) to higher.
S2 Section/ACT refine intelligence products based on the input
from other staff members.
Intelligence Analyst uploads Distributed Analysis and Visualation
Infrastructure for C4I (DAVINCI) with data to portray the threat
COAs.
Intelligence Analyst exports the SITTEMP overlay, high value target
list, collection plan, NAIs, event template, and event matrix to staff
and subordinate units for staff planning and for use in initial ISR
planning.

Supporting Products (References): None.

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
1. c.
301-96B-5332WT01
2.

301-96B-5332WT01

Title
Prioritize Threat Probable Courses of
Action
Prioritize Threat Probable Courses of
Action

136

2. a.

301-35D-5331WT01

2. a.
2. a. (12)

301-96B-5330WT01
301-96B-5332WT01

3.

301-96B-5332WT01

4. a.

301-35D-5334WT01

4. a.
4. b.

301-96B-5333WT01
301-35D-5336WT01

4. b.
5.

301-96B-5335WT01
301-96B-5322WT01

7.
7.
8.

150-BPV-9108-WT07
150-BPV-9109-WT07
150-GPU-9103-WT07

Supervise the Development of Situation


Templates
Develop a Situation Template
Prioritize Threat Probable Courses of
Action
Prioritize Threat Probable Courses of
Action
Supervise the Development of Event
Templates
Develop an Event Template
Supervise the Development of the Event
Matrix
Develop an Event Matrix
Identify Information Gaps, Lack of
Holdings and Discrepencies.
Perform Planning Operations Using BPV
Modify a Planning Scenario Using BPV
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)

Prerequisite Collective Tasks: None.

Supporting Collective Tasks: None.

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6724.11-WT06
-----

71-0-5330.71-WT02

-----

71-6-6000.20-WT44

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.3

Title
Determine Threat Courses of Action
(COAs) (IPB)
Determine Threat Courses of Action
(COAs) (IPB)
Determine Threat Courses of Action
(COAs)

Title
Assess Tactical Situation and Operations

137

Report Date: 31 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
34-6-5230.34-WT93

Plan Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) (S2)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 12 May 2000

Task Data:
Proponent: Combat Electronic Warfare and Intelligence
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Develop Intelligence
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: No
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The S2 section/ACT as part of the digital battle staff is conducting or


preparing to conduct operations. The digital command post is established, and the
staff has received a warning order/operations order (WARNO/OPORD) from higher
headquarters. The commander has provided initial planning guidance. Some
iterations of this task should be performed in MOPP4.

Standard: The S2 section/ACT participated in the development of the ISR plan, and
directed the collection of intelligence information in order to answer the
commander's priority intelligence requirements (PIRs).

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

1. S2 section representative participates in the ISR planning teams'


mission analysis.
NOTE. This is usually the Brigade Information Control Center (BICC)
Officer.
2. S2 section/ACT, in conjunction with the battle staff, develop initial
ISR requirements as part of mission analysis.
a. S2 section identify initial PIRs.

138

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

b. S2 section identify higher headquarters PIRs that require


brigade assets placed against.
c. S2 Section/ACT develop specific information requirements
(SIRs) from the commander's PIRs.
3. S2 Section/ACT team converts the SIRs to production and
collection requirements. A SIR will be developed for each named
area of interest (NAI) for each collection asset.
4. S2 section/ACT provide BICC input to the initial ISR plan.
a. S2 section/ACT provide BICC an evaluation of resources.
(1) Identify collection assets required.
NOTE: BICC must consider number and type, type of mission,
strength, composition, and disposition of the enemy security force.
(2) Identify equipment required.
NOTE: S2 section/ACT identify the proximity of the collection assets to
the NAI, environmental conditions, and signature provided by the
target.
(3) Provide information concerning the availability of
reconnaissance and surveillance (R&S) assets (higher and
two levels down).
(4) Determine capabilities of R&S assets.
(5) Match resources to requirements.
b. Develop ISR scheme of support in coordination with the S3.
There are four keys to developing the ISR scheme of support:
(1) Cueing - is using one asset to tip off another to a possible
target.
(2) Asset redundancy - uses a combination of the same type
of assets against a high-priority target.
(3) Asset mix - uses a combination of different types of assets
against a high-priority target.
(4) Integration - is the incorporation of new requirements
against on-going missions.
c. Develop and prioritize specific orders and requests (SOR).
d. S2 section/ACT provide input that completes the initial ISR
Plan.
(1) Develops initial Event Template (matching NAIs against
CCIR).
(2) Develops initial ISR plan guidance in order to answer the
what, where, when, why, and who should collect.
(3) Requirements manager drafts the order for a ISR mission
and submits to the S2 for approval. Requirements
manager follows four principles in ISR planning:
( a) Early involvement.
( b) Prioritization.
( c) All-Source approach.
( d) Organic assets first.

139

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

(4) S2 Section/ACT creates the initial ISR plan, ISR overlay,


and collection matrix.
5. S2 section/ACT identify collection gaps and submits RFIs and
requests to higher headquarters.
6. S2 section/ACT provides input to complete the final ISR Plan.
a. S2 Section/ACT update the ISR plan, ISR overlay, ISR
collection matrix, and SITMAP on ASAS.
(1) At a minimum, the ISR matrix should address:
( a) Who.
( b) What.
( c) Where.
( d) When.
( e) How.
(2) At a minimum the ISR overlay should include:
( a) Routes.
( b) Zones and areas of reconnaissance.
( c) Limits of responsibilities.
( d) Passage points.
( e) Control points.
( f) Listening post/observation post positions.
( g) Ground surveillance system positions (primary,
alternate, and supplementary) and scout routes and/or
positions.
( h) Sectors of scan for sensors.
( i) Medical Evacuation locations.
( j) Named areas of interest.
( k) Friendly boundaries.
b. S2 Section/ACT produce the ISR Annex including ISR overlay
and SITTEMP for inclusion in the Brigade order.
7. As the tactical situation progresses, the S2 section/ACT update the
ISR plan as necessary.
NOTE: IPB products will be given to the ISR team as they become
available.

Supporting Products (References): None.

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
2. a.
301-35D-2101

Title
Assist in the Development of PIR/IR at
Bn/Bde

140

2. b.

301-336-1650

2. c.

301-96B-1015

4. a. ( 1)

301-96B-1650

4. c.

301-96B-1015

4. d. ( 1)

301-35D-5334WT01

4. d. ( 1)
4. d. ( 4)

301-96B-5333WT01
150-GPU-9101-WT07

4. d. ( 4)

301-35D-5331WT01

4. d. ( 4)

301-96B-2025

4. d. ( 4)
6. a.
6. b.

301-96B-5330WT01
301-96B-1057
150-GPU-9101-WT07

6. b.

301-35D-2151

6. b.

301-35D-5331WT01

6. b.

301-96B-2020

6. b.
6. b.

301-96B-2151-WT01
301-96B-5330WT01

IDENTIFY US ARMY COLLECTION


ASSETS AT CORPS LEVEL AND
BELOW
Develop Specific Information
Requirements and Specific Orders and
Requests
Identify US Army Collection Assets at
Corps and Below
Develop Specific Information
Requirements and Specific Orders and
Requests
Supervise the Development of Event
Templates
Develop an Event Template
Update Common Tactical Picture (CTP)
Elements (v.6.2.x)
Supervise the Development of Situation
Templates
Develop an Intelligence, Surveillance and
Reconnaissance (ISR) Plan
Develop a Situation Template
Develop the SITMAP using ASAS-RWS
Update Common Tactical Picture (CTP)
Elements (v.6.2.x)
Supervise the Preparation of the
Intelligence Annex at Bn/Bde
Supervise the Development of Situation
Templates
Incorporate Information from the
Collection Plan into the Intelligence
Annex
Prepare the Intelligence Annex at Bn/Bde
Develop a Situation Template

Prerequisite Collective Tasks: None.

Supporting Collective Tasks: None.

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id

Title

141

-----

11-1-6740.11-WT06

-----

71-0-5230.71-WT02

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.2

Plan Intelligence, Surveillance, and


Reconnaissance (ISR)
Plan Intelligence, Surveillance, and
Reconnaissance (ISR)

Title
Manage Tactical Information

142

Report Date: 31 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
34-6-5350.34WT01

Receive the Mission (MDMP) (S2/ACT)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 30 Oct 2000

Task Data:
Proponent: Combat Electronic Warfare and Intelligence
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Exercise Command and Control
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: No
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The S2 section/ACT as part of the digital brigade battle staff is conducting or
preparing to conduct operations. The digital command post has been established.
Some iterations of this task should be performed in MOPP4.

Standard: S2 section/ACT received the mission, provide an initial assessment and


assisted the S3 section in preparing the initial warning order (WARNO 1) for
issuance to subordinate units for upcoming mission(s).

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

1. S2 Section receives an order via ASAS RWS from the S3s MCS or
anticipates a new mission.
NOTE: The new mission may come from a WARNO, FRAGO, or
OPORD issued by higher headquarters verbally or digitally (using
CMP), or may be derived from an ongoing operation.
2. S2 is alerted, by the S3 on the pending planning process.
3. S2 section gathers the tools needed to begin mission analysis.
a. Intelligence analyst gathers higher headquarters S2/G2 SOPs.
b. Intelligence analyst gathers any existing materials and tools
including:
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TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

(1) Existing intelligence estimate(s).


(2) BOS specific reference materials and tools.
(3) Existing ASAS RWS products.
4. S2 assists the staff in completing an initial assessment of the new
mission to include:
a. Determining IPB requirements.
(1) Collaboration with higher G2/S2 before and during receipt
of mission to facilitate the initial IPB.
b. Gaps in intelligence databases and products.
c. Determining the time available from mission receipt to mission
execution.
d. Determining the time needed to plan, prepare for, and execute
the mission for own and subordinate units.
Note: The most critical part of the assessment is the initial allocation of
available time. As a general rule, the commander allocates a minimum
of two-thirds of the available time for subordinate units to conduct their
planning and preparation.
e. Determining the staff estimates already available to assist
planning.
5. S2, gathers tools to conduct IPB, receives and begins
implementation of commanders initial guidance in regard to the
initial intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance plan.
6. Intelligence analyst receives a copy of WARNO 1, via ASAS RWS,
from the S3 MCS in support of impending operation.

Supporting Products (References): None.

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
1.
150-GPU-9110-WT07
3.
4.
4. b.

301-96B-1016
301-96B-1016
301-35D-5323-WT01

4. b.

301-96B-5322WT01

6.

150-GPU-9110-WT07

Title
Operate the OPLAN / OPORD
Application (v.6.2.x)
Process Combat Information
Process Combat Information
Supervise the Identification of
Information Gaps, Lack of Holdings and
Discrepancies
Identify Information Gaps, Lack of
Holdings and Discrepencies.
Operate the OPLAN / OPORD
Application (v.6.2.x)

144

Prerequisite Collective Tasks: None.

Supporting Collective Tasks: None.

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6731.11-WT06
----71-0-5350.71-WT02

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.3

Title
Receive the Mission (MDMP)
Receive the Mission (MDMP)

Title
Assess Tactical Situation and Operations

145

Report Date: 31 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
34-6-5360.20-WT93

Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP) (S2/ACT)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 3 Apr 2000

Task Data:
Proponent: General
Type: Combat Function
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Exercise Command and Control
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: No
Restricted Read: No
Approved: 05/28/1998
Obsolete:

Condition: The S2 section/ACT, as part of digital brigade battle staff, is conducting or


preparing to conduct combat operations. The digital command post is established.
The brigade has received an Operation Order/Operation Plan (OPORD/OPLAN)
from higher headquarters. The commander has provided initial planning guidance.
Mission analysis products that are available on ABCS systems are: MCOO;
SITTEMP; higher HQs graphics and orders; list of specified, implied, and essential
tasks; and list of assets available to include combat multipliers. Some iterations of
this task should be performed in MOPP4.

Standard: The brigade S2 section/ACT developed the ISR plan, which directed the
collection of intelligence information in order to answer the commander's PIR. S2
section/ACT disseminated intelligence products to higher, lower, adjacent, and staff.

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

1. The S2 section/ACT team confirm order of battle information and


current enemy situation with Division G2, via the ASAS RWS.
2. The S2 or his representative usually the brigade intelligence
collection coordinator (BICC) assembles with the Intelligence,
Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) planning team members.
146

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

Note: ISR planning is a brigade battle staff function. The S2, S3, S4,
fire support officer, and brigade reconnaissance troop all have critical
input into the ISR plan. The Brigade S2 is responsible for the
production of the ISR plan. The Brigade S3 is ultimately responsible for
the inclusion of the ISR plan in the brigade tasking orders (FRAGO,
OPORD, WARNO).
3. S2 section/ACT conducts internal mission analysis of the ISR
mission.
a. Intelligence analyst ensures that the ISR team has latest
intelligence products, battlefield environment overlay, HVT list,
and SITTEMP.
b. S2 section/ACT analyze the AO/AI determined during IPB.
c. Intelligence Analyst records commander's initial PIR/IR and
ISR guidance.
4. S2 section/ACT develop ISR requirements.
a. S2 section/ACT develops ISR requirements.
(1) Intelligence Analyst identifies collection tasks directed by
higher.
(2) Intelligence Analyst determines specified and implied
collection requirements
b. Develops specific information requirements (SIRs).
(1) Verifies that enemy indicators will answer the CCIR and
places NAI where the indicator is expected to occur to
focus the BCT's ISR efforts.
NOTE: NAIs that are identified by the S3 or commander to be targeted
will become TAIs, which will later become part of the fire plan. This
information is then integrated into AFATDS.
(2) Identifies SIRs for each NAI. Provide specific information
for reconnaissance units. At a minimum this should
include:
( a) Who is tasked;
( b) What to look for;
( c) Why to look;
( d) When to look;
( e) How long to look for;
( f) What they can expect to find or see;
( g) How to get to where they are supposed to be;
( h) Passage of lines and recognition signals;
( i) Friendly assets in the area of operations and locations;
( j) Resupply;
( k) Obstacles;
( l) Medical evacuation;
( m) Nuclear, biological, and chemical hazards.

147

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

c. Use the commander's initial CCIR and ISR guidance and


priority intelligence requirements in conjunction with the
situation and event templates and associate them with the
expected enemy course of action. Ensure the counter-ISR
plan is included in the overall ISR plan.
d. Prepare the intelligence synchronization matrix to answer
priority intelligence requirements and targeting requirements
that meet the commander's reconnaissance objectives.
e. Coordinate subordinate battalion ISR plans to meet brigade
ISR requirements and capabilities.
f. Ensure there is a mixture of assets used to support the
collection effort.
g. Create the ISR overlay with the ISR matrix based on
addressing who, what, where, when, and how. At a minimum
the overlay should include:
(1) Routes;
(2) Zones and areas of reconnaissance;
(3) Limits of responsibilities;
(4) Passage points;
(5) Control points;
(6) Listening post/observation post positions;
(7) Collection asset positions (primary, alternate, and
supplementary) and scout routes and/or positions;
(8) Sectors of scan for sensors;
(9) Medical Evacuation locations;
(10) Named areas of interest;
(11) Friendly boundaries.
h. Task appropriate assets to cover specific named areas of
interest and answer specific priority intelligence requirements.
i. Use the ISR Plan to develop Specific Information
Requirements (SIR) for each PIR.
j. Request reconnaissance support from higher elements if
needed.
5. S2 section/ACT develops the ISR plan.
a. Adheres to four critical ISR principles:
(1) Early involvement.
(2) Prioritization.
(3) All-source approach.
(4) Organic assets first.
b. Evaluates resources.
(1) Identifies collection assets required.
NOTE: The S2 section/ACT must consider number and type, type of
mission, strength, composition, and disposition of the enemy security
force.
(2) Identifies equipment required.

148

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

NOTE: The S2 section/ACT identifies the proximity of the collection


assets to the NAI, environmental conditions, and signature provided by
the target.
(3) Identifies collection assets available (higher and two levels
down).
(4) Coordinates with other staff sections to identify and list all
available collection assets.
(5) Identifies collection requirements that could be satisfied
with organic, assigned, or attached collection assets.
(6) Integrates all collection assets.
c. Develops ISR scheme of support using the following four key
concepts:
(1) Cueing. Ensure cueing is used to maximize asset
effectiveness.
(2) Asset redundancy. Ensure there is redundancy in the
collection effort so combat information and intelligence will
not be missed.
(3) Asset mix. Ensure there is a mixture of assets used to
support the collection effort.
(4) Integration.
d. Develops and prioritizes specific orders and requests.
e. ISR Team develops initial ISR Plan.
(1) Develops initial Event Template (matching NAIs against
CCIR).
(2) Develops initial ISR plan guidance in order to answer the
what, where, when, why, and who should collect.
(3) Disseminates initial ISR plan to subordinates (normally as
part of WARNO 2).
6. Identifies collection gaps and submits RFIs to higher headquarters.
7. ISR Team develops a refined ISR Plan to support the decided
COA.
a. ISR Team begins ISR plan refinement based on decided COA.
b. Receives refined battle staff products to include updated
PIR/IR, HVT, and HPTL from respective staff sections based on
decided COA.
c. Uses the commander's CCIR and situation/event template and
associates them with enemy COA in order to define collection
requirements of decided COA.
d. Determines the difference between the collection requirements
of the initial ISR Plan and the collection requirements of the
decided COA.
e. Makes adjustments.
8. The S3 section disseminates initial ISR plan to subordinates
(normally as part of WARNO 2).

149

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

* 9. The S2 recommends refinements to the ISR plan based upon the


tactical situation.
a. Identify SIRs that could be satisfied with organic or attached
collection assets.
b. Develop Specific Orders and Requests (SOR) for each asset to
be tasked.
c. Ensure that each SIR for each NAI is identified for each
collection asset.
10. S2 Section processes ISR plans from tasked subordinates.
a. Evaluates resources (ground resources and UAV).
b. Coordinates deconflictions.
c. Closes collection gaps in the BCT area.
d. Submits consolidated ISR plan to G2 via ASAS.
11. The S2 section supported by the ISR team, completes the final ISR
Plan.
a. S2 Section updates the ISR plan, ISR overlay, ISR collection
matrix, and SITMAP on ASAS.
b. BCT S2 produces the ISR Annex including ISR overlay and
SITTEMP.
c. BCT S3 uses approved ISR plan to coordinate the final DST
with the staff.
12. Intelligence Analyst ensures that all intelligence products have
been sent to higher, lower, and adjacent units via ASAS.

Supporting Products (References)


Step Id
Product Id
----FM 34-8
-----

FM 34-80

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
1.
150-GPU-9101-WT07
1.

301-35D-5321-WT01

1.
11. a.

301-96B-5320-WT01
150-GPU-9101-WT07

Title
Combat Commander's Handbook on
Intelligence. 28 Sep 92.
Brigade and Battalion Intelligence and
Electronic Warfare Operations

Title
Update Common Tactical Picture (CTP)
Elements (v.6.2.x)
Supervise the Development of Order of
Battle Intelligence Data
Develop Order of Battle Tables
Update Common Tactical Picture (CTP)
Elements (v.6.2.x)
150

11. b.

301-35D-5331WT01

11. b.
12.

301-96B-5330WT01
150-GPU-9101-WT07

12.
4. b.

150-GPU-9103-WT07
301-96B-1015

4. b. ( 2)

301-96B-1015

4. c.

301-96B-2025

4. d.

301-35D-3021WT01

4. d.

301-96B-2026

4. d.

301-R96-3021WT01

4. g.

301-96B-2025

5.

301-96B-2025

5. b. ( 1)

301-96B-1650

5. b. ( 5)

301-35D-3103

5. b. ( 5)
5. d.

301-35D-3105
301-96B-1015

5. e.

301-96B-2025

5. e. ( 1)
6.

301-96B-5333WT01
301-35D-5323-WT01

6.
6.

301-96B-1016
301-96B-1017

7. b.

301-35D-2101

Supervise the Development of Situation


Templates
Develop a Situation Template
Update Common Tactical Picture (CTP)
Elements (v.6.2.x)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Develop Specific Information
Requirements and Specific Orders and
Requests
Develop Specific Information
Requirements and Specific Orders and
Requests
Develop an Intelligence, Surveillance and
Reconnaissance (ISR) Plan
Supervise the Development of the
Intelligence Synchronization Matrix
Maintain the Intelligence Synchronization
Matrix
Develop the Intelligence Synchronization
Matrix
Develop an Intelligence, Surveillance and
Reconnaissance (ISR) Plan
Develop an Intelligence, Surveillance and
Reconnaissance (ISR) Plan
Identify US Army Collection Assets at
Corps and Below
Perform Taskings on Collection
Resources
Update Collection Planning
Develop Specific Information
Requirements and Specific Orders and
Requests
Develop an Intelligence, Surveillance and
Reconnaissance (ISR) Plan
Develop an Event Template
Supervise the Identification of
Information Gaps, Lack of Holdings and
Discrepancies
Process Combat Information
Determine Information Gaps, Lack of
Holdings and Discrepancies
Assist in the Development of PIR/IR at
Bn/Bde

151

Prerequisite Collective Tasks: None.

Supporting Collective Tasks: None.

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6732.11-WT06
----34-2-9013

-----

34-6-9006

-----

71-0-5360.71-WT07

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.3

Title
Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP)
EXECUTE DIRECT SUPPORT
MILITARY INTELLIGENCE COMPANY
OPERATIONS (HEAVY)
CONDUCT ANALYSIS CONTROL TEAM
(ACT) OPERATIONS
Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP)

Title
Assess Tactical Situation and Operations

152

Report Date: 31 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
34-6-5410.34-WT01

Develop Courses of Action (COAs) (MDMP) (S2)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 15 Nov 2000

Task Data:
Proponent: Combat Electronic Warfare and Intelligence
Type: Unit
MOPP: Never
Common: No
Major BOS: Exercise Command and Control
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: No
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The S2 section/ACT, as part of the digital brigade battle staff, is conducting
or preparing to conduct operations. The command post is established. ASAS RWS
systems are operational and are passing information in accordance with tactical
standing operating procedures. The brigade has received a mission and has
completed mission analysis. Mission analysis products that are available on ABCS
systems are: MCOO; SITTEMP; higher HQs graphics and orders; list of specified,
implied, and essential tasks; shell COA overlays from mission analysis; and list of
assets available to include combat multipliers. This task should not be trained in
MOPP4.

Standard: S2 section/ACT consistent with the commander's guidance. Incorporated


Intelligence collection capabilities into each COA. Briefed intelligence collection
aspects of each COA during the COA brief to the commander, as required.

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

1. S2 section/ACT assists the brigade staff in analyzing relative


combat power.

153

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

a. S2 section provides likely objectives and desired end state of


threat command forces at least one level above and two levels
below own command (product from mission analysis).
b. Compares friendly collection strengths against enemy
weaknesses, and vice versa.
2. S2 coordinates with direct support MI Company Commander for
systems status report to ensure availability of assets.
3. Reviews the S2 operational overlays that generated options for
COA development and portrayed the initial array of forces for each
COA.
a. The decisive point (this point is where you mass the effects of
combat power) based on threat capabilities and weaknesses.
b. The main and supporting efforts (sketch of the broad concept
of the operation) based on threat capabilities and weaknesses
c. The purpose of the main and supporting efforts that can exploit
threat weaknesses.
4. Intelligence Analyst, under direction of the S2, develops an initial
Intelligence scheme of support for each COA on ASAS RWS CTP
operational overlay.
a. Identifies collection tasks to support each COA.
b. Considers criticality, vulnerability, recuperability, and threat in
determining recommended collection priorities.
c. Task organizes available intelligence collection assets to
support brigade combat team priorities for each friendly course
of action, based on the S2's threat assessment and
commander's intent.
d. Provides threat and friendly collection input into the
development of the COA statements and sketches.
5. Intelligence Analyst, under direction of the S2, assists the plans
officer in preparing COA statements and sketches via the ASAS
RWS
6. S2 participates in COA briefing to the commander as required.
a. S2 briefs updated IPB.
b. S2 briefs possible enemy COAs (event templates).
NOTE: After the briefings, the commander gives any additional
guidance. If he rejects all COAs, the staff begins again. If he accepts
one or more COAs, staff members begin the wargaming process.
7. Intelligence Analyst records threat aspects of each COA in
Intelligence Estimate.

Supporting Products (References): None.

154

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
1. a.
301-35D-2201

1. a.

301-96B-5332WT01

1. b.

301-96B-5329WT01

3.

150-GPU-9101-WT07

4.

150-GPU-9101-WT07

4.
4. b.

301-R96-1007WT01
301-96B-5329WT01

5.

150-GPU-9101-WT07

6. b.

301-35D-5334WT01

6. b.

301-35D-5336WT01

6. b.
6. b.
7.

301-96B-5333WT01
301-96B-5335WT01
301-35D-2100

7.

301-96B-1112WT01

Title
Supervise the Collection of Intelligence
and Combat Information using ASAS at
the Bn/Bde Level
Prioritize Threat Probable Courses of
Action
Determine Threat Capabilities and
Vulnerabilities
Update Common Tactical Picture (CTP)
Elements (v.6.2.x)
Update Common Tactical Picture (CTP)
Elements (v.6.2.x)
Perform CTP/Overlay Operations
Determine Threat Capabilities and
Vulnerabilities
Update Common Tactical Picture (CTP)
Elements (v.6.2.x)
Supervise the Development of Event
Templates
Supervise the Development of the Event
Matrix
Develop an Event Template
Develop an Event Matrix
Supervise the Preparation of a Bn/Bde
Intelligence Estimate
Prepare the Intelligence Estimate

Prerequisite Collective Tasks: None.

Supporting Collective Tasks: None.

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6733.11-WT06
-----

71-0-5410.71-WT02

Title
Develop Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP)
Develop Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP)

155

Supported BOS (AUTL): None.

156

Report Date: 31 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
34-6-5420.34-WT01

Analyze Courses of Action (COAs) (MDMP) (S2/ACT)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 22 Dec 1999

Task Data:
Proponent: Combat Electronic Warfare and Intelligence
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Exercise Command and Control
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: No
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The digital battle staff is conducting or preparing to conduct operations. The
digital command post is established. The brigade is in receipt of a higher
OPORD/WARNO/FRAGO and has initiated planning. The commander has provided
planning guidance, and the staff has developed one or more courses of action. The
brigade S2 Section/ACT has prepared the situation template, MCOO and an event
template, on the ASAS-RWS, IAW the maneuver commander's guidance. Some
iterations of this task should be performed in MOPP4.

Standard: Assisted the brigade staff in analyzing friendly courses of action by


wargaming the role of the enemy commander by identifying times, locations, and
uses of enemy units and weapons systems.

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

1. S2 Section personnel display the following intelligence and


intelligence related products (as needed) on the appropriate ABCS
systems during the military decision making process (wargame):
a. Modified combined obstacle overlay.
b. PIRs with refined definitions of latest time information of value
(LTIOV).
157

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

c. High payoff target list.


d. Enemy situation template.
e. NBC vulnerabilities that support force protection.
2. While wargaming, as the enemy commander, the S2 projects
enemy actions or reactions, develops decision points, and projects
friendly/enemy losses.
3. During the wargame, the S2 addresses all relevant enemy BOS
capabilities by playing the role of the enemy commander.
4. S2 identifies IRs and NAIs, refines the situation template, and
participates in the targeting conference.
5. S2 ensures the S3 accurately portrays friendly capabilities during
the wargame.
6. S2 and S3 sections adjudicate enemy and friendly losses during
each critical event and overall.
7. S2 coordinates with the entire brigade staff to ensure friendly COAs
take advantage of the environment threat situation and records the
strengths and weaknesses of each COA using the evaluation
criteria for intelligence collection SOPs.
8. S2 section/ACT, in coordination with the chemical section, identifies
likely times and areas for enemy use of weapons of mass
destruction.
9. ISR team refines CCIR and incorporates them into the ISR plan.
10. S2 ensures High Payoff Targets, Attack Guidance Matrix, and
Target Selection Standards support the operation.
NOTE: The Attack Guidance Matrix is approved by the commander
and addresses which targets will be attacked, how, when, and the
desired effects. The Target Selection Standards are the criteria used in
deciding whether to pass information as a target nomination.
11. Time permitting, a war gaming briefing is given to the XO. The
briefing consists of:
a. Higher headquarters' mission, commander intent, and
deception plan.
b. Updated IPB from the S2 section.
c. Enemy and friendly COA's that were war gamed.
d. Assumptions.
e. war gaming technique used.
f. The process and results of each COA in the form of; critical
events war gamed, possible enemy actions and reactions,
modifications to the COA, strengths and weaknesses, and the
results of the war game.

158

Supporting Products (References): None.

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----301-96B-5420
1.

301-35D-2153

1. c.
1. d.
10.
4.
4.
6.

301-96B-1805
301-96B-1612
301-96B-1805
301-96B-1612
301-R96-5344WT01
301-96B-5420

7.

301-96B-5332WT01

Title
Track Battle Damage Assessment at
Bn/Bde using the ASAS-RWS
Conduct War gaming of Enemy Courses
of Action at Bn/Bde
Identify High Payoff Targets
Develop a Situation Template
Identify High Payoff Targets
Develop a Situation Template
Nominate Targets
Track Battle Damage Assessment at
Bn/Bde using the ASAS-RWS
Prioritize Threat Probable Courses of
Action

Prerequisite Collective Tasks: None.

Supporting Collective Tasks: None.

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6734.11-WT06
-----

71-0-5420.71-WT07

-----

71-6-5420.71-WT02

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.4

Title
Analyze Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP)
Analyze Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP)
Analyze Courses of Action (COAs) (OLD)

Title
Plan Tactical Operations Using the Military Decision
Making Process/Troop Leading Procedures

159

Report Date: 31 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
34-6-5430.34-WT01

Compare Courses of Action (COAs) (MDMP) (S2/ACT)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 9 Nov 2000

Task Data:
Proponent: Combat Electronic Warfare and Intelligence
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Exercise Command and Control
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: No
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The S2 Section/ACT, as part of the digital battle staff, is conducting or


preparing to conduct operations. The digital command post is established. The
brigade has received an Operation Order/Operation Plan (OPORD/OPLAN) from
higher headquarters. The battlestaff has developed and analyzed courses of action
(COAs) consistent with the commander's guidance. S3/XO has determined COA
evaluation criteria. Some iterations of this task should be performed in MOPP4.

Standard: The S2 section/ACT compared each developed COA consistent with the
evaluation criteria. Identified the preferred COA from an Intelligence standpoint and
recommend it to the commander.

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

1. S2 Section analyzes and evaluates the advantages and


disadvantages of each COA.
a. Provides an assessment of each COA, from a threat
standpoint, to other staff members for considerations.
b. Identifies friendly advantages and disadvantages for each COA
(or strengths and weaknesses).
160

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

2. Intelligence Analyst receives the decision matrix created by the S3


section and uses it to compare COAs by analyzing data to identify
overall friendly advantages and disadvantages of COAs with
respect to threat capabilities and then provides that analysis back
to the S3. COAs should be compared to each other.
3. S2 section completes paragraphs 3, Analysis and 4, Comparison of
the intelligence estimate.
4. S2 identifies the COA that has the highest probability of success
against the threats most likely and most dangerous COA.
NOTE: The selected COA should also minimize risk, best position the
force for future operations, provide the best flexibility to meet
unknowns, and provide maximum latitude for initiative by subordinates.
5. Recommends the best COA from the overall intelligence
perspective to the XO.
NOTE: The selected COA should also minimize risk, best position the
force for future operations, provide the best flexibility to meet
unknowns, and provide maximum latitude for initiative by subordinates.
6. S2 section completes paragraph 5, Recommendation and
Conclusions of the intelligence estimate and provides information to
the staff as needed.
NOTE: This completes the intelligence estimate.
7. Intelligence Analyst receives final decision matrix from S3.

Supporting Products (References): None.

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
1.
301-96B-5332WT01
1. a.

301-96B-5329WT01

1. b.

301-96B-5329WT01

2.
2.

150-GPU-9103-WT07
301-96B-5332WT01

3.

301-35D-2100

3.

301-96B-1112WT01

Title
Prioritize Threat Probable Courses of
Action
Determine Threat Capabilities and
Vulnerabilities
Determine Threat Capabilities and
Vulnerabilities
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Prioritize Threat Probable Courses of
Action
Supervise the Preparation of a Bn/Bde
Intelligence Estimate
Prepare the Intelligence Estimate

161

4.

301-96B-5332WT01

5.

301-96B-5332WT01

6.

301-35D-2100

6.

301-96B-1112WT01

Prioritize Threat Probable Courses of


Action
Prioritize Threat Probable Courses of
Action
Supervise the Preparation of a Bn/Bde
Intelligence Estimate
Prepare the Intelligence Estimate

Prerequisite Collective Tasks: None.

Supporting Collective Tasks: None.

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6735.11-WT06
-----

71-0-5430.71-WT07

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.4

Title
Compare Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP)
Compare Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP)

Title
Plan Tactical Operations Using the Military Decision
Making Process/Troop Leading Procedures

162

Report Date: 31 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
34-6-5450.34-WT01

Produce Order or Plans (MDMP) (S2/ACT)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 11 Jan 2000

Task Data:
Proponent: Combat Electronic Warfare and Intelligence
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Exercise Command and Control
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: No
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The S2 Section/ACT (Analysis Control Team) as part of the digital brigade
battle staff is conducting or preparing to conduct combat operations. The digital
command post is established. The commander has provided his planning guidance
and has decided on a specific course of action for execution. The XO has provided
preparation guidance for completion of the order and a time limit for the completion
of the annexes. Some iterations of this task should be performed in MOPP4.

Standard: The S2 Section prepared the staff estimates to support the commander's
concept of operations. The S2 Section prepared the intelligence annex, on the
ASAS-RWS, and passed it to the S3 MCS IAW TACSOP. The S2 briefed the
intelligence portion of the orders brief.

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

1. The brigade S2 Section produces the ISR annex to the brigade


operations order on the ASAS-RWS and in the format below:
a. Situation.
b. Mission.
c. Execution.

163

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

Note: This annex implements the command's intelligence collection


plan.
(1) Scheme of Support which describes the main functional
area effort by mission and unit for each phase of the
operation. It also states the functional area priorities.
(2) Tasks to subordinate units.
(3) Multidiscipline counterintelligence.
(4) Coordinating instructions.
( a) Other Intelligence Requirements (IR).
( b) Intelligence acquisition listing requests for information
to higher, adjacent, and cooperating units in separate,
lettered subparagraphs.
( c) Measures for handling captured personnel,
documents, and materials.
( d) Documents or equipment required.
( e) Distribution of intelligence products.
( f) Other instructions.
(5) Service Support.
(6) Command and Signal.
( a) Identify command intelligence handover line.
( b) Identify intelligence liaison requirements.
( c) Identify Special Security Office (SSO) arrangements
and coordination.
Note: The PSYOPS annex/appendix will be integrated as required by
the mission and the unit TACSOP.
2. The S2 Section/ACT process and disseminate the intelligence
annex via the ASAS RWS.
a. Process input received from the tasked elements, including
ASAS-RWS reports, Scout FBCB2 SALUTE reports, and GSR
reports.
b. Review input and make appropriate changes.
c. Submit the ISR annex, via ASAS RWS, to MCS for
incorporation into the OPORD.
3. Ensure units are tasked to collect the required intelligence to
answer the commander's PIR/IR.
4. The S2 briefs the ISR portion of the OPORD. The brief should
include:
a. Enemy situation.
b. Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) mission
(including status and allocation).
c. Weather.
d. Light data.
e. Communications.
f. Local populace.

164

Supporting Products (References): None.

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
1.
301-96B-2025
2.

301-35D-2151

2.
2. c.

301-R96-0039WT01
150-GPU-9015-WT08

Title
Develop an Intelligence, Surveillance and
Reconnaissance (ISR) Plan
Supervise the Preparation of the
Intelligence Annex at Bn/Bde
Perform Query Operations
Perform ABCS Data Distribution

Prerequisite Collective Tasks: None.

Supporting Collective Tasks: None.

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6737.11-WT06
----71-0-5450.71-WT02
----71-6-5450.71-WT07
----71-6-9450.20-WT02

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.4

Title
Produce Order or Plans (MDMP)
Produce Order or Plans (MDMP)
Complete the Plan (OLD)
Produce Order or Plans

Title
Plan Tactical Operations Using the Military Decision
Making Process/Troop Leading Procedures

165

FSE Section
IPB, ISR AND THE
MDMP
PROCESSES
Draft

TABLE OF CONTENTS

DEFINE THE BATTLEFIELD ENVIRONMENT (IPB) (FSE)...........................................168


DESCRIBE THE BATTLEFIELD'S EFFECTS ON FIRE SUPPORT ASSETS (IPB) (FSE)
.....................................................................................................................................................171
EVALUATE THE FIRE SUPPORT THREAT (IPB) (FSE)..................................................178
DETERMINE THREAT FIRE SUPPORT COURSES OF ACTION (COAS) (IPB) (FSE)
.....................................................................................................................................................183
PLAN INTELLIGENCE, SURVEILLANCE, AND RECONNAISSANCE (ISR) (FSE)...187
RECEIVE THE MISSION (MDMP) (FSE)............................................................................190
CONDUCT MISSION ANALYSIS (MDMP) (FSE)...............................................................194
DEVELOP COURSES OF ACTION (COAS) (MDMP) (FSE).............................................199
ANALYZE COURSES OF ACTION (COAS) (MDMP) (FSE).............................................203
COMPARE COURSES OF ACTION (COAS) (MDMP) (FSE)............................................209
PRODUCE ORDER OR PLANS (MDMP) (FSE).................................................................213

167

Report Date: 31 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
06-6-5300.06-WT08

Define the Battlefield Environment (IPB) (FSE)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 25 Apr 2000

Task Data:
Proponent: Combat Electronic Warfare and Intelligence
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Develop Intelligence
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: No
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The fire support element (FSE), as part of a digital brigade combat team
(BCT) battle staff, is conducting or preparing to conduct tactical operations. The
digital command post (CP), tactical operation center (TOC) is established, and the
Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System (AFATDS), Common Tactical Picture
(CTP) and Common Operating Environment Message Processor (CMP) application
programs are operational and appropriate situational awareness (SA) and
operational (OPS) overlays have been created. SA overlays for all battlefield
functional areas (BFAs) are stored in the Joint Common Data Base (JCDB), OPS
overlays are stored in a share folder mapped to the drive where that file resides and
are available to be displayed. The staff has received the initial warning order
(WARNO1) with the area of operations (AO) from higher headquarters enemy order
of battle (OB), knowledge of threat doctrine, and refined data from the division
terrain team and staff weather officer (SWO), and digital map coverage of the
contingency area are available. The brigade commander has issued his initial
planning guidance. The maneuver S3 has developed the area of operations (AO)
SA overlay and is stored in the JCDB. Some iterations of this task should be
performed in MOPP4.

Standard: The FSE developed the fire support (FS) battlespace and area of interest
(AOI) SA overlays and are stored them in the JCDB.

168

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

1. Gathers the following overlays and reports from Division and


Division Artillery (DIVARTY) using Intra TOC Web Browser function
and CMP to establish a start point for AOI and battlespace analysis.
a. Brigade area of operations (AO) overlay from the JCDB.
b. Division and DIVARTY AOI overlays.
c. Initial combined obstacles overlay (COO), and other overlays.
d. Retrieves reports which identify the significant characteristics
of the environment (e.g., geography, terrain, weather,
demographics, rules of engagement (ROE).
* 2. Targeting officer analyzes FS factors bearing on the brigade
battlefield environment.
3. Develops the FS AOI SA or OPS overlay.
a. Identifies the area that enemy FS target acquisition (TA) and
delivery systems are capable of ranging brigade AO.
b. FS section creates the AOI SA or OPS overlay in accordance
with (IAW) the targeting officers guidance.
(1) Determines the area of interest (AI)
(2) Identifies the characteristics of the environment that
influence friendly and threat operations.
(3) Identifies gaps in current intelligence.
c. FS section saves the AOI overlay to the JCDB.
d. FS section notifies the brigade and Field Artillery (FA) S2
section upon completion of the AOI SA or OPS overlay. The
purpose for the notification is to allow the S2 sections to
access the AOI overlay for consolidation.
4. Develops the FS battlespace overlay.
a. Identifies the area that friendly FS TA and delivery systems are
able to influence.
b. FS section creates the battlespace SA or OPS overlay IAW the
target officers guidance.
c. FS section saves the battlespace overlay to the JCDB.
d. FS section notifies the maneuver S3 section upon completion
of the battlespace overlay. The purpose for the notification is to
allow the S3 section to access the battlespace overlay for
consolidation.
* 5. Targeting officer assisted by the staff identifies information gaps.
6. Target officer submits request for information (RFI) to the brigade
S2 and division FSE.
7. Displays the brigade battlefield environment SA or OPS overlay on
the Common Operational Picture (COP) upon completion by the
maneuver S3 section.

169

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

8. FS section enters AO data points into the AFATDS geometry


database for the purpose of:
a. Establishing the brigade zone of responsibility (ZOR).
b. updating the JCDB.
9. Notifies the targeting team, direct support (DS) FA battalion, task
force (TF) FSEs, STRIKER platoon leader, and division FSE of
completion of the battlefield environment overlay.
10. Disseminates key portions to all elements.

Supporting Products (References): None.

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----061-300-5011
1.

061-300-9504-WT08

1.
1. d.
2.

150-GPU-9103-WT07
150-GPU-9103-WT07
150-GPU-9104-WT07

3.

061-300-9504-WT08

3. b.

150-GPU-9104-WT07

3. d.
4.

150-GPU-9103-WT07
061-300-9411-WT08

4.

061-300-9504-WT08

4. b.

150-GPU-9104-WT07

4. d.
5.

150-GPU-9103-WT07
061-300-9411-WT08

Title
Process Messages for Transmission
(AFATDS Units)
Assist in Conduct of Intelligence &
Preparation of the Battlefield (IPB), (Fire
Support NCO)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Conduct Terrain Evaluation Using the
Common Tactical Picture (CTP) (v.6.2.x)
Assist in Conduct of Intelligence &
Preparation of the Battlefield (IPB), (Fire
Support NCO)
Conduct Terrain Evaluation Using the
Common Tactical Picture (CTP) (v.6.2.x)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Conduct Intelligence & Preparation of the
Battlefield (IPB), (Target Officer)
Assist in Conduct of Intelligence &
Preparation of the Battlefield (IPB), (Fire
Support NCO)
Conduct Terrain Evaluation Using the
Common Tactical Picture (CTP) (v.6.2.x)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Conduct Intelligence & Preparation of the
Battlefield (IPB), (Target Officer)

170

5.

061-300-9504-WT08

8.
8.

061-300-5006F
061-300-9411-WT08

8.

061-300-9504-WT08

9.

061-300-9411-WT08

9.

061-300-9504-WT08

Assist in Conduct of Intelligence &


Preparation of the Battlefield (IPB), (Fire
Support NCO)
Process Geometry Data in the AFATDS
Conduct Intelligence & Preparation of the
Battlefield (IPB), (Target Officer)
Assist in Conduct of Intelligence &
Preparation of the Battlefield (IPB), (Fire
Support NCO)
Conduct Intelligence & Preparation of the
Battlefield (IPB), (Target Officer)
Assist in Conduct of Intelligence &
Preparation of the Battlefield (IPB), (Fire
Support NCO)

Prerequisite Collective Tasks: None.

Supporting Collective Tasks: None.

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6721.11-WT06
----71-0-5300.71-WT02
2. a.
06-6-5360.06-WT08

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.3

Title
Define the Battlefield Environment (IPB)
Define the Battlefield Environment (IPB)
Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP) (FSE)

Title
Assess Tactical Situation and Operations

Report Date: 31 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
06-6-5310.06-WT08

Describe the Battlefield's Effects on Fire Support Assets (IPB) (FSE)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 11 Jan 2000

171

Task Data:
Proponent: Field Artillery
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Develop Intelligence
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: No
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The fire support element (FSE), as part of a digital brigade battle staff, is
conducting or is preparing to conduct combat operations. The digital command
post (CP) is established, and the staff has received the initial warning order
(WARNO1) with the area of operations (AO) from higher headquarters (HQs). The
Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System (AFATDS), Common Tactical Picture
(CTP) and Common Operating Environment Message Processor (CMP) application
programs are operational and appropriate Situational Awarness (SA) and
Operational (OPS) overlays have been created. SA overlays for all battlefield
functional areas (BFAs) are stored in the Joint Common Data Base (JCDB), OPS
overlays are stored in a Share Folder mapped to the drive where that file resides
and are available to be displayed. The brigade battlefield environment has been
defined, fire support (FS) battlespace and area of interest (AOI) SA overlays are
stored in JCDB), and the brigade commander has issued his initial guidance for
intelligence and preparation of the battlefield (IPB) development. Some iterations of
this task should be performed in MOPP4.

Standard: The FSE provided the brigade engineer and brigade S2 with FS analysis of
terrain and weather effects on friendly and enemy FS operations, to include broad
courses of action (COA).

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

1. FS section displays the following overlays on the AFATDS Common


Operational Picture (COP):
a. Refined brigade combined obstacles overlay (COO).
b. Imports the Division FSE artillery slope overlay.

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TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

2. Submits unique terrain analysis requirements not covered in


tactical standard operating procedure (TACSOP) to the brigade
engineer and unique weather analysis requirements to the S2 to
support FS battlefield effects analysis.
a. Target officer identifies information gaps.
b. FSNCO ensures the FS operator sends request for information
(RFI) IAW the target officer's guidance.
3. Analyzes FS related effects of terrain on the battlefield
environment.
a. Targeting officer and FSNCO analyze the FS related military
aspects of the terrain observation, concealment, obscuration,
key terrain, avenues of approach (OCOKA). At a minimum,
assess the effects of:
(1) Fields of fire for indirect fire weapons.
(2) Terrain on use of smoke for obscuration and screening.
(3) Vegetation on target identification and possibility of dualpurpose improved conventional munitions (DPICM)
bomblets hanging up.
b. Evaluates the effects of terrain on FS operations.
(1) Relates the analysis to the terrain effects on the broad
course of actions (COAs) available to threat and friendly
forces, such as attack or defend.
(2) Targeting officer and FSNCO analyze the effects of terrain
on FS offensive and defensive operations. At a minimum,
consider:
( a) Soil composition and terrain in order to identify
suitability of artillery unit position areas (PAs).
( b) Soil composition on use of DPICM (dud rate) and
remote anti armor mine and area denial artillery
munitions (RAAM / ADAM) and fragmentation blast
(less air burst).
(3) Establishes the PAs and artillery dead space area (DSA)
SA or OPS overlays.
( a) FS section creates SA or OPS overlays in accordance
with (IAW) target officer's guidance.
( b) FS section exports overlays to the brigade S2 section
for consolidation into the modified combined obstacle
overlay (MCOO).
c. Target officer records analysis in paragraph two of the FS staff
estimate.
4. Analyzes the effects of weather on the battlefield environment.
a. Analyzes the military aspects of weather.
(1) FS section imports the division FSE analysis of effects of
weather on FS assets.

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TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

(2) FS section gathers weather information reports on


battlefield environment originating from the brigade S2,
integrated meteorological systems (IMETs) function on
ASAS.
(3) Targeting officer analyzes wind patters for the use of
smoke and potential indirect fire accuracy, precipitation on
munitions improved conventional munitions and field
artillery (FA) scatterable mines (ICM, FASCAM, etc.),
temperature, humidity on chemical and smoke operations,
fog likelyhood and its effect on target identification, cloud
cover for illumination, copperhead (CPHD) missions, close
air support (CAS), Air Interdiction (AI), Army aviation,
Illumination (weather and light data).
(4) Reports weather analysis to the brigade and FA S2s.
b. Targeting officer evaluates the effects of weather on FS
operations.
NOTE. Relate the analysis to the weather's effects on the broad COAs
available to threat and friendly forces, such as attack or defend.
(1) Updates the position area overlay.
(2) Records analysis in paragraph two of the FS staff estimate.
* 5. Targeting officer analyzes the effects of other characteristics of the
battlefield; e.g., determine if the rules of engagement (ROE) have
unique effect on clearance of fires and FS operations.
* 6. Describes the battlefield's effects on FS threat and friendly
capabilities and broad COAs, and incorporates analysis into staff
estimates.
a. Combines the evaluation of the effects of terrain, weather, and
other characteristics of the battlefield.
b. Focus on the total factors influencing the environmental effects
on COA available to both threat and friendly forces and their
systems.
c. Identify locations that are artillery kill sacks.
d. Describe battlefield effects on CAS, AI, Aattack helicopters,
and artillery systems.
e. Record analysis in paragraph 2 of the FSE staff estimate.
7. FS section retrieves the brigade MCOO for analysis and
dissemination.
8. Disseminates overlays and relative data to all supporting and
subordinate units and staff elements. Inserts include portions of
the following:
a. AI and AO overlays to focus the unit R & S and the Radar
Deployment Order (RDO).
b. MCOO.
c. PAs, DSAs SA or OPS overlays.
d. Weather and light data.
174

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

e. Demographic information.
NOTE. The FA battalion S2 will normally conduct the artillery analysis
to support the brigade.
9. Articulates the artillery analysis information as the brigade conducts
its mission analysis and intelligence and preparation of the
battlefield (IPB).

Supporting Products (References): None.

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
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1.

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2. b.
3. a.

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4. a. ( 2)

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Title
Process Messages for Transmission
(AFATDS Units)
Assist in Conduct of Intelligence &
Preparation of the Battlefield (IPB), (Fire
Support NCO)
Conduct Intelligence & Preparation of the
Battlefield (IPB), (Target Officer)
Assist in Conduct of Intelligence &
Preparation of the Battlefield (IPB), (Fire
Support NCO)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Conduct Intelligence & Preparation of the
Battlefield (IPB), (Target Officer)
Assist in Conduct of Intelligence &
Preparation of the Battlefield (IPB), (Fire
Support NCO)
Conduct Terrain Evaluation Using the
Common Tactical Picture (CTP) (v.6.2.x)
Conduct Intelligence & Preparation of the
Battlefield (IPB), (Target Officer)
Assist in Conduct of Intelligence &
Preparation of the Battlefield (IPB), (Fire
Support NCO)
Assist in Conduct of Intelligence &
Preparation of the Battlefield (IPB), (Fire
Support NCO)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)

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5.

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Conduct Intelligence & Preparation of the


Battlefield (IPB), (Target Officer)
Assist in Conduct of Intelligence &
Preparation of the Battlefield (IPB), (Fire
Support NCO)
Conduct Intelligence & Preparation of the
Battlefield (IPB), (Target Officer)
Assist in Conduct of Intelligence &
Preparation of the Battlefield (IPB), (Fire
Support NCO)
Conduct Intelligence & Preparation of the
Battlefield (IPB), (Target Officer)
Assist in Conduct of Intelligence &
Preparation of the Battlefield (IPB), (Fire
Support NCO)
Conduct Intelligence & Preparation of the
Battlefield (IPB), (Target Officer)
Assist in Conduct of Intelligence &
Preparation of the Battlefield (IPB), (Fire
Support NCO)
Assist in Conduct of Intelligence &
Preparation of the Battlefield (IPB), (Fire
Support NCO)
Assist in Conduct of Intelligence &
Preparation of the Battlefield (IPB), (Fire
Support NCO)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)

Prerequisite Collective Tasks: None.

Supporting Collective Tasks: None.

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6722.11-WT06
----71-0-5310.71-WT02
----71-6-6001.20-WT44
2. b.
06-6-5360.06-WT08

Title
Describe the Battlefield's Effects (IPB)
Describe the Battlefield's Effects (IPB)
IPB
Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP) (FSE)

176

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.3

Title
Assess Tactical Situation and Operations

177

Report Date: 31 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
06-6-5320.06-WT08

Evaluate the Fire Support Threat (IPB) (FSE)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 5 Jan 2000

Task Data:
Proponent: Field Artillery
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Develop Intelligence
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: No
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The fire support element (FSE), as part of a digital brigade battle staff, is
conducting or is preparing to conduct combat operations. The digital command
post (CP) is established, and the staff has received the warning order 1 (WARNO1)
with the area of operations (AO) from higher headquarters (HQs). The Advanced
Field Artillery Tactical Data System (AFATDS), Common Tactical Picture (CTP) and
Common Operating Environment Message Processor (CMP) application programs
are operational and appropriate Situational Awareness (SA) and Operational (OPS)
overlays have been created. SA overlays for all battlefield functional areas (BFAs)
are stored in the Joint Common Data Base (JCDB), OPS overlays are stored in a
Share Folder mapped to the drive where that file resides and are available to be
displayed. The staff is assembled and conducting mission analysis (MA) or
updating products as part of battle tracking. The command battlefield environment
has been defined, battlefield effects have been described, and the modified
combined obstacle overlay (MCOO) has been developed. The division FSE has
updated fire support (FS) threat models and identified threat capabilities and
vulnerabilities. Some iterations of this task should be performed in MOPP4.

Standard: The FS threat was determined in terms of the commander's requirements.


Established an updated FS doctrinal template; portrayed threat FS capabilities and
vulnerabilities; and recommended high value targets (HVTs) for the given situation.

178

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

1. Identifies the FS threat and information gaps.


NOTE. Intelligence and preparation of the battlefield (IPB) helps apply
and maximize FS assets at critical points and times. The field artillery
(FA) battalion S2 will normally conduct the artillery analysis to support
the brigade, but the FSE will be the one that articulates the information
as the brigade conducts its mission analysis / IPB.
a. FS section gathers the following reports:
(1) Digital threat order of battle (OB) from brigade S2 and FA
battalion S2.
(2) Initial threat doctrinal template from the AFATDS database.
(3) FS threat OB files, historical records, and threat models
from the brigade S2 and the FA battalion S2.
(4) Division FSE support threat doctrinal template.
b. Targeting officer evaluates reports gathered by the FS section:
(1) Evaluates current OB files for completeness and accurate
threat composition, strength, and dispositions.
(2) Examines historical records for relevance.
(3) Examines doctrinal templates for completeness and
relevant patterns of behavior.
c. Targeting officer identifies gaps in intelligence with respect to
FS operations by submitting requests for information (RFIs) to
the brigade S2, FA battalion S2 and division FSE.
2. Recommends updates to the FS threat models by developing the
FS doctrinal template and patterns of operation SA or OPS
overlays.
NOTE. Threat models consist of three parts: doctrinal templates;
description of preferred tactics, options, and peculiarities; and
identification of HVTs. They depict how threat forces prefer to conduct
operations under ideal conditions.
a. FS section displays the brigade and FA battalion S2 initial
doctrinal template overlay on the Common Operational Picture
(COP).
b. Targeting officer identifies:
(1) Modifications required to the doctrinal template based
upon threat identification analysis and threat past
operations as determined in the previous step.
(2) Threat preferred tactics, options, and peculiarities based
on an evaluation of the threat doctrine and past and
current operations.
(3) Proposed HVTs that are critical to the completion of the
threat commander's mission.
c. FSNCO ensures the development and dissemination of
appropriate SA and OPS overlays and messages.

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TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

3. Targeting officer identifies FS threat capabilities and vulnerabilities.


NOTE. Threat capabilities are the broad course of actions (COAs) and
support operations that threat forces take to influence the
accomplishment of the friendly mission.
a. FS section displays the initial threat capabilities SA or OPS
overlay on the COP.
b. Targeting officer:
(1) Reviews threat capabilities overlay.
(2) Recommends changes given analysis of threat FS
capabilities, vulnerabilities, supporting missions and other
actions that can influence friendly operations.
(3) Verifies that the threat capabilities overlay is updated prior
to dissemination.
c. FSNCO stores appropriate overlays in the JCDB.
(1) Exports appropriate overlays to the DIVARTY TOC, Task
Force (TFs) TOCs.
(2) Transmitts appropriate messages and reports.
d. Targeting officer records analysis in paragraph two of the FSE
staff estimate.
4. Targeting officer supports the brigade S2 with briefing threat FS
capabilities and vulnerabilities.
NOTE. Threat evaluation and commander's critical information
requirement (CCIR) are used to plan reconnaissance requirements for
inclusion in the initial force reconnaissance annex.

Supporting Products (References)


Step Id
Product Id
----FM 34-130

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
1.
061-300-9411-WT08
1.

061-300-9504-WT08

1. a.

061-300-9504-WT08

Title
Intelligence Preparation Of The
Battlefield

Title
Conduct Intelligence & Preparation of the
Battlefield (IPB), (Target Officer)
Assist in Conduct of Intelligence &
Preparation of the Battlefield (IPB), (Fire
Support NCO)
Assist in Conduct of Intelligence &
Preparation of the Battlefield (IPB), (Fire
Support NCO)

180

1. a.
1. b.

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1. c.

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2.

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2.

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2. a.

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2. a.
2. b.

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2. c.
3.

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3.

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3. a.

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3. a.
3. b.

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3. b.

061-300-9504-WT08

Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)


Conduct Intelligence & Preparation of the
Battlefield (IPB), (Target Officer)
Assist in Conduct of Intelligence &
Preparation of the Battlefield (IPB), (Fire
Support NCO)
Conduct Intelligence & Preparation of the
Battlefield (IPB), (Target Officer)
Assist in Conduct of Intelligence &
Preparation of the Battlefield (IPB), (Fire
Support NCO)
Conduct Intelligence & Preparation of the
Battlefield (IPB), (Target Officer)
Assist in Conduct of Intelligence &
Preparation of the Battlefield (IPB), (Fire
Support NCO)
Assist in Conduct of Intelligence &
Preparation of the Battlefield (IPB), (Fire
Support NCO)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Conduct Intelligence & Preparation of the
Battlefield (IPB), (Target Officer)
Assist in Conduct of Intelligence &
Preparation of the Battlefield (IPB), (Fire
Support NCO)
Assist in Conduct of Intelligence &
Preparation of the Battlefield (IPB), (Fire
Support NCO)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Conduct Intelligence & Preparation of the
Battlefield (IPB), (Target Officer)
Assist in Conduct of Intelligence &
Preparation of the Battlefield (IPB), (Fire
Support NCO)
Assist in Conduct of Intelligence &
Preparation of the Battlefield (IPB), (Fire
Support NCO)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Conduct Intelligence & Preparation of the
Battlefield (IPB), (Target Officer)
Assist in Conduct of Intelligence &
Preparation of the Battlefield (IPB), (Fire
Support NCO)

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3. c.
4.

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4.

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Assist in Conduct of Intelligence &


Preparation of the Battlefield (IPB), (Fire
Support NCO)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Conduct Intelligence & Preparation of the
Battlefield (IPB), (Target Officer)
Assist in Conduct of Intelligence &
Preparation of the Battlefield (IPB), (Fire
Support NCO)

Prerequisite Collective Tasks: None.

Supporting Collective Tasks: None.

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6723.11-WT06
----71-0-5320.71-WT02
2. c.
06-6-5360.06-WT08

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.3
ART 5.3.2

Title
Evaluate the Threat (IPB)
Evaluate the Threat (IPB)
Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP) (FSE)

Title
Assess Tactical Situation and Operations
Evaluate Situation or Operation

182

Report Date: 31 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
06-6-5330.06WT08

Determine Threat Fire Support Courses of Action (COAs) (IPB) (FSE)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 18 Feb 2000

Task Data:
Proponent: Field Artillery
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Develop Intelligence
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: No
Restricted Read: No
Approved: 03/10/1999
Obsolete:

Condition: The fire support element (FSE), as part of a digital brigade combat team
(BCT) battle staff, is conducting or is preparing to conduct combat operations. The
digital command post (CP) is established, and the staff has received the warning
order 1 ( WARNO1) with the area of operations (AO) from higher headquarters
(HQs). The Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System (AFATDS), Common
Tactical Picture (CTP) and Common Operating Environment Message Processor
(CMP) application programs are operational and appropriate Situational Awareness
(SA) and Operational (OPS) overlays have been created. SA overlays for all
battlefield functional areas (BFAs) are stored in the Joint Common Data Base
(JCDB), OPS overlays are stored in a Share Folder mapped to the drive where that
file resides and are available to be displayed. The staff is assembled and is
conducting initial intelligence and preparation of the battlefield (IPB) as part of
mission analysis (MA), as part of the military decision making process (MDMP).
The threat evaluation analysis is complete, and a refined doctrinal template has
been created. The S2 section has established initial threat course of action (COA)
overlay(s). Some iterations of this task should be performed in MOPP4.

Standard: Identified and evaluated threat fire support (FS) course of actions (COAs)
including situational template (SITTEMP), description of threat COA and options,
and list of high value targets (HVTs) and desired end state. Specified the threat

183

most likely and most dangerous FS COA. The FSE supported the development of
situation and event templates that assisted the staff in mission planning.

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

1. The FS Section displays the initial SITTEMP and threat COA SA or


OPS overlays on the Common Operational Picture (COP).
a. Targeting officer analyzes the initial SITTEMP threat COA
overlays for accurate portrayal of threat FS activities from a
pure threat perspective (considers threat models, threat
evaluation, and battlefield effects analysis.)
b. Targeting officer refines threat fire support COA assessments
based on threat perception of friendly dispositions (reverse
intelligence and preparation of the battlefield IPB).
c. Targeting officer makes recommendations, as appropriate, to
the brigade and Field Artillery (FA) S2 sections.
2. FS section evaluates threat fire support COAs and overall threat
COA.
a. Targeting officer identifies likelihood of threat FS actions for
each COA and shares with the brigade and FA S2 sections.
b. FS section reviews: The SITTEMP overlay; COA descriptions
and options; and high value targets (HVTs).
c. Recommends updates to the brigade and FA S2 sections.
d. Targeting officer assists the brigade S2 section in portraying
threat FS actions based upon threat perception of friendly
dispositions and activities.
e. Targeting officer specifies the threat most likely and most
dangerous FS COAs to the brigade and FA S2 sections.
3. FS section provides FS information (task organization, order of
battle (OB), ranges, etc.) to the maneuver S3 plans NCO for input
into battlefield planning visualization (BPV) tool or on the
Distributed Analysis and Visualation Infrastructure for C4I
(DAVINCI).
4. Targeting officer supports development of critical collection
requirements to include the event template overlay and the event
matrix.

Supporting Products (References)


Step Id
Product Id
----FM 100-15
----FM 101-5

Title
Corps Operations
Staff Organization and Operations

184

-----

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-----

FM 6-20-10

-----

FM 6-20-2

-----

FM 71-100 (HTF)

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
1. a.
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3.

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3.

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4.

061-300-9411-WT08

Intelligence Preparation Of The


Battlefield
Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures for
Fire Support at Battalion Task Force and
Below. 27 Dec 91.
Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures for
CORPS ARTILLERY, DIVISION
ARTILLERY, and FIELD ARTILLERY
BRIGADE
Armored & Mechanized Division
Operations (How to Fight)

Title
Conduct Intelligence & Preparation of the
Battlefield (IPB), (Target Officer)
Assist in Conduct of Intelligence &
Preparation of the Battlefield (IPB), (Fire
Support NCO)
Conduct Intelligence & Preparation of the
Battlefield (IPB), (Target Officer)
Assist in Conduct of Intelligence &
Preparation of the Battlefield (IPB), (Fire
Support NCO)
Conduct Intelligence & Preparation of the
Battlefield (IPB), (Target Officer)
Assist in Conduct of Intelligence &
Preparation of the Battlefield (IPB), (Fire
Support NCO)
Conduct Intelligence & Preparation of the
Battlefield (IPB), (Target Officer)
Assist in Conduct of Intelligence &
Preparation of the Battlefield (IPB), (Fire
Support NCO)
Conduct Intelligence & Preparation of the
Battlefield (IPB), (Target Officer)
Assist in Conduct of Intelligence &
Preparation of the Battlefield (IPB), (Fire
Support NCO)
Conduct Intelligence & Preparation of the
Battlefield (IPB), (Target Officer)

185

4.

061-300-9504-WT08

Assist in Conduct of Intelligence &


Preparation of the Battlefield (IPB), (Fire
Support NCO)

Prerequisite Collective Tasks: None.

Supporting Collective Tasks: None.

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6724.11-WT06
-----

71-0-5330.71-WT02

-----

71-6-6000.20-WT44

2. d.

06-6-5360.06-WT08

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.3

Title
Determine Threat Courses of Action
(COAs) (IPB)
Determine Threat Courses of Action
(COAs) (IPB)
Determine Threat Courses of Action
(COAs)
Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP) (FSE)

Title
Assess Tactical Situation and Operations

186

Report Date: 31 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
06-6-5230.06-WT08

Plan Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) (FSE)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 21 Dec 1999

Task Data:
Proponent: Combat Electronic Warfare and Intelligence
Type: Combat Function
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Develop Intelligence
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: No
Restricted Read: No
Approved: 05/28/1998
Obsolete:

Condition: The fire support element (FSE), as part of a digital brigade combat team
(BCT) battle staff, is conducting or preparing to conduct operations. The digital
command post (CP) is established, and the staff has received a warning order /
operations order (WARNO / OPORD) from higher headquarters. The Advanced
Field Artillery Tactical Data System (AFATDS), Common Tactical Picture (CTP) and
Common Operating Environment Message Processor (CMP) application programs
are operational and appropriate SA and OPS overlays have been created. SA
overlays for all battlefield functional areas (BFAs) are stored in the Joint Common
Data Base (JCDB), Operational (OPS) overlays are stored in a share folder
mapped to the drive where that file resides and are available to be displayed. The
commander has provided initial planning guidance.
Some iterations of this task should be performed in MOPP4.

Standard: The FSE conducted fire planning and immediate fire mission (FM)
processing for reconnaissance intelligence surveillance and target acquisition
(RISTA) assets. Monitors current situation and modifies STRIKER and radar
employment instructions as necessary to achieve the commander's intent.

187

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

1. Target officer develops target-related special intelligence


requirements (SIRs) that support the priority intelligence
requirements (PIRs).
2. Target officer ensures named areas of interest (NAIs) are
developed that are necessary to support targeted area of interests
(TAIs).
3. FSO develops the initial ISR plan.
a. Determines availability of STRIKER assets.
b. Develops STRIKER scheme of support.
c. Integrates the STRIKER plan with the R & S plan.
4. The fire support officer (FSO) refines the ISR plan by completing
the associated fire plan to support the ISR plan.

Supporting Products (References)


Step Id
Product Id
----FM 34-8
-----

FM 34-80

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----061-300-5230-WT08

Title
Combat Commander's Handbook on
Intelligence. 28 Sep 92.
Brigade and Battalion Intelligence and
Electronic Warfare Operations

Title
Plan Intelligence, Surveillance &
Reconnaissance (ISR), (FSO)

Prerequisite Collective Tasks: None.

Supporting Collective Tasks: None.

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6740.11-WT06
-----

34-2-9013

Title
Plan Intelligence, Surveillance, and
Reconnaissance (ISR)
EXECUTE DIRECT SUPPORT
MILITARY INTELLIGENCE COMPANY
OPERATIONS (HEAVY)

188

-----

34-6-9006

-----

71-0-5230.71-WT02

-----

71-6-9230.71-WT07

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.2

CONDUCT ANALYSIS CONTROL TEAM


(ACT) OPERATIONS
Plan Intelligence, Surveillance, and
Reconnaissance (ISR)
Conduct Collection Management

Title
Manage Tactical Information

189

Report Date: 31 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
06-6-5350.06-WT08

Receive the Mission (MDMP) (FSE)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 31 Oct 2000

Task Data:
Proponent: Field Artillery
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Exercise Command and Control
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: No
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The fire support element (FSE), as part of a digital brigade combat team
(BCT) battle staff, is conducting or preparing to conduct combat operations. The
digital command post (CP) is established, and the staff has received an operation
order / operation plan (OPORD / OPLAN) from higher headquarters (HQs). The
Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System (AFATDS), Common Tactical Picture
(CTP) and Common Operating Environment Message Processor (CMP) application
programs are operational and appropriate Situational Awareness (SA) and
Operational (OPS) overlays have been created. SA overlays for all battlefield
functional areas (BFAs) are stored in the Joint Common Data Base (JCDB), OPS
overlays are stored in a Shared Foleder mapped to the drive where that file resides
and are available to be displayed. Some iterations of this task should be performed
in MOPP4.

Standard: The FSE received the mission, provided input to support the development of
an initial warning order (WARNO 1). Gathered the materials needed to conduct
mission analysis (MA).

190

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

1. The fire support (FS) section retrieves the tools needed to begin
mission analysis.
a. Gathers unit and higher HQs standard operating procedures
(SOPs).
b. Retrieves higher HQs order and plans, to include their SA and
OPS overlays.
c. Updates the FS estimate and other critical information.
d. Develops assumptions that are necessary to the planning
process.
e. Conducts a quick initial mission assessment of the enemy,
terrain and weather, troops, time available (METT-T). This
determines:
(1) Time available for mission receipt to mission execution.
( a) Develops a time line using reverse planning.
( b) Balances the desire for detailed planning against the
need for immediate action.
( c) Provides guidances to subordinate units as early as
possible, to allow subordinates maximum time for their
own planning and preparations for operations.
( d) Conducts aggressive coordination, deconfliction,
Integration and assessment of plans at all levels, both
vertically and horizonally.
( e) Considers daylight and illumination.
(2) Time to plan, prepare for, and execute for own and
subordinate units.
NOTE: The most critical part of the assessment is the initial allocation
of time. As a general rule, the commander allocates a minimum of twothirds of the available time for subordinate units to conduct their
planning and preparation.
(3) Intelligence and Preparation of the Battlefield (IPB)
requirements.
(4) Staff estimates already available to assist planning.
f. Updates the Common Operational Picture (COP), FS status
boards, from the AFATDS database:
(1) Displays current live blue feeds of friendly unit locations.
(2) Displays current fire support coordination measures
(FSCMs).
(3) Updates appropriate SA and OPS overlays.
(4) Updates the Common Tactical Picture (CTP) applications
program elements.
( a) Chart Tabs.
( b) Map areas.
( c) Set CTP filters.
(5) Retrieves tube status and ammo status from the the
DIVARTY TOC, AFATDS database.

191

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

g. Reviews the base order and battlefield operating system (BOS)


annex's of higher HQs order from the maneuver S3 section
web page, and any particular BOS specific reference materials
and tools.
2. Informs the S3 plans officer of any significant requirements.
3. FSO obtains the maneuver commander's initial planning guidance
for FS.
a. Ensures the Fire Support Coordinator (FSCOORD) "is in the
loop."
b. Ensures concurrent planning among the battlefield operating
systems (BOS).
c. Facilitates information exchange (Tactical Operation Center,
TOC location).
d. Confirms the commander's decision on how to abbreviate the
Military Decision Making Process (MDMP).
e. Commander's Critical Information Requirement (CCIR).
f. Initial time allocation.
g. Liaison officer requirements.
h. Initial reconnaissance to begin.
i. Movement authorized; and any other tasks to the staff.
4. FS section notifies task force (TF) FSEs and STRIKER platoon
leader that initial warning order (WARNO1) has been disseminated.
a. FSO determines any additional FS information to disseminate
with (WARNO1).
(1) Type of operation.
(2) General location of the operation.
(3) Initial time line.
(4) Any movement or reconnaissance to initiate.
b. Transmits appropriate message(s) to alert all applicable units.

Supporting Products (References): None.

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
1. a.
150-GPU-9103-WT07
1. a.
150-GPU-9110-WT07
1. f.

061-300-9612-WT08

Title
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Operate the OPLAN / OPORD
Application (v.6.2.x)
Establish Advanced Field Artillery Tactical
Data System (AFATDS) Common
Operational Picture

192

1. g.
1. g.

150-GPU-9103-WT07
150-GPU-9110-WT07

4.
4. a.
4. a.

150-GPU-9103-WT07
061-300-5350-WT08
061-300-9416-WT08

4. a.

061-300-9508-WT08

4. a.

150-GPU-9110-WT07

Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)


Operate the OPLAN / OPORD
Application (v.6.2.x)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Receive the Mission - MDMP (FSO)
Receive the Mission - MDMP (Target
Officer)
Receive the Mission - MDMP (Fire
Support NCO)
Operate the OPLAN / OPORD
Application (v.6.2.x)

Prerequisite Collective Tasks: None.

Supporting Collective Tasks: None.

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6731.11-WT06
----71-0-5350.71-WT02

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.3

Title
Receive the Mission (MDMP)
Receive the Mission (MDMP)

Title
Assess Tactical Situation and Operations

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Synopsis Report for Collective Task
06-6-5360.06-WT08

Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP) (FSE)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 7 Jan 2000

Task Data:
Proponent: Field Artillery
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Exercise Command and Control
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: No
Restricted Read: No
Approved: 03/10/1999
Obsolete:

Condition: The fire support element (FSE), as part of a digital brigade combat team
(BCT) battle staff, is conducting or preparing to conduct operations. The digital
command post (CP) is established. The Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data
System (AFATDS), Common Tactical Picture (CTP) and Common Operating
Environment Message Processor (CMP) application programs are operational and
appropriate Situational Awareness (SA) and Operational (OPS) overlays have been
created. SA overlays for all battlefield functional areas (BFAs) are stored in the
Joint Common Data Base (JCDB), OPS overlays are stored in a Share Folder
mapped to the drive where that file resides and are available to be displayed. The
staff has received a warning order (WARNO) or operation plan (OPLAN) from
higher headquarters (HQs) with the area of operations (AO). WARNO 1 has been
issued and the FSE has gathered the tools to begin mission analysis (MA).
Some iterations of this task should be performed in MOPP4.

Standard: The mission was analyzed and a clear picture of friendly and enemy fire
support (FS) capabilities was determined. Initial essential fire support tasks
(EFSTs) were developed. The warning order two (WARNO2), including the EFSTs,
was disseminated to higher, lower, and adjacent FSEs and the direct support (DS)
field artillery (FA) battalion.

194

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

1. The fire support (FS) section analyzes higher HQs operations order
and operations plan (OPORD / OPLAN).
2. The FS section supports the development of initial intelligence and
preparation of the battlefield (IPB), modified combined obstacle
overlay (MCOO), and situation template (SITTEMP) SA or OPS
overlays.
a. Defines the battlefield.
b. Describes the battlefield effects.
c. Evaluates the FS threat.
d. Determines threat FS courses of action (COAs).
3. FS section identifies specified, implied, and essential fire support
tasks (EFSTs).
a. Fire support NCO (FSNCO) retrieves the division FSE mission
analysis overlay.
b. FSO determines specified, implied, and EFSTs.
c. FSNCO provides guidance to graphically depict essential fire
support tasks (EFSTs) and initial allocation of assets on SA and
OPS overlays.
d. FSNCO supervises the development of the FS friendly task
overlay.
4. FS section analyzes assets available to accomplish tasks.
a. Identifies additional resources required.
b. Analyzes status of assigned, attached, or operational control
(OPCON) assets.
c. Assesses the status of higher HQs units assigned to or
capable of supporting the BCT.
d. Considers the status of task force (TF) FS assets (mortars and
FSEs) capable of supporting the BCT.
5. Analyzes constraints and limitations on FS operations.
6. Determines critical facts and assumptions on FS operations.
7. Iidentifies accident risk hazards and makes initial assessment of
the risk level for FS hazards.
8. Nominates FS related priority intelligence report (PIR), friendly
forces intelligence report (FFIR), and environmental elements of
friendly information (EEFI) to be included in the commander's
critical information requirement (CCIR).
9. Assistant FSO (AFSO) supports development of the initial
reconnaissance and surveillance (R&S) plan.
10. FS section supports the mission analysis briefing.
a. Ensures EFSTs are briefed during the mission analysis brief.
b. Identifies FS assets available with current and projected status.

195

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

c. Identifies where division scheme of fires impacts on brigade or


imposes constraints or restrictions on the brigade FS plan.
d. Identifies FSCMs applicable in the area of operation (AO).
e. FS section records commander's intent and planning guidance.
(1) Uses the commander's FS planning guidance.
(2) Includes what the fires will accomplish, i.e. task, purpose,
method, and effects.
11. FSNCO disseminates WARNO2, and base SA or OPS overlay that
graphically depicts: available assets, critical task, commander's
guidance, restated mission, and EFSTs to TF FSOs, who in turn
send them to company FSOs to initiate concurrent activities.
12. FS section continues preparing the FS estimate.
a. Drafts references and paragraph 1, staff estimate format (FM
101-5) page. C-3.
b. Lists maps and overlays, charts, or other documents required
to understand the estimate.
c. Transcribes the commander's restated mission.
d. Updates the FS estimate.
13. FS section provides FS information (task organization, OB, ranges,
etc.) to the S3 plans NCO for input into battlefield planning
visualization (BPV) tool or on the Distributed Analysis and
Visualation Infrastructure for C4I (DAVINCI).

Supporting Products (References): None.

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----061-300-9602-WT08

1.
1.

061-300-5360-WT08
061-300-9412-WT08

1.

061-300-9509-WT08

10.
10.

061-300-5360-WT08
061-300-9412-WT08

10.

061-300-9509-WT08

Title
Process a Request for Advanced Field
Artillery Tactical Data System (AFATDS)
Database Information
Conduct Mission Analysis - MDMP (FSO)
Conduct Mission Analysis - MDMP
(Target Officer)
Conduct Mission Analysis - MDMP (Fire
Support NCO)
Conduct Mission Analysis - MDMP (FSO)
Conduct Mission Analysis - MDMP
(Target Officer)
Conduct Mission Analysis - MDMP (Fire
Support NCO)

196

11.
12.
12.
12.

150-GPU-9103-WT07
061-300-5360-WT08
061-300-5460-WT08
061-300-9412-WT08

12.

061-300-9509-WT08

3. b.
3. b.

061-300-5360-WT08
061-300-9412-WT08

3. b.

061-300-9509-WT08

4.
4.

061-300-5360-WT08
061-300-9412-WT08

4.

061-300-9509-WT08

9.

061-300-5230-WT08

Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)


Conduct Mission Analysis - MDMP (FSO)
Prepare the Fire Support Estimate (FSO)
Conduct Mission Analysis - MDMP
(Target Officer)
Conduct Mission Analysis - MDMP (Fire
Support NCO)
Conduct Mission Analysis - MDMP (FSO)
Conduct Mission Analysis - MDMP
(Target Officer)
Conduct Mission Analysis - MDMP (Fire
Support NCO)
Conduct Mission Analysis - MDMP (FSO)
Conduct Mission Analysis - MDMP
(Target Officer)
Conduct Mission Analysis - MDMP (Fire
Support NCO)
Plan Intelligence, Surveillance &
Reconnaissance (ISR), (FSO)

Prerequisite Collective Tasks: None.

Supporting Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
2. a.
06-6-5300.06-WT08
2. b.

06-6-5310.06-WT08

2. c.

06-6-5320.06-WT08

2. d.

06-6-5330.06WT08

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6732.11-WT06
----71-0-5360.71-WT07

Title
Define the Battlefield Environment (IPB)
(FSE)
Describe the Battlefield's Effects on Fire
Support Assets (IPB) (FSE)
Evaluate the Fire Support Threat (IPB)
(FSE)
Determine Threat Fire Support Courses
of Action (COAs) (IPB) (FSE)

Title
Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP)
Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP)

197

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.3

Title
Assess Tactical Situation and Operations

198

Report Date: 31 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
06-6-5410.06-WT08

Develop Courses of Action (COAs) (MDMP) (FSE)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 7 Jan 2000

Task Data:
Proponent: Field Artillery
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Exercise Command and Control
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: No
Restricted Read: No
Approved: 03/10/1999
Obsolete:

Condition: The fire support element (FSE), as part of a digital brigade combat team
(BCT) battle staff, is conducting or preparing to conduct operations. The digital
command post (CP) is established, and the staff has received an operation order
and operation plan (OPORD / OPLAN) from higher headquarters (HQs). The
Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System (AFATDS), Common Tactical Picture
(CTP) and Common Operating Environment Message Processor (CMP) application
programs are operational and appropriate Situational Awareness (SA) and
Operational (OPS) overlays have been created. SA overlays for all battlefield
functional areas (BFAs) are stored in the Joint Common Data Base (JCDB), OPS
overlays are stored in a share folder mapped to the drive where that file resides and
are available to be displayed. The battle staff completed mission analysis (MA) and
associated products, and the commander has provided initial planning guidance.
Some iterations of this task should be performed in MOPP4.

Standard: Developed a concept of fires (COF) initial SA or OPS overlay consistent with
commander's guidance for fires that identified achievable essential fire support
tasks (EFSTs) for each course of action (COA).

199

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

1. The fire support officer (FSO) analyzes relative combat power by:
a. Arranging specified and implied tasks on the battlefield in time
and space.
b. Analyzing friendly capabilities pertaining to the operation
(combat and combat support).
c. Analyzing relative force fire support (FS) ratios (friendly versus
enemy) necessary to achieve the tasks.
(1) Makes rough estimate of the force ratios across the
respective battlefield operating systems (BOS) two levels
down.
(2) Compares friendly strengths against enemy weakness,
and vice verse.
2. FSO and target officer along with team members develop the
scheme of fires for each COA considered by the maneuver S3 and
other staff members.
a. Develops a list of potential (tentaive) high payoff targets HPTs
for each friendly course of action (COA).
b. Determines FS asset positioning, triggers, and fire support
coordination measures (FSCMs).
c. Refines EFSTs as required for each COA.
d. Develops a COF for each COA scheme of maneuver
considered by the maneuver S3 and other staff members.
COF addresses:
(1) A tentative list of EFSTs (task, purpose, method, and
effects).
(2) Weather and light data.
(3) Tentative observation plan.
(4) Systems to attack HPTs.
e. Develops a FS overlay that demonstrates FS concepts bearing
on the scheme of maneuver based upon each COA.
3. FSO incorporates key aspects of FS initial scheme of fires,
including EFST, into the FS estimate for each COA.
a. Recommends initial field artillery (FA) organization, movement
and positioning requirements, FSCM, combat service support
(CSS) requirements, Army airborne command and control
system (A2C2S) involvement, line of site (LOS) considerations,
etc., with supporting rationale.
b. Highlights relevant FS weaknesses and strengths.
4. Assistant FSO (AFSO) assists the brigade S2 in reconnaissance
and surveillance (R&S) development to support the targeting effort.
5. FSO briefs, or supports the S3's brief, the FS brief includes:
a. FS initial scheme of fires, including EFST, for each COA.

200

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

b. Recommends initial FA organization, movement and


positioning requirements, FSCM, CSS requirements, A2C2
involvement, line of site considerations, etc., with supporting
rationale.
c. Highlights relevant FS weaknesses and strengths.
d. Updates the FS estimate.
6. FS section continues to monitor SA on the Common Operational
Picture (COP), AFATDS data distribution and FA communications.

Supporting Products (References): None.

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----150-GPU-9103-WT07
1.
061-300-5410-WT08
1.

061-300-9413-WT08

1.

061-300-9510-WT08

2.

061-300-5410-WT08

2.

061-300-9413-WT08

2.

061-300-9510-WT08

3.
4.

061-300-5460-WT08
061-300-5230-WT08

Title
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Develop Courses of Action - MDMP
(FSO)
Develop Courses of Action - MDMP
(Target Officer)
Develop Courses of Action - MDMP (Fire
Support NCO)
Develop Courses of Action - MDMP
(FSO)
Develop Courses of Action - MDMP
(Target Officer)
Develop Courses of Action - MDMP (Fire
Support NCO)
Prepare the Fire Support Estimate (FSO)
Plan Intelligence, Surveillance &
Reconnaissance (ISR), (FSO)

Prerequisite Collective Tasks: None.

Supporting Collective Tasks: None.

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id

Title

201

-----

11-1-6733.11-WT06

-----

71-0-5410.71-WT02

-----

71-6-5410.71-WT07

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.4
ART 5.4.1.3

Develop Courses of Action (COAs)


(MDMP)
Develop Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP)
Develop Courses of Action (OLD)

Title
Plan Tactical Operations Using the Military Decision
Making Process/Troop Leading Procedures
Develop Course of Action (COA)

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Report Date: 31 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
06-6-5420.06-WT08

Analyze Courses of Action (COAs) (MDMP) (FSE)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 18 Feb 2000

Task Data:
Proponent: Field Artillery
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Exercise Command and Control
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: No
Restricted Read: No
Approved: 03/10/1999
Obsolete:

Condition: The fire support element (FSE), as part of a digital brigade battle staff, is
conducting or preparing to conduct operations. The digital command post (CP) is
established, and the staff has received an operation order and operation plan
(OPORD / OPLAN) from higher headquarters (HQs). The Advanced Field Artillery
Tactical Data System (AFATDS), Common Tactical Picture (CTP) and Common
Operating Environment Message Processor (CMP) application programs are
operational and appropriate Situational Awareness (SA) and Operational (OPS)
overlays have been created. SA overlays for all battlefield functional areas (BFAs)
are stored in the Joint Common Data Base (JCDB), OPS overlays are stored in a
share folder mapped to the drive where that file resides and are available to be
displayed. The commander has provided planning guidance, and the staff has
developed one or more courses of action (COAs). The FSE has developed an
initial scheme of fires. Some iterations of this task should be performed in MOPP4.

Standard: The FSE developed the fire support (FS) plan for each COA and analyzed
each proposed COA for FS feasibility and supportability consistent with
commander's guidance and the maneuver S3's evaluation criteria.

203

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

1. Fire support officer (FSO) provides following FS information for


each COA:
a. FS assets available.
b. Initial high payoff target list (HPTL).
c. Essential fire support tasks (EFSTs) for decided COA.
d. Target selection standards (TSS).
2. The FS section reviews validity of FS relevant facts and
assumptions.
3. The FSE and targeting team analyze COAs and share how the task
and purpose of various FS assets contribute to main and
supporting efforts of the COA throughout the wargaming process.
a. Expands the concept of fires (COFs) developed during the
COA development process into a more detailed scheme of fires
for each COA.
b. Develops initial attack guidance matrix (AGM) and fire support
execution matrix (FSEM) for each COA to portray critical
events in time and space.
c. Targeting team or FSO provides TSS to the commander for
approval.
d. Identifies EFSTs, fire support coordination measures (FSCM),
FS Combat Service Support (CSS) assets required, movement
and displacement requirements for FS delivery systems.
e. Ensures that movement and displacement requirements are
accounted for in the scheme of maneuver.Identifies and other
coordination requirements.
f. Coordinates the effort with aviation, engineer, electronic
warfare, G3 air, naval gunfire (NGF) liaison officer, and tactical
air control party (TACP) elements.
g. Lists FS critical events, decision points (DPs), FS target areas
of interest (TAIs), and high payoff targets (HPTs) and HPTL
identified during COA analysis.
h. Simulates engagement of attack systems against HPTs to
determine volume and volley of fires, desired target (TGT)
effects, and battle damage assessment (BDA) collection
requirements.
i. Records FS strengths and weaknesses for each COA, to
include risk assessment to subordinate, supporting, and
supported elements.
j. Plans for the potential use of psychological operations
(PSYOP) assets, chemical fires, electronic warfare (EW), close
air support (CAS), air interdiction (AI), and naval gunfire (NGF)
support.
k. Targeting officer coordinates the exchange of information
between the brigade and the FA battalion S2s and the FSEs.
Specific functions performed are:
204

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

4.
5.
6.

7.

8.

9.

GO

NO-GO

(1) Determines specific TGT aspects and vulnerabilities, aided


by the brigade S2 and FSO, to include Target Location
Error (TLE) requirements and dwell times for viable attack.
(2) States the enemy vulnerabilities created by loss of certain
functions and capabilities.
(3) Determines requirements for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
(UAV) support.
(4) Develops Target Criteria (TCRIT) and Target Indicator Data
(TIDAT) requirements.
Confirms HPTs and attack guidance in coordination with the
targeting team.
Updates the FS and staff estimate for the mission under
consideration.
FS section provides input to the S3 section battlefield planning
visualization (BPV) tool or on the Distributed Analysis and
Visualation Infrastructure for C4I (DAVINCI) operator.
Evaluates each COA against the stated evaluation criteria focusing
on how well each COA accomplishes the critical tasks and end
state.
a. Refines COAs based on FS insights gained during wargaming
process.
b. Rejects COAs based on FS insights gained during wargaming
process.
FSE and targeting team record FS specific advantages and
disadvantages of COA with emphasis on supportability for use in
COA comparison.
FS section supports the brigade commander in developing
guidance.
a. The fire support coordinator (FSCOORD) provides input to the
commander:
(1) Recommends TGTs to be engaged.
(2) Recommends deliver / attack system best suited for attack
method.
(3) Recommends absolute clearance of fires guidance.
(4) Ensures sufficient ammunition by type is available to
support the fire plan.
(5) Ensures systems meet established commander's
guidance, effects and targeting objectives with the least
expenditure of ammunition.
b. Inputs commander's guidance, TGTs, and geometries into the
AFATDS database.

205

Supporting Products (References)


Step Id
Product Id
----FM 100-15
----FM 101-5
----FM 34-130
-----

FM 6-20-10

-----

FM 6-20-2

-----

FM 71-100 (HTF)

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----061-284-3228P
---------

061-284-4022
061-284-4209

-----

061-284-4243

-----

061-300-5013

-----

061-300-5230-WT08

-----

061-300-9403-WT08

-----

061-300-9604-WT08

1.

061-300-5420-WT08

1.

061-300-9414-WT08

1.

061-300-9511-WT08

1. b.

061-284-4245P

Title
Corps Operations
Staff Organization and Operations
Intelligence Preparation Of The
Battlefield
Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures for
Fire Support at Battalion Task Force and
Below. 27 Dec 91.
Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures for
CORPS ARTILLERY, DIVISION
ARTILLERY, and FIELD ARTILLERY
BRIGADE
Armored & Mechanized Division
Operations (How to Fight)

Title
Produce a Target in a Target Production
Section
Coordinate Fires
Plan and Coordinate Fire Support to
Suppress Enemy Air Defense
Plan for the Employment of Smart
Weapons and Special Munitions
Enter the Commander's Guidance into
the TAFCS (AFATDS Units)
Plan Intelligence, Surveillance &
Reconnaissance (ISR), (FSO)
Direct Establishment of Radar Zones and
Parameters (Target Officer)
Establish Operator Intervention Rules
and Points in the Advanced Field Artillery
Tactical Data System (AFATDS)
Analyze Courses of Action - MDMP
(FSO)
Analyze Courses of Action - MDMP
(Target Officer)
Analyze Courses of Action - MDMP (Fire
Support NCO)
Produce a High-Payoff Target List

206

3.

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3.

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3.

061-300-9511-WT08

3. b.
3. f.
3. g.

061-284-4246
061-284-4249
061-300-9614-WT08

5.
6.
8.

061-300-5460-WT08
150-BPV-9108-WT07
061-300-5420-WT08

8.

061-300-9414-WT08

8.

061-300-9511-WT08

9.

061-300-5420-WT08

9.

061-300-9414-WT08

9.

061-300-9511-WT08

9.

150-GPU-9103-WT07

Prerequisite Collective Tasks


Task Number
06-6-A042.06-P000
06-6-A043.06-P000

Analyze Courses of Action - MDMP


(FSO)
Analyze Courses of Action - MDMP
(Target Officer)
Analyze Courses of Action - MDMP (Fire
Support NCO)
Produce an Attack Guidance Matrix
Coordinate Requests for Naval Gunfire
Develop Trigger Event in Advanced Field
Artillery Tactical Data System (AFATDS)
Prepare the Fire Support Estimate (FSO)
Perform Planning Operations Using BPV
Analyze Courses of Action - MDMP
(FSO)
Analyze Courses of Action - MDMP
(Target Officer)
Analyze Courses of Action - MDMP (Fire
Support NCO)
Analyze Courses of Action - MDMP
(FSO)
Analyze Courses of Action - MDMP
(Target Officer)
Analyze Courses of Action - MDMP (Fire
Support NCO)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)

Title
ESTABLISH AND MAINTAIN THE FIELD ARTILLERY
TACTICAL OPERATIONS CENTER
SUPERVISE STAFF INTEGRATION AND
SYNCHRONIZATION DURING MISSION PLANNING,
PREPARATION, AND EXECUTION

Supporting Collective Tasks: None.

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6734.11-WT06

Title
Analyze Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP)
207

-----

71-0-5420.71-WT07

-----

71-6-5420.71-WT02

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.4

Analyze Courses of Action (COAs)


(MDMP)
Analyze Courses of Action (COAs) (OLD)

Title
Plan Tactical Operations Using the Military Decision
Making Process/Troop Leading Procedures

208

Report Date: 31 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
06-6-5430.06-WT08

Compare Courses of Action (COAs) (MDMP) (FSE)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 18 Feb 2000

Task Data:
Proponent: Field Artillery
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Exercise Command and Control
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: No
Restricted Read: No
Approved: 03/10/1999
Obsolete:

Condition: The fire support element (FSE), as part of a digital brigade battle staff, is
conducting or preparing to conduct operations. The digital command post (CP) is
established, and the staff has received an operation order and operation plan
(OPORD / OPLAN) from higher headquarters (HQs). The Advanced Field Artillery
Tactical Data System (AFATDS), Common Tactical Picture (CTP) and Common
Operating Environment Message Processor (CMP) application programs are
operational and appropriate SA and OPS overlays have been created. SA overlays
for all battlefield functional areas (BFAs) are stored in the Joint Common Data Base
(JCDB), OPS overlays are stored in a share folder mapped to the drive where that
file resides and are available to be displayed. The staff has developed and
analyzed courses of action (COAs) consistent with the commander's guidance. The
maneuver S3 or executive officer (XO) has determined course of action (COA)
evaluation criteria. Some iterations of this task should be performed in MOPP4.

Standard: The FSE analyzed each proposed COA for fire support (FS) feasibility and
supportability consistent with commander's guidance and the maneuver S3s
evaluation criteria.

209

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

1. Fire support officer (FSO) evaluates the advantages and


disadvantages of each COA from a FS perspective.
a. Ensures that the field artillery (FA) will be able to accomplish
the essential fire support tasks (EFSTs).
b. Presents findings to staff members for consideration.
2. FSO scores each COA using the maneuver S3s evaluation criteria.
a. Highlights COA advantages and disadvantages.
b. Provides analysis to the maneuver S3 section.
3. FSO supports overall COA comparison.
a. Identifies the highest probability of success against the threat
most likely and most dangerous COA.
b. Determines best positioning of the force for future operations.
c. Minimizes risk.
d. Provides flexibility to meet unknown.
e. Provides latitude for initiative by subordinates.
4. Assists the maneuver XO in choosing a preferred COA for
presentation to the commander for the decision brief. Has
available:
a. Updated the FS estimate.
b. Advantages, disadvantages and supporting rationale for each
COA.

Supporting Products (References)


Step Id
Product Id
----FM 100-15
----FM 101-5
----FM 34-130
-----

FM 6-20-10

-----

FM 6-20-2

-----

FM 71-100 (HTF)

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id

Title
Corps Operations
Staff Organization and Operations
Intelligence Preparation Of The
Battlefield
Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures for
Fire Support at Battalion Task Force and
Below. 27 Dec 91.
Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures for
CORPS ARTILLERY, DIVISION
ARTILLERY, and FIELD ARTILLERY
BRIGADE
Armored & Mechanized Division
Operations (How to Fight)

Title
210

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061-300-5230-WT08

1.

061-300-5430-WT08

1.

061-300-9417-WT08

1.

061-300-9513-WT08

2.

061-300-5430-WT08

2.

061-300-9417-WT08

2.

061-300-9513-WT08

3.

061-300-5430-WT08

3.

061-300-9417-WT08

3.

061-300-9513-WT08

4.

061-300-5430-WT08

4.

061-300-9417-WT08

4.

061-300-9513-WT08

4. a.

061-300-5460-WT08

Prerequisite Collective Tasks


Task Number
06-6-A042.06-P000
06-6-A043.06-P000

Plan Intelligence, Surveillance &


Reconnaissance (ISR), (FSO)
Compare Courses of Action - MDMP
(FSO)
Compare Courses of Action - MDMP
(Target Officer)
Compare Courses of Action - MDMP
(Fire Support NCO)
Compare Courses of Action - MDMP
(FSO)
Compare Courses of Action - MDMP
(Target Officer)
Compare Courses of Action - MDMP
(Fire Support NCO)
Compare Courses of Action - MDMP
(FSO)
Compare Courses of Action - MDMP
(Target Officer)
Compare Courses of Action - MDMP
(Fire Support NCO)
Compare Courses of Action - MDMP
(FSO)
Compare Courses of Action - MDMP
(Target Officer)
Compare Courses of Action - MDMP
(Fire Support NCO)
Prepare the Fire Support Estimate (FSO)

Title
ESTABLISH AND MAINTAIN THE FIELD ARTILLERY
TACTICAL OPERATIONS CENTER
SUPERVISE STAFF INTEGRATION AND
SYNCHRONIZATION DURING MISSION PLANNING,
PREPARATION, AND EXECUTION

Supporting Collective Tasks: None.

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id

Title

211

-----

11-1-6735.11-WT06

-----

71-0-5430.71-WT07

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.4

Compare Courses of Action (COAs)


(MDMP)
Compare Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP)

Title
Plan Tactical Operations Using the Military Decision
Making Process/Troop Leading Procedures

212

Report Date: 31 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
06-6-5450.06-WT08

Produce Order or Plans (MDMP) (FSE)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 10 Jan 2000

Task Data:
Proponent: Field Artillery
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Exercise Command and Control
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: No
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The fire support element (FSE), as part of a digital brigade battle staff, is
conducting or preparing to conduct operations. The digital command post (CP) is
established, and the staff has received an operation order and operation plan
(OPORD / OPLAN) from higher headquarters (HQs). The Advanced Field Artillery
Tactical Data System (AFATDS), Common Tactical Picture (CTP) and Common
Operating Environment Message Processor (CMP) application programs are
operational and appropriate Situational Awareness (SA) and Operational (OPS)
overlays have been created. SA overlays for all battlefield functional areas (BFAs)
are stored in the Joint Common Data Base (JCDB), OPS overlays are stored in a
share folder mapped to the drive where that file resides and are available to be
displayed. The commander has either chosen a course of action (COA) or directed
a single COA to be developed in detail, and has provided additional guidance.
Some iterations of this task should be performed in MOPP4.

Standard: The FSO prepared a fire support (FS) annex, supporting appendices, and
overlays in accordance with (IAW) the format in FM 101-5, and guidance from HQs.

213

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

1. The fire support officer (FSO) assists with the preparation of the
fires portion of the concept of operation (paragraph 3a (2), Fires)
for inclusion in the force operations plan and operations order
(OPLAN and OPORD).
2. FSO ensures the detailed scheme of fires accurately supports the
scheme of maneuver, and that each essential fire support tasks
(EFSTs) contains the following:
a. Purpose of the task.
b. Method of accomplishing the task.
c. End state, targeting objective.
3. FS section evaluates targets (TGTs) from higher and adjacent units
for inclusion into the force FS annex.
4. FSO ensures decide, detect, deliver and assessment (D3A),
requirements of subordinate units are integrated into the force FS
plan; e.g., task force HPTs that fall beyond the limited range of task
force target acquisition (TA) assets.
5. FS section ensures the plan covers gaps in the subordinate unit fire
plan, based on bottom up refinement.
6. FSNCO ensures that SA overlays are developed that incorporate
permissive and restrictive fire support coordination measures
(FSCMs).
a. Ensures absolute clearance of fires (COF) across unit
boundaries with maneuver HQ's and other FS agencies.
b. Minimizes potential fratricide through rigorous enforcement of
FSCMs to include:
(1) Fire support coordination line (FSCL).
(2) Restrictive fire line (RFL).
(3) Coordinated fire line (CFL).
(4) No fire area (NFA).
(5) Restrictive fire area (RFA).
(6) Airspace coordination area (ACA).
7. FS section incorporates restrictions on ammunition expenditures,
types of fires, areas of employment, and creation of obstacles to
limit risk to friendly troops and minimize collateral damage.
8. FSO prepares all subparagraphs and supporting appendices to the
FS annex, in coordination with the following agencies:
a. Chemical.
b. Close air support (CAS), Air interdiction (AI).
c. Field artillery (FA).
d. Air defense artillery (ADA).
e. Army aviation.
f. Naval gunfire (NGF).
9. FSNCO ensures FS products and SA and OPS overlays are
prepared for inclusion in the FS annex:

214

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

a. AGM, TSS, HPTL, FSCMs.


b. TGT lists, TGT overlays.
10. The FS section develops the initial FS Annex describing the most
effective use of available FS assets to achieve the EFSTs,
commander's priorities, and desired effects.
a. Refines the proposed COA IAW the commander's guidance.
b. Refines the TGTs and their triggers.
c. Finalizes the observer (OBSR) plan.
d. Assists in wargaming the revised COA for the commander's
final approval.
e. Uses the approved COA and scheme of fires.
f. Finalizes intervention points (IPs) in the AFATDS database for
automatic processing for request for fire.
g. Ensures that FA can react to the risk assumed by the
commander.
h. Specifies attack guidance and battle damage assessment
(BDA) requirements.
i. Specifies radar zones and cueing procedures / agencies.
j. Provides input to the maneuver S3 on any additional
coordinating instructions.
*11. FSO produces the FS support plan IAW FM 6-20-40.
a. FSNCO ensures input of the following AFATDS requirements.
(1) Geometries, FSCMs.
(2) Commander's and filter guidances.
(3) TGTs.
(4) Friendly units.
b. FSO finalizes the scheme of fires, fires paragraph (paragraph
3), and the fire support execution matrix (FSEM).
c. FSO finalizes the FS plan including the high payoff target list
(HPTL), attack guidance matrix (AGM), target selection
standards (TSS), target selection matrix (TSM), target list,
schedule of fires, and FSCMs.
d. FS section Coordinates the integration of all FS assets, field
artillery (FA), tactical air (TACAIR), naval gunfire (NGF),
aviation (AVN), intelligence and electronic warfare (IEW), etc.).
e. FSO directs coordination and preparation of the following
subparagraphs and appendices to the brigade FS plan:
(1) Close air support (CAS), Air Interdiction (AI).
(2) Field artillery (FA).
(3) Coordinating instructions.
(4) Air defense artillery (ADA).
(5) Army aviation.
(6) Naval gun fire (NGF)

215

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

12. The FSNCO ensures dissemination of FS products to higher,


adjacent, and subordinate FS FA units using AFATDS Web based
and Common Message Processor (CMP) applications programs.
13. FSO integrates the Field Artillery Support Plan (FASP) as an
appendix to the FS annex.
14. FSO submits FS annex to the maneuver S3 and force commander
for final approval and incorporation into the force OPORD /
OPLAN.`
15. The FSO briefs the FS portion of the orders brief. The brief
includes:
a. Scheme of fires, to include EFSTs.
b. Availability of FS assets, status update and allocation.
c. Priority of fires.
d. AGM, TSS, HPTL, FSCMs.
e. The FSEM.
f. Suspense for TGT refinement.
g. Programs and schedules of fires.
h. Communications.
i. Higher HQ's planned fires.

Supporting Products (References): None.

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----061-300-5230-WT08
-----

061-300-9600-WT08

---------

150-GPU-9103-WT07
150-GPU-9110-WT07

1.

061-284-4244

1.
1.
10.
10.

061-284-4247
061-300-5450-WT08
061-300-5450-WT08
061-300-9415-WT08

Title
Plan Intelligence, Surveillance &
Reconnaissance (ISR), (FSO)
Process Fire Missions in the Fire Support
Element (FSE)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Operate the OPLAN / OPORD
Application (v.6.2.x)
Write the Fires Paragraph of the
Maneuver Operations Order
Write the Fire Support Plan
Produce Order or Plans - MDMP (FSO)
Produce Order or Plans - MDMP (FSO)
Produce Order or Plans - MDMP (Target
Officer)

216

10.

061-300-9512-WT08

10. d.
10. d.

061-300-5450-WT08
061-300-9415-WT08

10. d.

061-300-9512-WT08

10. h.

061-300-9604-WT08

11.
11.
11.
11.
11.

a.
b.
c.
c.

061-300-5450-WT08
( 1) 061-300-5006F
061-300-5450-WT08
061-300-5450-WT08
061-300-9415-WT08

11. e.
13.
13.
15.
15. h.

061-300-5450-WT08
061-300-5450-WT08
061-300-5460-WT08
061-300-5450-WT08
061-300-9609-WT08

2.
2.

061-300-5450-WT08
061-300-9415-WT08

2.

061-300-9512-WT08

3.
3.

061-300-5450-WT08
061-300-9415-WT08

3.

061-300-9512-WT08

4.
6.
7.
7.

061-300-5450-WT08
061-300-5006F
061-300-5450-WT08
061-300-9415-WT08

7.

061-300-9512-WT08

8.
8.

061-300-5450-WT08
061-300-9415-WT08

Produce Order or Plans - MDMP (Fire


Support NCO)
Produce Order or Plans - MDMP (FSO)
Produce Order or Plans - MDMP (Target
Officer)
Produce Order or Plans - MDMP (Fire
Support NCO)
Establish Operator Intervention Rules
and Points in the Advanced Field Artillery
Tactical Data System (AFATDS)
Produce Order or Plans - MDMP (FSO)
Process Geometry Data in the AFATDS
Produce Order or Plans - MDMP (FSO)
Produce Order or Plans - MDMP (FSO)
Produce Order or Plans - MDMP (Target
Officer)
Produce Order or Plans - MDMP (FSO)
Produce Order or Plans - MDMP (FSO)
Prepare the Fire Support Estimate (FSO)
Produce Order or Plans - MDMP (FSO)
Configure Advanced Field Artillery
Tactical Data System (AFATDS)
Communications
Produce Order or Plans - MDMP (FSO)
Produce Order or Plans - MDMP (Target
Officer)
Produce Order or Plans - MDMP (Fire
Support NCO)
Produce Order or Plans - MDMP (FSO)
Produce Order or Plans - MDMP (Target
Officer)
Produce Order or Plans - MDMP (Fire
Support NCO)
Produce Order or Plans - MDMP (FSO)
Process Geometry Data in the AFATDS
Produce Order or Plans - MDMP (FSO)
Produce Order or Plans - MDMP (Target
Officer)
Produce Order or Plans - MDMP (Fire
Support NCO)
Produce Order or Plans - MDMP (FSO)
Produce Order or Plans - MDMP (Target
Officer)
217

8.

061-300-9512-WT08

Produce Order or Plans - MDMP (Fire


Support NCO)

Prerequisite Collective Tasks: None.

Supporting Collective Tasks: None.

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6737.11-WT06
----71-0-5450.71-WT02
----71-6-5450.71-WT07
----71-6-9450.20-WT02

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.4
ART 5.4.1

Title
Produce Order or Plans (MDMP)
Produce Order or Plans (MDMP)
Complete the Plan (OLD)
Produce Order or Plans

Title
Plan Tactical Operations Using the Military Decision
Making Process/Troop Leading Procedures
Conduct the Military Decision Making Process
(MDMP)

218

Engineer Section
IPB, ISR AND THE
MDMP
PROCESSES
Draft

TABLE OF CONTENTS

DEFINE THE BATTLEFIELD ENVIRONMENT (IPB) (ENGINEER SECTION) (VER


6.2.X)...........................................................................................................................................221
DESCRIBE THE BATTLEFIELD'S EFFECTS (IPB) (ENGINEER SECTION) (VER
6.2.X)...........................................................................................................................................226
EVALUATE THE THREAT (IPB) (ENGINEER SECTION) (VER 6.2.X).........................231
DETERMINE THREAT COURSES OF ACTION (COAS) (IPB) (ENGINEER SECTION)
(VER 6.2.X)................................................................................................................................235
PLAN INTELLIGENCE, SURVEILLANCE, AND RECONNAISSANCE (ISR)
(ENGINEER SECTION) (VER 6.2.X)....................................................................................241
RECEIVE THE MISSION (MDMP) (ENGINEER SECTION)...........................................249
CONDUCT MISSION ANALYSIS (MDMP) (ENGINEER SECTION)..............................253
DEVELOP COURSES OF ACTION (COAS) (MDMP) (ENGINEER SECTION)............259
ANALYZE COURSES OF ACTION (COAS) (MDMP) (ENGINEER SECTION)............265
COMPARE COURSES OF ACTION (COAS) (MDMP) (ENGINEER SECTION)...........271
PRODUCE ORDER OR PLANS (MDMP) (ENGINEER SECTION)................................275

220

Report Date: 23 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
05-6-5300.05-WT11

Define the Battlefield Environment (IPB) (Engineer Section) (Ver 6.2.x)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 5 Jan 2000

Task Data:
Proponent: Engineers
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Develop Intelligence
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: Yes
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The Engineer section, as part of the digital brigade battle staff, is conducting
or preparing to conduct operations. The digital command post is established, and
the staff has received the initial WARNO with the Area of Operations (AO) from
higher headquarters. Enemy order of battle, knowledge of threat doctrine, and
refined data from the division terrain team and staff weather officer (SWO), and
digital map coverage of the contingency area are available. The brigade
commander has issued his initial planning guidance. Some iterations of this task
should be performed in MOPP4.

Standard: The Engineer section established an initial Brigade Combined Obstacle


Overlay (COO) and determined terrain effects on the area of interest (AOI) and
battle space.

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

1. Engineer Section imports the following geospatial data from the


Division Terrain Team to establish a start point for AOI and
battlespace analysis:
a. Imports Division Terrain Team and other reach asset products
as available to include COO or MCOO and imagery on DTSS.
221

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

b. Imports Division weather analysis from IMETS.


c. Reviews previously created IPB terrain products, other
overlays and reports that identify the major significant
characteristics of the environment (e.g., geography, terrain,
weather).
d. Imports Brigade AO/AOI overlay from the Joint Common
Database (JCDB) using the Plan Manager in the CTP Overlay
Exlorer or receives the four corner grid references
encompassing the AO/AOI from the S3 via CMP message.
NOTE: Geospatial data products may already be developed and loaded
for the theater of operation based upon predeployment operations.
e. Conducts collaborative brigade battlespace review inside the
Division MDMP cycle to define areas for further parallel brigade
terrain team analysis.
NOTE: For products that are not developed or for new areas,
collaborative topographic planning should occur among Corps, Division
and Brigade topographic teams to increase the time available for Reach
information requests and for production and analysis of geospatial
products.
2. Engineer section establishes the Brigade initial COO overlay .
a. Creates the initial COO overlay or updates the COO/MCOO
received from the Division Terrain Detachment using DTSS by
depicting cross country mobility, linear obstacles, and lines of
communications, etc. at the brigade level per TACSOP
requirements.
b. Places the initial COO overlay on the Engineer Estimate webpage or disseminates for staff access as applicable utilizing
the DTSS overlay provider (DOP).
* 3. Terrain Team conducts broad analysis of the geography, terrain
and weather of the AO to determine their effects on friendly and
threat operations.
NOTE: Briefly examine each characteristic to identify those of
significance to the command, i.e. those that may have an effect on the
unit's ability to accomplish its current mission or anticipated future
missions. Characteristics will be further evaluated in step 2 of the IPB
process. Collaborative plan among echelons to the extent the situation
permits.
* 4. ABE coordinates general terrain and weather analysis as it effects
threat operations with the staff to assist establishing the brigade
AOI overlay.
* 5. ABE/Terrain Team NCOIC coordinates general terrain and weather
analysis as it affects friendly operations with the staff to assist
establishing the brigade battle space overlay.
* 6. ABE Identifies areas where further terrain analysis detail is
required within time available for IPB .
222

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

NOTE: Identify the amount of terrain detail required on each area of


the battlefield to support planning by consulting with the commander
and the remainder of the staff. Prioritize efforts to produce the amount
of detail required within the available time. Backwards plan the IPB
process and determine how much time can reasonably be devoted to
each step in order to meet the commander's timeliness requirements.
* 7. Terrain Team evaluates existing terrain databases and products to
identify gaps in intelligence.
NOTE: Includes identifying any gaps of information that will not be filled
within the time allowed for IPB and discussing with the commander and
staff gaps expected to be unanswered which will result in creating
reasonable assumptions.
* 8. Submits information requests to the S2 to fill information gaps.
9. Imports the completed Brigade battlefield environment overlay as
the focus area for the remainder of the IPB analysis.
10. Provides initial terrain products to BDE staff and subordinates
through geospatial overlays or hard copy by TACSOP or per
mission requirements.
11. Engineer section posts applicable products and information to the
Engineer Estimate web-page.

Supporting Products (References): None.

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----052-245-5300WT11
1. a.
1. c.

052-245-1101-WT11
052-218-4002

1. d.
1. e.
10.
10.
11.

150-GPU-9103-WT07
150-GPU-9106-WT07
052-245-1101-WT11
052-245-1102-WT11
052-218-9100-WT11

2.
2. a.

052-245-1102-WT11
052-218-4002

Title
Define the Battlefield Environment - IPB
(ABE) (Ver 6.2.x)
Manage Geospatial Products (Ver 6.1)
ANALYZE GEOSPATIAL TERRAIN
PRODUCTS
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Operate Collaborative Tools (v.6.2.x)
Manage Geospatial Products (Ver 6.1)
Produce Geospatial Products (Ver 6.1)
Prepare an Engineer Estimate (ABE)
(Ver 6.2.x)
Produce Geospatial Products (Ver 6.1)
ANALYZE GEOSPATIAL TERRAIN
PRODUCTS

223

2. a.
2. b.

052-245-1102-WT11
052-218-9100-WT11

2. b.
3.

150-GPU-9103-WT07
052-218-4002

7.

052-218-4002

8.

150-GPU-9102-WT07

9.

150-GPU-9103-WT07

Prerequisite Collective Tasks


Task Number
05-6-5350.05-WT11
05-6-5360.05-WT11
71-0-5300.71-WT02
71-0-5350.71-WT02
71-0-5360.71-WT07

Produce Geospatial Products (Ver 6.1)


Prepare an Engineer Estimate (ABE)
(Ver 6.2.x)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
ANALYZE GEOSPATIAL TERRAIN
PRODUCTS
ANALYZE GEOSPATIAL TERRAIN
PRODUCTS
Process a Message using Common
Operating Environment Message
Processor (CMP) (v. 6.2.x)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)

Title
Receive the Mission (MDMP) (Engineer Section)
Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP) (Engineer Section)
Define the Battlefield Environment (IPB)
Receive the Mission (MDMP)
Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP)

Supporting Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----05-6-5350.05-WT11
-----

05-6-5360.05-WT11

----------------1.

11-1-6731.11-WT06
11-1-6732.11-WT06
71-0-5350.71-WT02
71-0-5360.71-WT07
05-6-5350.05-WT11

1. d.

05-6-5360.05-WT11

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6721.11-WT06

Title
Receive the Mission (MDMP) (Engineer
Section)
Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP)
(Engineer Section)
Receive the Mission (MDMP)
Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP)
Receive the Mission (MDMP)
Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP)
Receive the Mission (MDMP) (Engineer
Section)
Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP)
(Engineer Section)

Title
Define the Battlefield Environment (IPB)

224

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1.

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2. a.

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2. a. ( 1)

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Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.3

Define the Battlefield Environment (IPB)


Conduct Intelligence Preparation of the
Battlefield (IPB)
Evaluate the Threat (IPB) (Engineer
Section) (Ver 6.2.x)
Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP)
(Engineer Section)
Describe the Battlefield's Effects (IPB)
(Engineer Section) (Ver 6.2.x)

Title
Assess Tactical Situation and Operations

225

Report Date: 23 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
05-6-5310.05-WT11

Describe the Battlefield's Effects (IPB) (Engineer Section) (Ver 6.2.x)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 5 Jan 2000

Task Data:
Proponent: Engineers
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Develop Intelligence
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: No
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The Engineer section, as part of the digital brigade battle staff, is conducting
or preparing to conduct operations. The digital command post is established, and
the staff has received the initial WARNO with the Area of Operations (AO) from
higher headquarters. The brigade battlefield environment has been defined, and the
brigade commander has issued his initial guidance for IPB development. Some
iterations of this task should be performed in MOPP4.

Standard: The Engineer section developed the modified combined obstacle overlay
(MCOO) with staff input, conducted analysis of terrain and weather effects on
friendly and enemy broad courses of action (COA).

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

1. Brigade Engineer section establishes terrain overlays and exports


them to staff sections and subordinates.
a. Assistant brigade engineer (ABE) directs the terrain team to
update the Brigade combined obstacle overlay (COO) using
the digital topographic support system (DTSS) within the
approved area of operations/area of interest.

226

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

b. ABE directs the terrain team to produce, analyze and place on


the DTSS web-page, other terrain visualization products per
TACSOP that will assist the commander and staff to visualize
key terrain .
Note: Engineer section develops products supporting analysis of
Mobility, Intervisibility/Line of Sight, Terrain Elevation,
Environment/Climatology and other special purpose products as
directed or by TACSOP.
c. Engineer Section notifies staff and subordinate elements when
terrain products are available on the web-page using CMP
Messaging.
* 2. Engineer section analyzes the effects of terrain on the battlefield
environment in order to assist the S2 and staff in establishing the
MCOO overlay.
a. Engineer section analyzes the military aspects of the terrain.
(1) Engineer section analyzes the COO terrain data utilizing
OCOKA.
(2) Engineer section with information from IMETS and the S2
section, analyzes the weather effects on terrain utilizing
OCOKA.
(3) The ABE, in coordination with the S2 and S3, identifies key
terrain, decisive terrain, avenues of approach, decisive
points and critical points and creates the modified COO
(MCOO).
(4) Engineer section reviews terrain analysis input with the
staff and imports staff input in the form of overlay updates.
(5) Engineer section and S2 reviews staff analysis and
updates the MCOO as a series of overlays.
(6) Engineer section posts the MCOO overlays to the
Engineer Estimate web page and on the DTSS Overlay
provider.
(7) Engineer Section notifies staff and subordinate elements
when the MCOO is available on the web-page using CMP
Messaging.
b. ABE analyzes the terrain effects on general offensive and
defensive engineer operations, provides input to the S2 and
staff.
* 3. Engineer section analyzes the effects of weather on the battlefield
environment.
a. Engineer section receives weather information from the S2 and
accesses IMETs weather data through DTSS in order to
analyzes the military aspects of weather.
b. ABE analyses the military weather effects on engineer
operations and updates overlays as appropriate.

227

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

* 4. The ABE describes the battlefield's effects on threat and friendly


engineer capabilities and broad Courses of Action (COA),
integrates findings with the staff and incorporates analysis into the
engineer estimate.
5. Engineer section coordinates information with the S2 and updates
the MCOO, as required, from input that results from the staff's
review of the battlefield's effects on threat and friendly capabilities
and broad COAs and provides update to the S2 for dissemination.
6. Engineer section receives consolidated information on the
battlefield effects on threat and friendly capabilities and broad
COAs from the S2.
* 7. ABE provides S2 with gaps in terrain data.
a. If able to answer terrain information gaps with brigade assets,
provides input in brigade Intelligence, Surveillance and
Reconnaissance (ISR) plan.
b. If outside Brigade's ability to answer, provides input to S2 on
requests for information (RFI).
8. Engineer Section posts information and products as applicable to
the Engineer Estimate Web-page.

Supporting Products (References): None.

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
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1.
1.
1.
1. b.

052-245-1101-WT11
052-245-1102-WT11
150-GPU-9103-WT07
052-218-4002

1. b.
1. b.
1. c.

052-245-1101-WT11
052-245-1102-WT11
150-GPU-9102-WT07

2. a.

052-218-4002

2. a. ( 4)

150-GPU-9103-WT07

Title
Describe the Battlefield's Effects - IPB
(ABE) (Ver 6.2.x)
Manage Geospatial Products (Ver 6.1)
Produce Geospatial Products (Ver 6.1)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
ANALYZE GEOSPATIAL TERRAIN
PRODUCTS
Manage Geospatial Products (Ver 6.1)
Produce Geospatial Products (Ver 6.1)
Process a Message using Common
Operating Environment Message
Processor (CMP) (v. 6.2.x)
ANALYZE GEOSPATIAL TERRAIN
PRODUCTS
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)

228

2. a. ( 5)
2. a. ( 6)

052-245-1102-WT11
052-218-9100-WT11

2. a. ( 6)
2. a. ( 6)
2. a. ( 7)

052-245-1101-WT11
150-GPU-9103-WT07
150-GPU-9102-WT07

3.

052-218-4002

8.

052-218-9100-WT11

Prerequisite Collective Tasks


Task Number
05-6-5300.05-WT11
71-0-5300.71-WT02
71-0-5310.71-WT02

Produce Geospatial Products (Ver 6.1)


Prepare an Engineer Estimate (ABE)
(Ver 6.2.x)
Manage Geospatial Products (Ver 6.1)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Process a Message using Common
Operating Environment Message
Processor (CMP) (v. 6.2.x)
ANALYZE GEOSPATIAL TERRAIN
PRODUCTS
Prepare an Engineer Estimate (ABE)
(Ver 6.2.x)

Title
Define the Battlefield Environment (IPB) (Engineer
Section) (Ver 6.2.x)
Define the Battlefield Environment (IPB)
Describe the Battlefield's Effects (IPB)

Supporting Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6721.11-WT06
----71-0-5300.71-WT02
2. a. ( 1) 05-6-5300.05-WT11

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6722.11-WT06
----71-0-5310.71-WT02
----71-6-6001.20-WT44
1. d.
05-6-5330.05-WT11

2.

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2. a.

05-6-5410.05-WT11

Title
Define the Battlefield Environment (IPB)
Define the Battlefield Environment (IPB)
Define the Battlefield Environment (IPB)
(Engineer Section) (Ver 6.2.x)

Title
Describe the Battlefield's Effects (IPB)
Describe the Battlefield's Effects (IPB)
IPB
Determine Threat Courses of Action
(COAs) (IPB) (Engineer Section) (Ver
6.2.x)
Analyze Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP) (Engineer Section)
Develop Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP) (Engineer Section)

229

2. b.

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2. d.

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3. b.

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5. a. ( 5) ( a)

9.

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Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.3

Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP)


(Engineer Section)
Decide Surface Targets to Attack
(Engineer Section) (Ver 6.2.x)
Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP)
(Engineer Section)
05-6-5230.05WT10 Plan Intelligence,
Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR)
(Engineer Section) (Ver 6.2.x)
Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP)
(Engineer Section)

Title
Assess Tactical Situation and Operations

230

Report Date: 23 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
05-6-5320.20-WT11

Evaluate the Threat (IPB) (Engineer Section) (Ver 6.2.x)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 5 Jan 2000

Task Data:
Proponent: General
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Develop Intelligence
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: No
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The Engineer section, as part of the digital brigade battle staff, is conducting
or preparing to conduct operations. The digital command post is established, and
the staff has received the initial WARNO with the Area of Operations (AO) from
higher headquarters. The staff is assembled and conducting mission analysis or
updating products as part of battle tracking. The command's battlefield
environment has been defined, battlefield effects have been described, and the
MCOO has been established. Some iterations of this task should be performed in
MOPP4.

Standard: The Engineer section provided the staff with a threat engineer evaluation
that determined threat capabilities, strengths, and vulnerabilities for the given
situation within the terms of the commander's requirements, identified High value
targets, and utilized enemy order of battle and recent enemy doctrinal changes to
assist the S2 in creating a refined doctrinal template that graphically depicted
doctrinal threat dispositions.

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

1. Engineer section identifies threat and identifies information gaps.

231

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

2.

3.

* 4.
5.

GO

NO-GO

a. Engineer section receives threat information from the S2 and


the higher OPORD via CMP and CTP.
b. ABE/Engineer Bn S2 evaluates threat information.
(1) Evaluates the current Order of Battle (OB) files for
completeness and accurate threat engineer composition,
strength, and dispositions.
(2) Evaluates historical records for engineer relevance.
(3) Evaluating the threat models for completeness and
relevant patterns of behavior in the engineer area of
expertise.
c. Identifies engineer information gaps and submits request for
information (RFI) to the S2.
Engineer section provides threat engineer doctrinal template and
patterns of operation input to the S2 in order to maintain threat
models.
a. Receives initial threat mission, threat capabilities and initial
doctrinal template overlays from the S2 via CTP Explorer Plan
Manager.
b. Establishes Engineer doctrinal template overlays based upon
the threat identification analysis and threat past operations
analysis in Step 1.
c. Describes threat engineer preferred tactics, options, and
peculiarities based on an evaluation of threat doctrine and past
and current operations.
d. Sends engineer threat model input to the S2 via overlay in
CTP Explorer Plan Manager per TACSOP.
e. Propose Engineer HVTs by threat operational phases that are
critical to the completion of the threat commander's mission to
the S2 using CMP.
Engineer section identifies threat capabilities and vulnerabilities.
a. Receive S2 input on an initial threat capabilities overlay
portraying threat capabilities, vulnerabilities, supporting
missions and other actions that can influence friendly
operations.
b. Establishing engineer threat capabilities overlay portraying
threat capabilities, vulnerabilities, supporting missions and
other actions that can influence friendly operations using CTP
and CMP. Assess threat capability and vulnerability relative to
broad COAs (Attack, Defend, Reinforce, & Retrograde).
c. ABE/Engineer Bn S2 records analysis in the engineer staff
estimate and coordinates findings with the S2.
ABE/Engineer Bn S2 briefs threat engineer information to the XO
as required.
Engineer section receives consolidated information on threat
evaluation from the S2.
232

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

6. Engineer section posts information and products to the Engineer


Estimate web-page as appropriate.

Supporting Products (References): None.

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----052-245-5320WT11
2. a.
2. b.

150-GPU-9103-WT07
150-GPU-9100-WT07

2. e.

150-GPU-9102-WT07

3. b.

150-GPU-9100-WT07

3. b.

150-GPU-9101-WT07

3. c.

052-218-9100-WT11

6.

052-218-9100-WT11

Prerequisite Collective Tasks


Task Number
05-6-5300.05-WT11
71-0-5300.71-WT02
71-0-5320.71-WT02

Title
Evaluate the Engineer Threat - IPB
(ABE) (Ver 6.2.x)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Establish the Common Tactical Picture
(CTP) Elements (v.6.2.x)
Process a Message using Common
Operating Environment Message
Processor (CMP) (v. 6.2.x)
Establish the Common Tactical Picture
(CTP) Elements (v.6.2.x)
Update Common Tactical Picture (CTP)
Elements (v.6.2.x)
Prepare an Engineer Estimate (ABE)
(Ver 6.2.x)
Prepare an Engineer Estimate (ABE)
(Ver 6.2.x)

Title
Define the Battlefield Environment (IPB) (Engineer
Section) (Ver 6.2.x)
Define the Battlefield Environment (IPB)
Evaluate the Threat (IPB)

Supporting Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6721.11-WT06
----71-0-5300.71-WT02

Title
Define the Battlefield Environment (IPB)
Define the Battlefield Environment (IPB)

233

1.

05-6-5300.05-WT11

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6723.11-WT06
----71-0-5320.71-WT02
1. c.
05-6-5330.05-WT11

1. d.

05-6-5330.05-WT11

2. c.

05-6-5360.05-WT11

5. a. ( 5) ( a)

9.

05-6-5360.05-WT11

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.3

Define the Battlefield Environment (IPB)


(Engineer Section) (Ver 6.2.x)

Title
Evaluate the Threat (IPB)
Evaluate the Threat (IPB)
Determine Threat Courses of Action
(COAs) (IPB) (Engineer Section) (Ver
6.2.x)
Determine Threat Courses of Action
(COAs) (IPB) (Engineer Section) (Ver
6.2.x)
Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP)
(Engineer Section)
05-6-5230.05WT10 Plan Intelligence,
Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR)
(Engineer Section) (Ver 6.2.x)
Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP)
(Engineer Section)

Title
Assess Tactical Situation and Operations

234

Report Date: 23 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
05-6-5330.05-WT11

Determine Threat Courses of Action (COAs) (IPB) (Engineer Section)


(Ver 6.2.x)
Status: Proposed
Last Changed 5 Jan 2000

Task Data:
Proponent: Engineers
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Develop Intelligence
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: No
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The Engineer section, as part of the digital brigade battle staff, is conducting
or preparing to conduct operations. The digital command post is established, and
the staff has received the initial WARNO with the Area of Operations (AO) from
higher headquarters. The staff is assembled and is conducting initial IPB as part of
mission analysis (as part of MDMP). The threat evaluation analysis is complete,
and a refined doctrinal template has been created. Some iterations of this task
should be performed in MOPP4.

Standard: Engineer section provided input to the brigade S2 that assisted in identifying
and evaluating threat courses of action (COAs) and developing a situation template
(SITTEMP), description of COA and options, and list of high value targets (HVTs)
for each threat COA. Specified the threat engineer most likely and most
dangerous COAs. Assisted the staff in developing the initial collection requirements
event template.

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

1. Engineer section assists the staff in developing the full set of COAs
available to the threat by providing engineer input as necessary.
235

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

a. The Engineer section creates geospatial products supporting


the review of the threat situation per TACSOP, mission and
time requirements. Time / Distance products are useful in
evaluating threat capabilities.
b. The ABE/Engineer Bn S2 reviews the likely objectives and the
desired endstate of the threat command forces and determines
engineer support of objectives/endstate for the threat
command force one level up through two levels below the
brigade level.
NOTE: Consider terrain objectives (intermediate and final) and forcerelated objectives, also consider counter-attack objectives for both.
c. Engineer section retrieves and reviews the initial threat COAs
and the initial situation template (SITTEMP) overlays from the
Bde S2.
NOTE: The initial SITTEMP depicts the doctrinal template overlay
combined with the modified combined obstacle overlays (MCOO).
d. The Engineer section reviews initial threat COAs and further
analyzes and defines them with terrain information determined
during IPB Step 2 and the threat model information determined
during IPB Step 3. Forwards engineer input to the Bde S2 to
aid development of specific threat COAs.
NOTE: COA review includes analysis of suitability, feasibility,
acceptability, uniqueness and consistency with doctrine for each
specific threat COA as described in Chapter 4, FM 34-130.
e. The ABE/Engineer Bn S2 reviews the threat perception of
friendly actions and dispositions.
f. The ABE/Engineer Bn S2 consolidates engineer section review
comments and any alternate COAs determined, and submits
them to the S2 for threat COA updates as necessary.
2. The terrain section, with the Bde S2, analyzes DTSS time /
distance products to support evaluation of the threat time phase
lines to update SITTEMPs.
3. Engineer section coordinates with the S2 to integrate threat
engineer assets and actions into the threat war game concept.
Assists the S2 with identifying the likely enemy uses of engineer
assets:
a. Impact on mobility.
b. Time of employment.
c. Methods of employment.
4. Engineer section evaluates and prioritizes each threat COA.
a. Engineer section receives the Bde S2 updated SITTEMP
overlays, COA options and high value target list (HVTL) for
each COA.

236

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

b. ABE/Engineer Bn S2 evaluates and prioritizes each threat COA


from an engineer perspective, particularly identifying threat
engineer most likely and most dangerous COAs and provides
feedback to the Bde S2.
NOTE: Evaluation of threat COAs may identify missed COA options
which must be submitted for review by the Bde staff as well.
c. ABE/Engineer Bn S2 participates in the staff wargaming of the
threat COAs and recommends as necessary updates to the
SITTEMP overlays, COA options and high value target list
(HVTL) for each COA.
5. The Engineer section assists the staff as it identifies initial
collection requirements and depicts them in an event template
overlay and an event matrix.
a. The Engineer section receives the initial event template overlay
and event template from the Brigade S2 section.
b. The ABE/Engineer Bn S2 Identifies engineer specific NAIs
within the battlefield environment and provides input to the Bde
S2.
c. The ABE/Engineer Bn S2 determines engineer input into the
initial collection plan that depicts where and when to collect
engineer and terrain information and recommends engineer
collection assets to the S2/S3.
6. The Engineer section receives the updated SITTEMP (as an
overlay), high value target list, initial collection plan, NAIs, event
template, and event matrix from the S2 for further MDMP planning
and for use in tracking and updating the initial intelligence,
reconnaissance, surveillance (ISR) planning.
* 7. Once the commander has selected the friendly COA, the ABE as
part of the staff will:
a. Reprioritize the initial list of threat COAs to reflect changes in
friendly dispositions and activities.
b. Recommend updates to the SITTEMP overlays.
c. Recommend updates to the threat COA overlays, COA
descriptions and options, and High Value Targets (HVTs).
* 8. The ABE as part of the staff, will further refine the event template
overlay and event matrix during the staff MDMP war gaming and
the targeting process.
9. Engineer section posts information and products to the Engineer
Estimate web-page as appropriate.

Supporting Products (References): None.

237

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----052-245-5330WT11
1. a.
1. c.
1. d.

052-245-1102-WT11
150-GPU-9103-WT07
052-218-4002

2.

052-218-4002

3. a.

052-218-4002

9.

052-218-9100-WT11

Prerequisite Collective Tasks


Task Number
05-6-5300.05-WT11
05-6-5310.05-WT11
05-6-5320.20-WT11
71-0-5300.71-WT02
71-0-5310.71-WT02
71-0-5320.71-WT02
71-0-5330.71-WT02

Title
Determine Threat Courses of Action
(COAs) - IPB (ABE) (Ver 6.2.x)
Produce Geospatial Products (Ver 6.1)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
ANALYZE GEOSPATIAL TERRAIN
PRODUCTS
ANALYZE GEOSPATIAL TERRAIN
PRODUCTS
ANALYZE GEOSPATIAL TERRAIN
PRODUCTS
Prepare an Engineer Estimate (ABE)
(Ver 6.2.x)

Title
Define the Battlefield Environment (IPB) (Engineer
Section) (Ver 6.2.x)
Describe the Battlefield's Effects (IPB) (Engineer
Section) (Ver 6.2.x)
Evaluate the Threat (IPB) (Engineer Section) (Ver
6.2.x)
Define the Battlefield Environment (IPB)
Describe the Battlefield's Effects (IPB)
Evaluate the Threat (IPB)
Determine Threat Courses of Action (COAs) (IPB)

Supporting Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6722.11-WT06
----11-1-6723.11-WT06
----11-1-6732.11-WT06
----11-1-6734.11-WT06
-----

11-1-6740.11-WT06

-----

71-0-5230.71-WT02

Title
Describe the Battlefield's Effects (IPB)
Evaluate the Threat (IPB)
Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP)
Analyze Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP)
Plan Intelligence, Surveillance, and
Reconnaissance (ISR)
Plan Intelligence, Surveillance, and
Reconnaissance (ISR)

238

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71-0-5310.71-WT02
71-0-5320.71-WT02
71-0-5340.71-WT07
71-0-5360.71-WT07
71-0-5420.71-WT07

1. c.

05-6-5320.20-WT11

1. d.

05-6-5310.05-WT11

1. d.

05-6-5320.20-WT11

5. c.

05-6-5230.05WT10

6.

05-6-5230.05WT10

6.

05-6-5360.05-WT11

8.

05-6-5340.05-WT11

8.

05-6-5420.05-WT10

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6724.11-WT06
-----

71-0-5330.71-WT02

-----

71-6-6000.20-WT44

1.

05-6-5450.05-WT10

2.

05-6-5420.05-WT10

2. a.

05-6-5340.05-WT11

2. a.

05-6-5410.05-WT11

Describe the Battlefield's Effects (IPB)


Evaluate the Threat (IPB)
Decide Surface Targets to Attack
Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP)
Analyze Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP)
Evaluate the Threat (IPB) (Engineer
Section) (Ver 6.2.x)
Describe the Battlefield's Effects (IPB)
(Engineer Section) (Ver 6.2.x)
Evaluate the Threat (IPB) (Engineer
Section) (Ver 6.2.x)
Plan Intelligence, Surveillance, and
Reconnaissance (ISR) (Engineer
Section) (Ver 6.2.x)
Plan Intelligence, Surveillance, and
Reconnaissance (ISR) (Engineer
Section) (Ver 6.2.x)
Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP)
(Engineer Section)
Decide Surface Targets to Attack
(Engineer Section) (Ver 6.2.x)
Analyze Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP) (Engineer Section)

Title
Determine Threat Courses of Action
(COAs) (IPB)
Determine Threat Courses of Action
(COAs) (IPB)
Determine Threat Courses of Action
(COAs)
Produce Order or Plans (MDMP)
(Engineer Section)
Analyze Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP) (Engineer Section)
Decide Surface Targets to Attack
(Engineer Section) (Ver 6.2.x)
Develop Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP) (Engineer Section)

239

2. d.

05-6-5360.05-WT11

3.

05-6-5230.05WT10

3. b.

05-6-5360.05-WT11

5. d. ( 1)

05-6-5230.05WT10

7.

05-6-5420.05-WT10

8. a.

05-6-5230.05WT10

8. b.

05-6-5230.05WT10

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.3

Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP)


(Engineer Section)
Plan Intelligence, Surveillance, and
Reconnaissance (ISR) (Engineer
Section) (Ver 6.2.x)
Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP)
(Engineer Section)
Plan Intelligence, Surveillance, and
Reconnaissance (ISR) (Engineer
Section) (Ver 6.2.x)
Analyze Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP) (Engineer Section)
Plan Intelligence, Surveillance, and
Reconnaissance (ISR) (Engineer
Section) (Ver 6.2.x)
Plan Intelligence, Surveillance, and
Reconnaissance (ISR) (Engineer
Section) (Ver 6.2.x)

Title
Assess Tactical Situation and Operations

240

Report Date: 23 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
05-6-5230.05WT10

Plan Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) (Engineer


Section) (Ver 6.2.x)
Status: Proposed
Last Changed 21 Dec 1999

Task Data:
Proponent: Engineers
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Develop Intelligence
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: No
Restricted Read: No
Approved: 05/28/1998
Obsolete:

Condition: The Engineer section, as part of the digital brigade battle staff, is conducting
or preparing to conduct operations. The digital command post is established, and
the staff has received a warning order/operations order (WARNO/OPORD) from
higher headquarters. The commander has provided initial planning guidance.
Some iterations of this task should be performed in MOPP4.

Standard: The Engineer section provided engineer input to and assisted the staff
development of the ISR plan, the plan provided direction of the collection of
intelligence information in order to answer the commander's priority intelligence
requirements (PIRs).

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

1. Engineer section receives Bde XO Intelligence, Surveillance and


Reconnaissance (ISR) planning guidance.
2. ABE develops initial engineer ISR requirements as part of mission
analysis.
a. Identifies initial engineer related PIRs.
241

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

NOTE: Includes focus on threat SCATMINE use as well as terrain and


other obstacle intelligence (OBSTINTEL) requirements.
b. Identifies higher headquarters engineer related PIRs that
require brigade assets placed against them.
c. Nominates engineer specific information requirements (SIRs)
from the commander's PIRs.
3. ABE reviews ISR team engineer related SIR production and
collection requirements. A SIR will be developed for each named
area of interest (NAI) for each engineer collection asset.
4. Engineer section produces geospatial products to support ISR
Planning per TACSOP, mission and time requirements. Provides
ISR relevant analysis to planning members.
a. Geospatial products may include infiltration routes, cover and
concealment, radio LOS, objective/key terrain blowups etc.
b. Geospatial products must be produced in hardcopy to facilitate
dismounted use.
5. ABE assists the ISR team development of the initial ISR plan.
a. ABE evaluates engineer ISR resources.
(1) Identifies engineer collection assets required for engineer
and terrain related information collection.
NOTE: The ABE with the ISR Team must consider number and type,
type of mission, strength, composition, and disposition of the enemy
security force.
(2) Identifies engineer equipment required.
NOTE: The ABE with the ISR Team identifies the proximity of the
collection assets to the NAI, terrain/environmental conditions, and
signature provided by the target.
(3) Determines availability of engineer reconnaissance and
surveillance (R&S) assets (higher and two levels down).
(4) Determine capabilities of engineer R&S assets.
(5) Reviews need for task organization of engineers or
independent collection requirements.
( a) Based upon the need for engineer information
collection expertise for terrain and OBSTINTEL
information, recommends how best to organize with
respect to Engineer unit capabilities.
( b) Reviews engineer support to ISR collection
requirements such as breaching, route marking etc. if
necessary.
NOTE: Planning for breaching must include all the planning tenets of
breach operations found in FM 3-34.2 Combined-Arms Breaching
Operations.
(6) Nominates engineer resources to requirements.
b. With ISR team develops ISR scheme of support in coordination
with the S3.

242

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

c. With ISR team develops and prioritizes specific orders and


requests (SOR).
d. Engineer section reviews ISR team initial plan.
(1) Reviews initial Event Template (matching NAIs against
CCIR) and compares SIRs to events to confirm when and
where to send assets.
(2) Reviews initial ISR plan guidance for clarity of what,
where, when, why, and who should collect as well as the
priority of SIRs.
(3) Reviews the order for the R&S mission and submits any
discrepancies to the S2 for review.
(4) Receive completed initial ISR plan, overlay, and collection
matrix from the Bde S2.
6. Engineer section ensures tasked engineer units receive the mission
tasking order (OPORD or FRAGO) and ISR order to higher,
adjacent, and subordinate engineer units sent via MCS by the Bde
S3.
7. Engineer section identifies engineer collection gaps and submits
RFIs through the Bde S2 to higher headquarters.
8. The ABE participates in the development of a refined ISR Plan as
part of staff war gaming.
a. Receives refined battle staff products to include updated
PIR/IR, HVT, and HPTL.
b. Uses the commander's CCIR and situation/event template and
associates them with enemy COA in order to define collection
requirements of approved COA.
c. Recommends refinements to the ISR plan as determined by
integrating the scheme of maneuver, fires and scheme of
engineer operations.
(1) Provides engineer plan to support brigade counterreconnaissance plan and engineer collection requirements
to the Bde S2/S3. Ensures engineer reconnaissance
assets are utilized within their capabilities and for engineer
related intelligence.
(2) Coordinates aspects of maneuver with the Bde S3.
( a) Reviews Bde S3 plans for the infiltration/exfiltration of
collection assets and resupply routes through friendly
force sectors/zones.
( b) Reviews collection assets relationship with security
force.
( c) Reviews ISR control measures such as: Line of
Advance (LOA), Battle Hand over Line (BHL), and TF
Forward Boundary Line.
( d) Reviews terrain management.

243

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

9.

10.
11.
12.
12.

GO

NO-GO

(3) Coordinates log support plan to support ISR with the Bde
S4.
( a) Verifies that resupply is identified and that it addresses
how often, by whom, where, and how.
( b) Verifies that collection assets have the proper
evacuation resources to evacuate casualties,
identifying by whom and how.
(4) Coordinates with the FSO for indirect fires and no fire area
(NFA) coverage.
(6) Coordinates with ADA for air defense coverage.
(7) Coordinates with the ALO for close air support if
applicable.
(8) Coordinates with aviation officer if air movement is
applicable.
d. Recommends adjustments to the ISR plan identified during
coordination to the Bde S2..
Engineer section receives the completed ISR Annex including ISR
overlay and SITTEMP from the Bde S2 and ensures engineer ISR
assets have the same.
(5) Coordinates with counter intelligence (CI) officer to identify
OPSEC requirements.
Engineer section in conjunction with the Bde S2 coordinates with
the engineer ISR assets on the aspects of the ISR plan.
Engineer section updates the Engineer estimate with ISR
information.
ABE reviews and updates the ISR plan as necessary through the
Bde S2 as the tactical situation progresses.
Engineer section tracks engineer reconnaissance assets and
monitors reports.

Supporting Products (References)


Step Id
Product Id
----FM 34-8
-----

FM 34-80

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id

Title
Combat Commander's Handbook on
Intelligence. 28 Sep 92.
Brigade and Battalion Intelligence and
Electronic Warfare Operations

Title

244

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052-218-9109-WT11

11.

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2. a.

052-218-4002

4.

052-218-4002

4.
5. a. ( 1)

052-245-1102-WT11
052-218-4002

5. a. ( 2)

052-218-4002

6.

150-GPU-9102-WT07

Prerequisite Collective Tasks


Task Number
05-6-5300.05-WT11
05-6-5310.05-WT11
05-6-5320.20-WT11
05-6-5330.05-WT11
05-6-5350.05-WT11
05-6-5360.05-WT11
71-0-5230.71-WT02
71-0-5300.71-WT02
71-0-5310.71-WT02
71-0-5320.71-WT02
71-0-5330.71-WT02
71-0-5350.71-WT02
71-0-5360.71-WT07

Supporting Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id

Plan Intelligence, Surveillance, and


Reconnaissance (ISR) (ABE) (Ver 6.2.x)
Prepare an Engineer Estimate (ABE)
(Ver 6.2.x)
ANALYZE GEOSPATIAL TERRAIN
PRODUCTS
ANALYZE GEOSPATIAL TERRAIN
PRODUCTS
Produce Geospatial Products (Ver 6.1)
ANALYZE GEOSPATIAL TERRAIN
PRODUCTS
ANALYZE GEOSPATIAL TERRAIN
PRODUCTS
Process a Message using Common
Operating Environment Message
Processor (CMP) (v. 6.2.x)

Title
Define the Battlefield Environment (IPB) (Engineer
Section) (Ver 6.2.x)
Describe the Battlefield's Effects (IPB) (Engineer
Section) (Ver 6.2.x)
Evaluate the Threat (IPB) (Engineer Section) (Ver
6.2.x)
Determine Threat Courses of Action (COAs) (IPB)
(Engineer Section) (Ver 6.2.x)
Receive the Mission (MDMP) (Engineer Section)
Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP) (Engineer Section)
Plan Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance
(ISR)
Define the Battlefield Environment (IPB)
Describe the Battlefield's Effects (IPB)
Evaluate the Threat (IPB)
Determine Threat Courses of Action (COAs) (IPB)
Receive the Mission (MDMP)
Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP)

Title

245

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11-1-6722.11-WT06
11-1-6723.11-WT06
11-1-6724.11-WT06

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11-1-6732.11-WT06
11-1-6734.11-WT06

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11-1-6762.11-WT06

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71-0-5160.71-WT07

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71-0-5220.71-WT07

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71-0-5310.71-WT02
71-0-5320.71-WT02
71-0-5330.71-WT02

-------------

71-0-5340.71-WT07
71-0-5360.71-WT07
71-0-5420.71-WT07

----12.

71-0-5600.71-WT07
05-6-5160.05-WT11

12.

05-6-5220.71-WT11

12.

05-6-5600.05-WT11

2.

05-6-5360.05-WT11

3.

05-6-5330.05-WT11

5. a. ( 5) ( a)

5. a. ( 5) ( a)

Display the Common Operational Picture


(COP)
Describe the Battlefield's Effects (IPB)
Evaluate the Threat (IPB)
Determine Threat Courses of Action
(COAs) (IPB)
Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP)
Analyze Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP)
Synchronize Tactical Operations
Assess Tactical Situation and Operations
(Battle Tracking)
Display the Common Operational Picture
(COP)
Assess Tactical Situation and Operations
(Battle Tracking)
Describe the Battlefield's Effects (IPB)
Evaluate the Threat (IPB)
Determine Threat Courses of Action
(COAs) (IPB)
Decide Surface Targets to Attack
Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP)
Analyze Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP)
Synchronize Tactical Operations
Display the Common Operational Picture
(COP) (Engineer Section) (Ver 6.2.x)
Assess Tactical Situation and Operations
(Battle Tracking) (Engineer Section) (Ver
6.2.x)
Synchronize Operations (Engineer
Section) (Ver 6.2.x)
Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP)
(Engineer Section)
Determine Threat Courses of Action
(COAs) (IPB) (Engineer Section) (Ver
6.2.x)
05-6-5310.05-WT11 Describe the
Battlefield's Effects (IPB) (Engineer
Section) (Ver 6.2.x)
05-6-5320.20-WT11 Evaluate the Threat
(IPB) (Engineer Section) (Ver 6.2.x)

246

5. d. ( 1)

05-6-5330.05-WT11

5. d. ( 1)

05-6-5360.05-WT11

8.

05-6-5420.05-WT10

8. a.

05-6-5330.05-WT11

8. a.

05-6-5340.05-WT11

8. a.

05-6-5360.05-WT11

8. b.

05-6-5330.05-WT11

8. b.

05-6-5360.05-WT11

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6740.11-WT06
-----

34-2-9013

-----

34-6-9006

-----

71-0-5230.71-WT02

----10.

71-6-9230.71-WT07
05-6-5360.05-WT11

2.

05-6-5450.05-WT10

4.

05-6-5340.05-WT11

5. b.

05-6-5410.05-WT11

5. c.

05-6-5330.05-WT11

Determine Threat Courses of Action


(COAs) (IPB) (Engineer Section) (Ver
6.2.x)
Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP)
(Engineer Section)
Analyze Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP) (Engineer Section)
Determine Threat Courses of Action
(COAs) (IPB) (Engineer Section) (Ver
6.2.x)
Decide Surface Targets to Attack
(Engineer Section) (Ver 6.2.x)
Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP)
(Engineer Section)
Determine Threat Courses of Action
(COAs) (IPB) (Engineer Section) (Ver
6.2.x)
Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP)
(Engineer Section)

Title
Plan Intelligence, Surveillance, and
Reconnaissance (ISR)
EXECUTE DIRECT SUPPORT
MILITARY INTELLIGENCE COMPANY
OPERATIONS (HEAVY)
CONDUCT ANALYSIS CONTROL TEAM
(ACT) OPERATIONS
Plan Intelligence, Surveillance, and
Reconnaissance (ISR)
Conduct Collection Management
Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP)
(Engineer Section)
Produce Order or Plans (MDMP)
(Engineer Section)
Decide Surface Targets to Attack
(Engineer Section) (Ver 6.2.x)
Develop Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP) (Engineer Section)
Determine Threat Courses of Action
(COAs) (IPB) (Engineer Section) (Ver
6.2.x)
247

6.

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8. d.

05-6-5420.05-WT10

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.2

Determine Threat Courses of Action


(COAs) (IPB) (Engineer Section) (Ver
6.2.x)
Analyze Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP) (Engineer Section)

Title
Manage Tactical Information

248

Report Date: 23 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
05-6-5350.05-WT11

Receive the Mission (MDMP) (Engineer Section)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 27 Oct 2000

Task Data:
Proponent: Engineers
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Exercise Command and Control
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: No
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The Engineer section, as part of the digital brigade battle staff, is conducting
or preparing to conduct operations. The digital command post is established and
the staff has received an operation order/operation plan (OPORD/OPLAN) from
higher headquarters. Some iterations of this task should be performed in MOPP4.

Standard: The Engineer section received the mission and conducted an initial mission
assessment with the Brigade Staff, provided engineer input to WARNO1 to the
Brigade S3, received finalized WARNO1 from the Brigade S3 section, and ensured
WARNO1 was received by subordinate engineer elements .

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

1. Engineer section receives alert (warning order) of a pending


planning process from the Bde S3 which designates attendees,
time and location of the orders group.
2. Engineer section gathers the tools needed to begin mission
analysis.
a. Retrieves the higher headquarter's order (WARNO, FRAGO,
OPORD) or specifics of the anticipated mission as posted by
the S3 on the server.
249

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

b. Retrieves current or predetermined geospatial products of the


Division area of operation from the Division Terrain Team using
DTSS.
c. Retrieves own and higher's TACSOP, applicable field manuals
and specific reference materials and planning tools.
d. Retrieves, reviews and updates the current engineer estimate.
NOTE: The engineer estimate is continuously refined at each step of
the military decision making process as well as during mission
preparation and execution to reflect and update engineer information as
it is determined. The engineer estimate provides the basis for
horizontal and vertical collaborative input, subordinate parallel plans
development and future brigade MDMP initiation.
* 3. The ABE participates with the commander and staff in the a quick
initial assessment of the mission.
a. Determine the time available until mission execution.
b. Determine the time required for the planning, preparation and
execution of the mission for own and subordinate units.
c. Determine status of engineer estimate and necessary updates.
d. Determines ambient light requirements for planning, rehearsals
and movement.
* 4. ABE receives commander's guidance on the following:
a. Conduct full or partial MDMP. If abbreviated, which steps to
omit.
b. Initial time allocation for staff planning.
c. Liaison officers to dispatch.
d. Authorized movement.
e. Initial reconnaissance to begin.
f. Additional commander tasks to accomplish.
5. Engineer section notifies the Engineer commander of the pending
mission.
6. Engineer section provides engineer input to WARNO 1 as
necessary to the Brigade S3.
7. Engineer section retrieves WARNO 1 from the Bde S3 via CTP
Explorer Plan Manager.
8. Engineer section ensures subordinate engineer elements received
WARNO 1.
9. Engineer section posts information and products to the Engineer
Estimate web-page as appropriate.

Supporting Products (References): None.

250

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----052-245-5350-WT11
2. b.
2. d.

052-245-1101-WT11
052-218-9100-WT11

7.
9.

150-GPU-9103-WT07
052-218-9100-WT11

Prerequisite Collective Tasks


Task Number
05-6-5140.05-WT10
05-6-5160.05-WT11
05-6-5220.71-WT11
05-6-5600.05-WT11
71-0-5140.71-WT07
71-0-5150.71-WT07
71-0-5160.71-WT07
71-0-5200.71-WT07
71-0-5220.71-WT07
71-0-5350.71-WT02
71-0-5600.71-WT07

Title
Receive the Mission -MDMP (ABE) (Ver
6.2.x)
Manage Geospatial Products (Ver 6.1)
Prepare an Engineer Estimate (ABE)
(Ver 6.2.x)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Prepare an Engineer Estimate (ABE)
(Ver 6.2.x)

Title
Establish the Warfighter Information Network (WIN)
(Engineer Section) (Ver 6.2.x)
Display the Common Operational Picture (COP)
(Engineer Section) (Ver 6.2.x)
Assess Tactical Situation and Operations (Battle
Tracking) (Engineer Section) (Ver 6.2.x)
Synchronize Operations (Engineer Section) (Ver
6.2.x)
Establish the Warfighter Information Network (WIN)
Establish Information Assurance (IA)
Display the Common Operational Picture (COP)
Maintain the Warfighter Information Network (WIN)
Assess Tactical Situation and Operations (Battle
Tracking)
Receive the Mission (MDMP)
Synchronize Tactical Operations

Supporting Collective Tasks: None.

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----05-6-5300.05-WT11
---------

11-1-6731.11-WT06
71-0-5350.71-WT02

Title
Define the Battlefield Environment (IPB)
(Engineer Section) (Ver 6.2.x)
Receive the Mission (MDMP)
Receive the Mission (MDMP)

251

1.

05-6-5300.05-WT11

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.3

Define the Battlefield Environment (IPB)


(Engineer Section) (Ver 6.2.x)

Title
Assess Tactical Situation and Operations

252

Report Date: 23 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
05-6-5360.05-WT11

Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP) (Engineer Section)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 12 Apr 2000

Task Data:
Proponent: Engineers
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Exercise Command and Control
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: No
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The Engineer section, as part of the digital brigade battle staff, is conducting
or preparing to conduct operations. The digital command post is established. The
staff has received a warning order (WARNO) or operation plan (OPLAN) from
higher headquarters with the Area of Operations. WARNO 1 has been issued and
the staff has gathered the tools to begin mission analysis. Some iterations of this
task should be performed in MOPP4.

Standard: The Engineer section defined the tactical problem from an engineer
perspective by analyzing the higher mission, intent and concept of the operation,
provided engineer and combined arms feedback of the review to the commander
and staff, and began the process of determining feasible engineer solutions by
identifying available engineer resources and capabilities, tasks to be conducted and
information to be developed. Received the commander's restated mission, intent
and guidance; and received the Bde WARNO 2.

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

* 1. The assistant brigade engineer (ABE)/ Engineer Bn S3 analyzes


the received mission for understanding of the following:

253

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

NOTE: Depending on how the mission is received the staff may be


required to initiate all products, review partial products or review
complete higher HQ products.
a. Commander's intent
b. Mission, including tasks, constraints, risk, available assets, and
area of operations.
c. Concept of the operation, including the deception plan.
d. Mission time line.
e. Adjacent unit missions and relation to the higher HQ plan.
f. Assigned area of operations.
* 2. The Engineer section assists the staff as it conducts the initial IPB
and assists in the development of the resulting products: the
modified combined obstacle overlay (MCOO) and the threat
situation templates (SITTEMPs).
a. Defines the battlefield environment.
b. Describes the battlefield effects.
c. Evaluates the threat.
d. Determines threat courses of action.
Note: IPB is a continuous process. Provide all intelligence products to
subordinates as they are usable, even if only partially complete.
* 3. Engineer section determines specified, implied and essential tasks.
a. The ABE/Engineer Bn S3 identify specified engineer tasks from
the base order, annexes and overlays.
b. The Engineer section identifies implied engineer tasks derived
from the MCOO, situation template (SITTEMP), higher HQ
intent, and missions of adjacent units.
c. The ABE/Engineer Bn S3 analyze specified and implied tasks
and their effect on mission accomplishment.
d. The ABE/Engineer Bn S3 identify essential tasks that must be
executed to accomplish the mission
e. The Engineer section updates engineer estimate to reflect task
analysis.
* 4. The Engineer section reviews available engineer assets.
a. Determines available engineer assets based on the following:
(1) Examine additions to and deletions from the current task
organization.
(2) Support relationships.
(3) Status and projected status of all engineer units operating
in the Brigade area of operation to include:
( a) Personnel
( b) Equipment to include allocated SCATMINE delivery
systems.
( c) Obstacles (km) by intent and munition type.
( d) Survivability effort by type.
( e) Breaching capability (km) by number of lanes.

254

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

* 5.
6.
7.

8.

9.

10.
11.

GO

NO-GO

( f) Supply to include allocation of SCATMINE.


b. The Engineer section determines
mobility/countermobility/survivability (M/CM/S) capabilities and
limitation of available assets in terms of:
(1) Obstacles (km) by intent and munition type.
(2) Support relationships.
(3) Breaching capability (km) by number of lanes.
c. The ABE/Engineer Bn S3 determine if assets to perform all
specified and implied tasks are available.
d. The ABE/Engineer Bn S3 identify additional resources
necessary to accomplish the mission and forwards request to
higher through the Bde S3.
e. The Engineer section updates the engineer estimate with the
assets available and their corresponding capabilities.
ABE/Engineer Bn S3 determine any engineer constraints and
limitations imposed by the higher HQ.
ABE/Engineer Bn S3 identifies critical engineer facts and
assumptions to facilitate further planning.
ABE/Engineer Bn S3 conduct a risk assessment to identify accident
risk hazards and makes an initial assessment of the risk level for
each hazard.
ABE/Engineer Bn S3 recommend information requirements (IR) to
the Bde S2 for staff review to become commander's critical
information requirements (CCIR) in the form of priority intelligence
requirements (PIR) about the enemy, essential elements of friendly
information (EEFI) to protect friendly forces from threat intelligence
gathering, and friendly forces information requirements (FFIR)
about the capabilities of own or adjacent units.
The ABE/Engineer Bn S3 review gaps in intelligence determined
during the IPB in relation to engineer information and recommends
information updates to the Bde S2 for incorporation into the initial
reconnaissance plan.
ABE participates in initial reconnaissance and surveillance (R&S)
planning analysis of the mission with the Bde S2.
ABE/Engineer Bn S3 plans use of available time:
a. Review initial time line.
b. Review enemy time line.
c. Assist staff in determining windows of opportunity to employ
engineer assets and windows of vulnerability to threat engineer
assets.
d. Engineer section receives battle rhythm planning milestones
and specifics from the Bde XO.

255

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

12. The ABE and terrain team participate in the Mission Analysis
briefing by briefing relevant geospatial and engineer information per
TOCSOP as it applies to the situation and by reviewing the mission
analysis conclusions as briefed by the Bde staff.
*13.The ABE/Engineer Bn S3 coordinate directly with the Commander
as required or by TOCSOP to assist in formulating engineer
guidance.
14. The Engineer section receives the restated mission once approved
by the commander and receives the commander's intent /
guidance.
15. The Engineer section reviews and updates the engineer estimate to
reflect engineer information and products determined during
mission analysis. Disseminates engineer mission analysis products
as available.
16. The Engineer section provides input to as necessary and retrieves
the Bde WARNO 2 from the Bde S3 when it becomes available and
ensures all engineer elements subordinate to the brigade receive
it .
17. The ABE reviews the engineer facts and assumptions periodically
to insure validity of requirements and validity of the analysis of the
mission. Assess impact of change and recommend any necessary
adjustments to the Bde staff.
18. Engineer section updates the engineer estimate with information
determined as a result of mission analysis.

Supporting Products (References): None.

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----052-218-9101-WT11
15.

052-218-9100-WT11

18.

052-218-9100-WT11

2.
3. b.

052-245-1102-WT11
052-218-4002

4. e.

052-218-9100-WT11

Title
Conduct Mission Analysis -MDMP (ABE)
(Ver 6.2.x)
Prepare an Engineer Estimate (ABE)
(Ver 6.2.x)
Prepare an Engineer Estimate (ABE)
(Ver 6.2.x)
Produce Geospatial Products (Ver 6.1)
ANALYZE GEOSPATIAL TERRAIN
PRODUCTS
Prepare an Engineer Estimate (ABE)
(Ver 6.2.x)
256

Prerequisite Collective Tasks


Task Number
05-6-5350.05-WT11
71-0-5350.71-WT02
71-0-5360.71-WT07

Title
Receive the Mission (MDMP) (Engineer Section)
Receive the Mission (MDMP)
Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP)

Supporting Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6721.11-WT06
----11-1-6722.11-WT06
----11-1-6723.11-WT06
----11-1-6724.11-WT06
-----

11-1-6740.11-WT06

-----

71-0-5230.71-WT02

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71-0-5300.71-WT02
71-0-5310.71-WT02
71-0-5320.71-WT02
71-0-5330.71-WT02

10.

05-6-5230.05WT10

2. a.

05-6-5300.05-WT11

2. b.

05-6-5310.05-WT11

2. c.

05-6-5320.20-WT11

2. d.

05-6-5330.05-WT11

3. b.

05-6-5310.05-WT11

3. b.

05-6-5330.05-WT11

Title
Define the Battlefield Environment (IPB)
Describe the Battlefield's Effects (IPB)
Evaluate the Threat (IPB)
Determine Threat Courses of Action
(COAs) (IPB)
Plan Intelligence, Surveillance, and
Reconnaissance (ISR)
Plan Intelligence, Surveillance, and
Reconnaissance (ISR)
Define the Battlefield Environment (IPB)
Describe the Battlefield's Effects (IPB)
Evaluate the Threat (IPB)
Determine Threat Courses of Action
(COAs) (IPB)
Plan Intelligence, Surveillance, and
Reconnaissance (ISR) (Engineer
Section) (Ver 6.2.x)
Define the Battlefield Environment (IPB)
(Engineer Section) (Ver 6.2.x)
Describe the Battlefield's Effects (IPB)
(Engineer Section) (Ver 6.2.x)
Evaluate the Threat (IPB) (Engineer
Section) (Ver 6.2.x)
Determine Threat Courses of Action
(COAs) (IPB) (Engineer Section) (Ver
6.2.x)
Describe the Battlefield's Effects (IPB)
(Engineer Section) (Ver 6.2.x)
Determine Threat Courses of Action
(COAs) (IPB) (Engineer Section) (Ver
6.2.x)

257

9.

05-6-5310.05-WT11

9.

05-6-5320.20-WT11

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----05-6-5300.05-WT11
--------1. d.

11-1-6732.11-WT06
71-0-5360.71-WT07
05-6-5300.05-WT11

2.

05-6-5230.05WT10

3. a.

05-6-5410.05-WT11

5. d. ( 1)

05-6-5230.05WT10

6.

05-6-5330.05-WT11

8. a.

05-6-5230.05WT10

8. b.

05-6-5230.05WT10

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.3

Describe the Battlefield's Effects (IPB)


(Engineer Section) (Ver 6.2.x)
Evaluate the Threat (IPB) (Engineer
Section) (Ver 6.2.x)

Title
Define the Battlefield Environment (IPB)
(Engineer Section) (Ver 6.2.x)
Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP)
Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP)
Define the Battlefield Environment (IPB)
(Engineer Section) (Ver 6.2.x)
Plan Intelligence, Surveillance, and
Reconnaissance (ISR) (Engineer
Section) (Ver 6.2.x)
Develop Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP) (Engineer Section)
Plan Intelligence, Surveillance, and
Reconnaissance (ISR) (Engineer
Section) (Ver 6.2.x)
Determine Threat Courses of Action
(COAs) (IPB) (Engineer Section) (Ver
6.2.x)
Plan Intelligence, Surveillance, and
Reconnaissance (ISR) (Engineer
Section) (Ver 6.2.x)
Plan Intelligence, Surveillance, and
Reconnaissance (ISR) (Engineer
Section) (Ver 6.2.x)

Title
Assess Tactical Situation and Operations

258

Report Date: 23 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
05-6-5410.05-WT11

Develop Courses of Action (COAs) (MDMP) (Engineer Section)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 26 Apr 2000

Task Data:
Proponent: Engineers
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Exercise Command and Control
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: Yes
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The Engineer section, as part of the digital brigade battle staff, is conducting
or preparing to conduct operations. The digital command post is established, and
the staff has received an operation order/operation plan (OPORD/OPLAN) from
higher headquarters. The battle staff completed mission analysis and associated
products, and the commander has provided initial planning guidance.
Some
iterations of this task should be performed in MOPP4.

Standard: The Engineer section assisted the Bde staff in developing COAs consistent
with the commander's guidance. The Engineer section incorporated
mobility/survivability (M/S) aspects into each COA. COAs developed were suitable,
feasible, acceptable, distinguishable and complete. As required, the Assistant
Brigade Engineer (ABE) briefed engineer aspects of each COA during the COA
brief to the commander.

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

* 1. The Assistant Brigade Engineer (ABE)/Engineer Bn S3 assist the


Brigade staff as if analyzes relative combat power (Maneuver,
Firepower, Protection, Leadership, Information):
a. Assist the staff in comparing rough estimates of force ratios.
259

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

b. Compare friendly strengths with enemy weaknesses and vice


versa for each element of combat power to determine
vulnerabilities for exploitation or protection as appropriate.
2. The Engineer section assists the Bde staff in the development of
course of action options.
a. Retrieve and review the restated mission, the commander's
guidance, the MCOO and at a minimum, the threat most
probable and the most dangerous COAs (SITTEMPs).
NOTE: The commander's guidance may include a decisive point and
specific COAs for the staff to develop that will focus and reduce the
staff's effort in determining COA options.
b. Determine decisive point(s), if not already determined by the
commander, that focuses on the location, time or action to
apply maximum effects of combat power with respect to
mission, enemy, terrain, troops, time, and civilian
considerations (METT-TC) that will lead to mission
accomplishment.
c. Determine the COA(s) to apply maximum effects of combat
power at each decisive point that will accomplish the mission
and defeat threat COAs within the commander's guidance.
NOTE: Each COA will have only one decisive point.
d. For each COA:
(1) Determine the main effort: the task(s) to mass effects of
overwhelming combat power to accomplish the units
purpose.
(2) Determine the supporting effort: those tasks other than the
main effort that must be accomplished to allow the main
effort to succeed.
(3) Determine the purpose for the main and supporting efforts
in relation to the decisive point.
(4) Determine the essential tasks for the main and supporting
efforts to achieve their respective purposes.
(5) Determine the engineer specific tasks to support both the
main and supporting efforts.
e. ABE directs the terrain team to produce terrain products per
TOCSOP, mission, time requirements for each decisive point
for use in wargaming and completion of the plan.
NOTE: Typical terrain products that may be required (when more detail
is required than depicted on the MCOO) are: trafficability overlay,
masked area plot, overland route overlay, shaded time distance
product, vegetative cover overlay, line of sight views.
f. Identify COA options not feasible within the engineer expertise.
g. Review COA possibilities created by attachments.
h. Review COA options not feasible due to detachments.

260

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

i. Examine each COA to determine if it satisfies the COA


-selection criteria (suitability, feasibility, acceptability,
distinguishability, and completeness)
3. The ABE/Engineer Bn S3 participate with the brigade staff to array
initial forces.
a. Retrieve the S3 product from mission analysis which portrays
specified and implied tasks overlaid on the SITTEMP and
compare with the tasks identified in step 2 for the main and
supporting effort and review for completeness and
requirements.
NOTE: Consider the entire battlefield framework, including close, deep,
rear, reserve, reconnaissance, and security operations.
b. Determine the engineer forces ratios necessary for the main
and supporting tasks. The ratios consider terrain and mission.
c. Review initial battlefield geometry sketch created by the Bde
S2/S3 and validate the selection against terrain analysis
products.
d. Consider engineer support to the deception story.
e. Construct an initial array of engineer forces and identify the
total number of units needed. Identify shortfalls as possible
resource requirements.
NOTE: Brigade force planning considers generic ground maneuver
battalions and companies.
4. The Engineer section graphically depicts array of engineer assets
for each decisive point on a scheme of engineer operations
(SOEO) overlay created in MCS.
5. ABE/Engineer Bn S3 assist the Bde staff in developing the scheme
of maneuver for each COA.
a. Participate in targeting team initial scheme of fires for each
COA.
b. Participate in ISR team refinement of R&S plan.
c. Review Bde S3 section update of each COA overlay.
NOTE: Review COA maneuver sketch for select control measures that
allow maximum freedom to subordinate commanders, clarify
subordinate commanders' responsibilities and do not split avenues of
approach or key terrain between two units.
d. Engineer section assists the S3 section review of each COA for
the following:
(1) Purpose of the operation.
(2) Statement of acceptable risks.
(3) Identification of critical friendly events and phases of the
operation if applicable.
(4) Main effort designation, task and purpose.
(5) Supporting effort designation, task and purpose.
(6) Deep, close, and rear operations.

261

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

(7) Plans for reconnaissance and security.


(8) An outline of the movements of the force
(9) Identification of maneuver options that may develop during
an operation.
(10) Location, composition, and mission of reserve.
(11) Location of Engagement Areas (EA) or attack objectives
and counterattack objectives.
(12) Responsibilities of zones, sectors, or areas.
(13) Designation of main and supporting efforts.
(14) Prescribed formations or dispositions, when necessary.
(15) Engineer priorities in support of operation.
(16) Integration of obstacles with maneuver and fires.
6. The ABE/Engineer Bn S3 recommend headquarters assignment for
groups of engineers and for special engineer command and control
requirements such as river crossing operations.
7. Engineer section assists the Bde S3 section as it prepares COA
statements and sketches on MCS by reviewing and recommending
input as necessary for the following:
a. Subordinate unit boundaries that establish the AO
b. Unit movement formations.
c. FEBA or LD/LC and subsequent phase lines.
d. Assembly areas, battle positions, strong points, engagement
areas, and objectives.
e. Major obstacles.
f. Fire support coordination measures.
g. Designation of main and supporting efforts.
h. Location of command posts.
8. ABE assists Bde staff final screen of each COA to ensure it meets
the COA criteria of suitability, feasibility, acceptability,
distinguishability, and completeness.
9. ABE participates in COA briefing to the commander as required.
NOTE: After the briefings, the commander gives any additional
guidance. If he rejects all COAs, the staff begins again. If he accepts
one or more COAs, staff members begin the wargaming process.
10. The Engineer section records engineer aspects of each COA in
engineer estimate.

Supporting Products (References): None.

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id

Title
262

-----

052-218-9103-WT11

10.

052-218-9100-WT11

2. a.
2. b.

150-GPU-9103-WT07
052-218-4002

2. e.
3. a.
4.

052-245-1102-WT11
150-GPU-9103-WT07
150-GPU-9100-WT07

4.

150-GPU-9101-WT07

Prerequisite Collective Tasks


Task Number
05-6-5300.05-WT11
05-6-5310.05-WT11
05-6-5320.20-WT11
05-6-5330.05-WT11
05-6-5350.05-WT11
05-6-5360.05-WT11
71-0-5300.71-WT02
71-0-5310.71-WT02
71-0-5320.71-WT02
71-0-5330.71-WT02
71-0-5350.71-WT02
71-0-5360.71-WT07
71-0-5410.71-WT02

Title
Define the Battlefield Environment (IPB) (Engineer
Section) (Ver 6.2.x)
Describe the Battlefield's Effects (IPB) (Engineer
Section) (Ver 6.2.x)
Evaluate the Threat (IPB) (Engineer Section) (Ver
6.2.x)
Determine Threat Courses of Action (COAs) (IPB)
(Engineer Section) (Ver 6.2.x)
Receive the Mission (MDMP) (Engineer Section)
Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP) (Engineer Section)
Define the Battlefield Environment (IPB)
Describe the Battlefield's Effects (IPB)
Evaluate the Threat (IPB)
Determine Threat Courses of Action (COAs) (IPB)
Receive the Mission (MDMP)
Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP)
Develop Courses of Action (COAs) (MDMP)

Supporting Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6722.11-WT06
----11-1-6724.11-WT06
-----

Develop Courses of Action (COAs)


-MDMP (ABE) (Ver 6.2.x)
Prepare an Engineer Estimate (ABE)
(Ver 6.2.x)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
ANALYZE GEOSPATIAL TERRAIN
PRODUCTS
Produce Geospatial Products (Ver 6.1)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Establish the Common Tactical Picture
(CTP) Elements (v.6.2.x)
Update Common Tactical Picture (CTP)
Elements (v.6.2.x)

11-1-6732.11-WT06

Title
Describe the Battlefield's Effects (IPB)
Determine Threat Courses of Action
(COAs) (IPB)
Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP)

263

-----

11-1-6740.11-WT06

-----

71-0-5230.71-WT02

---------

71-0-5310.71-WT02
71-0-5330.71-WT02

--------2. a.

71-0-5340.71-WT07
71-0-5360.71-WT07
05-6-5310.05-WT11

2. a.

05-6-5330.05-WT11

3. a.

05-6-5360.05-WT11

5. a.

05-6-5340.05-WT11

5. b.

05-6-5230.05WT10

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6733.11-WT06
-----

71-0-5410.71-WT02

----2.

71-6-5410.71-WT07
05-6-5420.05-WT10

2. b.

05-6-5340.05-WT11

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.4

Plan Intelligence, Surveillance, and


Reconnaissance (ISR)
Plan Intelligence, Surveillance, and
Reconnaissance (ISR)
Describe the Battlefield's Effects (IPB)
Determine Threat Courses of Action
(COAs) (IPB)
Decide Surface Targets to Attack
Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP)
Describe the Battlefield's Effects (IPB)
(Engineer Section) (Ver 6.2.x)
Determine Threat Courses of Action
(COAs) (IPB) (Engineer Section) (Ver
6.2.x)
Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP)
(Engineer Section)
Decide Surface Targets to Attack
(Engineer Section) (Ver 6.2.x)
Plan Intelligence, Surveillance, and
Reconnaissance (ISR) (Engineer
Section) (Ver 6.2.x)

Title
Develop Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP)
Develop Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP)
Develop Courses of Action (OLD)
Analyze Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP) (Engineer Section)
Decide Surface Targets to Attack
(Engineer Section) (Ver 6.2.x)

Title
Plan Tactical Operations Using the Military Decision
Making Process/Troop Leading Procedures

264

Report Date: 23 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
05-6-5420.05-WT10

Analyze Courses of Action (COAs) (MDMP) (Engineer Section)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 22 Dec 1999

Task Data:
Proponent: Engineers
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Exercise Command and Control
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: No
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The Engineer section, as part of the digital brigade battle staff, is conducting
or preparing to conduct operations. The digital command post is established, and
the staff has received an operation order/operation plan (OPORD/OPLAN) from
higher headquarters. The commander has provided planning guidance, and the
staff has developed one or more COAs. Some iterations of this task should be
performed in MOPP4.

Standard: The Engineer section assessed feasibility, acceptability and suitability of


each COA, war gamed each COA IAW the method chosen by the Bde XO, and
developed a scheme of engineer operation (SOEO) for each COA based upon war
gaming. Received the COA evaluation criteria, the synchronization matrix and
decision support template from the Bde S3 section.

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

1. The Engineer section maintains situational awareness by


monitoring ABCS, MSE, and FM communications throughout the
task.

265

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

2. Engineer staff gathers existing tools consisting of, but not limited to:
war game timeline, map of the AO, COA overlays and statements,
commander's guidance, Situation Template, MCOO, event template
and supporting DTSS geospatial target folders per unit TACSOP.
NOTE: Target folders include imagery or terrain data products which
clearly portray decisive or other critical points on the battlefield. Given
time, target folders may be tailored to specific COAs.
3. ABE/Engineer Bn S3 verify Bde S3 list of friendly engineer forces.
4. ABE/Engineer Bn S3 verify Bde S3 list of assumptions to ensure
engineer related assumptions are accurate.
5. ABE/Engineer Bn S3 verifies Bde S3 list of critical events and
decision points for engineer input.
6. ABE/Engineer Bn S3 receive and review COA evaluation criteria
once determined by the Bde S3/XO.
7. Engineer section coordinates with the S2 to update impact of
friendly courses of action on threat engineer actions in the threat
COAs initially considered during the IPB process.
a. Assists the S2 with identifying the likely enemy uses of
engineer assets in relation to friendly courses of action.
(1) Methods of employment.
(2) Time of employment.
(3) Impact on mobility.
b. Considers enemy reactions (bypass or breach) to planned
obstacles.
8. The ABE/Engineer Bn S3 participate with the staff in analyzing the
selected events of each COA from a combined arms and engineer
perspective using the war gaming method selected by the Bde
S3/XO.
NOTE: When utilized, incorporates engineer information into the Battle
Planning and Visualization (BPV) tool as appropriate per TOCSOP and
participates in automated planning operations.
a. Analyzes, with the staff, selected events utilizing the action,
reaction, counteraction cycle to identify the assets and actions
required to defeat the threat at each turn. Provides engineer
and terrain analysis to the review.
b. Assists the S3 in determining durations of engineer operations
and the S2/S3 in determining both friendly and enemy losses
due to obstacles.
c. Assists the S3 in determining engineer support to the
deception plan and reserve forces.
d. Participates with the ISR planning team to incorporate CCIR
into the ISR plan.
e. Participates with the Targeting Team to identify or confim highpayoff targets and attack guidance.

266

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

f. Refines the scheme of engineer operations (SOEO) to best


support the scheme of maneuver and the synchronization of
support and sustainment efforts of each COA. Updates the
SOEO overlays to graphically reflect the information in MCS.
g. Determines need for external engineer force support for each
COA.
h. Determines the engineer and combined arms risks associated
with each COA.
i. Determines the engineer and combined arms strengths,
weaknesses and rationale of each event of each COA.
NOTE: This information will be used later to support comparison of
COAs.
j. Ensures the recorder captures engineer actions and key
events on the synchronization matrix and decision support
template.
9. Engineer section records results of COA analysis in engineer
estimate.

Supporting Products (References): None.

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----052-218-9104-WT11
7. a. ( 3)

052-218-4002

8. a.

052-218-4002

8. f.

150-GPU-9101-WT07

9.

052-218-9100-WT11

Prerequisite Collective Tasks


Task Number
05-6-5140.05-WT10
05-6-5160.05-WT11

Title
Analyze Courses of Action (COAs)
-MDMP (ABE) (Ver 6.2.x)
ANALYZE GEOSPATIAL TERRAIN
PRODUCTS
ANALYZE GEOSPATIAL TERRAIN
PRODUCTS
Update Common Tactical Picture (CTP)
Elements (v.6.2.x)
Prepare an Engineer Estimate (ABE)
(Ver 6.2.x)

Title
Establish the Warfighter Information Network (WIN)
(Engineer Section) (Ver 6.2.x)
Display the Common Operational Picture (COP)
(Engineer Section) (Ver 6.2.x)
267

05-6-5220.71-WT11
05-6-5300.05-WT11
05-6-5310.05-WT11
05-6-5320.20-WT11
05-6-5330.05-WT11
05-6-5350.05-WT11
05-6-5360.05-WT11
05-6-5410.05-WT11
05-6-5600.05-WT11
71-0-5140.71-WT07
71-0-5160.71-WT07
71-0-5220.71-WT07
71-0-5300.71-WT02
71-0-5310.71-WT02
71-0-5320.71-WT02
71-0-5330.71-WT02
71-0-5350.71-WT02
71-0-5360.71-WT07
71-0-5410.71-WT02
71-0-5420.71-WT07
71-0-5600.71-WT07

Assess Tactical Situation and Operations (Battle


Tracking) (Engineer Section) (Ver 6.2.x)
Define the Battlefield Environment (IPB) (Engineer
Section) (Ver 6.2.x)
Describe the Battlefield's Effects (IPB) (Engineer
Section) (Ver 6.2.x)
Evaluate the Threat (IPB) (Engineer Section) (Ver
6.2.x)
Determine Threat Courses of Action (COAs) (IPB)
(Engineer Section) (Ver 6.2.x)
Receive the Mission (MDMP) (Engineer Section)
Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP) (Engineer Section)
Develop Courses of Action (COAs) (MDMP)
(Engineer Section)
Synchronize Operations (Engineer Section) (Ver
6.2.x)
Establish the Warfighter Information Network (WIN)
Display the Common Operational Picture (COP)
Assess Tactical Situation and Operations (Battle
Tracking)
Define the Battlefield Environment (IPB)
Describe the Battlefield's Effects (IPB)
Evaluate the Threat (IPB)
Determine Threat Courses of Action (COAs) (IPB)
Receive the Mission (MDMP)
Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP)
Develop Courses of Action (COAs) (MDMP)
Analyze Courses of Action (COAs) (MDMP)
Synchronize Tactical Operations

Supporting Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6722.11-WT06
----11-1-6724.11-WT06
-----

11-1-6733.11-WT06

-----

11-1-6740.11-WT06

-----

11-1-6761.11-WT06

Title
Describe the Battlefield's Effects (IPB)
Determine Threat Courses of Action
(COAs) (IPB)
Develop Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP)
Plan Intelligence, Surveillance, and
Reconnaissance (ISR)
Synchronize Tactical Operations

268

-----

11-1-6762.11-WT06

-----

71-0-5220.71-WT07

-----

71-0-5230.71-WT02

---------

71-0-5310.71-WT02
71-0-5330.71-WT02

---------

71-0-5340.71-WT07
71-0-5410.71-WT02

----1.

71-0-5600.71-WT07
05-6-5220.71-WT11

1.

05-6-5600.05-WT11

2.

05-6-5310.05-WT11

2.

05-6-5330.05-WT11

2.

05-6-5410.05-WT11

7.

05-6-5330.05-WT11

8. d.

05-6-5230.05WT10

8. e.

05-6-5340.05-WT11

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6734.11-WT06
-----

71-0-5420.71-WT07

-----

71-6-5420.71-WT02

Assess Tactical Situation and Operations


(Battle Tracking)
Assess Tactical Situation and Operations
(Battle Tracking)
Plan Intelligence, Surveillance, and
Reconnaissance (ISR)
Describe the Battlefield's Effects (IPB)
Determine Threat Courses of Action
(COAs) (IPB)
Decide Surface Targets to Attack
Develop Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP)
Synchronize Tactical Operations
Assess Tactical Situation and Operations
(Battle Tracking) (Engineer Section) (Ver
6.2.x)
Synchronize Operations (Engineer
Section) (Ver 6.2.x)
Describe the Battlefield's Effects (IPB)
(Engineer Section) (Ver 6.2.x)
Determine Threat Courses of Action
(COAs) (IPB) (Engineer Section) (Ver
6.2.x)
Develop Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP) (Engineer Section)
Determine Threat Courses of Action
(COAs) (IPB) (Engineer Section) (Ver
6.2.x)
Plan Intelligence, Surveillance, and
Reconnaissance (ISR) (Engineer
Section) (Ver 6.2.x)
Decide Surface Targets to Attack
(Engineer Section) (Ver 6.2.x)

Title
Analyze Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP)
Analyze Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP)
Analyze Courses of Action (COAs) (OLD)

269

2. f.

05-6-5340.05-WT11

3. a.

05-6-5340.05-WT11

3. c.

05-6-5340.05-WT11

4. c.

05-6-5340.05-WT11

4. d.

05-6-5340.05-WT11

5.

05-6-5340.05-WT11

6.

05-6-5450.05-WT10

8.

05-6-5230.05WT10

8.

05-6-5330.05-WT11

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.4

Decide Surface Targets to Attack


(Engineer Section) (Ver 6.2.x)
Decide Surface Targets to Attack
(Engineer Section) (Ver 6.2.x)
Decide Surface Targets to Attack
(Engineer Section) (Ver 6.2.x)
Decide Surface Targets to Attack
(Engineer Section) (Ver 6.2.x)
Decide Surface Targets to Attack
(Engineer Section) (Ver 6.2.x)
Decide Surface Targets to Attack
(Engineer Section) (Ver 6.2.x)
Produce Order or Plans (MDMP)
(Engineer Section)
Plan Intelligence, Surveillance, and
Reconnaissance (ISR) (Engineer
Section) (Ver 6.2.x)
Determine Threat Courses of Action
(COAs) (IPB) (Engineer Section) (Ver
6.2.x)

Title
Plan Tactical Operations Using the Military Decision
Making Process/Troop Leading Procedures

270

Report Date: 23 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
05-6-5430.05-WT10

Compare Courses of Action (COAs) (MDMP) (Engineer Section)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 21 Dec 1999

Task Data:
Proponent: Engineers
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Exercise Command and Control
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: Yes
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The Engineer section, as part of the digital brigade battle staff, is conducting
or preparing to conduct operations. The digital command post is established, and
the staff has received an operation order/operation plan (OPORD/OPLAN) from
higher headquarters. The staff has developed and analyzed courses of action
(COAs) consistent with the commander's guidance. The S3 or XO have determined
COA evaluation criteria. Some iterations of this task should be performed in
MOPP4.

Standard: The Engineer section compared COAs consistent with the evaluation criteria,
identified the engineer preferred COA and assisted the brigade staff in determining
the staff recommended COA.

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

1. The Engineer section analyzes and evaluates the advantages and


disadvantages of each COA from the mobility/survivability (M/S)
battle operating system (BOS) perspective and presents his
findings to the rest of the staff.

271

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

2. The Engineer section receives the Bde XO weights for the


previously determined evaluation criteria based upon the relative
importance of each criterion.
3. The assistant brigade engineer (ABE) scores each COA using the
evaluation criteria, highlights COA advantages and disadvantages
and provides analysis to the S3 section.
4. The Engineer section receives the Bde S3 developed decision
matrix.
5. The ABE/Engineer Bn S3 assist the Bde staff to compare COAs
using one evaluation criteria category at a time.
6. The ABE/Engineer Bn S3 assist the Bde staff analysis of the
decision matrix data to identify overall cross BOS advantages and
disadvantages of COAs with respect to each other.
7. The ABE/Engineer Bn S3 assist the Bde staff's in identifying the
COA that has the highest probability of success against the threat
most likely and most dangerous COA.
NOTE: The selected COA should also minimize risk, best position the
force for future operations, provide the best flexibility to meet
unknowns, and provide maximum latitude for initiative by subordinates.
8. The ABE/Engineer Bn S3 participate in the Bde staff's
determination of the recommeded COA to the XO. If the staff
cannot determine a recommended COA the XO decides which
COA to recommend to the commander at the commander's
decision brief.
9. Engineer section updates staff estimate to reflect course of action
comparison conclusions.

Supporting Products (References)


Step Id
Product Id
----ARTEP 71-100-5-MTP
---------

FM 100-34
FM 100-34-1

---------

FM 101-5
FM 71-100

Title
Mission Training Plan for the EXFOR
Division Staff
Command and Control
Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures for
Command Post Operations
Staff Organization and Operations
Armored & Mechanized Division
Operations (How to Fight)

272

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----052-218-9105
9.

052-218-9100-WT11

Prerequisite Collective Tasks


Task Number
05-6-5300.05-WT11
05-6-5310.05-WT11
05-6-5320.20-WT11
05-6-5330.05-WT11
05-6-5350.05-WT11
05-6-5360.05-WT11
05-6-5410.05-WT11
05-6-5420.05-WT10
71-0-5300.71-WT02
71-0-5310.71-WT02
71-0-5320.71-WT02
71-0-5330.71-WT02
71-0-5350.71-WT02
71-0-5360.71-WT07
71-0-5410.71-WT02
71-0-5420.71-WT07
71-0-5430.71-WT07

Title
Define the Battlefield Environment (IPB) (Engineer
Section) (Ver 6.2.x)
Describe the Battlefield's Effects (IPB) (Engineer
Section) (Ver 6.2.x)
Evaluate the Threat (IPB) (Engineer Section) (Ver
6.2.x)
Determine Threat Courses of Action (COAs) (IPB)
(Engineer Section) (Ver 6.2.x)
Receive the Mission (MDMP) (Engineer Section)
Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP) (Engineer Section)
Develop Courses of Action (COAs) (MDMP)
(Engineer Section)
Analyze Courses of Action (COAs) (MDMP) (Engineer
Section)
Define the Battlefield Environment (IPB)
Describe the Battlefield's Effects (IPB)
Evaluate the Threat (IPB)
Determine Threat Courses of Action (COAs) (IPB)
Receive the Mission (MDMP)
Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP)
Develop Courses of Action (COAs) (MDMP)
Analyze Courses of Action (COAs) (MDMP)
Compare Courses of Action (COAs) (MDMP)

Supporting Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
8.
11-1-6736.11-WT06
8.

Title
Compare Courses of Action (COAs)
-MDMP (ABE) (Ver 6.2.x)
Prepare an Engineer Estimate (ABE)
(Ver 6.2.x)

71-0-5440.71-WT07

Title
Approve Course of Action (COA)
(MDMP)
Approve Course of Action (COA)
(MDMP)

273

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6735.11-WT06
-----

71-0-5430.71-WT07

---------------------------------------------

71-6-1008.71-WT12
71-7-51008
71-7-51042
71-7-51043
71-7-51047
71-7-51048
71-8-51008
71-8-51042
71-8-51043
71-8-51047
71-8-51048

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.4

Title
Compare Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP)
Compare Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP)
OPERATE THE COMMAND POST
Operate The Command Post
CONDUCT MISSION ANALYSIS
DEVELOP STAFF ESTIMATES
SELECT COURSE OF ACTION (COAs)
PRODUCE THE ORDER
Operate The Command Post
CONDUCT MISSION ANALYSIS
DEVELOP STAFF ESTIMATES
SELECT COURSE OF ACTION (COAs)
PRODUCE THE ORDER

Title
Plan Tactical Operations Using the Military Decision
Making Process/Troop Leading Procedures

274

Report Date: 23 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
05-6-5450.05-WT10

Produce Order or Plans (MDMP) (Engineer Section)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 13 May 2000

Task Data:
Proponent: Engineers
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Exercise Command and Control
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: No
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The Engineer section, as part of the digital brigade battle staff, is conducting
or preparing to conduct operations. The digital command post is established, and
the staff has received an operation order/operation plan (OPORD/OPLAN) from
higher headquarters. The commander has either chosen a COA or directed a single
COA be developed in detail, and has provided additional guidance. Some iterations
of this task should be performed in MOPP4.

Standard: The Engineer section completed the scheme of engineer operations (SOEO)
and engineer annex to support the brigade OPORD. The Engineer section
reviewed the Bde OPORD for consistency from an engineer perspective. The ABE
briefed the SOEO at the brigade OPORD briefing to subordinate units.

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

1. The Assistant Brigade Engineer (ABE) participates as part of the


brigade battle staff to refine the selected COA.
2. The ABE Assists the ISR planning team with the refinement of the
ISR collection requirements utilizing the approved COA, SITTEMP,
Event Template and associated enemy COAs.

275

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

3. The ABE/Engineer Bn S3 ensure the detailed scheme of engineer


operations accurately supports the scheme of maneuver, and that
each engineer task contains the following:
a. Purpose of the task.
b. Method of accomplishing the task.
c. End state.
4. ABE refines unit task organization (UTO) for each phase of the
operation.
5. The Engineer section consolidates and refines critical
mobility/countermobility/survivability (M/CM/S) information:
a. Refines Scheme-of-Obstacle Overlay (SOO) on MCS using
CTP -- including:
(1) Division directed zones, belts, groups and obstacles with
their intents (in black).
(2) Brigade directed belts, groups and obstacles with their
intents (in green).
NOTE: The SOO does not typically show individual obstacles unless
the situation warrants and an extensive reconnaissance or geospatial
data review has occurred. The ABE must exercise caution in depicting
individual obstacles on the overlay - ensuring that the obstacles are
sited on the ground as required by the terrain and intent of the obstacle.
b. Develops the obstacle-execution matrix -- including:
(1) Zone/belt/group designation and obstacle number (as
applicable).
(2) Location (perimeter boundary).
(3) Obstacle intent (Disrupt, Turn, Fix, or Block).
(4) Priority
(5) Emplacing and owning unit.
(6) Triggers and other special instructions.
NOTE: The obstacle-execution matrix is critical at the brigade level for
SCATMINE employment.
c. Develops the survivability matrix and timeline -- including:
(1) Blade teams allocated to each Task Force.
(2) Priority of support
(3) Number of planned positions.
6. ABE coordinates final synchronization of critical
mobility/countermobility/survivability (M/CM/S) events from the
obstacle-execution matrix and survivability matrix with staff sections
and includes events in the brigade's synchronization matrix and
decision support template.
7. The Engineer section develops the Engineer Annex in conjuction
with the Engineer battalion staff from the engineer estimate using
MCS. The Annex includes:

276

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

NOTE: The engineer estimate is continuously refined at each step of


the military decision making process as well as during mission
preparation and execution to reflect and update engineer information as
it is determined. The engineer estimate provides the basis for
horizontal and vertical collaborative input, subordinate parallel plans
development and future brigade MDMP initiation.
a. SITUATION.
(1) Enemy Forces. Aspects significantly impacting on
engineer operations, including terrain, weather and enemy
engineer capability derived from Mission Analysis and the
IPB process and refined during the war game.
(2) Friendly Forces. Identifies the designation, location and
activities of higher and adjacent engineers. Describes
other elements capable of assisting with the engineer plan
derived from mission analysis.
NOTE: Non-engineer units with scatterable-mine emplacement
capability (artillery, Army aviation, and Air Force) are identified here.
(3) Engineer attachments and detachments derived from
mission analysis.
b. MISSION. State the mission of engineers in support of the
base OPORD derived from the approved COA and the brigade
commander's guidance.
c. EXECUTION.
(1) Scheme of Engineer Operations(SOEO) derived during
COA development and refined during COA Analysis (War
Game).
( a) A brief statement of the concept of the engineer plan,
including priority of engineer support to subordinate
elements. The statement is precise and specific.
( b) Obstacles. Identifies obstacle groups and individual
obstacles, type (reserved or preliminary), authorized
commander (for reserved obstacles), and subordinate
unit obstacle responsibilities. Refers to the SOO and
the obstacle matrix. Obstacle locations and intent is
fully defined during the war game process.
( c) Scatterable mines. Defines the employment concept,
authority for long and short self destruct times (by
system), other triggers/requirements/limitations, and
allocation to subordinate elements. Identifies nonengineer units responsible for emplacing scatterable
mines. Obstacle locations and intent is fully defined
during the war game process.

277

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

(2) Task to subordinate units. Identifies tasks for subordinate


maneuver units, engineers under direct control of the
issuing HQ, and other elements assigned engineer tasks
by the maneuver commander derived during COA
Development and refined during the war game.
(3) Coordinating instructions, as necessary. Measures and
reporting procedures applying to two or more subordinate
units in addition to or highlighting those required by
TACSOP.
d. SERVICE SUPPORT. Logistic information affecting the
engineer plan, specifically Class IV, Class V, and
transportation. Identifies available host nation assets and their
location. Identifies allocations/priorities for command regulated
items. Requirements derived during the war game and further
developed after COA approval.
(1) Command-Regulated Classes of Supply.
(2) ClassIV/V Supplies Distribution Plan.
(3) Transportation.
(4) Medical Evacuation and Hospitalization.
(5) Civil-Military Operations.
e. COMMAND AND SIGNAL.
(1) Command. Location of engineers CP's. Special command
arrangements.
(2) Signal. States the specific SOI index used by engineer
elements; identifies the call sign and frequency of
supporting units from another HQ. Identifies any alternate
means of communications for engineer missions (target
demolition, lane closure). Gives instructions for
coordinating and establishing communications.
8. The Engineer section provides Engineer Annex and Bde OPORD
input to the Bde S3 per TACSOP.
9. The Engineer section reviews the Bde OPORD for engineer data
synchronization throughout staff sections.
10. ABE briefs the scheme of engineer operations at the brigade
OPORD briefing:
a. Engineer unit task organization.
b. Priority of Effort.
c. Priority of Support.
d. Critical engineer events from the synchronization matrix.

Supporting Products (References): None.

278

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----052-218-9106-WT11
7.

052-218-9100-WT11

7.

150-GPU-9110-WT07

Prerequisite Collective Tasks


Task Number
05-6-5230.05WT10
05-6-5300.05-WT11
05-6-5310.05-WT11
05-6-5320.20-WT11
05-6-5330.05-WT11
05-6-5340.05-WT11
05-6-5350.05-WT11
05-6-5360.05-WT11
05-6-5410.05-WT11
05-6-5420.05-WT10
05-6-5430.05-WT10
71-0-5230.71-WT02
71-0-5300.71-WT02
71-0-5310.71-WT02
71-0-5320.71-WT02
71-0-5330.71-WT02
71-0-5340.71-WT07
71-0-5350.71-WT02
71-0-5360.71-WT07

Title
Produce Order or Plans -MDMP (ABE)
(Ver 6.2.x)
Prepare an Engineer Estimate (ABE)
(Ver 6.2.x)
Operate the OPLAN / OPORD
Application (v.6.2.x)

Title
Plan Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance
(ISR) (Engineer Section) (Ver 6.2.x)
Define the Battlefield Environment (IPB) (Engineer
Section) (Ver 6.2.x)
Describe the Battlefield's Effects (IPB) (Engineer
Section) (Ver 6.2.x)
Evaluate the Threat (IPB) (Engineer Section) (Ver
6.2.x)
Determine Threat Courses of Action (COAs) (IPB)
(Engineer Section) (Ver 6.2.x)
Decide Surface Targets to Attack (Engineer Section)
(Ver 6.2.x)
Receive the Mission (MDMP) (Engineer Section)
Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP) (Engineer Section)
Develop Courses of Action (COAs) (MDMP)
(Engineer Section)
Analyze Courses of Action (COAs) (MDMP) (Engineer
Section)
Compare Courses of Action (COAs) (MDMP)
(Engineer Section)
Plan Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance
(ISR)
Define the Battlefield Environment (IPB)
Describe the Battlefield's Effects (IPB)
Evaluate the Threat (IPB)
Determine Threat Courses of Action (COAs) (IPB)
Decide Surface Targets to Attack
Receive the Mission (MDMP)
Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP)

279

71-0-5410.71-WT02
71-0-5420.71-WT07
71-0-5430.71-WT07
71-0-5440.71-WT07

Develop Courses of Action (COAs) (MDMP)


Analyze Courses of Action (COAs) (MDMP)
Compare Courses of Action (COAs) (MDMP)
Approve Course of Action (COA) (MDMP)

Supporting Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6724.11-WT06
-----

11-1-6734.11-WT06

-----

11-1-6740.11-WT06

-----

71-0-5230.71-WT02

-----

71-0-5330.71-WT02

-----

71-0-5420.71-WT07

1.

05-6-5330.05-WT11

2.

05-6-5230.05WT10

6.

05-6-5420.05-WT10

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----05-6-5220.71-WT11

-----------------

11-1-6737.11-WT06
71-0-5450.71-WT02
71-6-5450.71-WT07
71-6-9450.20-WT02

Title
Determine Threat Courses of Action
(COAs) (IPB)
Analyze Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP)
Plan Intelligence, Surveillance, and
Reconnaissance (ISR)
Plan Intelligence, Surveillance, and
Reconnaissance (ISR)
Determine Threat Courses of Action
(COAs) (IPB)
Analyze Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP)
Determine Threat Courses of Action
(COAs) (IPB) (Engineer Section) (Ver
6.2.x)
Plan Intelligence, Surveillance, and
Reconnaissance (ISR) (Engineer
Section) (Ver 6.2.x)
Analyze Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP) (Engineer Section)

Title
Assess Tactical Situation and Operations
(Battle Tracking) (Engineer Section) (Ver
6.2.x)
Produce Order or Plans (MDMP)
Produce Order or Plans (MDMP)
Complete the Plan (OLD)
Produce Order or Plans

280

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.4

Title
Plan Tactical Operations Using the Military Decision
Making Process/Troop Leading Procedures

281

ADA Section
IPB, ISR AND THE
MDMP
PROCESSES
Draft

TABLE OF CONTENTS

DEFINE THE BATTLEFIELD ENVIRONMENT (IPB) (AIR DEFENSE ELEMENT). .284


DESCRIBE THE BATTLEFIELD'S EFFECTS (IPB) (AIR DEFENSE ELEMENT)......288
EVALUATE THE AERIAL THREAT (IPB) (AIR DEFENSE ELEMENT).......................292
DETERMINE AERIAL THREAT COURSES OF ACTION (COAS) (IPB) (AIR DEFENSE
ELEMENT)................................................................................................................................296
PLAN INTELLIGENCE, SURVEILLANCE AND RECONNAISSANCE (ISR) (AIR
DEFENSE ELEMENT).............................................................................................................300
RECEIVE THE MISSION (MDMP) (AIR DEFENSE ELEMENT)...................................304
CONDUCT MISSION ANALYSIS (MDMP) (AIR DEFENSE ELEMENT)......................307
DEVELOP COURSES OF ACTION (COAS) (MDMP) (AIR DEFENSE ELEMENT)....312
ANALYZE COURSES OF ACTION (COAS) (MDMP) (AIR DEFENSE ELEMENT)....315
COMPARE COURSES OF ACTION (COAS) (MDMP) (AIR DEFENSE ELEMENT)...319
PRODUCE ORDER OR PLANS (MDMP) (AIR DEFENSE ELEMENT).........................322

283

Report Date: 31 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
44-2-5300.44-WT92

Define the Battlefield Environment (IPB) (Air Defense Element)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 5 Jan 2000

Task Data:
Proponent: Air Defense Artillery
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Develop Intelligence
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: Yes
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The air defense element, as part of the digital battlestaff, is conducting or
preparing to conduct operations. Communications are established with
subordinate, adjacent units, and higher headquarters. AMDWS and FAAD
engagement operations (EO) systems are operational and passing information in
accordance with tactical standing operating procedures. Enemy order of battle,
knowledge of threat doctrine, refined data from the division terrain team and Staff
Weather Officer (SWO), and digital map coverage of the contingency area are
available. The staff has received the initial WARNO with the Area of Operations
(AO) from higher headquarters. The brigade commander has issued his initial
planning guidance. Some iterations of this task should be performed in MOPP4.

Standard: The brigade Air Defense Element developed the battlespace and Area of
Interest (AOI) overlays to reflect the aerial threat.

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

1. ADA staff section accesses brigade AO overlay in the Joint


Common Database (JCDB) using CTP.
2. Identifies significant characteristics of the environment.
* 3. Brigade air defense officer (ADO) analyzes the brigade AO.
284

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

a. Considers aspects of the air threat outside of AO that may


impact on brigade operations.
b. Considers initial guidance from the ADA battalion commander.
NOTE: The area of operations (AO) in air defense operations focuses
on the third dimension--the element of altitude. The air defense AO
should extend out to the maximum effective range of the ADA weapon
systems within the Task Force or Combat Team. Unlike "ground" AO's,
the air defense AO often encompasses smaller, non-continuous areas
that are within the commander's AO, such as "no-fire" areas.
* 4. ADO analyzes aerial threat factors bearing on the battlefield
environment in order to determine the aerial AOI. Specific
considerations include:
a. Location of theater ballistic missile (TBM) and cruise missile
(CM) launch sites.
b. Location of threat airfields.
c. Location of enemy FAARPs.
d. Location of aids to navigation.
e. Range capabilities of threat aircraft.
f. Altitude capabilities of threat aircraft.
g. Range capabilities of tactical ballistic missiles and cruise
missiles.
h. Flight profiles of tactical ballistic missiles and cruise missiles.
i. Capabilities of UAVs.
5. Establishes aerial IPB planning overlay in AMDWS to portray aerial
AOI.
NOTE: The aerial AOI is based on the ability of the threat to project
power or move forces into the AO. It is usually much larger than the
ground AOI. Within this extensive area, only activity related to
projecting air power is of interest. When conducting IPB related to air
defense, the AOI should extend upwards to the maximum service
ceiling of the threat's aircraft.
a. Operator creates overlay IAW ADO's guidance.
b. Provides aerial AOI overlay to the S2 section for consolidation.
6. Establishes the ADA battlespace overlay reflecting the aerial threat
using CTP.
NOTE: The brigade battlespace is based on the ability of friendly
system range capabilities in acquisition and targeting.
a. Operator creates the ADA battlespace overlay reflecting the
aerial threat.
b. Operator provides aerial threat battlespace overlay to the S3
and the aerial AOI overlay to the S2 for consolidation.
7. When notified by the S3, accesses the brigade battlefield
environment overlay from the JCDB.
8. Identifies information gaps and submits RFI to the S2.

285

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

9. Exports the battlefield environment overlay to higher headquarters


(AMDOC) and adjacent units.
*10.ADO informs staff and updates aerial threat estimate as air threat
changes.

Supporting Products (References)


Step Id
Product Id
----34-130

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
1.
150-GPU-9100-WT07
1.
10.
4.

150-GPU-9103-WT07
441-ADO-5450WT92
441-ADO-5300WT92

5.

150-GPU-9104-WT07

5. a.

441-096-1145WT92

5. b.
6. a.

150-GPU-9103-WT07
441-096-1145WT92

6. b.
7.
9.

150-GPU-9103-WT07
150-GPU-9103-WT07
150-GPU-9103-WT07

Title
INTELLIGENCE PREPARATION OF
THE BATTLEFIELD

Title
Establish the Common Tactical Picture
(CTP) Elements (v.6.2.x)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Develop ADA Staff Estimate
Analyze Aerial Threat Factors Bearing on
the Battlefield Environment (ADO)
Conduct Terrain Evaluation Using the
Common Tactical Picture (CTP) (v.6.2.x)
Perform AMDWS Overlay Functions
Using Defense Planner
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Perform AMDWS Overlay Functions
Using Defense Planner
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)

Prerequisite Collective Tasks: None.

Supporting Collective Tasks: None.

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id

Title

286

---------

11-1-6721.11-WT06
71-0-5300.71-WT02

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.3

Define the Battlefield Environment (IPB)


Define the Battlefield Environment (IPB)

Title
Assess Tactical Situation and Operations

287

Report Date: 31 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
44-2-5310.44-WT92

Describe the Battlefield's Effects (IPB) (Air Defense Element)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 5 Jan 2000

Task Data:
Proponent: Air Defense Artillery
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Develop Intelligence
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: Yes
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The air defense element, as part of the digital battlestaff, is conducting or
preparing to conduct operations. Communications are established with
subordinate, adjacent units, and higher headquarters. AMDWS and FAAD
engagement operations (EO) systems are operational and passing information in
accordance with tactical standing operating procedures. The command's battlefield
environment has been defined, and guidance for IPB development has been
issued. Some iterations of this task should be performed in MOPP4.

Standard: The Air Defense Element provided S2 with analysis of terrain and weather
effects on friendly and enemy aerial courses of action (COAs). Assisted S2 in
developing Modified Combined Obstacle Overlay (MCOO).

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

1. Air Defense operator analyzes the Brigade Combined Obstacles


Overlay (COO) using CTP.
2. ADO submits unique terrain analysis requirements to the ABE and
unique weather analysis requirements to the S2 on aerial
operations within the brigade AO/AOI.

288

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

* 3. ADO analyzes air-related military aspects of the terrain using


OCOKA. Specific considerations include-a. Terrain that provides aerial observation of fields of fire and
supports-(1) Line of sight from proposed ADA weapons locations.
(2) Air support of engagement areas and kill zones.
b. Terrain that allows cover and concealment for potential ADA
weapons locations.
c. Obstacles to air mobility.
d. Key terrain that provides a significant advantage to ADA
positions.
e. Likely aerial avenues of approach (AAAs), and whether they-(1) Provide ease of navigation.
(2) Provide protection to the aircraft from radar and weapons.
(3) Allow evasive maneuver.
(4) Allow for the full use of aircraft speed.
(5) Support ground operations.
* 4. ADO evaluates the effects of terrain on air operations. Specific
considerations include-a. Probable target installations or areas. (Where are the threat's
likely targets located?)
b. Possible landing zones (LZs), pickup zones (PZs), or drop
zones (DZs), and whether they-(1) Could be considered as near likely objectives for the
enemy.
(2) Provide concealment and cover to the delivered forces.
(3) Allow easy aircraft ingress and egress routes.
c. Possible airfields.
d. Likely standoff attack orbits.
e. Possible TBM or cruise missile launch sites.
f. Possible UAV launch sites and operating areas.
NOTE: Relate the analysis to the terrain's effects on the broad COAs
available to threat and friendly forces, such as attack or defend.
* 5. ADO analyzes the effects of weather on the battlefield environment,
considering:
a. Limiting and success-inducing effects of weather on air
operations.
b. Expected times on targets based on weather effects or light
data.
c. Effects of smoke or fog on target identification.
d. Effects of cloud cover on enemy and friendly air.
NOTE: Relate the analysis to the weather's effects on the broad COAs
available to threat and friendly forces, such as attack or defend.
e. Illumination (weather and light data) on observation
requirements.

289

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

* 6. ADO analyzes the effects of other characteristics of the battlefield;


e.g., determining if the rules of engagement (ROE) have a unique
effect on air defense operations.
* 7. Air defense section describes the battlefield's effects on threat and
friendly air capabilities and broad COAs.
a. Evaluates set of air avenues of approach (AAAs) that best
supports enemy maneuver.
b. Prioritizes AAAs on how well each supports enemy maneuver.
c. Updates Aerial IPB planning overlay to support analysis of
effects of terrain and weather on air operations.
d. Incorporates analysis into ADA staff estimate.
NOTE: Combine the evaluation of the effects of terrain, weather, and
the other characteristics of the battlefield. Focus on the total factors
influencing the environmental effects on COA available to both threat
and friendly forces.
8. ADO coordinates with S2 to include terrain and weather-related
effects on air operations into brigade IPB.
9. Air defense section imports brigade MCOO overlay from S2 using
CTP.
10. Air defense section disseminates overlay(s) and relative data to
staff elements, higher (AMDOC) and adjacent units.

Supporting Products (References)


Step Id
Product Id
----34-130

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----441-ADO-5310WT92
1.
10.
7. c.

150-GPU-9103-WT07
150-GPU-9103-WT07
441-096-1145WT92

7. d.
9.

441-ADO-5450WT92
150-GPU-9103-WT07

Title
INTELLIGENCE PREPARATION OF
THE BATTLEFIELD

Title
Analyze the Effects of Weather and
Terrain on Aerial Operations (ADO)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Perform AMDWS Overlay Functions
Using Defense Planner
Develop ADA Staff Estimate
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)

290

Prerequisite Collective Tasks: None.

Supporting Collective Tasks: None.

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6722.11-WT06
----71-0-5310.71-WT02
----71-6-6001.20-WT44

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.3

Title
Describe the Battlefield's Effects (IPB)
Describe the Battlefield's Effects (IPB)
IPB

Title
Assess Tactical Situation and Operations

291

Report Date: 31 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
44-2-5320.44-WT92

Evaluate the Aerial Threat (IPB) (Air Defense Element)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 5 Jan 2000

Task Data:
Proponent: Air Defense Artillery
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Develop Intelligence
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: Yes
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The air defense element, as part of the digital battlestaff, is conducting or
preparing to conduct operations. Communications are established with
subordinate, adjacent units, and higher headquarters. AMDWS and FAAD
engagement operations (EO) systems are operational and passing information in
accordance with tactical standing operating procedures. The command's battlefield
environment has been defined, battlefield effects have been described, and the
MCOO has been established. Some iterations of this task should be performed in
MOPP4.

Standard: The enemy air threat is determined in terms of the commander's


requirements. Provided the S2 with an evaluation of threat air capabilities,
strengths, and vulnerabilities, and recommended High Value Targets (HVTs).

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

1. Air Defense staff section identifies air threat and information gaps.
a. Air defense section gathers the tools necessary to evaluate the
air threat using CTP (threat order of battle, doctrinal templates,
threat models, etc).

292

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

b. ADO evaluates current enemy air order of battle (OB) files on


threat composition, strength, and disposition. Focuses on
threats posed by-(1) Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
(2) Missiles (cruise and ballistic).
(3) Fixed-wing (FW) aircraft.
(4) Rotary-wing (RW) aircraft.
(5) Airborne and air assault forces.
(6) Ordnance types and availability.
(7) Threats to friendly ADA assets, including threat ground
forces and EW assets.
c. ADO evaluates doctrinal templates on enemy formations and
patterns of behavior, to include-(1) Flight operations tactics (i.e. use of rotary wing aircraft in
pairs or more from the flanks).
(2) Ordnance delivery techniques such as standoff ranges,
time on target, release speeds and altitudes, and guidance
systems.
(3) Technical capabilities of aircraft such as all-weather or
night capability, maximum and minimum speeds, ceilings,
range, payloads (in terms of ordnance, number and types
of equipment, or passengers) and aerial refueling
capability.
(4) Target selection priorities for air strikes or attacks by air
assaults.
(5) Air strike allocation procedures.
(6) Navigation capabilities of threat aircraft.
d. ADO identifies new or unforeseen information gaps and
submits RFIs to the S2.
2. Air Defense section establishes air defense doctrinal template and
provides air threat information to S2 via CTP.
NOTE: An air defense doctrinal template would include, for example, a
description of normal strike package composition, altitudes, or time
spacing between groups of aircraft.
3. ADO identifies threat-preferred tactics, options, and peculiarities
based on an evaluation of the threat's doctrine and past operations.
4. ADO proposes HVTs specific to air threat and provides to S2.
NOTE: Examples include enemy ADA and radar sites, processing
centers, C2 nodes, airfields, and refueling FAARPs.
5. ADO records enemy air threat information in staff estimate.
6. ADO identifies air threat capabilities and vulnerabilities and briefs
as required.
NOTE: Assess the capabilities and vulnerabilities of the enemy to
provide air support to broad COAs (attack, defend, reinforce,
retrograde).
293

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

7. ADO provides S2 with updated air threat information as part of


aerial IPB estimate via CTP as air threat changes.

Supporting Products (References)


Step Id
Product Id
----34-130

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----441-ADO-5320WT92
1. a.
150-GPU-9103-WT07
2.
150-GPU-9101-WT07
2.

441-096-1145WT92

5.
7.

441-ADO-5450WT92
150-GPU-9103-WT07

Title
INTELLIGENCE PREPARATION OF
THE BATTLEFIELD

Title
Evaluate the Air Threat (ADO)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Update Common Tactical Picture (CTP)
Elements (v.6.2.x)
Perform AMDWS Overlay Functions
Using Defense Planner
Develop ADA Staff Estimate
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)

Prerequisite Collective Tasks: None.

Supporting Collective Tasks: None.

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6723.11-WT06
----71-0-5320.71-WT02

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.3

Title
Evaluate the Threat (IPB)
Evaluate the Threat (IPB)

Title
Assess Tactical Situation and Operations

294

Report Date: 31 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
44-2-5330.44-WT92

Determine Aerial Threat Courses of Action (COAs) (IPB) (Air Defense


Element)
Status: Proposed
Last Changed 5 Jan 2000

Task Data:
Proponent: Air Defense Artillery
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Develop Intelligence
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: Yes
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The air defense element, as part of the digital battlestaff, is conducting or
preparing to conduct operations. Communications are established with
subordinate, adjacent units, and higher headquarters. AMDWS and FAAD
engagement operations (EO) systems are operational and passing information in
accordance with tactical standing operating procedures. The staff is assembled
and is conducting initial IPB as part of mission analysis during MDMP. The threat
evaluation analysis is complete, and a refined doctrinal template has been created.
Some iterations of this task should be performed in MOPP4.

Standard: The air defense element identified and evaluated enemy air courses of
action (including SITTEMP, description of threat COA and options, and list of HVTs)
and desired end state. Specified the most likely and most dangerous enemy air
COAs. The ADO supported the development of situation and event templates that
assisted the staff in mission planning.

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

1. Brigade Air Defense section reviews initial SITTEMP and threat


COA planning overlays established by the S2 section.
295

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

a. Operator analyzes initial SITTEMP and threat COA planning


overlays via CTP.
b. ADO determines how enemy will use his air assets in each
COA by considering:
(1) Likely locations of enemy FAARPs.
(2) Likely timing of air strikes or air assault operations.
(3) Likely targets and objectives. (Will the threat attempt
destruction or neutralization?)
(4) Likely air corridors and air avenues of approach (AAAs).
(5) Strike package composition, flight profiles, and spacing in
time and space, including altitudes.
(6) Where enemy ADA assets fit into the threat COA; i.e.
whether they need to be destroyed or suppressed to
ensure the operation's success.
(7) Threat ground COAs that might require movement of
friendly ADA assets.
NOTE: In determining enemy air COAs, air support is usually, though
not always, tied to ground maneuver operations. The employment
flexibility of modern aircraft makes the determination of specific COAs
extremely difficult.
c. Operator updates overlay in AMDWS to incorporate ADO's
aerial IPB analysis.
d. ADO reviews threat objectives/potential targets and provides
input to the S2 as necessary.
* 2. ADO evaluates the general COA the enemy may use and
determines how the threat might support them with air power.
a. Identifies how the enemy will use air assets to support each
COA (using fixed wing or rotary wing only, air assaulting
dismounted troops, etc.).
b. Evaluates and prioritizes each threat COA from an air defense
perspective.
c. Identifies the most likely and most dangerous enemy air COAs
to the S2.
3. ADO reviews the situational template.
a. Operator analyzes the SITTEMP overlay created by the S2.
b. ADO reviews SITTEMP to ensure enemy air actions are
represented.
c. ADO recommends updates to the S2 as appropriate.
* 4. ADO identifies enemy air collection requirements to be used to
refine S2's SITTEMP, high value target list, collection plan, NAIs,
event template, and event matrix.
a. Reviews the initial event template overlay and event template
from the Brigade S2 section.
b. Identifies specific enemy air-related NAIs within the battlefield
environment and provides input to the S2.

296

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

c. Provides recommendations to the S2/S3 on where and when to


collect for use in initial ISR planning.
NOTE: Event template will be continually refined during MDMP and
ISR processes, particularly during friendly COA analysis. A final
product of the IPB process will be the decision support template (DST)
which is developed by the staff during friendly COA development and
analysis.
5. ADO provides enemy air COA data to S2 and S3 section for input
into the BPV system.
6. Air Defense section disseminates the threat COAs, event template,
and event matrix to subordinate units.
7. ADO records enemy air COA data in staff estimate and provides
updates to S2 as enemy air threat changes.

Supporting Products (References)


Step Id
Product Id
----34-130

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----441-ADO-5330WT92
1. c.
150-GPU-9101-WT07
1. c.

441-096-1145WT92

3. a.
4. a.
6.
7.

150-GPU-9103-WT07
150-GPU-9103-WT07
150-GPU-9103-WT07
441-ADO-5450WT92

Title
INTELLIGENCE PREPARATION OF
THE BATTLEFIELD

Title
Determine Aerial Threat COAs (ADO)
Update Common Tactical Picture (CTP)
Elements (v.6.2.x)
Perform AMDWS Overlay Functions
Using Defense Planner
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Develop ADA Staff Estimate

Prerequisite Collective Tasks: None.

Supporting Collective Tasks: None.

297

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6724.11-WT06
-----

71-0-5330.71-WT02

-----

71-6-6000.20-WT44

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.3

Title
Determine Threat Courses of Action
(COAs) (IPB)
Determine Threat Courses of Action
(COAs) (IPB)
Determine Threat Courses of Action
(COAs)

Title
Assess Tactical Situation and Operations

298

Report Date: 31 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
44-2-5230.44-WT92

Plan Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) (Air Defense


Element)
Status: Proposed
Last Changed 22 Dec 1999

Task Data:
Proponent: Air Defense Artillery
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Develop Intelligence
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: Yes
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The air defense element, as part of the digital brigade battle staff, is
conducting or preparing to conduct operations. AMDWS and FAAD Engagement
Operations (EO) systems are operational and passing information in accordance
with tactical standing operating procedures. The brigade has received a warning
order/operations order (WARNO/OPORD) from higher headquarters. The
commander has provided initial planning guidance. Some iterations of this task
should be performed in MOPP4.

Standard: The air defense element provided air defense input and assisted the staff
development of the ISR plan. The plan provided direction of the collection of
intelligence information in order to answer the commander's priority intelligence
requirements (PIRs).

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

1. Air Defense Officer receives Intelligence, Surveillance and


Reconnaissance (ISR) planning guidance from Brigade XO.

299

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

2. ADO develops initial air defense ISR requirements as part of


mission analysis.
a. Identifies initial aerial threat-related PIRs.
b. Identifies higher headquarters aerial threat-related PIRs that
require brigade assets placed against them.
c. Nominates engineer specific information requirements (SIRs)
from the commander's PIRs.
3. ADO reviews ISR team's aerial threat-related related SIR
production and collection requirements.
a. Identifies Sentinel radar assets to be used to support collection
effort.
b. Concentrates early warning resources per air defense
priorities, and designated NAIs derived from IPB.
c. Identifies special considerations caused by early warning
radars.
NOTE: The ADO with the ISR Team identifies the proximity of the
collection assets to the NAI, environmental conditions, and signature
provided by the radars.
d. Reviews need for changes in task organization or independent
collection requirements.
e. Reviews support requirements for early warning teams if
necessary.
4. ADO assists the ISR team development of the initial ISR plan.
a. Develops ADA/Early Warning scheme of support in
coordination with the Brigade S3.
b. Develops and prioritizes specific orders and requests (SOR)
with ISR team.
c. Reviews ISR team initial plan.
(1) Reviews initial Event Template (matching NAIs against
CCIR) and compares SIRs to events to confirm when and
where to send assets.
(2) Reviews initial ISR plan guidance for clarity of what,
where, when, why, and who should collect as well as the
priority of SIRs.
(3) Reviews the order for the R&S mission and submits any
discrepancies to the Brigade S2 for review.
(4) Obtains completed initial ISR plan, overlay, and collection
matrix from the Brigade S2.
5. Air defense section ensures tasked early warning teams receive
the mission tasking order (OPORD or FRAGO) and ISR order from
the Brigade S3.
6. Identifies coverage gaps and submits RFIs through the Brigade S2
to higher headquarters.

300

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

7. The ADO participates in the development of a refined ISR Plan as


part of staff wargaming.
a. Receives refined battle staff products to include updated
PIR/IR, HVT, and HPTL.
b. Uses the commander's CCIR and situation/event template and
associates them with enemy COA in order to define collection
requirements of approved COA.
c. Recommends refinements to the ISR plan as determined by
integrating the early warning plan.
d. Coordinates aspects of maneuver with the Brigade S3.
8. Air defense section receives the completed ISR Annex including
ISR overlay and SITTEMP from the Brigade S2 and disseminates
to early warning teams.
9. Air Defense section coordinates with the ADA battalion to deploy
manual early sensors (ADA scouts) when required.
10. Air defense section updates the ADA staff estimate with ISR
information.
11. ADO reviews and updates the ISR plan as necessary with Brigade
S2 as the tactical situation progresses.

Supporting Products (References): None.

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----441-ADO-5230WT92
10.
441-ADO-5450WT92
4. c. ( 4) 150-GPU-9103-WT07

Title
Plan ISR Operations (ADO)
Develop ADA Staff Estimate
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)

Prerequisite Collective Tasks: None.

Supporting Collective Tasks: None.

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6740.11-WT06

Title
Plan Intelligence, Surveillance, and
Reconnaissance (ISR)

301

-----

71-0-5230.71-WT02

Plan Intelligence, Surveillance, and


Reconnaissance (ISR)

Supported BOS (AUTL): None.

302

Report Date: 31 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
44-2-5350.44-WT92

Receive the Mission (MDMP) (Air Defense Element)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 21 Dec 1999

Task Data:
Proponent: Air Defense Artillery
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Exercise Command and Control
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: Yes
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The air defense element, as part of the digital battlestaff, is conducting or
preparing to conduct combat operations. Communications are established with
subordinate and adjacent units and higher headquarters. AMDWS and FAAD
engagement operations (EO) systems are operational and passing information in
accordance with tactical standing operating procedures. The staff has received an
operation order/operation plan (OPORD/OPLAN) from higher headquarters. Some
iterations of this task should be performed in MOPP4.

Standard: Air defense element received the mission and conducted an initial mission
assessment with the battlestaff. Received WARNO 1 from the Brigade S3 section.

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

1. Air Defense Officer (ADO) gathers the tools needed to begin


mission analysis.
a. Retrieves the higher headquarters order (WARNO, FRAGO, or
OPORD), graphics, and any particular air defense-specific
reference materials and tools or the anticipated new mission
statement from the S3 section.

303

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

b. Gathers unit and higher headquarters SOPs, TACSOP,


applicable field manuals and specific reference materials and
planning tools.
c. Gathers any existing ADA staff estimates (higher headquarters
and own).
d. Updates ADA staff estimate as required.
NOTE: The air defense estimate is continuously refined at each step
of the military decision making process as well as during mission
preparation and execution to reflect and update air defense information
as it is determined. The air defense estimate provides the basis for
horizontal and vertical collaborative input, subordinate parallel plans
development and future brigade MDMP initiation.
2. ADO completes a quick initial assessment of the new mission
focusing on ADA operational requirements, adjustments,
considerations, and time available to plan.
3. ADO receives commander's initial guidance.
4. Air defense section retrieves a copy of the brigade WARNO 1 from
the S3 section via AMDWS or the brigade TACLAN.
5. ADO ensures subordinate air defense units receive WARNO 1 and
are aware of upcoming planning requirements.

Supporting Products (References): None.

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
1. a.
150-GPU-9110-WT07
1. d.
4.

441-ADO-5450WT92
150-GPU-9110-WT07

Title
Operate the OPLAN / OPORD
Application (v.6.2.x)
Develop ADA Staff Estimate
Operate the OPLAN / OPORD
Application (v.6.2.x)

Prerequisite Collective Tasks: None.

Supporting Collective Tasks: None.

304

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6731.11-WT06
----71-0-5350.71-WT02

Title
Receive the Mission (MDMP)
Receive the Mission (MDMP)

Supported BOS (AUTL): None.

305

Report Date: 31 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
44-2-5360.44-WT92

Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP) (Air Defense Element)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 14 Mar 2000

Task Data:
Proponent: Air Defense Artillery
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Exercise Command and Control
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: Yes
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The air defense element, as part of the digital battlestaff, is conducting or
preparing to conduct operations. Communications are established with
subordinate and adjacent units, and higher headquarters. AMDWS and FAAD
engagement operations (EO) systems are operational and are passing information
in accordance with tactical standing operating procedures. The staff has received a
warning order (WARNO) or operation plan (OPLAN) from higher headquarters with
the Area of Operations. WARNO 1 has been issued and the air defense element
has gathered the tools to begin mission analysis. Some iterations of this task
should be performed in MOPP4.

Standard: The air defense element analyzed the mission and determined a clear
picture of friendly and enemy air capabilities. Identified critical tasks and
capabilities pertaining to air defense. Understood task, purpose and end state of
the mission for both the maneuver unit and higher headquarters. Received the
commander's restated mission, intent and guidance in Brigade WARNO 2 and
disseminated to subordinate units.

306

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

* 1. Air defense section (ADO) retrieves a copy of higher headquarters


OPLAN/OPORD via CTP on AMDWS.
* 2. ADO analyzes base order and ADA annexes to ensure
understanding of:
a. Higher headquarters commander's intent, two levels up.
b. Higher headquarters mission, including tasks, constraints,
risks, available assets, and area of operations.
c. Concept of the operation to include any deception plan.
d. Time lines for mission execution.
e. The missions of adjacent (to include front and rear) units and
their relation to higher headquarters plan.
f. The assigned Area of Operations (AO).
g. The ADA concept of operations from the higher headquarters
perspective.
3. ADO provides initial third dimensional IPB input to S2 for inclusion
into the S2's overall IPB estimate.
a. Defines the battlefield from an aerial perspective.
b. Describes the battlefield's effects on air operations.
c. Evaluates the aerial threat.
d. Determines aerial threat courses of action (COAs).
4. ADO identifies ADA specified, implied, and essential tasks.
a. Identifies ADA specified tasks from the base order, annexes,
and overlays.
b. Identifies ADA implied tasks derived from the higher
headquarters order, the enemy situation and courses of action,
and the terrain.
c. Identifies ADA essential tasks that must be executed to
accomplish the mission.
d. Provides specified, implied, and essential ADA tasks to S3
section for staff consolidation.
* 5. ADO analyzes air defense assets available for the following
information:
a. Combat power of units.
b. Status of ammunition on hand and en route (Stinger missiles,
25mm).
c. Potential command and support relationships.
NOTE: Command relationships may be organic, attached, assigned, or
OPCON/TACON. Support relationships may be general support,
general support-reinforcing, reinforcing, or direct support.
6. Identifies any air defense-related constraints and limitations
imposed by higher headquarters.
7. Identifies ADA critical facts and assumptions.
8. Identifies accident risk hazards and makes assessment of the risk
level for each hazard.

307

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

9. Recommends air defense-related information requirements (IR) to


the S2 section for staff review to become commander's critical
information requirements (CCIR) in the form of priority intelligence
requirements (PIR) about the enemy, essential elements of friendly
information (EEFI) to protect friendly forces from threat intelligence
gathering, and friendly forces information requirements (FFIR)
about the capabilities of own or adjacent units.
10. ADO uses initial IPB analysis to integrate air defense into the ISR
plan in coordination with the Brigade S2.
11. Creates ADA planning overlay on AMDWS. Overlay should portray:
a. Air Defense assets available.
b. Specified and implied ADA tasks in time and space.
c. Air defense-related Named Areas of Interest (NAIs).
NOTE: This overlay will serve as the basis for portraying the air
defense scheme of support for future tasks in MDMP. It will continue to
be updated during MDMP with the final product serving as the initial
overlay to support battle tracking.
12. ADO briefs air defense portion during mission analysis briefing, if
required. At a minimum, briefing includes:
a. Forces available (combat power of units, current and
projected).
b. Initial third dimensional IPB information.
c. Early warning coverage in the brigade AO.
d. Facts, assumptions, or possible risks pertaining to air defense.
13. ADO receives WARNO 2, commander's guidance and restated
mission from S3 section verbally or via AMDWS.
a. Focuses on the essential ADA tasks supporting mission
accomplishment.
b. Lists all maps, charts, or other documents required to
understand the estimate.
c. Transcribes the commander's restated mission.
14. Air defense element issues WARNO to air defense fire units,
Sensor sections and other battery elements. At a minimum, the
WARNO-a. Shows the brigade restated mission and mission two levels up.
b. Explains the brigade combat team organization (when
required).
c. Gives the general area of the mission(s).
d. Gives the time(s) of the mission(s).
15. ADO begins preparing the air defense staff estimate and ADA
annex to the brigade OPORD.
NOTE: ADO drafts "Mission" and "Situation and Considerations"
portions of the ADA staff estimate based on results from initial IPB and
MDMP. This will serve as the basis for the ADA annex.

308

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

16. Periodically reviews all available ADA facts and assumptions for
new or changed information and makes necessary adjustments.

Supporting Products (References)


Step Id
Product Id
----FM 101-5.
-----

ST 101-5

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----441-ADO-5360WT92
1.
150-GPU-9110-WT07
11.

150-GPU-9101-WT07

11.

441-096-1145WT92

15.
3.

441-ADO-5450WT92
150-GPU-9103-WT07

Title
Staff Organization and Operations. 31
May 1997.
COMMAND AND STAFF DECISION
PROCESSES

Title
Conduct Mission Analysis (ADO)
Operate the OPLAN / OPORD
Application (v.6.2.x)
Update Common Tactical Picture (CTP)
Elements (v.6.2.x)
Perform AMDWS Overlay Functions
Using Defense Planner
Develop ADA Staff Estimate
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)

Prerequisite Collective Tasks: None.

Supporting Collective Tasks: None.

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6732.11-WT06
----71-0-5360.71-WT07

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.3

Title
Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP)
Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP)

Title
Assess Tactical Situation and Operations

309

310

Report Date: 31 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
44-2-5410.44-WT92

Develop Courses of Action (COAs) (MDMP) (Air Defense Element)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 22 Dec 1999

Task Data:
Proponent: Air Defense Artillery
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Exercise Command and Control
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: Yes
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The air defense element, as part of the digital battlestaff, is conducting or
preparing to conduct operations. Communications are established with
subordinate, adjacent units, and higher headquarters. AMDWS and FAAD
engagement operations (EO) systems are operational and are passing information
in accordance with tactical standing operating procedures. The battle staff
completed mission analysis and associated products, and the commander has
provided initial planning guidance. Some iterations of this task should be performed
in MOPP4.

Standard: Air defense element assisted in developing COAs consistent with the
commander's guidance. Incorporated air defense capabilities into each COA. ADO
briefed air defense aspects of each COA during the COA brief to the commander as
required.

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

* 1. Air defense section assists the brigade staff as it analyzes relative


combat power.
a. Determines the effect that available air defense unit assets
have on force ratios.
311

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

b. Compares friendly ADA strengths against enemy weaknesses,


and vice versa.
2. Reviews the planning overlays created by the S2 and S3 sections
that generated options for COA development and portrayed the
initial array of forces for each COA.
3. Develops an initial ADA scheme of support for each COA as an
overlay in AMDWS.
a. Identifies ADA tasks to support each COA.
b. Considers criticality, vulnerability, recuperability, and threat in
determining recommended air defense priorities.
c. Task organizes available air defense forces to defend brigade
air defense priorities for each friendly COA based on the S2's
threat assessment and commander's intent.
NOTE: Priorities may include maneuver units, aviation, artillery, C2
nodes, reserve forces, and critical assets. In conjunction with the
reinforced S3, the ADO should plan for adding depth to the battlefield
by defending critical assets in the rear area (BSA and Brigade TOC),
while allowing the reinforced unit to mass fires on divisional maneuver
priorities.
d. ADO designs initial radar coverage concept (if sensors are
available) that ensures radar coverage of low-altitude
approaches to brigade area, with priority to front, flank, or rear
areas.
4. Provides air defense input into the development of the COA
statements and sketches.
* 5. ADO participates in COA briefing to the commander as required.
6. ADO records air defense aspects of each COA in air defense staff
estimate.

Supporting Products (References)


Step Id
Product Id
----FM 101-5.
-----

ST 101-5

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----441-ADO-5410WT92

Title
Staff Organization and Operations. 31
May 1997.
COMMAND AND STAFF DECISION
PROCESSES

Title
Develop ADA Concept of Support for
Each COA (ADO)

312

2.
3. d.

150-GPU-9103-WT07
441-096-1145WT92

4.

150-GPU-9101-WT07

6.

441-ADO-5450WT92

Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)


Perform AMDWS Overlay Functions
Using Defense Planner
Update Common Tactical Picture (CTP)
Elements (v.6.2.x)
Develop ADA Staff Estimate

Prerequisite Collective Tasks: None.

Supporting Collective Tasks: None.

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6733.11-WT06
-----

71-0-5410.71-WT02

-----

71-6-5410.71-WT07

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.4

Title
Develop Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP)
Develop Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP)
Develop Courses of Action (OLD)

Title
Plan Tactical Operations Using the Military Decision
Making Process/Troop Leading Procedures

313

Report Date: 31 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
44-2-5420.44-WT92

Analyze Courses of Action (COAs) (MDMP) (Air Defense Element)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 22 Dec 1999

Task Data:
Proponent: Air Defense Artillery
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Exercise Command and Control
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: Yes
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The air defense element, as part of the digital battlestaff, is conducting or
preparing to conduct operations. Communications are established with
subordinate, adjacent units, and higher headquarters. AMDWS and FAAD
engagement operations (EO) systems are operational and are passing information
in accordance with tactical standing operating procedures. The battlestaff has
received an Operation Order/Operation Plan (OPORD/OPLAN) from higher
headquarters. The commander has provided planning guidance and the staff has
developed one or more COAs. Some iterations of this task should be performed in
MOPP4.

Standard: The brigade air defense element evaluated each COA with respect to the
wargame method that was chosen. Assessed the suitability and feasibility of each
COA from an ADA standpoint. Developed an initial air defense supporting plan for
each COA based upon the war gaming.

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

1. Brigade air defense officer (ADO) gathers the following tools to


analyze the Courses of Action:

314

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

a. Air defense planning overlays created during mission analysis


and updated during COA development.
b. Previous notes from previous steps of MDMP.
c. Air defense data for input into the Battle Planning and
Visualization (BPV) system as required.
2. ADO verifies S3's list of friendly ADA forces.
3. ADO verifies S3's list of assumptions to ensure air defense-related
assumptions are accurate.
4. ADO verifies S3's list of critical events and decision points for air
defense input.
5. ADO receives and reviews COA evaluation criteria once
determined by the Brigade S3/XO.
* 6. ADO participates with the staff in analyzing the selected events of
each COA from a combined arms and air defense perspective
using the wargaming method selected by the Brigade S3/XO.
NOTE: Entire COAs are not wargamed in detail -- only those key
events specified by the S3 or XO. For example, actions on objective
and at critical points such as an engagement area, river crossing site,
or landing zone. After the commander has approved one COA, but
before the staff produces the order or plan, the staff must refine and
wargame the minor pieces of the plan and annotate the results in the
scheme of maneuver paragraph of the OPORD.
a. Identifies and confirms the locations of decision points, NAIs
and TAIs, and what information is needed to support decision
points pertaining to enemy air threat.
b. Provides general air defense-related actions pertaining to the
maneuver COA.
c. Identifies the ADA unit assets required to support the scheme
of maneuver (Linebacker, Avenger, Stinger, Sentinel, etc.).
d. Determines the air defense and combined arms risks
associated with each COA.
e. Determines the strengths, weaknesses and rationale of each
event of each COA from the air defense perspective.
NOTE: This information will be used later to support comparison of
COAs.
7. ADO assists the S3 with the development of the synchronization
matrix which includes the synchronization of following key ADA
battlefield events:
a. Changes in air defense priorities.
b. Changes in Air Defense Warning and/or Weapons Control
Status (ADW/WCS) based on expected battlefield events.
c. Adjustments to air defense unit task organization.
d. Early warning system coverage.

315

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

8. ADO further refines the initial air defense scheme of support plan
developed during COA development to incorporate the analysis of
the COAs.
9. Air defense section records results of COA analysis in ADA staff
estimate.

Supporting Products (References)


Step Id
Product Id
----FM 101-5.
-----

ST 101-5

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----441-ADO-5420WT92
1. a.

150-GPU-9101-WT07

1. a.

441-096-1145WT92

9.

441-ADO-5450WT92

Title
Staff Organization and Operations. 31
May 1997.
COMMAND AND STAFF DECISION
PROCESSES

Title
Wargame ADA Concept of Support
(ADO)
Update Common Tactical Picture (CTP)
Elements (v.6.2.x)
Perform AMDWS Overlay Functions
Using Defense Planner
Develop ADA Staff Estimate

Prerequisite Collective Tasks: None.

Supporting Collective Tasks: None.

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6734.11-WT06
-----

71-0-5420.71-WT07

-----

71-6-5420.71-WT02

Title
Analyze Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP)
Analyze Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP)
Analyze Courses of Action (COAs) (OLD)

316

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.4

Title
Plan Tactical Operations Using the Military Decision
Making Process/Troop Leading Procedures

317

Report Date: 31 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
44-2-5430.44-WT92

Compare Courses of Action (COAs) (MDMP) (Air Defense Element)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 21 Dec 1999

Task Data:
Proponent: Air Defense Artillery
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Exercise Command and Control
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: Yes
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The air defense element, as part of the digital battlestaff, is conducting or
preparing to conduct operations. Communications are established with subordinate
units, adjacent units, and higher headquarters. AMDWS and FAAD engagement
operations (EO) systems are operational and are passing information in accordance
with tactical standing operating procedures. The brigade has received an Operation
Order/Operation Plan (OPORD/OPLAN) from higher headquarters. The battlestaff
has developed and analyzed courses of action (COAs) consistent with the
commander's guidance. The S3 or XO has determined COA evaluation criteria.
Some iterations of this task should be performed in MOPP4.

Standard: Compared each developed COA consistent with the evaluation criteria.
Identified the preferred COA from an air defense standpoint and made
recommendations to the commander as required.

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

1. ADO analyzes and evaluates the advantages and disadvantages of


each COA.
a. Provides an assessment of each COA from an air defense
perspective.
318

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

b. Identifies any ADA unit and equipment shortfalls for each COA.
c. Identifies ADA advantages and disadvantages for each COA
(or strengths and weaknesses).
2. ADO scores each COA using the evaluation criteria, highlights COA
advantages and disadvantages and provides analysis to the S3
section.
3. ADO uses the decision matrix created by the S3 section to
compare COAs using one evaluation criteria category at a time.
4. ADO analyzes decision matrix data to identify overall ADA
advantages and disadvantages of COAs with respect to each other.
5. ADO records ADA-specific information from COA Analysis and
COA Comparison in the ADA staff estimate (if required).
6. ADO identifies the COA that has the highest probability of success
against the threat most likely and most dangerous COA.
NOTE: The selected COA should also minimize risk, best position the
force for future operations, provide the best flexibility to meet
unknowns, and provide maximum latitude for initiative by subordinates.
* 7. ADO participates in the Bde staff's determination of the
recommeded COA to the XO. Recommends the best COA from the
overall ADA perspective.
* 8. The air defense section updates the staff estimate to reflect course
of action comparison conclusions.
NOTE: This completes the "Recommendation and Conclusions"
portion of the ADA staff estimate.

Supporting Products (References): None.

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----441-ADO-5430WT92
5.
441-ADO-5450WT92

Title
Compare Course of Action (ADO)
Develop ADA Staff Estimate

Prerequisite Collective Tasks: None.

Supporting Collective Tasks: None.

319

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6735.11-WT06
-----

71-0-5430.71-WT07

Title
Compare Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP)
Compare Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP)

Supported BOS (AUTL): None.

320

Report Date: 31 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
44-2-5450.44-WT92

Produce Order or Plans (MDMP) (Air Defense Element)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 22 Dec 1999

Task Data:
Proponent: Air Defense Artillery
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Exercise Command and Control
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: Yes
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The air defense element, as part of the digital battlestaff, is conducting or
preparing to conduct combat operations. Communications are established with
subordinate units, adjacent units, and higher headquarters. AMDWS and FAAD
engagement operations (EO) systems are operational and are passing information
in accordance with tactical standing operating procedures. The battlestaff has
received an Operations Order/Operations Plan (OPORD/OPLAN) from higher
headquarters. The commander has either chosen a COA or directed a single COA
to be developed in detail, and has provided additional guidance.
Some iterations of this task should be performed in MOPP4.

Standard: Completed the air defense plan and prepared ADA Annex to brigade
OPORD within the time standard established by the XO. ADA Annex clearly stated
the air defense mission and ADA commander's intent and fully supported the
maneuver force scheme of maneuver.

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

1. ADO finalizes ADA concept based on commanders decisions and


guidance. Concept-a. Adheres to guidelines of mutual support and balanced fires.
321

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

b. Task organizes air defense assets to defend maneuver units


and critical assets, and weighs the brigade main effort.
c. Synchronizes air defense protection with other ADA units in the
AO.
d. Plans for continuous and reliable early warning to brigade
elements.
e. Includes anti-fratricide plan.
f. Includes a general scheme of maneuver.
g. Includes command and support relationships.
2. Coordinates with S2 and S3 on the following key air defense
battlefield events:
a. Air defense priorities for each enemy COA and phase of the
battle.
b. ADA actions for close, deep, and rear operations at each
phase of the battle pertaining to the decided COA.
c. Weapons system coverages for elements passing through
choke points.
d. Actions that defend forward maneuver units against enemy
attack helicopter regiments and critical assets in division and
rear areas against frontal aviation assets.
e. Organic early warning radar coverage and HIMAD coverage, if
available.
NOTE: If S2 or S3 are unavailable, reviews OPORD/OPLAN and COA
sketches using CTP via AMDWS.
3. ADO assists the S3 with the completion of the synch matrix and
DST for the selected COA.
4. Air Defense section produces the ADA annex as follows:
a. Paragraph 1, SITUATION, addresses the enemy fixed wing,
rotary wing, UAV, and cruise missile threat.
b. Paragraph 2, MISSION, states the ADA mission in support of
the base OPORD derived from the approved COA and the
brigade commander's guidance.
c. Paragraph 3, EXECUTION, provides:
(1) The overall concept of ADA operations to include the
commander's intent, objectives, and priorities.
(2) Tasks to subordinate ADA units.
(3) Coordinating Instructions, including:
( a) Air defense warning (ADW) and ADW authority.
( b) Weapons control status (WCS) and WCS authority.
( c) State of readiness (SOR) plan.
( d) Hostile criteria to assist in the identification of friendly
or hostile aircraft/actions.
( e) Rules of engagement (ROE) unique to the operation.
( f) Passive air defense measures.
( g) Combined arms for air defense measures.

322

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

( h) Early warning method and format for passing early


warning to the entire force.
d. Paragraph 4, SERVICE SUPPORT, includes following ADArelated service support issues:
(1) Procedures for Stinger missile resupply.
(2) Support relationships of subordinate units (direct support,
general support, reinforcing, or general supportreinforcing).
e. Paragraph 5, COMMAND AND SIGNAL, plans for command
and signal:
(1) ADA command post locations.
(2) ADA succession of command.
(3) ADA nets and frequencies.
(4) Identification of friend or foe (IFF) codes being used, to
include edition and book number.
(5) Sensor platoon frequencies and locations.
* 5. Air defense section digitally forwards the ADA annex to the S3 via
AMDWS or posts to S3 shared folder on the brigade TACLAN.
6. Air defense section reviews the Brigade OPORD for air defense
data synchronization throughout staff sections.
* 7. ADO briefs the air defense scheme of operations at the brigade
OPORD briefing. Briefing includes:
a. ADA unit task organization.
b. Air defense priorities for each enemy COA and phase of the
battle.
c. ADA actions for close, deep, and rear operations at each
phase of the battle.
d. ADW/WCS at each phase of the battle.
e. Organic early warning radar coverage and HIMAD coverage, if
available.

Supporting Products (References)


Step Id
Product Id
----34-130
-----

FM 101-5.

-----

FM 44-100

Title
INTELLIGENCE PREPARATION OF
THE BATTLEFIELD
Staff Organization and Operations. 31
May 1997.
US ARMY AIR DEFENSE OPERATIONS

323

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
2.
441-ADO-5600WT92
4.

150-GPU-9110-WT07

4.
5.

441-ADO-5451WT92
150-GPU-9103-WT07

Title
Synchronize Air and Missile Defense
Operations (ADO)
Operate the OPLAN / OPORD
Application (v.6.2.x)
Prepare Air Defense Annex
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)

Prerequisite Collective Tasks: None.

Supporting Collective Tasks: None.

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6737.11-WT06
----71-0-5450.71-WT02
----71-6-5450.71-WT07
----71-6-9450.20-WT02

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.4

Title
Produce Order or Plans (MDMP)
Produce Order or Plans (MDMP)
Complete the Plan (OLD)
Produce Order or Plans

Title
Plan Tactical Operations Using the Military Decision
Making Process/Troop Leading Procedures

324

CHEM Section
IPB, ISR AND THE
MDMP
PROCESSES
Draft

TABLE OF CONTENTS

DESCRIBE THE BATTLEFIELD'S EFFECTS (IPB) (CHEMICAL SECTION).............328


EVALUATE THE NBC THREAT (IPB) (CHEMICAL SECTION)....................................332
DETERMINE THREAT NBC COURSES OF ACTION (COAS) (IPB) (CHEMICAL
SECTION)..................................................................................................................................336
PLAN INTELLIGENCE, SURVEILLANCE, AND RECONNAISSANCE (ISR)
(CHEMICAL SECTION).........................................................................................................339
RECEIVE THE MISSION (MDMP) (CHEMICAL SECTION)..........................................342
CONDUCT MISSION ANALYSIS (MDMP) (CHEMICAL SECTION).............................344
DEVELOP COURSES OF ACTION (COAS) (MDMP) (CHEMICAL SECTION)...........349
ANALYZE COURSES OF ACTION (COAS) (MDMP) (CHEMICAL SECTION)...........352
COMPARE COURSES OF ACTION (COAS) (MDMP) (CHEMICAL SECTION)..........356
PRODUCE ORDER OR PLANS (MDMP) (CHEMICAL SECTION)................................359

326

Report Date: 31 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
03-4-5310.03-WT28

Describe the Battlefield's Effects (IPB) (Chemical Section)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 8 Mar 2000

Task Data:
Proponent: Chemical
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Develop Intelligence
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: No
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The chemical section, as part of the digital brigade battle staff, is conducting
or preparing to conduct operations. The digital command post is established, and
the staff has received the initial WARNO with the Area of Operations (AO) from
higher headquarters. The brigade battlefield environment has been defined, and the
brigade commander has issued his initial guidance for IPB development.
Some iterations of this task should be performed in MOPP4.

Standard: Provided S2 with NBC analysis of terrain, infrastructure, and weather on


friendly and threat operations and broad courses of action.

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

1. Imports the refined initial brigade Combined Obstacle Overlay


(COO) from the engineer section via MCS.
2. Analyzes the military aspects of the terrain (OCOKA) in order to
assist with the development of the digital Modified Combined
Obstacle Overlay (MCOO).

327

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

a. Exports to the S2 section current NBC contamination overlay


from MCS Common Tactical Picture (CTP) for inclusion in the
MCOO.
b. Analyzes the terrain within the AO/AI and its impact on the use
of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and smoke. Terrain
analysis areas include:
(1) Soil type.
(2) Vegetation type and distribution.
(3) Key or Channeling terrain.
(4) Terrain contour.
c. Evaluates the effects of terrain on the use of WMD and smoke
operations by relating the terrain analysis to it's affects on the
board courses of action available to threat and friendly forces.
(1) Determines whether AO/AOI terrain favors the use of
WMD or smoke.
(2) Updates overlay that includes analysis of terrain pertaining
to employment of WMD and smoke on MCS via CTP.
(3) Consolidates terrain analysis (written or verbal).
3. Obtains from the S2 section IMETS Battlefield Forecasting Model
products which portray the military aspects of weather.
4. Analyzes the military aspects of weather and it's effects on WMD
and smoke operations.
a. Weather analysis should include:
(1) Wind patterns (speed and direction).
(2) Precipitation.
(3) Temperature.
(4) Humidity.
(5) Cloud cover.
(6) Air stability (Dispersion).
(7) Pollutants.
(8) Visibility.
b. Evaluates the effects of weather on the use of WMD and
smoke operations by relating the weather analysis to it's affects
on the board courses of action available to threat and friendly
forces.
(1) Determines whether AO/AOI weather favors the use of
WMD and smoke.
(2) Consolidates weather analysis (written or verbal).
5. Determines other WMD characteristics of the battlefield that could
affect operations.
a. Assesses the AO/AOI infrastructure for technological (NBC)
facilities, storage areas, locations and their status.
b. Demographic, political, or socioeconomic WMD factors and
likely use of these weapons.

328

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

6.

7.
8.
9.

GO

NO-GO

c. Updates overlay created to support the analysis of terrain with


the other WMD characteristics identified here.
Describes the battlefield's effects (terrain, weather, and other
characteristics) and the use of WMD/smoke on threat and friendly
capabilities and broad courses of action.
a. Identifies likely terrain where WMD and smoke use are
probable.
b. Identifies periods when weather conditions are favorable for
the employment of WMD and smoke.
c. Identifies other WMD characteristics (infrastructure, etc.) of the
battlefield that will affect military operations.
d. Identifies the impact of WMD and smoke on Correlation of
Forces Matrices (COFM).
Provides S2 with overlay via MCS CTP.
Provides S2 with analysis (written or verbal) of weather and terrain
and its effects on the use of WMD.
Completes paragraph 2 (Situation and Considerations),
subparagraph a. (Characteristics of area of operation) of the NBC
staff estimate.

Supporting Products (References): None.

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----150-GPU-9101-WT07
1.
2.

150-GPU-9103-WT07
031-506-0001WT28

2. a.
4.

150-GPU-9103-WT07
031-506-0001WT28

6.

031-506-0009WT28

6.

031-506-0010WT28

6.

031-506-0011WT28

6.

031-506-0012WT28

Title
Update Common Tactical Picture (CTP)
Elements (v.6.2.x)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Analyze the Effects of Weather and
Terrain on NBC Weapons and Smoke
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Analyze the Effects of Weather and
Terrain on NBC Weapons and Smoke
Provide Technical Advice on Biological
Agents and Compounds
Provide Technical Advice on Nuclear
Weapon Effects
Provide Technical Advice on Radiation
Dispersion Devices
Provide Technical Advice on Toxic
Industrial Materials (TIMs)
329

6.

031-506-0013WT28

6.

031-506-0014WT28

6.

031-506-2002

6.

031-506-2021

7.
9.

150-GPU-9103-WT07
031-506-0016WT28

Provide Technical Advice on Battlefield


Radiological Hazardous Materials
Provide Technical Advice on Depleted
Uranium
PROVIDE TECHNICAL ADVICE ON
CHEMICAL AGENTS AND
COMPOUNDS
PROVIDE TECHNICAL ADVICE ON
BIOLOGICAL DEFENSE
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Prepare NBC Staff Estimate

Prerequisite Collective Tasks: None.

Supporting Collective Tasks: None.

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6722.11-WT06
----71-0-5310.71-WT02
----71-6-6001.20-WT44

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.3

Title
Describe the Battlefield's Effects (IPB)
Describe the Battlefield's Effects (IPB)
IPB

Title
Assess Tactical Situation and Operations

330

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Synopsis Report for Collective Task
03-4-5320.03-WT28

Evaluate the NBC Threat (IPB) (Chemical Section)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 10 Mar 2000

Task Data:
Proponent: Chemical
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Develop Intelligence
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: No
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The chemical section, as part of the digital brigade battle staff, is conducting
or preparing to conduct operations. The digital command post is established, and
the staff has received the initial WARNO with the Area of Operations (AO) from
higher headquarters. The staff is assembled and conducting mission analysis or
updating products as part of battle tracking. The command's battlefield
environment has been defined, battlefield effects have been described, and the
MCOO has been established. Some iterations of this task should be performed in
MOPP4.

Standard: Provided S2 with an evaluation of the threat NBC capabilities.

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

1. Identifies NBC threat and information gaps.


a. Receives pertinent threat order of battle information affecting
AO/AOI from the brigade S2 or division FSE to ensure staff
collaboration.
b. Imports initial threat doctrinal template overlay from the brigade
S2.

331

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

c. Receives NBC threat OB files, historical records, and threat


models from the brigade Chemical section to evaluate:
(1) Current NBC threat OB files for completeness and
accurate threat composition, strength, and dispositions.
(2) NBC threat historical records for relevance.
(3) Doctrinal templates for completeness and relevant patterns
of behavior for NBC/smoke.
(4) Identifies gaps in intelligence with respect to NBC
operations by submitting requests for information (RFIs) to
the S2 and/or Division Chemical Section.
2. Maintains NBC threat models.
NOTE: Threat models consist of three parts: doctrinal templates;
description of preferred tactics, options, and peculiarities; and
identification of HVTs. They depict how threat forces prefer to conduct
operations under ideal conditions.
a. Recommends updates to doctrine template by establishing
NBC doctrinal template overlay based upon threat identification
analysis and past threat operations (step 1 above).
b. Describes the threats preferred NBC operational tactics,
options, and peculiarities based on evaluation of threat doctrine
and past and current operations.
c. Provides the S2, NBC threat model input overlay.
d. Proposes to the S2, NBC High Value Targets (HVTs) that are
critical to the completion of the threat commanders mission.
3. Identifies threat NBC smoke capabilities and vulnerabilities.
NOTE: Threat capabilities are the broad COAs and support operations
which threat forces take to influence the accomplishment of the friendly
mission.
a. Imports initial threat capabilities overlay from the S2.
b. Reviews initial threat capabilities overlay and recommends
changes to S2 based on analysis of NBC threat capabilities
and vulnerabilities.
c. Completes paragraph 2 (Situation and Considerations),
subparagraph b (Enemy Forces) on the NBC staff estimate.
4. Supports S2 with briefing threat NBC/smoke capabilities and
vulnerabilities as required.
NOTE: Staff sections use the threat evaluation and CCIR to establish
and plan reconnaissance requirements for inclusion in the initial force
reconnaissance annex.
5. Ensures subordinate NBC sections receive NBC results of
evaluating the threat.

332

Supporting Products (References): None.

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----150-GPU-9101-WT07
1.
1.
1.
1.

a.
b.
c.
c. ( 1)

150-GPU-9103-WT07
150-GPU-9103-WT07
150-GPU-9103-WT07
031-506-0020WT28

1. c. ( 3)

031-506-0020WT28

1. c. ( 4)

150-GPU-9102-WT07

2. c.
3.
3.

150-GPU-9103-WT07
031-506-0002WT28
031-506-0009WT28

3.

031-506-0010WT28

3.

031-506-0011WT28

3.

031-506-0012WT28

3.

031-506-0013WT28

3.

031-506-0014WT28

3.

031-506-0020WT28

3.

031-506-2002

3. a.
3. c.
4.

150-GPU-9103-WT07
031-506-0016WT28
031-506-0009WT28

4.

031-506-0010WT28

Title
Update Common Tactical Picture (CTP)
Elements (v.6.2.x)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Identify Enemy Capabilities for NBC,
Smoke and Flame
Identify Enemy Capabilities for NBC,
Smoke and Flame
Process a Message using Common
Operating Environment Message
Processor (CMP) (v. 6.2.x)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Evaluate the NBC Threat
Provide Technical Advice on Biological
Agents and Compounds
Provide Technical Advice on Nuclear
Weapon Effects
Provide Technical Advice on Radiation
Dispersion Devices
Provide Technical Advice on Toxic
Industrial Materials (TIMs)
Provide Technical Advice on Battlefield
Radiological Hazardous Materials
Provide Technical Advice on Depleted
Uranium
Identify Enemy Capabilities for NBC,
Smoke and Flame
PROVIDE TECHNICAL ADVICE ON
CHEMICAL AGENTS AND
COMPOUNDS
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Prepare NBC Staff Estimate
Provide Technical Advice on Biological
Agents and Compounds
Provide Technical Advice on Nuclear
Weapon Effects

333

4.

031-506-0011WT28

4.

031-506-0012WT28

4.

031-506-0013WT28

4.

031-506-0014WT28

4.

031-506-2002

5.

150-GPU-9102-WT07

Provide Technical Advice on Radiation


Dispersion Devices
Provide Technical Advice on Toxic
Industrial Materials (TIMs)
Provide Technical Advice on Battlefield
Radiological Hazardous Materials
Provide Technical Advice on Depleted
Uranium
PROVIDE TECHNICAL ADVICE ON
CHEMICAL AGENTS AND
COMPOUNDS
Process a Message using Common
Operating Environment Message
Processor (CMP) (v. 6.2.x)

Prerequisite Collective Tasks: None.

Supporting Collective Tasks: None.

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6723.11-WT06
----71-0-5320.71-WT02

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.3

Title
Evaluate the Threat (IPB)
Evaluate the Threat (IPB)

Title
Assess Tactical Situation and Operations

334

Report Date: 31 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
03-4-5330.03-WT28

Determine Threat NBC Courses of Action (COAs) (IPB) (Chemical


Section)
Status: Proposed
Last Changed 10 Mar 2000

Task Data:
Proponent: Chemical
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Develop Intelligence
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: No
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The chemical section, as part of the digital brigade battle staff, is conducting
or preparing to conduct operations. The digital command post is established, and
the staff has received the initial WARNO with the Area of Operations (AO) from
higher headquarters. The staff is assembled and is conducting initial IPB as part of
mission analysis (as part of MDMP). The threat evaluation analysis is complete,
and a refined doctrinal template has been created. Some iterations of this task
should be performed in MOPP4.

Standard: Identified and evaluated threat NBC COAs (including SITTEMP, description
of threat COA and options, and list of HVTs) and desired end state. Specified the
threat most likely and most dangerous NBC COA. Supported the development of
situation and event templates that assisted the staff in mission planning.

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

1. Develops the full set of threat NBC COAs available to the threat.
a. Imports the initial Situational Template (SITTEMP) and threat
COA overlays from the S2 section.

335

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

2.

3.

4.
5.

GO

NO-GO

b. Analyzes threat COA overlays for accurate portrayal of threat


NBC/smoke events/activities.
c. Refines threat NBC/smoke COA assessment based on threat
perception of friendly dispositions (reverse IPB).
d. Provides input to the S2 section to improve the portrayal of
threat use of NBC weapons and smoke.
Evaluates each threat COA to determine likelihood of NBC events.
a. Provides input to S2 section to prioritize threat COAs based on
likelihood of NBC events for each COA.
b. Recommends updates to the SITTEMP overlays to the S2
section during staff wargaming.
(1) Analyzes SITTEMP for an accurate portrayal of threat
NBC/smoke events.
(2) Assists the S2 section with identifying specific High Value
Targets (HVTs) at specific phases of the battle.
(3) Provides input to the S2 section to improve the NBC
aspects of the SITTEMP overlay.
c. Recommends updates to the threat COA overlays, COA
descriptions and options, and HVTs during staff wargaming.
d. Recommends the most likely and most dangerous NBC threat
COAs.
Supports the development of initial collection requirements which
include an event template overlay and event matrix.
a. Imports initial event template and initial event matrix from the
S2 section.
b. Analyzes event template and event matrix for an accurate
portrayal of NBC events during staff wargaming.
(1) Identifies potential NBC Named Areas of Interest (NAIs).
(2) Identifies NBC reconnaissance requirements to fill
intelligence gaps.
(3) Determines NBC recon requirements for inclusion in the
initial force recon annex.
c. Provides NBC input for the event template overlay and event
matrix to the S2 section.
Provides NBC data to the S3 section for input into the Battle
Planning and Visualization (BPV) system.
Imports from the S2 section the threat COAs, event template, and
event matrix.

Supporting Products (References): None.

336

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----150-GPU-9101-WT07
1.

031-506-0020WT28

1. a.
1. b.

150-GPU-9103-WT07
031-506-0003WT28

2.

031-506-0020WT28

2. b. ( 1)

031-506-0003WT28

3. a.
3. b.

150-GPU-9103-WT07
031-506-0003WT28

4.
5.

150-BPV-9108-WT07
150-GPU-9103-WT07

Title
Update Common Tactical Picture (CTP)
Elements (v.6.2.x)
Identify Enemy Capabilities for NBC,
Smoke and Flame
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Analyze Threat Courses of Action
(COAs) - Chemical (OFF/NCO)
Identify Enemy Capabilities for NBC,
Smoke and Flame
Analyze Threat Courses of Action
(COAs) - Chemical (OFF/NCO)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Analyze Threat Courses of Action
(COAs) - Chemical (OFF/NCO)
Perform Planning Operations Using BPV
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)

Prerequisite Collective Tasks: None.

Supporting Collective Tasks: None.

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6724.11-WT06
-----

71-0-5330.71-WT02

-----

71-6-6000.20-WT44

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.3

Title
Determine Threat Courses of Action
(COAs) (IPB)
Determine Threat Courses of Action
(COAs) (IPB)
Determine Threat Courses of Action
(COAs)

Title
Assess Tactical Situation and Operations

337

Report Date: 31 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
03-4-5230.03-WT28

Plan Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) (Chemical


Section)
Status: Proposed
Last Changed 5 Apr 2000

Task Data:
Proponent: Chemical
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Develop Intelligence
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: No
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The chemical section, as part of the digital brigade battle staff, is
conducting or preparing to conduct operations. The digital command post is
established, and the staff has received a warning order/operations order
(WARNO/OPORD) from higher headquarters. The commander has provided initial
planning guidance. Some iterations of this task should be performed in MOPP4.

Standard: NBC operations are planned in support of ISR and are incorporated into the
ISR plan IAW TSOP and appropriate references.

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

1. Assists Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR)


planning team with integrating NBC operations.
a. Provides ISR team with MCS overlay of known contaminated
areas within the AO/AI.
b. Assists ISR planning team with designating any NBC NAIs.
c. Recommends the task organization of NBC recon assets to
verify extent of known or suspected contaminated areas.
d. Plans for the NBC decon of collection assets.
338

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

(1) Recommends the task organization of NBC decon assets.


(2) Designates NBC decon procedures/points.
(3) Provides MCS overlay portraying decontamination points.
e. Recommends NBC defensive posture for Recon elements
(MOPP level, troop safety criteria, OEG level).
f. Provides NBC hazard analysis for targeting WMD capable
facilities, units, stockpiles, etc..
2. Ensures NBC operations and NBC defensive procedures are
incorporated into the ISR plan (initial and final).

Supporting Products (References): None.

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----150-GPU-9101-WT07
1.

031-506-0019WT28

1. a.
1. d.
1. d. ( 3)

150-GPU-9103-WT07
031-506-0018WT28
150-GPU-9103-WT07

Title
Update Common Tactical Picture (CTP)
Elements (v.6.2.x)
Plan Brigade Nuclear, Chemical, and
Toxic Industrial Material (TIM) Recon,
Surveillance, and Sampling (PH)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Plan Decontamination Operations
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)

Prerequisite Collective Tasks: None.

Supporting Collective Tasks: None.

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6740.11-WT06
-----

71-0-5230.71-WT02

Title
Plan Intelligence, Surveillance, and
Reconnaissance (ISR)
Plan Intelligence, Surveillance, and
Reconnaissance (ISR)

Supported BOS (AUTL): None.

339

340

Report Date: 31 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
03-4-5350.03-WT28

Receive the Mission (MDMP) (Chemical Section)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 8 Nov 2000

Task Data:
Proponent: Chemical
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Exercise Command and Control
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: No
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The chemical section, as part of the digital brigade battle staff, is conducting
or preparing to conduct operations. The digital command post is established, and
the staff has received an operation order/operation plan (OPORD/OPLAN) from
higher headquarters. Some iterations of this task should be performed in MOPP4.

Standard: Received the mission and conducted an initial mission assessment.

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

1. Gathers the tools needed to begin mission analysis.


a. Retrieves the higher headquarters order (WARNO, FRAGO, or
OPORD), graphics, and any particular NBC specific reference
materials and tools or the anticipated new mission statement
from the S3 section.
b. Gathers unit and higher headquarters SOPs.
c. Gathers any existing NBC staff estimates (higher headquarters
and own).
d. Updates NBC staff estimate as required.

341

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

2. Completes a quick initial assessment of the new mission focusing


on NBC operational requirements, adjustments, considerations,
and time available to plan.
3. Obtains commanders initial guidance.
4. Retrieves a copy of the brigade WARNO 1 from the S3 section.
5. Ensures subordinate NBC sections are aware of upcoming
planning requirements.

Supporting Products (References): None.

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
1. a.
150-GPU-9103-WT07
1. d.
031-506-0016WT28
4.
150-GPU-9103-WT07

Title
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Prepare NBC Staff Estimate
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)

Prerequisite Collective Tasks: None.

Supporting Collective Tasks: None.

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6731.11-WT06
----71-0-5350.71-WT02

Title
Receive the Mission (MDMP)
Receive the Mission (MDMP)

Supported BOS (AUTL): None.

342

Report Date: 31 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
03-4-5360.03-WT28

Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP) (Chemical Section)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 13 Jan 2000

Task Data:
Proponent: Chemical
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Exercise Command and Control
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: No
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The chemical section, as part of the digital brigade battle staff, is conducting
or preparing to conduct operations. The digital command post is established. The
staff has received a warning order (WARNO) or operation plan (OPLAN) from
higher headquarters with the Area of Operations. WARNO 1 has been issued and
the staff has gathered the tools to begin mission analysis.
Some iterations of this task should be performed in MOPP4.

Standard: Defined the tactical problem from an NBC perspective by analyzing the
higher mission, intent and concept of the operation, provided NBC review to the
commander and staff, and began the process of determining feasible NBC
solutions by identifying available NBC resources and capabilities, tasks to be
conducted and information to be developed. Received the commander's restated
mission, intent and guidance; and received the Bde WARNO 2.

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

1. Analyzes base order and NBC annexes to ensure understanding


of:
a. Higher headquarters commander's intent, two levels up.
343

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

2.

3.

4.

5.
6.
7.

GO

NO-GO

b. Higher headquarters mission, including tasks, constraints,


risks, available assets, and area of operations.
c. Concept of the operation to include any deception plan.
d. Time lines for mission execution.
e. The missions of adjacent (to include front and rear) units and
their relation to higher headquarters plan.
f. The assigned Area of Operations (AO).
g. The NBC concept of operations from the higher headquarters
perspective.
Participates in the IPB process. See tasks:
a. Describe the Battlefield Effects -IPB (Chemical Section).
b. Evaluate the NBC Threat - IPB.
c. Determine Threat NBC Courses of Action (COA) - IPB.
Identifies NBC specified, implied, and essential tasks.
a. Identifies NBC specified tasks from the base order, annexes,
and overlays.
b. Identifies NBC implied tasks derived from the higher
headquarters order, the enemy situation and courses of action,
and the terrain.
c. Identifies any NBC essential tasks that must be executed to
accomplish the mission.
d. Provides NBC tasks to S3 section for staff consolidation.
Analyzes chemical assets available based on:
a. Additions to and deletions from the current task organization
(derived from MCS).
b. Determines the disposition of forces and assets available for
NBC recon, smoke, and decon operations.
c. Command and support relationships of task organized
chemical unit assets.
d. Status of chemical units expressed in capabilities and
limitations.
e. Additional resources needed to accomplish the specified and
implied tasks.
f. Projected status of available assets based on flow of
replacement of supplies, personnel and equipment, and
operational readiness rate using CSSCS.
Identifies higher NBC constraints and limitations imposed by higher
headquarters.
Identifies NBC critical facts and assumptions.
Identifies accident risk hazards and makes assessment of the risk
level for each hazard.

344

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

8. Recommends NBC information requirements (IR) to the S2 section


for staff review to become commander's critical information
requirements (CCIR) in the form of priority intelligence
requirements (PIR) about the enemy, essential elements of friendly
information (EEFI) to protect friendly forces from threat intelligence
gathering, and friendly forces information requirements (FFIR)
about the capabilities of own or adjacent units.
9. Develops NBC input for the initial reconnaissance plan/order.
10. Creates NBC overlay on MCS CTP. Overlay should portray:
NOTE: This overlay will serve as the basis for portraying the NBC
scheme of support for future tasks in MDMP. It will continue to be
updated during MDMP with the final product serving as the initial
overlay to support battle tracking.
a. Chemical unit assets available.
b. Higher headquarters designated decontamination points.
c. Specified and implied NBC tasks.
d. NBC Named Areas of Interest (NAIs).
e. Locations of know contaminated areas or hazard predictions.
*11. Briefs mission analysis for NBC (Optional).
a. States minimum MOPP level required by higher headquarters.
b. Provides NBC threat status IAW FM 3-3 and unit tactical SOP.
c. Transcribes the commander's restated mission.
d. Provides significant threat NBC information derived from IPB.
e. Provides troop safety criteria as directed by higher
headquarters.
f. Receives the restated mission once approved by the
commander and receives the commander's intent / guidance.
12. Begins preparation or updates the NBC staff estimate.
a. Drafts references, paragraph 1, Mission; paragraph 2a,
Characteristics of Area of Operation; 2b, Enemy Forces, which
are based on results from IPB, and 2d, Assumptions.
b. Provides what chemical unit assets are available to support the
mission with the command or support relationship.
c. Lists all maps, charts, or other documents required to
understand the estimate.
d. Explains constraints on NBC assets/equipment, such as fog oil,
motor gasoline (MOGAS), and water that may impact on the
mission.
13. Reviews, periodically, all available NBC facts and assumptions for
new or changed information and makes necessary adjustments.
14. Receives WARNO 2 from the S3 section as it becomes available
and ensures all chemical elements subordinate to the brigade
receive it .

345

Supporting Products (References)


Step Id
Product Id
----FM 101-5

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----031-506-0023WT28
-----

150-GPU-9101-WT07

1.

031-506-0004WT28

12.
14.
4.

031-506-0016WT28
150-GPU-9103-WT07
031-506-0004WT28

4. b.

031-506-0021WT28

4. b.

031-506-0022WT28

4. d.

031-506-0021WT28

4. d.

031-506-0022WT28

9.

031-506-0004WT28

Title
Staff Organization and Operations

Title
Develop NBC Concept of Support for
each Course of Action COA (OFF/NCO)
Update Common Tactical Picture (CTP)
Elements (v.6.2.x)
Conduct Mission Analysis for NBC
Defense and Smoke
Prepare NBC Staff Estimate
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Conduct Mission Analysis for NBC
Defense and Smoke
Describe Biological Detection Operations
for Planning at the Brigade Level
Describe Chemical Unit Capabilities and
Missions
Describe Biological Detection Operations
for Planning at the Brigade Level
Describe Chemical Unit Capabilities and
Missions
Conduct Mission Analysis for NBC
Defense and Smoke

Prerequisite Collective Tasks: None.

Supporting Collective Tasks: None.

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6732.11-WT06
----71-0-5360.71-WT07

Title
Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP)
Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP)

346

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.3

Title
Assess Tactical Situation and Operations

347

Report Date: 31 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
03-4-5410.03-WT28

Develop Courses of Action (COAs) (MDMP) (Chemical Section)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 10 Mar 2000

Task Data:
Proponent: Chemical
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Exercise Command and Control
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: No
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The chemical section, as part of the digital brigade battle staff, is conducting
or preparing to conduct operations. The digital command post is established, and
the staff has received an operation order/operation plan (OPORD/OPLAN) from
higher headquarters. The battle staff completed mission analysis and associated
products, and the commander has provided initial planning guidance. Some
iterations of this task should be performed in MOPP4.

Standard: Assisted in developing COAs consistent with the commander's guidance.


Incorporated NBC capabilities into each COA.

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

1. Analyzes relative combat power.


a. Determines the effect that available chemical unit assets have
on force ratios.
b. Compares friendly NBC strengths against enemy weaknesses,
and vice versa.
2. Reviews the overlays created by the S2 and S3 sections that
generated options for COA development and portrayed the initial
array of forces for each COA.
348

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

3. Develops an initial NBC scheme of support for each COA on MCS


CTP overlay.
a. Identifies NBC tasks to support each COA.
b. Plans the use of smoke, NBC recon, and decon in support of
each COA.
c. Considers, in general terms, the effects of enemy weapons of
mass destruction (WMD) on the force (Detailed vulnerability
analysis and MOPP analysis to occur in COA Analysis).
d. Revises the NBC MCS CTP overlay created during mission
analysis to portray the initial concept of NBC support for each
COA. Added/updated to/on this overlay are:
(1) The allocation of supporting chemical unit assets for each
COA.
(2) The priorities for NBC recon, smoke, and decon for each
COA.
(3) Initial scheme of smoke, decon, and recon operations in
support of each COA.
4. Provides NBC/smoke input into the development of the COA
statements and sketches.
5. Attends the COA briefing to the Commander.
6. Completes paragraph 2c, Friendly Forces, on the NBC staff
estimate.

Supporting Products (References): None.

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----150-GPU-9101-WT07
1.

031-506-0023WT28

3.

031-506-0023WT28

6.

031-506-0016WT28

Title
Update Common Tactical Picture (CTP)
Elements (v.6.2.x)
Develop NBC Concept of Support for
each Course of Action COA (OFF/NCO)
Develop NBC Concept of Support for
each Course of Action COA (OFF/NCO)
Prepare NBC Staff Estimate

Prerequisite Collective Tasks: None.

349

Supporting Collective Tasks: None.

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6733.11-WT06
-----

71-0-5410.71-WT02

-----

71-6-5410.71-WT07

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.4

Title
Develop Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP)
Develop Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP)
Develop Courses of Action (OLD)

Title
Plan Tactical Operations Using the Military Decision
Making Process/Troop Leading Procedures

350

Report Date: 31 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
03-4-5420.03-WT28

Analyze Courses of Action (COAs) (MDMP) (Chemical Section)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 10 Mar 2000

Task Data:
Proponent: Chemical
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Exercise Command and Control
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: No
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The chemical section, as part of the digital brigade battle staff, is conducting
or preparing to conduct operations. The digital command post is established, and
the staff has received an operation order/operation plan (OPORD/OPLAN) from
higher headquarters. The commander has provided planning guidance, and the
staff has developed one or more COAs.
Some iterations of this task should be performed in MOPP4.

Standard: Evaluated each COA with respect to the wargame method that was chosen.
Assessed the suitability and feasibility of each COA from an NBC standpoint.
Developed an initial NBC supporting plan for each COA based upon the war
gaming.

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

1. Gathers tools to analyze the Courses of Action (COA).


a. NBC overlays created during mission analysis and updated
during COA development.
b. Previous notes from the prior steps of MDMP.
c. Provides the S3 section with NBC data for input into the Battle
Planning and Visualization (BPV) system as required.
351

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

2. Analyzes each COA using the chosen wargaming method.


NOTE: Entire COAs are not war gamed in detail. Only those key
events specified by the S3 or XO. For example, actions on objective
and critical points such as an engagement area, river crossing site, or
landing zone are war gamed in detail. After the commander has
approved one COA, but before the staff produces the order or plan, the
staff must refine and wargame the minor pieces of the plan and
annotate the results in the scheme of maneuver paragraph of the
operations order/plan.
a. Assists the S2 with identifying likely times and areas for enemy
use of WMD for each COA through the eyes of the enemy
target analyst (digitally plotted on S2 Common Tactical Picture
(CTP) overlay).
b. Identifies the chemical unit assets required to support the
scheme of maneuver.
c. Uses the wargame to confirm or refine the NBC concept of
support (NBC task and purpose), NBC critical tasks, and
allocation of chemical unit assets that were developed in COA
development.
d. Recommends adjustments to chemical unit task organization
that was planned during COA development based on analysis
of each COA.
3. Determines supportability of each COA from the NBC defense
perspective.
a. Conducts NBC vulnerability analysis for each COA to
determine the unit vulnerability to the threat use of WMD.
(1) Recommends methods to minimize friendly and civilian
NBC vulnerability.
(2) Considers any guidance from the commander in regard to
NBC risk (fight dirty or bypass contamination).
(3) Considers the effects of enemy WMD use on the force for
each COA using the digitally templated attacks developed
in the IPB process on CTP overlay.
( a) Considers the effects of weather on the use of WMD
and resulting effects on the force for each COA using
the analysis from the IPB process.
( b) Considers the terrain and its effect on WMD use and
resulting effects on the force for each COA using the
analysis developed during the IPB process.
b. Conducts MOPP analysis for each COA to determine the
MOPP level needed for protection consistent with mission
accomplishment.
4. Evaluates each COA against the stated evaluation criteria (not the
other COAs) focusing on how well each COA accomplishes the
critical NBC tasks and end state.

352

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

5. Further refines the initial NBC scheme of support plan developed


during COA development to incorporate the analysis of the COAs.
6. Assists the S3 with the development of the synchronization matrix
which includes the synchronization of key NBC battlefield events.
a. Smoke operations.
b. Probable NBC recon missions.
c. Decon missions.
d. Chemical defense equipment resupply time line based on
expected battlefield events.

Supporting Products (References): None.

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----150-GPU-9101-WT07
1. c.
2.

150-BPV-9108-WT07
031-506-0024WT28

3.
3.
3.
3.

031-506-0025WT28
031-506-0026WT28
031-506-0027WT28
031-506-0028WT28

a.
a.
a.
a.

4.

031-506-0024WT28

5.

031-506-0024WT28

6.

031-506-0024WT28

Title
Update Common Tactical Picture (CTP)
Elements (v.6.2.x)
Perform Planning Operations Using BPV
Wargame NBC Concept of Support
(OFF/NCO)
Perform Nuclear Vulnerability Analysis
Perform Biological Vulnerability Analysis
Perform Chemical Vulnerability Analysis
Provide Technical Advice on Toxic
Industrial Materials
Wargame NBC Concept of Support
(OFF/NCO)
Wargame NBC Concept of Support
(OFF/NCO)
Wargame NBC Concept of Support
(OFF/NCO)

Prerequisite Collective Tasks: None.

Supporting Collective Tasks: None.

353

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6734.11-WT06
-----

71-0-5420.71-WT07

-----

71-6-5420.71-WT02

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.4

Title
Analyze Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP)
Analyze Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP)
Analyze Courses of Action (COAs) (OLD)

Title
Plan Tactical Operations Using the Military Decision
Making Process/Troop Leading Procedures

354

Report Date: 31 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
03-4-5430.03-WT28

Compare Courses of Action (COAs) (MDMP) (Chemical Section)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 6 Nov 2000

Task Data:
Proponent: Chemical
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Exercise Command and Control
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: No
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The chemical section, as part of the digital brigade battle staff, is conducting
or preparing to conduct operations. The digital command post is established, and
the staff has received an operation order/operation plan (OPORD/OPLAN) from
higher headquarters. The staff has developed and analyzed courses of action
(COAs) consistent with the commander's guidance. The S3 or XO have determined
COA evaluation criteria. Some iterations of this task should be performed in
MOPP4.

Standard: Compared each developed COA consistent with the evaluation criteria.
Identified the preferred COA from an NBC standpoint to recommend to the
commander.

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

1. Analyzes and evaluates the NBC advantages and disadvantages


of each COA.
a. Provides an assessment of each COA from an NBC
standpoint.
355

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

b. Identifies chemical unit and chemical defense equipment


shortfalls for each COA.
c. Identifies NBC advantages and disadvantages for each COA
(or strengths and weaknesses).
2. Scores each COA using the evaluation criteria, highlights of the
NBC advantages and disadvantages, and provides analysis to the
S3 section.
3. Uses decision matrix created by the S3 section to compare COAs
using one evaluation criteria category at a time.
4. Analyzes decision matrix data to identify overall NBC advantages
and disadvantages of COAs with respect to each other.
5. Completes paragraphs 3, Analysis and 4, Comparison of the NBC
staff estimate.
6. Identifies the COA that has the highest probability of success
against the threats most likely and most dangerous COA.
NOTE: The selected COA should also minimize risk, best position the
force for future operations, provide the best flexibility to meet
unknowns, and provide maximum latitude for initiative by subordinates.
7. Recommends the best COA from the overall NBC perspective.
8. Completes paragraph 5, Recommendation and Conclusions of the
NBC staff estimate.
NOTE: This completes the NBC staff estimate.
* 9. Briefs the commander on assessments and recommendations
during the COA decision briefing using MCS CTP overlays created
as a result of COA development and the results of the staff analysis
process. The chemical section recommends:
a. Concept of chemical support (scheme, priorities, critical tasks).
b. Task organization and command/support relationship for
supporting chemical unit assets.
c. MOPP levels and where MOPP gear will be stored or carried
based on MOPP and vulnerability analysis.

Supporting Products (References): None.

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
1.
031-506-0030WT28
2.

031-506-0030WT28

Title
Compare NBC Courses of Action
(OFF/NCO)
Compare NBC Courses of Action
(OFF/NCO)

356

3.

031-506-0030WT28

4.

031-506-0030WT28

5.
8.

031-506-0016WT28
031-506-0016WT28

Compare NBC Courses of Action


(OFF/NCO)
Compare NBC Courses of Action
(OFF/NCO)
Prepare NBC Staff Estimate
Prepare NBC Staff Estimate

Prerequisite Collective Tasks: None.

Supporting Collective Tasks: None.

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6735.11-WT06
-----

71-0-5430.71-WT07

Title
Compare Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP)
Compare Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP)

Supported BOS (AUTL): None.

357

Report Date: 31 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
03-4-5450.03-WT28

Produce Order or Plans (MDMP) (Chemical Section)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 28 Jan 2000

Task Data:
Proponent: Chemical
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Exercise Command and Control
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: No
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The chemical section, as part of the digital brigade battle staff, is conducting
or preparing to conduct operations. The digital command post is established, and
the staff has received an operation order/operation plan (OPORD/OPLAN) from
higher headquarters. The commander has either chosen a COA or directed a single
COA to be developed in detail, and has provided additional guidance.
Some iterations of this task should be performed in MOPP4.

Standard: Completed the NBC annex IAW FMs 101-5 and 3-100 and within the time
standard developed by the brigade XO.

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

1. Finalizes NBC plan based on commanders decisions and


guidance.
a. Finalizes chemical unit task organization.
b. Finalizes the chemical unit scheme of support for smoke,
decon, and NBC recon operations.
c. Finalizes NBC protection measures as directed by the
commander.

358

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

d. Provides NBC operational changes to the synchronization


matrix to the S3 section.
2. Coordinates with other staff sections (S1,S2,S3,S4,S5/CMO) on
NBC-related issues that need to be included into that staff section
annex.
3. Produces the NBC annex as follows:
a. Paragraph 1 of annex addresses the enemy NBC threat, to
include smoke, flame, and riot control agents.
b. Friendly Forces.
c. Paragraph 2 states the NBC mission in support of the basic
OPORD/OPLAN.
d. Paragraph 3 provides:
(1) The scheme of NBC operations.
(2) Supporting chemical unit tasks, missions, task
organization, and priorities for NBC recon, decon,
surveillance, and smoke.
(3) Coordinating Instructions include:
( a) MOPP level guidance.
( b) Automatic masking criteria.
( c) Troop safety criteria.
( d) Locations of link-up points for decontamination sites
(digitally plotted on MCS Common Tactical Picture
(CTP) overlay).
( e) Locations of medical facilities for treating chemical
casualties.
( f) Designated turn-in point and procedures for handling
of chemical and biological samples (also digitally
plotted on MCS CTP overlay).
( g) Civilian and military facilities whose destruction could
create military significant NBC hazards (also digitally
plotted on MCS CTP overlay).
( h) Operational exposure guidance (if applicable).
( i) Procedures for limiting electromagnetic pulse (EMP)
effects.
( j) Identification of designated observer units.
( k) Identification of procedures for providing support to
local populations as required.
( l) Procedures (if not in unit SOP) for creating MCS CTP
digital overlays for NBC battle tracking.
( m) Procedures for updating the MCS CTP.
e. Paragraph 4 plans for NBC defense service support.
(1) Includes procedures for:
( a) Handling contaminated casualties and processing of
remains (if not already in SOPs).
( b) Chemical defense equipment push package concept.

359

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

(2) Information on:


( a) Resupply timeliness for critical chemical defense
equipment (individual protective equipment, fog oil,
etc.).
( b) Availability and location of field expedient
decontamination supplies, materials, and
decontaminants.
( c) Availability and procedures for distributing, prestock
points, and transportation of NBC equipment and
chemical defense equipment.
f. Paragraph 5 plans for command and signal:
(1) Location of chemical staffs and subordinate and supporting
chemical unit headquarters.
(2) Special signal instructions to subordinate and supporting
chemical units.
(3) Describes the notification system for the NBC Warning and
Reporting System (NBCWRS) to include MCS CTP, MCS
Common Message Processor (CMP), FM, MSE, and
FBCB2.
(4) Information concerning dissemination of STRIKEWARN
messages.
4. Digitally forwards the NBC annex to the S3 via MCS CMP.
5. Briefs the NBC annex at the brigade OPORD briefing. Briefing
includes:
a. Scheme of NBC operations by phase:
(1) Chemical unit task organization.
(2) Scheme for NBC recon, smoke, and decon operations.
b. NBC defense protection guidelines.
(1) MOPP levels.
(2) OEG.
(3) Other pertinent troop safety criteria.

Supporting Products (References): None.

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----031-506-0031-WT20
-----

150-GPU-9101-WT07

1. a.

031-506-0018WT28

Title
Plan Brigade Smoke and Obscurant
Operations (OFF/NCO)
Update Common Tactical Picture (CTP)
Elements (v.6.2.x)
Plan Decontamination Operations
360

1. a.

031-506-0019WT28

1. b.
1. b.

031-506-0018WT28
031-506-0019WT28

3.

031-506-0032WT28

3.

150-GPU-9110-WT07

4.

150-GPU-9102-WT07

Plan Brigade Nuclear, Chemical, and


Toxic Industrial Material (TIM) Recon,
Surveillance, and Sampling (PH)
Plan Decontamination Operations
Plan Brigade Nuclear, Chemical, and
Toxic Industrial Material (TIM) Recon,
Surveillance, and Sampling (PH)
Write NBC Defense Annex and Smoke
Annex (OFF/NCO)
Operate the OPLAN / OPORD
Application (v.6.2.x)
Process a Message using Common
Operating Environment Message
Processor (CMP) (v. 6.2.x)

Prerequisite Collective Tasks: None.

Supporting Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----03-4-5451.03-WT28
-----

03-4-5452.03-WT28

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6737.11-WT06
----71-0-5450.71-WT02
----71-6-5450.71-WT07
----71-6-9450.20-WT02

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.4

Title
Coordinate With Staffs On NBC Related
Issues
Plan Chemical Unit Employment

Title
Produce Order or Plans (MDMP)
Produce Order or Plans (MDMP)
Complete the Plan (OLD)
Produce Order or Plans

Title
Plan Tactical Operations Using the Military Decision
Making Process/Troop Leading Procedures

361

SIGO Section
IPB, ISR AND THE
MDMP
PROCESSES
Draft

TABLE OF CONTENTS

DEFINE THE BATTLEFIELD ENVIRONMENT (IPB) (S6)..............................................365


DESCRIBE THE BATTLEFIELD'S EFFECTS (IPB) (S6)..................................................368
EVALUATE THE THREAT (IPB) (S6)...................................................................................372
DETERMINE THREAT COURSES OF ACTION (COAS) (IPB) (S6)...............................376
PLAN INTELLIGENCE, SURVEILLANCE, AND RECONNAISSANCE (ISR) (S6)......380
RECEIVE THE MISSION (MDMP) (S-6)..............................................................................383
CONDUCT MISSION ANALYSIS (MDMP) (S-6)................................................................386
DEVELOP COURSES OF ACTION (COAS) (MDMP) (S-6)...............................................391
ANALYZE COURSES OF ACTION (COAS) (MDMP) (S-6)...............................................395
COMPARE COURSES OF ACTION (COAS) (MDMP) (S6)..............................................399
PRODUCE ORDER OR PLANS (MDMP) (S-6)...................................................................402

363

Report Date: 31 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
11-4-8300.01-WT09

Define the Battlefield Environment (IPB) (S6)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 5 Jan 2000

Task Data:
Proponent: Signal
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Develop Intelligence
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: Yes
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The S6 section, as part of a digital brigade battle staff is conducting or


preparing to conduct operations. The digital command post is established, and the
staff has received the initial WARNO with the Area of Operations (AO) from higher
headquarters. Enemy order of battle, knowledge of threat doctrine, and refined
data from the division terrain team and staff weather officer (SWO), and digital map
coverage of the contingency area are available. The initial WARNO has been
received from higher headquarters, the XO has assembled the staff, and the
commander has issued initial planning guidance. Some iterations of this task
should be performed in MOPP4.

Standard: S6 staff recommended maneuver battlefield communications area of interest


and identified and nominated maneuver-related requests for information (RFIs) to
the S2. The S6 section provided input for the staff AO overlay, battle space overlay,
and battlefield environment overlay. Upon approval of XO or commander, S6
section disseminated the battlefield environmental operational overlay throughout
the CP, and to higher, lower, and adjacent units.

364

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

1. Gather the following overlays and reports from higher headquarters


(Intra TOC) using web browser and common message processor
(CMP) to establish a start point for area of interest (AOI) and
battlespace analysis:
a. Retrieve reports which identify the significant characteristics of
the environment (e.g., geography, terrain, weather,
demographics, rules of engagement (ROE).
b. Brigade area of operations (AO) overlay from the Joint
Common Data Base (JCDB).
c. Division areas of interest (AOI) overlay(s).
d. Initial combined obstacles overlay (COO) and other overlays.
2. Establish S6 section area of interest (AOI) overlay using CTP.
a. Identify the area that enemy signal threat capablities are
capable of ranging brigade AO.
b. S6 section proposes limits of the unit AOI based on the higher
headquarters;
(1) Commander's intent.
(2) Mission, including tasks, constraints, risks, available
assets, and specified area of operations.
(3) Concept of the operation, including the deception plan.
(4) Time line for mission execution.
(5) The missions of the adjacent units.
(6) The assigned area of operations.
(7) Location(s) of higher level supporting communications
assets.
* 3. S6 analyzes signal factors bearing on the brigade battlefield
environment.
* 4. S6 assisted by the staff identifies information gaps.
* 5. S6 submits request for information (RFI) to the Brigade S2 and
division higher headquarters G6 section as appropriate.
6. Display the brigade battlefield environment overlay upon
completion by the S3 section. The S6 operator retrieves the
brigade battlefield environment overlay from the JCDB.
7. Disseminate key portions to all elements.

Supporting Products (References)


Step Id
Product Id
----FM 101-5
----FM 34-130

Title
Staff Organization and Operations
Intelligence Preparation Of The
Battlefield

365

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----113-365-9002-WT9
----150-MCS-0001-WT07
--------4.

150-MCS-0008-WT07
150-MCS-0011-WT07
150-GPU-9105-WT07

Title
Coordinate S6 Section IPB Efforts
Initialize MCS Using ABCS Software
(IBCT)
Load Map Data From a CD on MCS
Operate Gazetteer in MCS
Perform Share Folder Management

Prerequisite Collective Tasks: None.

Supporting Collective Tasks: None.

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6721.11-WT06
----71-0-5300.71-WT02
----71-6-1056.71-WT07
3. a.

17-6-5360.17-WT02

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.3

Title
Define the Battlefield Environment (IPB)
Define the Battlefield Environment (IPB)
Conduct Intelligence Preparation of the
Battlefield (IPB)
Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP) (S3)

Title
Assess Tactical Situation and Operations

366

Report Date: 31 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
11-4-8310.11-WT06

Describe the Battlefield's Effects (IPB) (S6)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 5 Jan 2000

Task Data:
Proponent: Signal
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Develop Intelligence
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: No
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The unit is conducting or is preparing to conduct combat operations.


Communications have been established with subordinate, adjacent and higher
headquarters. Army Battle Command Systems (ABCS) are operational and
passing information in accordance with the TSOP. The common tactical picture
(CTP), common operating environment message processor (CMP), and Plan
Manager application programs are operational. The command's battlefield
environment has been defined, and guidance for IPB development has been
issued. Some iterations of this task should be performed in MOPP4.

Standard: The Signal element provided S2 with analysis of terrain and weather effects
on friendly and enemy communications courses of action (COAs). Assisted S2 in
developing modified combined obstacle overlay (MCOO).

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

1. S6 NCOIC retrieves modified combined obstacle overlay (MCOO)


from the brigade engineer.
* 2. S6 and/or NCOIC analyze communications-related military aspects
of the terrain using OCOKA. and provides a notional overlay that
includes:
367

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

a. Concealment from aerial and space-based systems SIGINT


systems.
b. Line-of-sight characteristics of terrain, to include
communications and noncommunications emitters.
c. Vegetation and its effects on radio wave absorption and
antenna height requirements.
d. Large objects, such as buildings or cliffs, that will influence
radio waves.
* 3. S6 and/or S6 NCOIC analyze the effects of weather on the
battlefield environment.
a. S6 and/or S6 NCOIC analyze the military aspects of weather to
include:
(1) Wind (Speed and direction).
(2) Precipitation.
(3) Cloud cover.
(4) Temperature and humidity.
(5) Visibility (to include illumination).
b. S6 and/or S6 NCOIC evaluate the weather effects on
operations.
NOTE: Relate the analysis to the weather's effects on the broad COAs
available to threat and friendly forces, such as attack or defend.
(1) Coordinate with S2 on the military aspects of the weather.
(2) Analyze the mission based on current and possible
changes in visibility, winds, precipitation, cloud cover,
battlefield obscurants, and temperature and humidity.
(3) Evaluate the weather's effects on the broad courses of
action.
(4) Record analysis in paragraph 2 of the staff estimate and
updates notional overlay as appropriate.
* 4. S6 and/or S6 NCOIC describe the battlefield's effects on threat and
friendly capabilities and broad Courses of Action (COA), and
incorporates analysis into staff estimates.
a. Identify areas along each avenue of approach best suited for
engagement areas, ambush sites, battle positions, immediate
or intermediate objectives, etc.
b. Identify period when weather conditions will optimize the use of
friendly sighting and target acquisition systems.
c. Identify other characteristics of the battlefield that will affect
military operations.
d. Identify the impact of terrain, weather, and other characteristics
on Correlation of Forces Matrices (COFM).
* 5. S6 and/or S6 NCOIC analyze the effects of other characteristics of
the battlefield; e.i., determining if the rules of engagement (ROE)
have a unique effect on communications support operations.

368

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

* 6. S6 and/or S6 NCOIC describe the battlefield's effects on threat and


friendly communications capabilities and broad Courses of Action.
a. Evaluate set of communications support and information attack
that best supports enemy maneuver.
b. Prioritize communications support and information attack
options on how well each supports enemy maneuver.
c. Incorporate analysis into signal estimate.
NOTE: Combine the evaluation of the effects of terrain, weather, and
the other characteristics of the battlefield. Focus on the total factors
influencing the environmental effects on COA available to both threat
and friendly forces.
7. S6 and/or S6 NCOIC coordinate with S2 to provide input on the
battlefield effects on communications operations and COAs.
8. S6 and/or S6 NCOIC import MCOO overlay from S2 using CTP.

Supporting Products (References)


Step Id
Product Id
----34-130

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----113-302-7002-WT9
----113-365-8000-WT9
----113-365-9002-WT9
----113-368-7000-WT9
----113-371-4000-WT9
-----

113-371-4001-WT9

-----

113-371-4002-WT9

-----

113-371-4004-WT9

---------

113-384-4000-WT9
113-384-4001-WT9

Title
INTELLIGENCE PREPARATION OF
THE BATTLEFIELD

Title
Analyze Frequency Spectrum Usage
Prepare Signal Staff Estimate
Coordinate S6 Section IPB Efforts
Analyze Satellite Coverage
Identify Enemy Signal Organizational,
Capabilities, and Employment
Identify Enemy's Radio Electronic
Warfare Organization, Capabilities, and
Employment
Identify Enemy's Offensive Information
Operations Assets/Capabilities
Analyze Signal Factors Bearing on the
Battlefield Environment
Analyze Signal C4 Vulnerabilities
Provide Technical Advice on Signal
Aspects of C4

369

-----

113-385-4000-WT9

-----

113-439-4011-WT9

-----

150-GPU-9101-WT07

-----

150-GPU-9102-WT07

---------

150-GPU-9103-WT07
150-GPU-9104-WT07

-------------

150-GPU-9105-WT07
150-GPU-9106-WT07
150-GPU-9110-WT07

Perform Line of Sight Profile Analysis


Using ISYSCON (V4)/Tactical Internet
Management System (TIMS) Release
2.2
Analyze Effects of Weather, Terrain, and
Obstacles on Communications Systems
Update Common Tactical Picture (CTP)
Elements (v.6.2.x)
Process a Message using Common
Operating Environment Message
Processor (CMP) (v. 6.2.x)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Conduct Terrain Evaluation Using the
Common Tactical Picture (CTP) (v.6.2.x)
Perform Share Folder Management
Operate Collaborative Tools (v.6.2.x)
Operate the OPLAN / OPORD
Application (v.6.2.x)

Prerequisite Collective Tasks: None.

Supporting Collective Tasks: None.

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6722.11-WT06
----71-0-5310.71-WT02
----71-6-6001.20-WT44

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.3

Title
Describe the Battlefield's Effects (IPB)
Describe the Battlefield's Effects (IPB)
IPB

Title
Assess Tactical Situation and Operations

370

Report Date: 31 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
11-4-8320.01-WT09

Evaluate the Threat (IPB) (S6)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 5 Jan 2000

Task Data:
Proponent: Signal
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Develop Intelligence
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: Yes
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The unit is conducting or preparing to conduct tactical operations.


Communications are established with subordinate, adjacent ad higher
headquarters. Army Battle Command Sytems (ABCS) are operational and are
passing information IAW TACSOP. The commander's initial planning guidance,
refined data from the division's terrain team and staff weather officer (SWO), a
warning order (WARNO) and siyuation template (SITEMP) from higher has been
received. The staff is participating in intelligence preparation of the battlefield (IPB),
and has defined the areas of operation (AO) and areas of interests (AI). Some
iterations of this task should be performed in MOPP4.

Standard: The threat was determined in terms of the commander's requirement.


Provided S2 staff with an evaluation of signal threat command, control and
communications (C3) capabilities and vulnerabilities for the given situation.

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

* 1. S6 and/or S6 NCOIC section assist the S2 section with


identification of the threat's capabilities and information gaps.
a. S6 NCOIC retrieves the threat Order of Battle using the CTP.
b. S6 and/or S6 NCOIC evaluate the threat capabilities.
371

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

NOTE: The S6 or S6 NCOIC will coordinate with the Bde S2 to obtain


intelligence concerning the threat's electronic warfare (EW) capabilities
and vulnerabilities.
c. S6 and/or S6 NCOIC evaluate the threat employment of signal
assets.
d. S6 and/or S6 NCOIC identify gaps in intelligence with respect
to the threat's capabilities.
e. S6 NCOIC submits request for information to S2.
2. S6 NCOIC updates the threat model by creating or updating the
doctrinal template and patterns of operation notional overlay, as
required.
NOTE: Threat models consist of three parts: doctrinal templates;
description of preferred tactics, options, and peculiarities; and
identification of HVTs. They depict how threat forces prefer to conduct
operations under ideal conditions.
a. S6 NCOIC retrieves the Bde S2 initial doctrinal template
notional overlay.
b. Battle Captain identifies threat-preferred tactics, options, and
peculiarities based on an evaluation of the threat's doctrine and
past and current operations.
c. S6 and/or S6 NCOIC assist S2 staff by identifying initial High
Value Targets (HVT).
d. S6 and/or S6 NCOIC identify modifications to the threat
doctrinal template based off the evaluation of the threat's past
and current operations and provides the modifications to the
S2.
e. S6 and/or S6 NCOIC identify gaps in intelligence with respect
to signal operations.
3. S6 and/or identifies threats to C3 capabilities and the
vulnerabilities.
NOTE: Threat capabilities are the broad COAs and support operations
which threat forces take to influence the accomplishment of the friendly
mission.
a. S6 and/or S6 NCOIC review the threat capabilities and
recommends changes to the notional overlay based on his
analysis of the current situation, the threat's doctrine, and the
threat's past operations.
b. S6 and/or S6 NCOIC complete paragraph 2 (Situation and
Considerations), subparagraph b (Enemy Forces) of the signal
staff estimate and mission analysis briefing.
c. S6 and/ or S6 NCOIC provide S2 section with analysis of the
threat's capabilities
4. S6 and/ or S6 NCOIC brief (signal threat) XO as required.
NOTE: Traditionally the threat evaluation is disseminated via the
Intelligence Estimate but may use any means that best suits the

372

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

situation.

Supporting Products (References): None.

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----113-365-8000-WT9
----113-365-9002-WT9
----113-371-4000-WT9
-----

113-371-4001-WT9

-----

113-371-4002-WT9

-----

113-371-4003-WT9

-------------

113-384-4000-WT9
113-409-0004-WT09
113-439-4011-WT9

---------

113-439-9002-WT9
150-GPU-9101-WT07

---------

150-GPU-9103-WT07
150-GPU-9104-WT07

-------------

150-GPU-9105-WT07
150-GPU-9106-WT07
150-GPU-9110-WT07

-----

171-145-0001

-----

171-145-0007

-----

171-145-0008

Title
Prepare Signal Staff Estimate
Coordinate S6 Section IPB Efforts
Identify Enemy Signal Organizational,
Capabilities, and Employment
Identify Enemy's Radio Electronic
Warfare Organization, Capabilities, and
Employment
Identify Enemy's Offensive Information
Operations Assets/Capabilities
Develop Signal Threat Courses of Action
(COA) Overlay(s)
Analyze Signal C4 Vulnerabilities
Determine Threat Courses of Action
Analyze Effects of Weather, Terrain, and
Obstacles on Communications Systems
Evaluate the Signal Threat
Update Common Tactical Picture (CTP)
Elements (v.6.2.x)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Conduct Terrain Evaluation Using the
Common Tactical Picture (CTP) (v.6.2.x)
Perform Share Folder Management
Operate Collaborative Tools (v.6.2.x)
Operate the OPLAN / OPORD
Application (v.6.2.x)
PREPARE/SEND COMBAT MESSAGES
USING FBCB2
PREPARE/SEND OVERLAYS USING
FBCB2
PREPARE/SEND REPORTS USING
FBCB2

373

Prerequisite Collective Tasks: None.

Supporting Collective Tasks: None.

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6723.11-WT06
----71-0-5320.71-WT02

Title
Evaluate the Threat (IPB)
Evaluate the Threat (IPB)

Supported BOS (AUTL): None.

374

Report Date: 31 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
11-4-8330.01-WT09

Determine Threat Courses of Action (COAs) (IPB) (S6)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 5 Jan 2000

Task Data:
Proponent: Signal
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Develop Intelligence
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: No
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The unit is conducting or is preparing to conduct combat operations.


Communications are established with subordinate, adjacent, and higher
headquarters. Army Battle Command Systems (ABCS) are operational and
passing information in accordance with the TACSOP. The common tactical picture
(CTP), Plan Manager, and common operating environment message processor
(CMP) application programs are operational. Key section personnel are assembled
and are in the process of developing and analyzing the COAs (as part of MDMP).
The threat evaluation analysis is complete, and a refined doctrinal template has
been created. Some iterations of this task should be performed in MOPP4.

Standard: The Signal element: (1) identified and evaluated threat COAs and desired
end state. (2) Specified the threat's most likely and most dangerous signal COAs.
(3) Provided the S2 with signal analysis to be incorporated into the situation and
event templates that assisted the battlestaff in mission planning.

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

1. S6 and/or S6 NCOIC Develop full set of threat COAs available to


the threat by establishing threat command and control, radio
electronic warfare, and information attack COA notional overlays.
375

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

a. S6 NCOIC retrieves the initial situation template (SITTEMP)


and COA notional overlays as they become available.
b. S6 and/or S6 NCOIC review threat COA notional overlays, and
provides input as necessary.
2. S6 and/or S6 NCOIC assist the S2 section in developing the
situation template notional overlays, COA descriptions and options,
and high value targets (HVTs).
3. S6 and/or S6 NCOIC evaluate and prioritizes each threat COA,
particularly identifying threat most likely and most dangerous
COAs.
a. S6 and/or S6 NCOIC evaluate and prioritize each threat course
of action based on the application of the situation template.
b. S6 and/or S6 NCOIC recommend updates to the threat COA
notional overlays, COA descriptions and options, and High
Value Targets (HVTs).
c. S6 and/or S6 NCOIC, in conjunction with the S2 Section,
identify the threat most likely and most dangerous COAs.
4. S6 and/or S6 NCOIC assist the S2 in:
a. Develop the named areas of interest (NAI).
b. Refine the event template notional overlay and event matrix.
5. S6 NCOIC retrieves the SITTEMP (as an overlay), high value
target list, initial collection plan, NAIs, event template, and event
matrix.
NOTE: S6 section contributes to keeping the IPB current throughout the
planning, preparation, and execution phases.

Supporting Products (References)


Step Id
Product Id
----(U)FM 34-40
----FM 11-43
----FM 11-50
---------

FM 34-64
FM 34-80

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----113-371-4000-WT9

Title
Electronic Warfare Operations, Secret
THE SIGNAL LEADER'S GUIDE
Combat Communications Within the
Division (Heavy/Light)
Electronic Security (ELSEC) Techniques
Brigade and Battalion Intelligence and
Electronic Warfare Operations

Title
Identify Enemy Signal Organizational,
Capabilities, and Employment
376

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113-371-4001-WT9

-----

113-371-4002-WT9

-----

113-371-4003-WT9

---------

113-409-0004-WT09
150-GPU-9101-WT07

-----

150-GPU-9102-WT07

---------

150-GPU-9103-WT07
150-GPU-9104-WT07

-------------

150-GPU-9105-WT07
150-GPU-9106-WT07
150-GPU-9110-WT07

Prerequisite Collective Tasks


Task Number
11-4-8320.01-WT09

Identify Enemy's Radio Electronic


Warfare Organization, Capabilities, and
Employment
Identify Enemy's Offensive Information
Operations Assets/Capabilities
Develop Signal Threat Courses of Action
(COA) Overlay(s)
Determine Threat Courses of Action
Update Common Tactical Picture (CTP)
Elements (v.6.2.x)
Process a Message using Common
Operating Environment Message
Processor (CMP) (v. 6.2.x)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Conduct Terrain Evaluation Using the
Common Tactical Picture (CTP) (v.6.2.x)
Perform Share Folder Management
Operate Collaborative Tools (v.6.2.x)
Operate the OPLAN / OPORD
Application (v.6.2.x)

Title
Evaluate the Threat (IPB) (S6)

Supporting Collective Tasks: None.

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6724.11-WT06
-----

71-0-5330.71-WT02

-----

71-6-6000.20-WT44

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.3

Title
Determine Threat Courses of Action
(COAs) (IPB)
Determine Threat Courses of Action
(COAs) (IPB)
Determine Threat Courses of Action
(COAs)

Title
Assess Tactical Situation and Operations
377

378

Report Date: 31 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
11-4-8230.01-WT09

Plan Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) (S6)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 20 Nov 2000

Task Data:
Proponent: Signal
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Develop Intelligence
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: Yes
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The S6 section, as part of a unit, is conducting or preparing to conduct


operations. Communications are established with subordinate, adjacent units, and
higher headquarters. ABCS systems are operational and are passing information in
accordance with tactical standing operating procedures. The brigade has received
a Warning Order/Operation Order (WARNO/OPORD) from higher headquarters.
The commander has provided initial planning guidance. The XO has determined a
need to establish an Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Team. Some
iterations of this task should be performed in MOPP4.

Standard: The S6 section provided signal input to and assisted the staff development
of the ISR plan, the plan designating the methods and elements (organic and
nonorganic) for the collection of intelligence information in order to answer the
commander's priority intelligence requirements (PIRs).

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

1. S6 section receives unit XO Intelligence, Surveillance and


Reconnaissance (ISR) planning guidance.
2. S6 and/or S6 NCOIC, in coordination with the ISR team develops
ISR scheme of support.
379

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

3. S6 and/or S6 NCOIC use approved ISR plan to coordinate the final


decision support template (DST) with the staff.
4. S6 and/or S6 NCOIC coordinate aspects of maneuver with S3.
a. Develop list of available signal assets in support of ISR
requirements.
b. Develop plan to utilize signal assets within their capabilities
and for related ISR planning.
c. Review Bde S3 plans for the infiltration/exfiltration of collection
assets and resupply routes through friendly force
sectors/zones.
d. Review collection assets relationship with security force.
e. Review ISR control measures such as: Line of Advance
(LOA), Battle Handover Line (BHL), and task force (TF)
Forward Boundary Line.
f. Review terrain management.
5. S6 section participates in the development of a refined ISR Plan as
part of staff war gaming.
a. Receive refined battle staff products to include updated priority
intelligence requirements and information requirement
(PIR/IR), high value targets (HVT), and high-payoff target list
(HPTL).
b. Use the commander's critical command information
requirements (CCIR) and situation/event template and
associates them with enemy COA in order to define collection
requirements of approved COA.
c. Recommend refinements to the ISR plan as determined by
integrating the scheme of maneuver, fires and scheme of
signal operations.
d. Recommend adjustments to the ISR plan identified during
coordination with the Bde S2.
6. S6 section receives the completed ISR Annex including ISR
overlay and situation template (SITTEMP) from the Bde S2 and
ensures all signal ISR assets have the same.
7. S6 section updates the Signal estimate with ISR information.
8. S6 section updates the ISR plan as necessary through the Bde S2
as the tactical situation progresses.

Supporting Products (References)


Step Id
Product Id
----FM 101-5
----FM 34-130

Title
Staff Organization and Operations
Intelligence Preparation Of The
Battlefield
380

Supporting Individual Tasks: None.

Prerequisite Collective Tasks: None.

Supporting Collective Tasks: None.

Supported Collective Tasks: None.

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 2.1.1

Title
Conduct Collection Management/Plan
Reconnaissance and Surveillance

381

Report Date: 31 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
11-4-8350.01-WT21

Receive the Mission (MDMP) (S-6)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 28 Apr 2000

Task Data:
Proponent: Signal
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Exercise Command and Control
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: No
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The unit, is conducting or preparing to conduct combat operations.


Communications are established with subordinate and adjacent units and higher
headquarters. ABCS systems are operational and passing information in
accordance with tactical standing operating procedures (TSOP). The Common
Tactical Picture (CTP), Plans Manager, and Common Operating Environment
Message Processor (CMP) application programs are operational. A triggering
mechanism to start the planning process was initiated. Some iterations of this task
should be performed in MOPP4.

Standard: The S6 section received the mission and began planning the operation IAW
the requirements of the TSOP and FM 101-5. Received initial guidance from
commander. S6 section received a WARNO 1 which included, type of operation,
general location, initial time line, movement/reconnaissance instructions, and
commander's guidance, as available. Assisted the unit in their preparations for
mission analysis.

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

1. S6 section received an order and anticipates a new mission


updates signal estimate.
382

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

NOTE: The new mission may come from a WARNO, FRAGO, or


OPORD issued by higher headquarters verbally or digitally (using
CMP), or may be derived from an ongoing operation.
2. S6 alerts the section of the pending planning process.
3. S6 NCOIC begins updating estimates to ensure they are current
and ensures the following mission analysis tools are available.
a. Higher headquarters plan or orders, with graphics.
b. Digital terrain data coverage of the area of interest (AI).
c. Both unit and higher headquarters SOPs.
d. Any existing staff estimates.
4. S6 and/or S6 NCOIC completes a quick initial assessment of the
new mission.
5. S6 and/or S6 NCOIC receives initial guidance from the unit
commander.
NOTE: This should not be confused with commander's guidance in
mission analysis.
6. S6 NCOIC coordinates with the S3 section to receive an initial
warning order (WARNO 1). The WARNO includes as a minimum:
a. Task, purpose and end state, as available.
b. Type of operation.
c. General location of the operation.
d. Initial time line.
e. Any movement or reconnaissance to initiate.
7. The battle staff NCO assists the liaison personnel in gathering
information or resources required to accomplish their mission.

Supporting Products (References): None.

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----01-5764.07-0001
-----

01-5765.04-9001

-----

01-5837.07-0001

-----

113-365-9003-WT9

-----

113-579-8010

Title
Prepare Signal Annex to Non-Signal Unit
Operations Order
Prepare and Review Signal Estimates,
Plans and Orders
Assess Signal Support Requirements for
AirLand Battle Operations
Perform a Signal Mission Analysis of an
Operations Plan or Order
MAINTAIN A WEBSITE

383

-----

150-GPU-9101-WT07

-----

150-GPU-9102-WT07

---------

150-GPU-9103-WT07
150-GPU-9104-WT07

-------------

150-GPU-9105-WT07
150-GPU-9106-WT07
150-GPU-9110-WT07

-----

171-145-0001

-----

171-145-0007

-----

171-145-0008

Update Common Tactical Picture (CTP)


Elements (v.6.2.x)
Process a Message using Common
Operating Environment Message
Processor (CMP) (v. 6.2.x)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Conduct Terrain Evaluation Using the
Common Tactical Picture (CTP) (v.6.2.x)
Perform Share Folder Management
Operate Collaborative Tools (v.6.2.x)
Operate the OPLAN / OPORD
Application (v.6.2.x)
PREPARE/SEND COMBAT MESSAGES
USING FBCB2
PREPARE/SEND OVERLAYS USING
FBCB2
PREPARE/SEND REPORTS USING
FBCB2

Prerequisite Collective Tasks: None.

Supporting Collective Tasks: None.

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6731.11-WT06
----71-0-5350.71-WT02

Title
Receive the Mission (MDMP)
Receive the Mission (MDMP)

Supported BOS (AUTL): None.

384

Report Date: 31 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
11-4-8360.01.WT09

Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP) (S-6)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 5 Jan 2000

Task Data:
Proponent: Signal
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Exercise Command and Control
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: No
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The unit, is conducting or preparing to conduct combat operations.


Communications are established with subordinate and adjacent units, and higher
headquarters. ABCS systems are operational and are passing information in
accordance with tactical standing operating procedures. The unit has received an
operation order/operation plan (OPORD/OPLAN) from higher headquarters. The
commander has provided planning guidance and time allocated for completion of
mission analysis. Some iterations of this task should be performed in MOPP4.

Standard: The S6, participated in mission analysis, produced an overlay using MCS
that graphically depicted available assets and critical tasks, and briefed the signal
portion of the mission analysis.

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

1. Staff begins preliminary mission analysis prior to receipt of


complete order from higher.
2. Staff analyzes base order to ensure understanding of
a. Higher HQ commander's intent, two levels up.
b. Mission, including tasks, constrains, risks, available assets,
and area of operations.
385

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

c. Concept of the operation, including the deception plan.


d. Time lines for mission execution.
e. The missions of adjacent (to include front and rear) units and
their relation to higher headquarters plan.
f. The assigned AO.
3. S6 assists the S2 to conduct IPB:
a. Staff defines the battlefield (71-6-5300).
b. Staff describes the battlefield effects (71-6-5310).
c. Staff evaluates the threat (71-6-5320).
d. Staff determines threat courses of action (71-6-5330).
NOTE: IPB is a continuous process. Provide all intelligence products to
subordinates as they are usable, even if only partially complete.
4. S6 and/or S6 NCOIC identify specified, implied, and essential
tasks.
a. Identifies specified tasks in the base order, annexes and
overlays.
b. Identifies implied tasks derived from the higher headquarters
order, the enemy situation and courses of action, and the
terrain.
c. Identifies essential tasks that must be executed to accomplish
the mission.
d. Presents the essential task list to the XO for approval.
e. Records task analysis on a shared page and in their respective
estimates.
5. S6 and/or S6 NCOIC analyze assets available based on
a. Additions to and deletions from the current task organization
(derived from MCS).
b. Command and support relationships.
c. Status of units expressed in capabilities and limitations.
d. Additional resources needed to accomplish the specified and
implied tasks.
e. Staff records assets available and corresponding capability in
their respective staff estimate.
f. Projected status of available assets based on flow of
replacement of supplies, personnel and equipment, and
operational readiness rate using CSSCS.
g. Staff report status of any General Support, General Support
Reinforcing, or any information on their higher headquarters
units that will operate in the Brigade Area of Operations.
NOTE: This will provide additional information for the staff to consider
for security requirements, logistical requirements, or increase force
protection assets.
6. S6 identifies constraints and limitations.
7. S6 identifies facts and assumptions critical to planning.

386

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

NOTE: The staff must immediately assess the impact on a course of


action or plan, if a fact is no longer true or an assumption becomes
invalid.
8. S6 and/or S6 NCOIC identify accident risk hazards and make the
initial assessment of the risk level for each hazard, and makes a
recommendation to the commander on where he may take tactical
risks.
9. S6 nominates commander's critical information requirements
(CCIRs).
NOTE: CCIRs most often arise from the IPB and wargaming.
10. S6 NCOIC assembles with the ISR team.
11. S6 and/or S6 NCOIC briefs signal portion of the mission analysis
brief (optional) to include:
a. Signal assets available.
b. Key issues that impact on signal support such as terrain,
weather, higher headquarters signal support plan.
NOTE: The staff should use the initial COA shell as part of the mission
analysis brief. If possible, the entire staff should be present for the
briefing. Brigade commander selects his CCIR based on his
experience, the mission, the higher commander's intent and input from
the staff.
12. Receives commanders intent.
13. Receives commander's guidance.
14. Receives a WARNO 2 that includes as a minimum:
a. Restated mission.
b. Commander's intent.
c. Battlefield environment overlays (includes AO, AI and battle
space).
d. CCIR.
e. Risk guidance.
f. Reconnaissance to be initiated by subordinate units.
g. Security measures.
h. Deception guidance.
i. Mobility and counter mobility guidance.
j. Specific priorities.
k. Time line.
l. Guidance on rehearsals.
15. S6 Section continues preparing the signal estimate.
a. Drafts references and paragraph 1, Staff Estimate Format (FM
101-5) pg. C-3.
b. Lists maps, charts, or other documents required to understand
the estimate.
c. Transcribes the commanders restated mission.
d. Updates as required.

387

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

16. S6 and/or S6 NCOIC will periodically review all available facts and
assumptions for new or changed information.

Supporting Products (References): None.

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----01-5701.07-0001
-----

01-5837.07-0001

-------------

113-313-4000-WT9
113-365-8000-WT9
113-365-9003-WT9

-----

113-371-4004-WT9

-----

113-384-4001-WT9

-----

113-385-4000-WT9

-----

113-419-2000-WT9

-----

113-419-2001-WT9

---------

113-579-8010
150-GPU-9101-WT07

-----

150-GPU-9102-WT07

---------

150-GPU-9103-WT07
150-GPU-9104-WT07

---------

150-GPU-9105-WT07
150-GPU-9106-WT07

Title
Determine Frequency Requirements at
Corps Level and Below
Assess Signal Support Requirements for
AirLand Battle Operations
Validate Pre-Affiliation List (PAL)
Prepare Signal Staff Estimate
Perform a Signal Mission Analysis of an
Operations Plan or Order
Analyze Signal Factors Bearing on the
Battlefield Environment
Provide Technical Advice on Signal
Aspects of C4
Perform Line of Sight Profile Analysis
Using ISYSCON (V4)/Tactical Internet
Management System (TIMS) Release
2.2
Advise Commander on Communications
Issues and Priorities
Advise Commander on Information
Assurance Issues and Priorities
MAINTAIN A WEBSITE
Update Common Tactical Picture (CTP)
Elements (v.6.2.x)
Process a Message using Common
Operating Environment Message
Processor (CMP) (v. 6.2.x)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Conduct Terrain Evaluation Using the
Common Tactical Picture (CTP) (v.6.2.x)
Perform Share Folder Management
Operate Collaborative Tools (v.6.2.x)

388

-----

150-GPU-9110-WT07

-----

171-145-0001

-----

171-145-0007

-----

171-145-0008

Operate the OPLAN / OPORD


Application (v.6.2.x)
PREPARE/SEND COMBAT MESSAGES
USING FBCB2
PREPARE/SEND OVERLAYS USING
FBCB2
PREPARE/SEND REPORTS USING
FBCB2

Prerequisite Collective Tasks: None.

Supporting Collective Tasks: None.

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6732.11-WT06
----71-0-5360.71-WT07

Title
Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP)
Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP)

Supported BOS (AUTL): None.

389

Report Date: 31 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
11-4-8410.01-WT09

Develop Courses of Action (COAs) (MDMP) (S-6)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 5 Jan 2000

Task Data:
Proponent: Signal
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Exercise Command and Control
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: No
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The unit is deployed and conducting or preparing to conduct combat


operations. Communications are established with subordinate and adjacent units,
and higher headquarters. ABCS systems are operational and are passing
information IAW TSOP. The common tactical picture (CTP), plan manager, and
common operating environment message processor (CMP) application programs
are operational. The unit has received an operation order/operation plan
(OPORD/OPLAN) from higher headquarters. The BCT completed mission analysis
and associated products, and the commander has provided initial planning
guidance. Some iterations of this task should be performed in MOPP4.

Standard: Developed courses of actions (COA) IAW the Commander and XO


guidance. COAs developed were suitable, feasible, acceptable , distinguishable ,
and complete. Each COA was depicted by a sketch and statement. The sketch
provided a picture of the maneuver aspects of the COA, and the statement
portrayed how the BCT would accomplish the mission and explained the scheme of
maneuver. A COA briefing was presented to the commander/XO as required.

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

1. The S6 section analysis relative combat power.


390

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

a. S6 and/or S6 NCOIC arranges specified and implied tasks on


the battlefield in time and space.
b. S6 and/or S6 NCOIC analyzes necessary combat power
needed to achieve the tasks by:
(1) Making a rough estimate of the force ratios across the
respective BOS two levels down.
(2) Comparing friendly strengths against enemy weakness,
and vice versa.
2. S6 and/or S6 NCOIC coordinates with the S2 section to generate
options for COA development.
a. The decisive point (this point where you mass the effects of
combat power).
b. The main and supporting efforts (sketch of the broad concept
of the operation).
c. The purpose of the main and supporting efforts.
3. S6 and/or S6 NCOIC determines initial array of forces. For each
COA:
a. Reviews list of combat forces available (two levels down.
b. Allocates combat forces two levels down to achieve decisive
point.
c. Allocates combat forces two levels down to achieve supporting
efforts.
d. Identifies force ratio shortfalls as possible requirements for
requesting additional resources.
4. S6 or S6 NCOIC develops the scheme of maneuver for each COA
on a notional overlay. At a minimum he should consider:
a. Purpose of the operation.
b. Statement of acceptable risks.
c. Additional signal assets.
d. Identifies movement and displacement requirements for signal
assets and assures they are accounted for in the scheme of
maneuver.
5. S6 and/or S6 NCOIC briefs the Signal COA as required.
NOTE: After the briefings, the commander gives any additional
guidance, if he rejects all COAs, the staff begins again. If he accepts
one or more COAs, staff members begin the wargaming process.

Supporting Products (References): None.

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id

Title
391

-----

01-5701.07-0001

-----

01-5837.07-0001

-------------

113-313-4000-WT9
113-365-8000-WT9
113-365-9003-WT9

-----

113-371-4003-WT9

-----

113-371-4004-WT9

-----

113-384-4001-WT9

-----

113-385-4000-WT9

-----

113-419-2000-WT9

-----

113-419-2001-WT9

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113-579-8010
150-GPU-9101-WT07

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150-GPU-9102-WT07

---------

150-GPU-9103-WT07
150-GPU-9104-WT07

-------------

150-GPU-9105-WT07
150-GPU-9106-WT07
150-GPU-9110-WT07

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171-145-0001

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171-145-0007

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171-145-0008

Determine Frequency Requirements at


Corps Level and Below
Assess Signal Support Requirements for
AirLand Battle Operations
Validate Pre-Affiliation List (PAL)
Prepare Signal Staff Estimate
Perform a Signal Mission Analysis of an
Operations Plan or Order
Develop Signal Threat Courses of Action
(COA) Overlay(s)
Analyze Signal Factors Bearing on the
Battlefield Environment
Provide Technical Advice on Signal
Aspects of C4
Perform Line of Sight Profile Analysis
Using ISYSCON (V4)/Tactical Internet
Management System (TIMS) Release
2.2
Advise Commander on Communications
Issues and Priorities
Advise Commander on Information
Assurance Issues and Priorities
MAINTAIN A WEBSITE
Update Common Tactical Picture (CTP)
Elements (v.6.2.x)
Process a Message using Common
Operating Environment Message
Processor (CMP) (v. 6.2.x)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Conduct Terrain Evaluation Using the
Common Tactical Picture (CTP) (v.6.2.x)
Perform Share Folder Management
Operate Collaborative Tools (v.6.2.x)
Operate the OPLAN / OPORD
Application (v.6.2.x)
PREPARE/SEND COMBAT MESSAGES
USING FBCB2
PREPARE/SEND OVERLAYS USING
FBCB2
PREPARE/SEND REPORTS USING
FBCB2

392

Prerequisite Collective Tasks: None.

Supporting Collective Tasks: None.

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6733.11-WT06
-----

71-0-5410.71-WT02

-----

71-6-5410.71-WT07

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.4

Title
Develop Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP)
Develop Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP)
Develop Courses of Action (OLD)

Title
Plan Tactical Operations Using the Military Decision
Making Process/Troop Leading Procedures

393

Report Date: 31 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
11-4-8420.01-WT09

Analyze Courses of Action (COAs) (MDMP) (S-6)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 5 Jan 2000

Task Data:
Proponent: Signal
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Exercise Command and Control
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: No
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The unit, is conducting or preparing to conduct combat operations.


Communications are established with subordinate and adjacent units, and higher
headquarters. ABCS systems are operational and are passing information IAW
TSOP. The Common Tactical Picture (CTP), Plan Manager, and Common
Operating Environment Message Processor (CMP) application programs are
operational. The unit has received an operation order/operation plan
(OPORD/OPLAN) from higher headquarters. The commander has provided
planning guidance.
Some iterations of this task should be performed in MOPP4.

Standard: The S6 staff analyzed each course of action (COA) for signal support
feasibility and supportability consistent with the commander's guidance, and the S3
evaluation criteria.

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

1. S6 and/or S6 NCOIC participates in COA Analysis/Wargaming.


a. S6 NCOIC gathers tools consisting of, but not limited to: map
of the AO, COA sketches, and commander's guidance.
394

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

b. S6 and/or S6 NCOIC establishes list of friendly forces.


c. S6and/or S6 NCOIC prepares list of assumptions.
d. S6 and/or S6 NCOIC provides list of critical events and
decision points.
NOTE: Evaluation criteria are based on commander's guidance focused
on the critical tasks and end state.
2. S6 or S6 NCOIC analyzes each COA using the chosen wargaming
method.
a. Determines critical Information Assurance requirements for
each COA.
b. Analyzes the threat probability, risk, and impact on friendly
Information Operations for each COA based on threat COAs
developed during the threat analysis process.
c. Identifies critical support requirements.
3. S6 and/or S6 NCOIC articulates the critical signal related issues
that impact on the success of each COA.
a. Identifies the critical Information Operations threats that can
possibly impact on the success of the COA.
b. Identifies critical nodes that require protection in order to
ensure the success of the COA.
c. Identifies additonal support or resources required to ensure
the success of the COA. This would include:
(1) Additional signal assets.
(2) Transportation requirements.
(3) Force protection measures.
d. Identifies movement and displacement requirements for Signal
assets and ensures they are accounted for in the scheme of
maneuver.
4. S6 and/or S6 NCOIC updates the signal staff estimate for the
mission under consideration.
5. S6 and/or S6 NCOIC evaluates each COA against the stated
evaluation criteria focusing on how well each COA accomplishes
the critical tasks and end state.
a. Refines COAs based on signal insights gained during
wargaming process.
b. Rejects COAs based on signal insights gained during
wargaming process.
6. S6 and/or S6 NCOIC participates in COA comparison,
commander's decision briefing, and COA approval.
a. Analyzes, compares, and evaluates advantages and
disadvantages of each COA from a perspective.
b. Presents findings to other staff members for consideration.
c. Uses insights gained during the wargaming process, to help
identify COA with highest probability of success against most
probable enemy COA.
395

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

8. S6 and/or S6 NCOIC develops the initial Signal annex describing


the most effective assets to achieve commanders priorities, and
desired effects.
a. Refines the proposed COA in accordance with the
commander's guidance.
b. Assists in wargaming the revised COA for the commander's
final.
c. Uses the approved COA to develop the signal annex for
inclusion into OPLAN/OPORD.
9. After final COA selection, the S6 and/or S6 NCOIC continuously to
refine signal support plan.

Supporting Products (References): None.

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----011-510-0311
----01-5701.07-0001
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01-5765.04-9001

-----

01-5837.07-0001

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113-365-8000-WT9
113-371-4004-WT9

-----

113-384-4001-WT9

-----

113-419-2000-WT9

-----

113-419-2001-WT9

---------

113-432-4000-WT9
150-GPU-9101-WT07

-----

150-GPU-9102-WT07

-----

150-GPU-9103-WT07

Title
Conduct Military Briefings
Determine Frequency Requirements at
Corps Level and Below
Prepare and Review Signal Estimates,
Plans and Orders
Assess Signal Support Requirements for
AirLand Battle Operations
Prepare Signal Staff Estimate
Analyze Signal Factors Bearing on the
Battlefield Environment
Provide Technical Advice on Signal
Aspects of C4
Advise Commander on Communications
Issues and Priorities
Advise Commander on Information
Assurance Issues and Priorities
Analyze Signal Courses of Action
Update Common Tactical Picture (CTP)
Elements (v.6.2.x)
Process a Message using Common
Operating Environment Message
Processor (CMP) (v. 6.2.x)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)

396

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150-GPU-9104-WT07

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150-GPU-9105-WT07
150-GPU-9106-WT07
150-GPU-9110-WT07

-----

171-145-0001

-----

171-145-0007

-----

171-145-0008

Prerequisite Collective Tasks


Task Number
11-4-8360.01.WT09

Conduct Terrain Evaluation Using the


Common Tactical Picture (CTP) (v.6.2.x)
Perform Share Folder Management
Operate Collaborative Tools (v.6.2.x)
Operate the OPLAN / OPORD
Application (v.6.2.x)
PREPARE/SEND COMBAT MESSAGES
USING FBCB2
PREPARE/SEND OVERLAYS USING
FBCB2
PREPARE/SEND REPORTS USING
FBCB2

Title
Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP) (S-6)

Supporting Collective Tasks: None.

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6734.11-WT06
-----

71-0-5420.71-WT07

-----

71-6-5420.71-WT02

Title
Analyze Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP)
Analyze Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP)
Analyze Courses of Action (COAs) (OLD)

Supported BOS (AUTL): None.

397

Report Date: 31 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
11-4-8430.01-WT09

Compare Courses of Action (COAs) (MDMP) (S6)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 16 Nov 2000

Task Data:
Proponent: Signal
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Exercise Command and Control
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: No
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The S6 section, is conducting or preparing to conduct combat operations.


Communications are established with subordinate units, adjacent units, and higher
headquarters. ABCS systems are operational and are passing information IAW
TSOP. The Common Tactical Picture (CTP), Plan Manager, and Common
Operating Environment Message Processor (CMP) application programs are
operational. The staff has developed and analyzed courses of action (COAs)
consistent with the commander's guidance. S3/XO has determined COA evaluation
criteria. Some iterations of this task should be performed in MOPP4.

Standard: S6 section compared each developed COA consistent with the evaluation
criteria. S6 and/or S6 NCOIC identified the preferred COA to recommend to the
commander/XO.

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

1. S6 analyzes and evaluates the advantages and disadvantages of


each COA from his battle operating system (BOS) perspective and
presents his findings to the rest of the staff.
2. S6 develops his own evaluation criteria to determine the best COA
based upon the relative importance of each critierion.
398

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

3. S6 scores each COA using the decision matrix shell with evaluation
criteria, highlights COA advantages and disadvantages and
provides analysis to the S6 NCOIC for inclusion into the decision
matrix.
4. S6 and/or S6 NCOIC uses the decision matrix to compare COAs
using one evaluation criteria category at a time.
5. S6 and/or S6 NCOIC analyzes decision matrix data to identify
overall cross BOS advantages and disadvantages of COAs with
respect to each other.
6. S6 and/or S6 NCOIC identifies the COA that has the highest
probability of success against the threat most likely and most
dangerous COA.
NOTE: The selected COA should also minimize risk, best position the
force for future operations, provide the best flexibility to meet
unknowns, and provide maximum latitude for initiative by subordinates.
7. S6 and/or S6 NCOIC makes a COA recommendation to the XO.
8. S6 and/or S6 NCOIC update signal staff estimate to reflect
information determined during COA comparison.

Supporting Products (References): None.

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----011-510-0311
----01-5764.07-0001
---------

113-365-8000-WT9
113-371-4004-WT9

---------

113-439-9008-WT9
150-GPU-9101-WT07

-----

150-GPU-9102-WT07

---------

150-GPU-9103-WT07
150-GPU-9104-WT07

-----

150-GPU-9105-WT07

Title
Conduct Military Briefings
Prepare Signal Annex to Non-Signal Unit
Operations Order
Prepare Signal Staff Estimate
Analyze Signal Factors Bearing on the
Battlefield Environment
Compare Signal Courses of Action
Update Common Tactical Picture (CTP)
Elements (v.6.2.x)
Process a Message using Common
Operating Environment Message
Processor (CMP) (v. 6.2.x)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Conduct Terrain Evaluation Using the
Common Tactical Picture (CTP) (v.6.2.x)
Perform Share Folder Management

399

---------

150-GPU-9106-WT07
150-GPU-9110-WT07

---------

150-MCS-0002-WT07
150-MCS-0004-WT07

-----

150-MCS-0007-WT07

---------

150-MCS-0009-WT07
150-MCS-0010-WT07

-----

171-145-0001

-----

171-145-0007

-----

171-145-0008

Operate Collaborative Tools (v.6.2.x)


Operate the OPLAN / OPORD
Application (v.6.2.x)
Operate the Snapshot Tool
Operate the Course of Action (COA) Tool
in MCS
Operate the JAVA Report Tool (JRT) in
MCS
Operate the Help System in MCS
Operate File Transfer Tool (X-FTP) in
MCS
PREPARE/SEND COMBAT MESSAGES
USING FBCB2
PREPARE/SEND OVERLAYS USING
FBCB2
PREPARE/SEND REPORTS USING
FBCB2

Prerequisite Collective Tasks: None.

Supporting Collective Tasks: None.

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6735.11-WT06
-----

71-0-5430.71-WT07

Title
Compare Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP)
Compare Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP)

Supported BOS (AUTL): None.

400

Report Date: 31 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
11-4-8450.01-WT09

Produce Order or Plans (MDMP) (S-6)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 5 Jan 2000

Task Data:
Proponent: Signal
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Exercise Command and Control
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: No
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The unit is conducting or preparing to conduct combat operations.


Communications are established with subordinate and adjacent units, and higher
headquarters. ABCS systems are operational and are passing information in
accordance with tactical standing operating procedures. The Common Tactical
Picture (CTP) Plans Manager, and Common operating environment Message
Processor (CMP) application programs are operational. The unit has received an
operation order/operation plan (OPORD/OPLAN) from higher headquarters. The
staff has completed war gaming and the commander, or designated representative,
has chosen a single COA. Some iterations of this task should be performed in
MOPP4.

Standard: The S6 section prepared the signal staff estimate to support the
commander's concept of operations. The signal plan was approved and included in
the unit OPORD.

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

1. The S6 or NCOIC assembles as part of the unit staff in order to


conduct detailed war gaming of decided COA.

401

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

2. S6 or S6 NCOIC assists the S3 section with the completion of


synch matrix for the selected COA.
a. Provides critical information on available signal assets.
b. Establishment of retrans sites.
c. Radio Access Unit (RAU) coverage area(s).
d. Establishment of signal unit communications sites within the
brigade area of operations.
3. S6 or NCOIC provides S3 section concept overlays of Signal /
Automation support plans for COAs.
4. The S6 or NCOIC coordinates with other sections on signal-related
issues that should be included in their respective section annexes.
5. The section prepares the signal annex IAW FM 101-5 and FM 2432:
a. Paragraph 1 addresses:
(1) Terrain aspects that impact deployment of communication
systems.
(2) Significant enemy offensive information operations threat.
(3) Primary network gateways to higher, lower, and adjacent
units.
(4) Critical information assurance (IA) measures required to
counter expected enemy C3 threat.
(5) External signal assets augmenting capabilities of signal
support units.
b. Paragraph 2 states the signal mission in support of the basic
OPORD/OPLAN.
c. Paragraph 3 provides:
(1) Scheme of signal support operations to support maneuver
plan, including primary and back-up systems and signal
support priorities.
( a) Initial retrans sites.
( b) Radio Access Unit (RAU) coverage area(s).
( c) Transmission Dead Zones.
(2) Signal support tasks that specific maneuver elements are
to accomplish that the base OPORD does not contain.
(3) Army Battle Command System (ABCS) control measures.
Procedures and priorities for degraded mode operations.
(4) Distribution plan for network configuration changes,
COMSEC, etc.
(5) Reinitialization procedures.
(6) Key times or events critical to network control procedures
such as COMSEC changeover date/time.
(7) Procedures and priorities for degraded mode operations.
d. Paragraph 4 includes:
(1) Communications / COMSEC maintenance procedures and
drop off points.
402

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

(2) Help desk procedures.


e. Paragraph 5 identifies:
(1) CP locations.
(2) C3 systems control hierarchy.
(3) Local area network control procedures.
6. S6 or S6 NCOIC finalizes signal support plan.
a. Updates MSE and EPLRS support requirement(s) with signal
battalion and secures initial network diagrams.
b. Updates combat net radio communications support plan and
associated network diagrams.
c. Updates Satellite support requirements.
d. Updates retransmission plan.
e. Coordinates with brigade FSO to finalize no fire areas around
retransmission and MSE teams.
f. Establishes priority and restoral of information flow over ABCS
based on S3's guidance.
g. Updates C2 automation maintenance support.
h. Integrates Information / communications systems of newly
assigned / attached units.
i. Updates communications maintenance support requirements
with S4.
j. Updates COMSEC, automation configurations and radio
frequency support requirements.
7. The S6 or S6 NCOIC forwards the signal annex to the S3.
8. The S6 or S6 NCOIC briefs the signal plan as required.

Supporting Products (References): None.

Supporting Individual Tasks: None.

Prerequisite Collective Tasks


Task Number
11-4-8360.01.WT09
11-6-8031.01-WT06

Title
Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP) (S-6)
Prepare Signal Staff Estimate

Supporting Collective Tasks: None.

403

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6737.11-WT06
----71-0-5450.71-WT02
----71-6-0050.17-00KB
---------

71-6-5450.71-WT07
71-6-9450.20-WT02

Title
Produce Order or Plans (MDMP)
Produce Order or Plans (MDMP)
DEVELOP THE BRIGADE OPERATION
ORDER
Complete the Plan (OLD)
Produce Order or Plans

Supported BOS (AUTL): None.

404

S4 Section
MDMP Process
Draft

TABLE OF CONTENTS

RECEIVE THE MISSION (MDMP) (S4)...............................................................................408


CONDUCT MISSION ANALYSIS (MDMP) (S4)..................................................................411
DEVELOP COURSES OF ACTION (COAS) (MDMP) (S4)................................................415
ANALYZE COURSES OF ACTION (COAS) (MDMP) (S4)................................................419
PRODUCE ORDER OR PLANS (MDMP) (S4).....................................................................423

406

Report Date: 31 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
63-6-5351.63-WT10

Receive the Mission (MDMP) (S4)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 8 Nov 2000

Task Data:
Proponent: Combat Service Support
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Exercise Command and Control
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: No
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The S4 section is conducting or preparing to conduct combat operations.


Communications are established with subordinate and adjacent units and higher
headquarters. ABCS systems are operational and passing information in
accordance with tactical standing operating procedures. Some iterations of this
task should be performed in MOPP4.

Standard: Received the mission and conducted an initial mission assessment.


Provided input to the S 3 for WARNO 1.

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

1. Gathers the tools needed to begin mission analysis.


a. Retrieves the higher headquarters order (WARNO, FRAGO, or
OPORD), graphics, and any particular logistics specific
reference materials and tools or the anticipated new mission
statement from the S3 section.
b. Gathers unit and higher headquarters SOPs.
c. Gathers any existing logistics staff estimates (higher
headquarters and own).
d. Updates Logistics staff estimate as required.
407

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

2. Completes a quick initial assessment of the new mission focusing


on logistics requirements, adjustments, considerations, and time
available to plan.
3. Obtains commander's initial guidance.
4. Provides input to the S 3 for warning order 1 as necessary.
5. Retrieves a copy of the brigade WARNO 1 from the S3 section.

Supporting Products (References): None.

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----150-GPU-9100-WT07
-----

150-GPU-9101-WT07

-----

150-GPU-9102-WT07

---------------------

150-GPU-9103-WT07
150-GPU-9105-WT07
150-GPU-9106-WT07
151-115-3009WT10
151-115-3020WT10

-----

151-115-3021WT10

-----

151-115-3022WT10

Title
Establish the Common Tactical Picture
(CTP) Elements (v.6.2.x)
Update Common Tactical Picture (CTP)
Elements (v.6.2.x)
Process a Message using Common
Operating Environment Message
Processor (CMP) (v. 6.2.x)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Perform Share Folder Management
Operate Collaborative Tools (v.6.2.x)
Create Reports in CSSCS
Establish the Combat Service Support
Control System (CSSCS) Common
Tactical Picture (CTP)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution Using
Plan Manager
Process a Message using Common
Operating Environment Message
Processor (CMP)

Prerequisite Collective Tasks: None.

Supporting Collective Tasks: None.

408

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6731.11-WT06
----71-0-5350.71-WT02

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.3

Title
Receive the Mission (MDMP)
Receive the Mission (MDMP)

Title
Assess Tactical Situation and Operations

409

Report Date: 31 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
63-6-5360.63-WT10

Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP) (S4)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 14 Mar 2000

Task Data:
Proponent: Combat Service Support
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Exercise Command and Control
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: Yes
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The digital brigade battle staff is conducting or preparing to conduct combat
operations. It has received a warning order (WARNO) or Operational Plan
(OPLAN) from higher headquarters with the Area of Operations, issued WARNO 1,
and gathered the tools to begin mission analysis. Communications are established
with subordinate and adjacent units, and higher headquarters. ABCS systems are
operational and are passing information in accordance with tactical standing
operating procedures. Some iterations of this task should be performed in
MOPP4.

Standard: The mission was analyzed and a clear picture of the friendly and enemy
capabilities was determined. Commander approved restated mission and CCIR,
provided intent, and issued guidance.

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

1. S4 section retrieves a copy of higher HQ OPLAN/OPORD and


service support annex from MCS or CSSCS.
2. S4 section conducts a thorough analysis of the higher HQ
OPLAN/OPORD.

410

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

3.

* 4.

* 5.

6.

7.
8.

GO

NO-GO

a. Identifies logistics specified tasks from the base order,


annexes, and overlays.
b. Identifies logistics implied tasks derived from the modified
combined obstacle overlay, situation template, higher HQ
intent, and mission of adjacent units.
c. Provides the S 3 a list of specified, implied and essential tasks.
d. Assists the S3 with the identification of essential tasks.
e. Assists with the identification of constraints and restrictions;
i.e., CSRs.
S4 section determines the situation.
a. Collects input from the forward support battalion (FSB) support
operations section.
b. Reviews friendly situation based on input from the S3.
c. Incorporates the enemy situation based on input from the S2.
d. Reviews the personnel situation based on input from the S1.
e. Reviews the civil-military situation based on input from the S5.
S4 section coordinates with S2 to determine threat impact on
logistics support.
a. Coordinates with the S2 to assess the impact of enemy
capabilities on brigade logistical operations.
b. Recommends essential elements of information on enemy
capabilities that have a major impact on CSS activities.
c. Coordinates with the S2 to determine the effects of
Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) activities
on logistics activities.
d. Assesses the impact of weather conditions, both present and
forecasted, on CSS activities.
e. Coordinates with S2 for distribution of electronic warfare
equipment and supplies.
f. Coordinates with S2 for logistics support of psychological
operations.
S4 section analyzes logistics assets available.
a. Combat power of units.
b. Status of supplies on hand and en route.
S4 briefs during mission analysis briefing (optional).
a. Combat power of units, current and projected.
b. Supply status critical to further planning (CSR, etc.)
c. Facts and assumptions about logistics needed for further
planning.
S4 section receives WARNO, commander's guidance and restated
mission from S3 using MCS or CSSCS.
S4 section analyzes commander's planning guidance for the
following-a. Location of CSS assets.

411

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

b. CSS priorities in terms of manning, fueling, fixing, arming,


transporting, sustaining, and protecting.
c. Classes of supply.
d. Controlled supply rates (CSR).
e. Coordinates with the S3 on terrain management.
9. S4 section begins developing the logistics overlay using CTP.
NOTE: Basic information derived from current logistics overlay and
from division logistics overlay for the new operation.
10. S4 section begins inputting current and projected logistics data for
friendly units into the battlefield planning visualization (BPV) tool to
enable further staff planning.
11. S4 starts preparing the logistics estimate.
a. Drafts references and paragraph 1, Mission.
b. Lists all maps, charts, or other documents required to
understand the estimate.
c. Transcribes the commander's restated mission.

Supporting Products (References): None.

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----150-GPU-9100-WT07
-----

150-GPU-9101-WT07

-----

150-GPU-9102-WT07

---------

150-GPU-9103-WT07
150-GPU-9104-WT07

-----------------

150-GPU-9105-WT07
150-GPU-9106-WT07
151-115-3009WT10
151-115-3020WT10

-----

151-115-3021WT10

Title
Establish the Common Tactical Picture
(CTP) Elements (v.6.2.x)
Update Common Tactical Picture (CTP)
Elements (v.6.2.x)
Process a Message using Common
Operating Environment Message
Processor (CMP) (v. 6.2.x)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Conduct Terrain Evaluation Using the
Common Tactical Picture (CTP) (v.6.2.x)
Perform Share Folder Management
Operate Collaborative Tools (v.6.2.x)
Create Reports in CSSCS
Establish the Combat Service Support
Control System (CSSCS) Common
Tactical Picture (CTP)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution Using
Plan Manager

412

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151-115-3022WT10

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151-115-4003WT10

-----

151-115-4010WT10

-----------------

151-115-4013WT10
151-115-4015WT10
151-115-4026WT10
151-115-4031WT10

Process a Message using Common


Operating Environment Message
Processor (CMP)
Verify Classes of Supply Authorizations,
Basic Loads, and On Hand (O/H)
Quantities
Perform a Mission Analysis of an
Operations Order
Analyze Unit Capability Reports
Determine Transportation Requirements
Determine Ammunition Requirements
Prepare a Logistics (CSS) Estimate

Prerequisite Collective Tasks: None.

Supporting Collective Tasks: None.

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6732.11-WT06
----71-0-5360.71-WT07

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.3

Title
Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP)
Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP)

Title
Assess Tactical Situation and Operations

413

Report Date: 31 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
63-6-5412.63-WT10

Develop Courses of Action (COAs) (MDMP) (S4)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 14 Mar 2000

Task Data:
Proponent: Combat Service Support
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Exercise Command and Control
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: Yes
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The digital brigade battle staff is conducting or preparing to conduct combat
operations. Communications are established with subordinate, adjacent units, and
higher headquarters. ABCS systems are operational and are passing information in
accordance with tactical standing operating procedures. The brigade has received
an operation order/operation plan (OPORD/OPLAN) from higher headquarters. The
battle staff completed mission analysis and associated products, and the
commander has provided initial planning guidance. Some iterations of this task
should be performed in MOPP4.

Standard: The staff developed COAs consistent with commander's guidance. COAs
developed were suitable, feasible, acceptable, distinguishable, and complete. Each
COA was depicted by a sketch and statement. The sketch provided a picture of the
maneuver aspects of the COA, and the statement portrayed how the BCT would
accomplish the mission and explained the scheme of maneuver. A COA briefing
was presented to the commander/XO as required.

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

1. S4 section receives the overlays for each maneuver COA using


MCS or CSSCS.
414

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

2. S4 section develops a support COA for each maneuver COA as an


overlay using MCS or CSSCS.
3. S4 section develops supporting COAs in conjunction with FSB
SPO.
a. COAs address rear operations and defense of logistics nodes.
b. COAs address continuity of logistics command and control
systems. (Integrity of data in ABCS and STAMIS systems.
Maintaining connectivity during the operation.)
c. COAs address the appropriate disposal of wastes (e.g. solid;
hazardous; POL; kitchen; and human).
4. S4 participates in COA briefing to commander (Optional)
5. S4 section updates logistics estimate.
a. S4 Section drafts paragraph 2 of the Logistics Estimate,
Situation and Considerations.
(1) Prepares brief intelligence summary with appropriate
references.
(2) States the effects of the intelligence situation on internal
logistics activities.
(3) Lists disposition of all tactical units that influence internal
logistics activities.
(4) Lists all COA provided by the S3 section.
(5) Lists disposition of personnel and administration units and
installations that have an effect on the internal logistics
situation.
(6) Lists projected developments within the personnel field
likely to influence internal logistics operations.
(7) Lists disposition of CMO units that have an effect on
internal logistics situation.
(8) Lists developments within the CMO field likely to influence
internal logistics operations.
(9) Prepares a general statement about present maintenance
capability.
NOTE: Statement includes: repair times, posture of maintenance
elements, impact of Class VII and IX on maintenance capability, and the
status of Class VII items.
(10) Lists overall status of all classes of supply and
transportation assets.
(11) Lists all assumptions based on the initial planning
guidance.

Supporting Products (References): None.

415

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----150-GPU-9100-WT07
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150-GPU-9101-WT07

-----

150-GPU-9102-WT07

---------

150-GPU-9103-WT07
150-GPU-9104-WT07

-----------------

150-GPU-9105-WT07
150-GPU-9106-WT07
151-115-3009WT10
151-115-3013WT10

-----

151-115-3020WT10

-----

151-115-3021WT10

-----

151-115-3022WT10

-----

151-115-4003WT10

-----

151-115-4010WT10

---------

151-115-4013WT10
151-115-4014WT10

-------------

151-115-4015WT10
151-115-4026WT10
151-115-4031WT10

Title
Establish the Common Tactical Picture
(CTP) Elements (v.6.2.x)
Update Common Tactical Picture (CTP)
Elements (v.6.2.x)
Process a Message using Common
Operating Environment Message
Processor (CMP) (v. 6.2.x)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Conduct Terrain Evaluation Using the
Common Tactical Picture (CTP) (v.6.2.x)
Perform Share Folder Management
Operate Collaborative Tools (v.6.2.x)
Create Reports in CSSCS
Produce Course of Action (COA)
Analysis
Establish the Combat Service Support
Control System (CSSCS) Common
Tactical Picture (CTP)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution Using
Plan Manager
Process a Message using Common
Operating Environment Message
Processor (CMP)
Verify Classes of Supply Authorizations,
Basic Loads, and On Hand (O/H)
Quantities
Perform a Mission Analysis of an
Operations Order
Analyze Unit Capability Reports
Develop Courses of Action (COA) for
Commander's Analysis of Supportability
Determine Transportation Requirements
Determine Ammunition Requirements
Prepare a Logistics (CSS) Estimate

Prerequisite Collective Tasks: None.

416

Supporting Collective Tasks: None.

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6733.11-WT06
-----

71-0-5410.71-WT02

-----

71-6-5410.71-WT07

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.3
ART 5.4

Title
Develop Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP)
Develop Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP)
Develop Courses of Action (OLD)

Title
Assess Tactical Situation and Operations
Plan Tactical Operations Using the Military Decision
Making Process/Troop Leading Procedures

417

Report Date: 31 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
63-6-5422.63-WT10

Analyze Courses of Action (COAs) (MDMP) (S4)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 22 Dec 1999

Task Data:
Proponent: Combat Service Support
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Exercise Command and Control
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: No
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The digital brigade battle staff is conducting or preparing to conduct combat
operations. Communications are established with subordinate, adjacent units, and
higher headquarters. ABCS systems are operational and are passing information in
accordance with tactical standing operating procedures (TACSOP). The brigade
has received an Operation Order/Operation Plan (OPORD/OPLAN) from higher
headquarters. The commander has provided planning guidance, and the staff has
developed one or more COAs. Some iterations of this task should be performed in
MOPP4.

Standard: The S3 developed evaluation criteria. The staff evaluated each COA in
respect to criteria that have been established. The staff used war gaming
methodology IAW FM 101-5 to assess suitability and feasibility of each COA
consistent with the evaluation criteria. Each staff section developed an initial
supporting plan for each COA based upon the war gaming. Staff members
provided input to COA analysis using their ABCS systems. The staff maintained
situational awareness by monitoring ABCS, MSE, and FM communications.

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

* 1. S4 section analyzes the supporting COA with each maneuver COA.


418

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

2.
3.
4.
5.

GO

NO-GO

a. Verifies CSS plans support the commander's intent.


b. Refines the concept of support if needed based upon
understanding gained from the action, reaction, counter-action
drill.
S4 section determines the supportability of each COA based upon
the evaluation criteria using CSSCS.
S4 section records the advantages and disadvantages of each
COA with emphasis on supportability.
S4 section completes COA comparison by rank ordering each COA
based upon supportability.
S4 section updates the logistics estimate.
a. S4 section drafts paragraph 3 of the logistics estimate, analysis
of courses of action.
(1) Lists all COA provided by S3 Section.
(2) Calculates the sufficiency of proposed area for internal
logistics operations.
(3) Lists logistics and tactical impact for each COA.

Supporting Products (References): None.

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----150-GPU-9100-WT07
-----

150-GPU-9101-WT07

-----

150-GPU-9102-WT07

---------

150-GPU-9103-WT07
150-GPU-9104-WT07

-----------------

150-GPU-9105-WT07
150-GPU-9106-WT07
151-115-3009WT10
151-115-3013WT10

Title
Establish the Common Tactical Picture
(CTP) Elements (v.6.2.x)
Update Common Tactical Picture (CTP)
Elements (v.6.2.x)
Process a Message using Common
Operating Environment Message
Processor (CMP) (v. 6.2.x)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Conduct Terrain Evaluation Using the
Common Tactical Picture (CTP) (v.6.2.x)
Perform Share Folder Management
Operate Collaborative Tools (v.6.2.x)
Create Reports in CSSCS
Produce Course of Action (COA)
Analysis

419

-----

151-115-3020WT10

-----

151-115-3021WT10

-----

151-115-3022WT10

-----

151-115-4003WT10

-----------------

151-115-4011WT10
151-115-4013WT10
151-115-4015WT10
151-115-4019WT10

-----

151-115-4021WT10

-----

151-115-4024WT10

-------------

151-115-4026WT10
151-115-4028WT10
151-115-4031WT10

Establish the Combat Service Support


Control System (CSSCS) Common
Tactical Picture (CTP)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution Using
Plan Manager
Process a Message using Common
Operating Environment Message
Processor (CMP)
Verify Classes of Supply Authorizations,
Basic Loads, and On Hand (O/H)
Quantities
Prepare a Synchronization Matrix
Analyze Unit Capability Reports
Determine Transportation Requirements
Determine Class I, Water, Ice, II, III (P),
IV, VI, Field Services, and Personnel
Service Support Requirements
Determine Combat Health Support
(CHS) Requirements
Determine Fuel Consumption,
Distribution, and Storage Requirements
Determine Ammunition Requirements
Determine Maintenance Requirements
Prepare a Logistics (CSS) Estimate

Prerequisite Collective Tasks: None.

Supporting Collective Tasks: None.

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6734.11-WT06
-----

71-0-5420.71-WT07

-----

71-6-5420.71-WT02

Title
Analyze Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP)
Analyze Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP)
Analyze Courses of Action (COAs) (OLD)

420

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.4

Title
Plan Tactical Operations Using the Military Decision
Making Process/Troop Leading Procedures

421

Report Date: 31 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
63-6-5453.63-WT10

Produce Order or Plans (MDMP) (S4)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 21 Dec 1999

Task Data:
Proponent: Combat Service Support
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Exercise Command and Control
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: No
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete: 01/01/1990

Condition: The digital brigade battle staff is conducting or preparing to conduct combat
operations. Communications are established with subordinate units, adjacent units,
and higher headquarters. ABCS systems are operational and are passing
information in accordance with tactical standing operating procedures. The brigade
has received an Operations Order/Operations Plan (OPORD/OPLAN) from higher
headquarters. The commander has either chosen a COA or directed a single COA
be developed in detail, and has provided additional guidance. Some iterations of
this task should be performed in MOPP4.

Standard: The selected COA and supporting BOS concepts were loaded into BPV
and/or CTP. The OPORD was prepared in accordance with FM 101-5 and issued.
OPORD clearly stated the brigades mission and commander intent; allowed
subordinate commanders flexibility; planned for probable contingencies based on
staff wargaming; and planned for future or follow-on operations. The
OPLAN/OPORD was issued and briefed to the subordinate units.

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

1. S4 section participates in the detailed war gaming.

422

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

2. S4 section completes detailed planning needed for the selected


COA
* 3. S4 integrates combat service support (CSS).
a. Refines concept of support based on revised commander's
intent, CCIR and guidance.
(1) Includes priorities of maintenance, transportation, supplies
and field services.
(2) Includes main supply routes.
(3) Lists locations of all CSS bases and facilities that support
the CSS mission.
(4) Includes measures established for the protections of CSS
units and installations.
(5) Integrates G1 portion into paragraph 4 or service support
annex.
(6) Includes implementation of aerial resupply.
b. Allocates supplies, services and transportation assets.
c. Incorporates the service support annex developed by the SPO
into the OPLAN/OPORD.
4. Support operations, S1, and S4 sections complete paragraph 4,
Service Support.
a. Prepares paragraph 4 of basic OPLAN/OPORD.
(1) The concept of support addresses the phases of the
operation (before, during, and after).
(2) The S4 must specifically address support to RSTA assets
that deploy before major combat forces.
b. Updates battle rosters, CSSCS UTO, and personnel status
charts to reflect new task organization.
c. Provides support instructions and arrangements that support
the operations and primary interests of subordinate units.
d. References higher HQ service support paragraph, when it is
lengthy and the details are included in higher HQ service
support paragraph.
5. S4 section completes CSS overlay.
a. States map reference data, effective date, and purpose of the
overlay.
b. Lists classification markings and downgrading instructions, if
applicable.
c. Applies overlay plotting techniques outlined in FM 21-31.
d. Plots boundaries, supporting, supported, and subordinate unit
locations within 50 meters.
e. Affixes graphic portrayal of support units, supply points, supply
routes, and unit locations.
f. Attaches overlay to the OPLAN/OPORD as an annex.

423

Supporting Products (References)


Step Id
Product Id
----FM 100-10
----FM 101-10-1/2

-------------

FM 101-5
FM 21-31
FM 3-3

---------

FM 3-4
FM 3-5

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----150-GPU-9100-WT07
-----

150-GPU-9101-WT07

-----

150-GPU-9102-WT07

---------

150-GPU-9103-WT07
150-GPU-9104-WT07

-------------

150-GPU-9105-WT07
150-GPU-9106-WT07
150-GPU-9110-WT07

---------

151-115-3009WT10
151-115-3020WT10

-----

151-115-3021WT10

-----

151-115-3022WT10

Title
Combat Service Support
STAFF OFFICERS FIELD MANUAL ORGANIZATIONAL, TECHNICAL, AND
LOGISTICAL DATA, PLANNING
FACTORS (VOLUME 2) (REPRINTED
W/ BASIC INCL C1)
Staff Organization and Operations
Topographic Symbols
Chemical and Biological Contamination
Avoidance
NBC Protection
NBC Decontamination

Title
Establish the Common Tactical Picture
(CTP) Elements (v.6.2.x)
Update Common Tactical Picture (CTP)
Elements (v.6.2.x)
Process a Message using Common
Operating Environment Message
Processor (CMP) (v. 6.2.x)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Conduct Terrain Evaluation Using the
Common Tactical Picture (CTP) (v.6.2.x)
Perform Share Folder Management
Operate Collaborative Tools (v.6.2.x)
Operate the OPLAN / OPORD
Application (v.6.2.x)
Create Reports in CSSCS
Establish the Combat Service Support
Control System (CSSCS) Common
Tactical Picture (CTP)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution Using
Plan Manager
Process a Message using Common
Operating Environment Message
Processor (CMP)
424

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151-115-4003WT10

-------------

151-115-4013WT10
151-115-4015WT10
151-115-4019WT10

-----

151-115-4021WT10

-----

151-115-4024WT10

-----------------

151-115-4026WT10
151-115-4031WT10
151-115-4033WT10
151-115-4034WT10

Prerequisite Collective Tasks


Task Number
63-1-1008

Verify Classes of Supply Authorizations,


Basic Loads, and On Hand (O/H)
Quantities
Analyze Unit Capability Reports
Determine Transportation Requirements
Determine Class I, Water, Ice, II, III (P),
IV, VI, Field Services, and Personnel
Service Support Requirements
Determine Combat Health Support
(CHS) Requirements
Determine Fuel Consumption,
Distribution, and Storage Requirements
Determine Ammunition Requirements
Prepare a Logistics (CSS) Estimate
Prepare Service Support Annex
Develop the Combat Service Support
(CSS) Overlay to an Operational Order
(OPORD)

Title
DEVELOP SUPPORTING COMMANDER'S
[OPERATION] ESTIMATE

Supporting Collective Tasks: None.

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6737.11-WT06
----63-1-4010
---------

63-1-4014
63-6-4040

-------------

71-0-5450.71-WT02
71-6-5450.71-WT07
71-6-9450.20-WT02

Title
Produce Order or Plans (MDMP)
DEVELOP ROAD MOVEMENT ORDER
(DIGITIZED)
PLAN REAR OPERATIONS (DIGITIZED)
PROVIDE ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICE
SUPPORT (DIGITIZED)
Produce Order or Plans (MDMP)
Complete the Plan (OLD)
Produce Order or Plans

425

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.3
ART 5.4

Title
Assess Tactical Situation and Operations
Plan Tactical Operations Using the Military Decision
Making Process/Troop Leading Procedures

426

S1 Section
MDMP Process
Draft

TABLE OF CONTENTS

RECEIVE THE MISSION (MDMP) (S1)...............................................................................430


CONDUCT MISSION ANALYSIS (MDMP) (S1)..................................................................433
DEVELOP COURSES OF ACTION (COAS) (MDMP) (S1)................................................437
ANALYZE COURSES OF ACTION (COAS) (MDMP) (S1)................................................441
COMPARE COURSES OF ACTION (COAS) (MDMP) (S1)...............................................444
PRODUCE ORDER OR PLANS (MDMP) (S1).....................................................................448

428

Report Date: 31 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
63-6-5350.63-WT10

Receive the Mission (MDMP) (S1)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 8 Nov 2000

Task Data:
Proponent: Combat Service Support
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Exercise Command and Control
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: No
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The S1 section is conducting or preparing to conduct combat operations.


Communications are established with subordinate and adjacent units and higher
headquarters. ABCS systems are operational and passing information in
accordance with tactical standing operating procedures. Some iterations of this
task should be performed in MOPP4.

Standard: Received the mission and conducted an initial mission assessment.


Provided input to the S 3 for WARNO 1.

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

1. Gathers the tools needed to begin mission analysis.


a. Retrieves the higher headquarters order (WARNO, FRAGO, or
OPORD), graphics, and any particular S1 specific reference
materials and tools or the anticipated new mission statement
from the S3 section.
b. Gathers unit and higher headquarters SOPs.
c. Gathers any existing personnel staff estimates (higher
headquarters and own).
d. Updates staff estimate as required.
429

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

2. Completes a quick initial assessment of the new mission focusing


on personnel requirements, adjustments, considerations, and time
available to plan.
3. Obtains commander's initial guidance.
4. Provides input to the S 3 for warning order 1 as necessary.
5. Retrieves a copy of the brigade WARNO 1 from the S3 section via
CSSCS.

Supporting Products (References): None.

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----150-GPU-9100-WT07
-----

150-GPU-9101-WT07

-----

150-GPU-9102-WT07

---------------------

150-GPU-9103-WT07
150-GPU-9105-WT07
150-GPU-9106-WT07
151-115-3009WT10
151-115-3020WT10

-----

151-115-3021WT10

-----

151-115-3022WT10

Title
Establish the Common Tactical Picture
(CTP) Elements (v.6.2.x)
Update Common Tactical Picture (CTP)
Elements (v.6.2.x)
Process a Message using Common
Operating Environment Message
Processor (CMP) (v. 6.2.x)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Perform Share Folder Management
Operate Collaborative Tools (v.6.2.x)
Create Reports in CSSCS
Establish the Combat Service Support
Control System (CSSCS) Common
Tactical Picture (CTP)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution Using
Plan Manager
Process a Message using Common
Operating Environment Message
Processor (CMP)

Prerequisite Collective Tasks: None.

Supporting Collective Tasks: None.

430

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6731.11-WT06
----71-0-5350.71-WT02

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.3

Title
Receive the Mission (MDMP)
Receive the Mission (MDMP)

Title
Assess Tactical Situation and Operations

431

Report Date: 31 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
63-6-5361.63-WT10

Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP) (S1)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 14 Mar 2000

Task Data:
Proponent: Combat Service Support
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Exercise Command and Control
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: No
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The digital brigade battle staff is conducting or preparing to conduct combat
operations. It has received a warning order (WARNO) or Operational Plan
(OPLAN) from higher headquarters with the Area of Operations, issued WARNO 1,
and gathered the tools to begin mission analysis. Communications are established
with subordinate and adjacent units, and higher headquarters. ABCS systems are
operational and are passing information in accordance with tactical standing
operating procedures. The common Tactical Picture (CTP), Plans Manager, and
Common Operating Environment Message Processor (CMP) applications are
operational. Some iterations of this task should be performed in MOPP4.

Standard: The mission was analyzed and a clear picture of the friendly and enemy
capabilities was determined. Commander approved restated mission and CCIR,
provided intent, and issued guidance. WARNO 2 was issued.

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

1. S1 section retrieves a copy of higher HQ OPLAN/OPORD from


MCS or CSSCS.
2. S1 section conducts a thorough analysis of the higher HQ
OPLAN/OPORD.
432

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

a. Identifies personnel related specified tasks from the base


order, annexes, and overlays.
b. Identifies personnel related implied tasks derived from the
modified combined obstacle overlay, situation template, higher
HQ intent, and mission of adjacent units.
c. Assists the S3 with the identification of essential tasks.
d. Consults with brigade judge advocate concerning any
operational law issues.
e. Assists with the identification of constraints and restrictions.
3. S1 section determines the situation.
a. Collects input from the forward support battalion (FSB) support
operations section.
b. Reviews friendly situation based on input from the S3.
c. Incorporates the enemy situation based on input from the S2.
d. Reviews the personnel situation based on input from the S1.
e. Reviews the Civil-military situation based on input from the S5.
* 4. S1 section analyzes personnel assets available.
a. Combat power of units.
b. Status of replacements
c. Status of wounded soldiers in the medical system.
d. Status of unit morale.
5. S1 section briefs during mission analysis briefing (optional).
a. Combat power of units current and projected.
b. Status of wounded and replacements critical to further
planning.
c. Facts and assumptions about personnel and morale needed
for further planning.
6. S1 section receives WARNO, commander's guidance and restated
mission from S3 using MCS or CSSCS.
7. S1 section receives WARNO, commander's guidance and restated
mission from S3 using MCS or CSSCS.
8. S1 section analyzes commander's planning guidance for the
following.
a. Location of CSS assets.
b. CSS priorities in terms of manning, fueling, fixing, arming,
transporting, sustaining, and protecting.
c. MEDEVAC and treatment guidance.
9. Begins developing the logistics overlay using CTP.
NOTE: Basic information derived from current logistics overlay and
from division logistics overlay for the new operation.
11. S1 section begins inputting current and projected logistics data for
friendly units into the Battlefield Planning Visualization (BPV) tool to
enable further staff planning.
12. S1 starts preparing the personnel estimate.

433

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

a. Drafts references and paragraph 1, Mission.


b. Lists all maps, charts, or other documents required to
understand the estimate.
c. Transcribes the commander's restated mission.

Supporting Products (References): None.

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----150-GPU-9100-WT07
-----

150-GPU-9101-WT07

-----

150-GPU-9102-WT07

---------------------

150-GPU-9103-WT07
150-GPU-9105-WT07
150-GPU-9106-WT07
151-115-3009WT10
151-115-3020WT10

-----

151-115-3021WT10

-----

151-115-3022WT10

-----

151-115-4010WT10

Title
Establish the Common Tactical Picture
(CTP) Elements (v.6.2.x)
Update Common Tactical Picture (CTP)
Elements (v.6.2.x)
Process a Message using Common
Operating Environment Message
Processor (CMP) (v. 6.2.x)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Perform Share Folder Management
Operate Collaborative Tools (v.6.2.x)
Create Reports in CSSCS
Establish the Combat Service Support
Control System (CSSCS) Common
Tactical Picture (CTP)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution Using
Plan Manager
Process a Message using Common
Operating Environment Message
Processor (CMP)
Perform a Mission Analysis of an
Operations Order

Prerequisite Collective Tasks: None.

Supporting Collective Tasks: None.

434

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6732.11-WT06
----71-0-5360.71-WT07

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.3

Title
Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP)
Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP)

Title
Assess Tactical Situation and Operations

435

Report Date: 31 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
63-6-5411.63-WT10

Develop Courses of Action (COAs) (MDMP) (S1)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 14 Mar 2000

Task Data:
Proponent: Combat Service Support
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Exercise Command and Control
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: Yes
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The digital brigade battle staff is conducting or preparing to conduct combat
operations. Communications are established with subordinate, adjacent units, and
higher headquarters. ABCS systems are operational and are passing information in
accordance with tactical standing operating procedures. The brigade has received
an operation order/operation plan (OPORD/OPLAN) from higher headquarters. The
BCT completed mission analysis and associated products, and the commander has
provided initial planning guidance. Some iterations of this task should be
performed in MOPP4.

Standard: The staff developed COAs consistent with commander's guidance. COAs
developed were suitable, feasible, acceptable, distinguishable, and complete. Each
COA was depicted by a sketch and statement. The sketch provided a picture of the
maneuver aspects of the COA, and the statement portrayed how the BCT would
accomplish the mission and explained the scheme of maneuver. A COA briefing
was presented to the commander/XO as required.

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

1. S1 section receives the overlays for each maneuver COA using


MCS or CSSCS
436

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

2. S1 section develops a support COA for each maneuver COA as an


overlay using MCS or CSSCS.
3. S1section develops supporting COAs in conjunction with FSB SPO.
a. COAs address continuity of logistics command and control
systems. (Integrity of data in ABCS and STAMIS systems.
Maintaining connectivity during the operation.)
b. COAs address personnel support and replacement operations.
4. S1 participates in COA briefing to commander (optional).
5. S1 section updates Personnel Estimate.
a. S1 Section drafts paragraph 2 of the Personnel Estimate,
Situation and Considerations.
(1) Prepares brief summary which references the appropriate
intelligence document.
(2) States the effects of the intelligence situation on personnel
activities.
(3) Lists disposition of all tactical units that influence personnel
activities.
(4) Lists all COA provided by the S3.
(5) Lists disposition of logistics units and installations that
have an effect on the personnel situation.
(6) Lists projected logistics developments that influence
personnel operations.
(7) Lists disposition of civil affairs units and installations that
have an effect on the personnel situation.
(8) Lists projected CMO developments likely to influence
personnel operations.
(9) Prepares troop preparedness situation subparagraph.
NOTE: Subparagraph includes: unit strength, maintenance,
replacements, noncombat matters, soldier personnel readiness, service
support, organizational climate, commitment, and cohesion factors.
(10) Lists all assumptions based on initial planning guidance.
(11) Prepares casualty estimate for each COA.

Supporting Products (References): None.

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----150-GPU-9100-WT07
-----

150-GPU-9101-WT07

Title
Establish the Common Tactical Picture
(CTP) Elements (v.6.2.x)
Update Common Tactical Picture (CTP)
Elements (v.6.2.x)
437

-----

150-GPU-9102-WT07

---------

150-GPU-9103-WT07
150-GPU-9104-WT07

---------------------

150-GPU-9105-WT07
150-GPU-9106-WT07
151-115-3009WT10
151-115-3010WT10
151-115-3013WT10

-----

151-115-3020WT10

-----

151-115-3021WT10

-----

151-115-3022WT10

---------

151-115-4013WT10
151-115-4014WT10

Process a Message using Common


Operating Environment Message
Processor (CMP) (v. 6.2.x)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Conduct Terrain Evaluation Using the
Common Tactical Picture (CTP) (v.6.2.x)
Perform Share Folder Management
Operate Collaborative Tools (v.6.2.x)
Create Reports in CSSCS
Perform Communication Management
Produce Course of Action (COA)
Analysis
Establish the Combat Service Support
Control System (CSSCS) Common
Tactical Picture (CTP)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution Using
Plan Manager
Process a Message using Common
Operating Environment Message
Processor (CMP)
Analyze Unit Capability Reports
Develop Courses of Action (COA) for
Commander's Analysis of Supportability

Prerequisite Collective Tasks: None.

Supporting Collective Tasks: None.

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6733.11-WT06
-----

71-0-5410.71-WT02

-----

71-6-5410.71-WT07

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.3

Title
Develop Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP)
Develop Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP)
Develop Courses of Action (OLD)

Title
Assess Tactical Situation and Operations
438

ART 5.4

Plan Tactical Operations Using the Military Decision


Making Process/Troop Leading Procedures

439

Report Date: 31 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
63-6-5421.63-WT10

Analyze Courses of Action (COAs) (MDMP) (S1)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 22 Dec 1999

Task Data:
Proponent: Combat Service Support
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Exercise Command and Control
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: No
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The digital brigade battle staff is conducting or preparing to conduct combat
operations. Communications are established with subordinate, adjacent units, and
higher headquarters. ABCS systems are operational and are passing information in
accordance with tactical standing operating procedures (TACSOP). The brigade
has received an Operation Order/Operation Plan (OPORD/OPLAN) from higher
headquarters. The commander has provided planning guidance, and the staff has
developed one or more COAs. Some iterations of this task should be performed in
MOPP4.

Standard: The S3 developed evaluation criteria. The staff evaluated each COA in
respect to criteria that have been established. The staff used war gaming
methodology IAW FM 101-5 to assess suitability and feasibility of each COA
consistent with the evaluation criteria. Each staff section developed an initial
supporting plan for each COA based upon the war gaming. Staff members
provided input to COA analysis using their ABCS systems. The staff maintained
situational awareness by monitoring ABCS, MSE, and FM communications.

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

* 1. S1 section analyzes the supporting COA with each maneuver COA.


440

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

2.
3.
4.
5.

GO

NO-GO

a. Verifies CSS plans support the commander's intent.


b. Refines the concept of support if needed based upon
understanding gained from the action, reaction, counteraction
drill.
S1 section determines the supportability of each COA based upon
the evaluation criteria.
S1 section records the advantages and disadvantages of each
COA with emphasis on supportability.
S1 section completes COA comparison by rank ordering each COA
based upon supportability.
S1 section updates their estimate.
a. S1 section drafts paragraph 3 of the personnel estimate,
analysis of courses of action.
(1) Lists all COA provided by the S3.
(2) Lists problem areas, trends, deficiencies, and morale
factors impacting on troop preparedness for each COA.

Supporting Products (References): None.

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----150-GPU-9100-WT07
-----

150-GPU-9101-WT07

-----

150-GPU-9102-WT07

---------

150-GPU-9103-WT07
150-GPU-9104-WT07

-----------------

150-GPU-9105-WT07
150-GPU-9106-WT07
151-115-3009WT10
151-115-3013WT10

-----

151-115-3020WT10

Title
Establish the Common Tactical Picture
(CTP) Elements (v.6.2.x)
Update Common Tactical Picture (CTP)
Elements (v.6.2.x)
Process a Message using Common
Operating Environment Message
Processor (CMP) (v. 6.2.x)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Conduct Terrain Evaluation Using the
Common Tactical Picture (CTP) (v.6.2.x)
Perform Share Folder Management
Operate Collaborative Tools (v.6.2.x)
Create Reports in CSSCS
Produce Course of Action (COA)
Analysis
Establish the Combat Service Support
Control System (CSSCS) Common
Tactical Picture (CTP)

441

-----

151-115-3021WT10

-----

151-115-3022WT10

---------

151-115-4011WT10
151-115-4013WT10

Perform ABCS Data Distribution Using


Plan Manager
Process a Message using Common
Operating Environment Message
Processor (CMP)
Prepare a Synchronization Matrix
Analyze Unit Capability Reports

Prerequisite Collective Tasks: None.

Supporting Collective Tasks: None.

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6734.11-WT06
-----

71-0-5420.71-WT07

-----

71-6-5420.71-WT02

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.4

Title
Analyze Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP)
Analyze Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP)
Analyze Courses of Action (COAs) (OLD)

Title
Plan Tactical Operations Using the Military Decision
Making Process/Troop Leading Procedures

442

Report Date: 31 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
63-6-5430.63-WT10

Compare Courses of Action (COAs) (MDMP) (S1)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 21 Dec 1999

Task Data:
Proponent: Combat Service Support
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Exercise Command and Control
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: No
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete: 01/01/1990

Condition: The digital brigade battle staff is conducting or preparing to conduct combat
operations. Communications are established with subordinate units, adjacent units,
and higher headquarters. The staff has developed and analyzed courses of action
(COAs) consistent with the commander's guidance. The S3 or XO have
determined COA evaluation criteria. Some iterations of this task should be
performed in MOPP4.

Standard: Brigade S 1section compared each developed COA consistent with the
evaluation criteria. Staff identified the preferred COA to recommend to the
commander.

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

1. S1 planners update estimates as course of action comparison


takes place.
2. S1 section recommends the COA that best supports the brigade
operation from the personnel point of view.
3. S1 section completes the personnel estimate.
a. S1 section drafts paragraph 4, Comparison of Courses of
Action.
443

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

(1) Lists advantages and disadvantages of each COA with


respect to the accomplishment of the personnel mission.
(2) Conducts comparative analysis of each COA, to include
methods of overcoming deficiencies or modifications
required in each COA.
b. S1 section drafts paragraph 5, Conclusions.
(1) States supportability of mission from a personnel
viewpoint.
(2) Selects COA that can be supported from the personnel
standpoint.
(3) Lists major personnel deficiencies that require the
commander's attention.
(4) Recommends specific methods for eliminating or reducing
the effects of these major deficiencies.
c. S1 approves personnel estimate.
(1) Verifies content for completeness, correctness, and
compliance with commander's guidance.
(2) Presents estimate to commander or XO and staff (oral or
written).
d. S1 section distributes the personnel estimate.
(1) Incorporates comments, if required.
(2) Forwards personnel estimate to S1 for signature.
(3) Forwards personnel estimate to other staff sections.
* 4. S 1 provides input to the S 3.

Supporting Products (References)


Step Id
Product Id
----FM 100-10
----FM 100-15
----FM 101-10-1/2

---------

FM 101-5
FM 3-3

---------

FM 3-4
FM 3-5

Title
Combat Service Support
Corps Operations
STAFF OFFICERS FIELD MANUAL ORGANIZATIONAL, TECHNICAL, AND
LOGISTICAL DATA, PLANNING
FACTORS (VOLUME 2) (REPRINTED
W/ BASIC INCL C1)
Staff Organization and Operations
Chemical and Biological Contamination
Avoidance
NBC Protection
NBC Decontamination

444

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----150-GPU-9100-WT07
-----

150-GPU-9101-WT07

-----

150-GPU-9102-WT07

---------------------

150-GPU-9103-WT07
150-GPU-9105-WT07
150-GPU-9106-WT07
151-115-3009WT10
151-115-3013WT10

-----

151-115-3020WT10

-----

151-115-3021WT10

-----

151-115-3022WT10

Prerequisite Collective Tasks


Task Number
63-1-1001
63-1-1003
63-1-1004

Title
Establish the Common Tactical Picture
(CTP) Elements (v.6.2.x)
Update Common Tactical Picture (CTP)
Elements (v.6.2.x)
Process a Message using Common
Operating Environment Message
Processor (CMP) (v. 6.2.x)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Perform Share Folder Management
Operate Collaborative Tools (v.6.2.x)
Create Reports in CSSCS
Produce Course of Action (COA)
Analysis
Establish the Combat Service Support
Control System (CSSCS) Common
Tactical Picture (CTP)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution Using
Plan Manager
Process a Message using Common
Operating Environment Message
Processor (CMP)

Title
CONDUCT MISSION ANALYSIS
FORMULATE FEASIBLE COURSES OF ACTION
DEVELOP INTELLIGENCE ESTIMATE

Supporting Collective Tasks: None.

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6735.11-WT06
-----

63-1-4008

-----

71-0-0004.71-WT07

Title
Compare Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP)
DEVELOP SUPPORTING
COMMANDER'S [OPERATION]
ESTIMATE (DIGITIZED)
Prepare Staff Estimates
445

-----

71-0-5430.71-WT07

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.4

Compare Courses of Action (COAs)


(MDMP)

Title
Plan Tactical Operations Using the Military Decision
Making Process/Troop Leading Procedures

446

Report Date: 31 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
63-6-5452.63-WT10

Produce Order or Plans (MDMP) (S1)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 21 Dec 1999

Task Data:
Proponent: Combat Service Support
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Exercise Command and Control
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: No
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete: 01/01/1990

Condition: The digital brigade battle staff is conducting or preparing to conduct combat
operations. Communications are established with subordinate units, adjacent units,
and higher headquarters. ABCS systems are operational and are passing
information in accordance with tactical standing operating procedures. The brigade
has received an Operations Order/Operations Plan (OPORD/OPLAN) from higher
headquarters. The commander has either chosen a COA or directed a single COA
be developed in detail, and has provided additional guidance. Some iterations of
this task should be performed in MOPP4.

Standard: The selected COA and supporting BOS concepts were loaded into BPV
and/or CTP. The OPORD was prepared in accordance with FM 101-5 and issued.
OPORD clearly stated the brigades mission and commander intent; allowed
subordinate commanders flexibility; planned for probable contingencies based on
staff wargaming; and planned for future or follow-on operations. The
OPLAN/OPORD was issued and briefed to the subordinate units.

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

1. S1 section participates in the detailed war gaming.

447

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

2. S1 section completes detailed planning needed for the selected


COA.
3. Support operations, S1, and S4 Sections draft paragraph 4, Service
Support.
a. Update battle rosters, CSSCS UTO, and personnel status
charts to reflect new task organization.
b. Develop estimates of injured, sick, and wounded rates, IAW
FM 101-10-1/2, OPLOG Planner, G1/G4 Battle Book, or
CSSCS.
c. Prepare "personnel" portion of paragraph 4, Service Support.
d. Provide support instructions and arrangements that support the
operations and primary interests of subordinate units.
e. Reference higher HQ service support paragraph, when it is
lengthy and the details are included in higher HQ service
support paragraph.
4. S1 section completes annexes and appendices to order.
a. S1 integrates personnel service support (PSS).
(1) Coordinates preparation of service support annex with S4
and the support organization.
(2) Develops and publishes the personnel portion of the
OPLAN / OPORD.
( a) Services available.
( b) Location of supporting units.
( c) Replacement and casualty operations.
( d) Medical evacuation and hospitalization.
( e) Changes to finance, legal, religious, postal and morale
welfare and recreation activities.
b. S1 integrated public affairs annex.
(1) Evaluates the support required for accredited civilian news
media.
(2) Evaluates the need for additional public affairs units and
the required support.
(3) Ensures provisions are made for effective command
information program.
c. S1 integrates religious support, legal affairs, and MWR plans
and appendices.
5. S1 section completes related portions of the CSS overlay using
CTP.

Supporting Products (References)


Step Id
Product Id
----FM 100-10

Title
Combat Service Support

448

-----

FM 101-10-1/2

-------------

FM 101-5
FM 21-31
FM 3-3

---------

FM 3-4
FM 3-5

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----150-GPU-9100-WT07
-----

150-GPU-9101-WT07

-----

150-GPU-9102-WT07

---------

150-GPU-9103-WT07
150-GPU-9104-WT07

-------------

150-GPU-9105-WT07
150-GPU-9106-WT07
150-GPU-9110-WT07

---------

151-115-3009WT10
151-115-3020WT10

-----

151-115-3021WT10

-----

151-115-3022WT10

---------

151-115-4033WT10
151-115-4034WT10

STAFF OFFICERS FIELD MANUAL ORGANIZATIONAL, TECHNICAL, AND


LOGISTICAL DATA, PLANNING
FACTORS (VOLUME 2) (REPRINTED
W/ BASIC INCL C1)
Staff Organization and Operations
Topographic Symbols
Chemical and Biological Contamination
Avoidance
NBC Protection
NBC Decontamination

Title
Establish the Common Tactical Picture
(CTP) Elements (v.6.2.x)
Update Common Tactical Picture (CTP)
Elements (v.6.2.x)
Process a Message using Common
Operating Environment Message
Processor (CMP) (v. 6.2.x)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Conduct Terrain Evaluation Using the
Common Tactical Picture (CTP) (v.6.2.x)
Perform Share Folder Management
Operate Collaborative Tools (v.6.2.x)
Operate the OPLAN / OPORD
Application (v.6.2.x)
Create Reports in CSSCS
Establish the Combat Service Support
Control System (CSSCS) Common
Tactical Picture (CTP)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution Using
Plan Manager
Process a Message using Common
Operating Environment Message
Processor (CMP)
Prepare Service Support Annex
Develop the Combat Service Support
(CSS) Overlay to an Operational Order
(OPORD)

449

Prerequisite Collective Tasks


Task Number
63-1-1008

Title
DEVELOP SUPPORTING COMMANDER'S
[OPERATION] ESTIMATE

Supporting Collective Tasks: None.

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6737.11-WT06
----63-1-4010
---------

63-1-4014
63-6-4040

-------------

71-0-5450.71-WT02
71-6-5450.71-WT07
71-6-9450.20-WT02

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.3
ART 5.4

Title
Produce Order or Plans (MDMP)
DEVELOP ROAD MOVEMENT ORDER
(DIGITIZED)
PLAN REAR OPERATIONS (DIGITIZED)
PROVIDE ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICE
SUPPORT (DIGITIZED)
Produce Order or Plans (MDMP)
Complete the Plan (OLD)
Produce Order or Plans

Title
Assess Tactical Situation and Operations
Plan Tactical Operations Using the Military Decision
Making Process/Troop Leading Procedures

450

Support Operations
Section
MDMP PROCESS
Draft

TABLE OF CONTENTS

CONDUCT MISSION ANALYSIS (MDMP) (SUPPORT OPERATIONS)........................454


DEVELOP COURSES OF ACTION (COAS) (MDMP) (SUPPORT OPERATIONS).......458
ANALYZE COURSES OF ACTION (COAS) (MDMP) (SUPPORT OPERATIONS)......462
COMPARE COURSES OF ACTION (COAS) (MDMP) (SUPPORT OPERATIONS).....466
PRODUCE ORDER OR PLANS (MDMP) (SUPPORT OPERATIONS)...........................470

452

Report Date: 31 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
63-6-5362.63-WT10

Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP) (Support Operations)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 14 Mar 2000

Task Data:
Proponent: Combat Service Support
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Exercise Command and Control
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: No
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The digital brigade battle staff is conducting or preparing to conduct combat
operations. It has received a warning order (WARNO) or Operational Plan
(OPLAN) from higher headquarters with the Area of Operations, issued WARNO 1,
and gathered the tools to begin mission analysis. Communications are established
with subordinate and adjacent units, and higher headquarters. ABCS systems are
operational and are passing information in accordance with tactical standing
operating procedures. The common Tactical Picture (CTP), Plans Manager, and
Common Operating Environment Message Processor (CMP) applications are
operational. Some iterations of this task should be performed in MOPP4.

Standard: The mission was analyzed and a clear picture of the friendly and enemy
capabilities was determined. Commander approved restated mission and CCIR,
provided intent, and issued guidance. WARNO 2 was issued.

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

1. SPO section retrieves a copy of higher HQ OPLAN/OPORD


including DISCOM OPORD and service support annex from MCS
or CSSCS.

453

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

2. SPO section conducts a thorough analysis of the higher HQ


OPLAN/OPORD.
a. Identifies direct support related specified tasks from the base
order, annexes, and overlays.
b. Identifies direct support related implied tasks derived from the
modified combined obstacle overlay, situation template, higher
HQ intent, and mission of adjacent units.
c. Assists the S3 with the identification of essential tasks.
d. Identifies tentative supported units.
e. Assists with the identification of constraints and restrictions;
i.e., CSRs.
* 3. SPO section analyzes direct support assets available.
a. Combat power of units.
b. Status of replacements
c. Status of wounded soldiers in the medical system.
d. Status of direct support supplies on hand and enroute.
4. SPO briefs during mission analysis briefing (optional).
a. Combat power of units current and projected.
b. Status of wounded and replacements critical to further
planning.
c. Facts and assumptions about personnel, morale, and law
needed for further planning.
5. SPO section receives WARNO, commander's guidance and
restated mission from S3 using MCS or CSSCS.
6. SPO section analyzes commander's planning guidance for the
following.
a. Location of CSS assets.
b. CSS priorities in terms of manning, fueling, fixing, arming,
transporting, sustaining, and protecting.
c. MEDEVAC treatment and guidance.
d. Classes of supply.
e. Controlled supply rates (CSR).
7. SPO section begins developing the logistics overlay using CTP.
NOTE: Basic information derived from current logistics overlay and
from division logistics overlay for the new operation.
8. SPO section begins inputting current and projected logistics data
for friendly units into the Battlefield Planning Visualization (BPV)
tool to enable further staff planning.
9. SPO section starts preparing the support operations estimate.
a. Drafts references and paragraph 1, Mission.
b. Lists all maps, charts, or other documents required to
understand the estimate.
c. Transcribes the commander's restated mission.

454

Supporting Products (References): None.

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----150-GPU-9100-WT07
-----

150-GPU-9101-WT07

-----

150-GPU-9102-WT07

---------

150-GPU-9103-WT07
150-GPU-9104-WT07

-----------------

150-GPU-9105-WT07
150-GPU-9106-WT07
151-115-3009WT10
151-115-3020WT10

-----

151-115-3021WT10

-----

151-115-3022WT10

-----

151-115-4003WT10

-----

151-115-4010WT10

-----------------

151-115-4013WT10
151-115-4015WT10
151-115-4026WT10
151-115-4031WT10

Title
Establish the Common Tactical Picture
(CTP) Elements (v.6.2.x)
Update Common Tactical Picture (CTP)
Elements (v.6.2.x)
Process a Message using Common
Operating Environment Message
Processor (CMP) (v. 6.2.x)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Conduct Terrain Evaluation Using the
Common Tactical Picture (CTP) (v.6.2.x)
Perform Share Folder Management
Operate Collaborative Tools (v.6.2.x)
Create Reports in CSSCS
Establish the Combat Service Support
Control System (CSSCS) Common
Tactical Picture (CTP)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution Using
Plan Manager
Process a Message using Common
Operating Environment Message
Processor (CMP)
Verify Classes of Supply Authorizations,
Basic Loads, and On Hand (O/H)
Quantities
Perform a Mission Analysis of an
Operations Order
Analyze Unit Capability Reports
Determine Transportation Requirements
Determine Ammunition Requirements
Prepare a Logistics (CSS) Estimate

Prerequisite Collective Tasks: None.

455

Supporting Collective Tasks: None.

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6732.11-WT06
----71-0-5360.71-WT07

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.3

Title
Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP)
Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP)

Title
Assess Tactical Situation and Operations

456

Report Date: 31 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
63-6-5410.63-WT10

Develop Courses of Action (COAs) (MDMP) (Support Operations)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 21 Dec 1999

Task Data:
Proponent: Combat Service Support
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Exercise Command and Control
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: No
Restricted Read: No
Approved: 09/23/1998
Obsolete:

Condition: The digital brigade battle staff is conducting or preparing to conduct combat
operations. Communications are established with subordinate, adjacent units, and
higher headquarters. ABCS systems are operational and are passing information in
accordance with tactical standing operating procedures. The brigade has received
an operation order/operation plan (OPORD/OPLAN) from higher headquarters. The
battle staff completed mission analysis and associated products, and the
commander has provided initial planning guidance. Some iterations of this task
should be performed in MOPP4.

Standard: The staff developed COAs consistent with commander's guidance. COAs
developed were suitable, feasible, acceptable, distinguishable, and complete. Each
COA was depicted by a sketch and statement. The sketch provided a picture of the
maneuver aspects of the COA, and the statement portrayed how the BCT would
accomplish the mission and explained the scheme of maneuver. A COA briefing
was presented to the commander/XO as required.

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

1. Support operations section receives the overlays for each


maneuver COA using MCS or CSSCS.
457

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

2. The support operations officer (SPO) together with the brigade S4


develop courses of action to support the maneuver COAs during
each step of MDMP.
a. COAs address continuity of logistics command and control
systems. (Integrity of data in ABCS and STAMIS systems.
Maintaining connectivity during the operation.)
b. COAs address rear operations and defense of logistics nodes.
c. COAs address the appropriate disposal of wastes (e.g. solid;
hazardous; POL; kitchen; and human).
3. Support Operations Officer participates in COA briefing to
commander (Optional)
4. Support Operations Section updates the Support Operations
Estimate.
a. Support operations section drafts paragraph 2 of the support
operations estimate, Situation and Considerations.
(1) Prepares brief intelligence summary with appropriate
references.
(2) Lists the effects of the characteristics of the AO on support
operations and mission accomplishment.
(3) States the affects of the intelligence situation on support
activities.
(4) Lists disposition of all tactical units that influence support
activities.
(5) Lists all COA provided by S3.
(6) Lists disposition of all personnel and administration units
and installations that have an effect on the support
situation.
(7) Lists projected developments within the personnel and
internal logistics field that could influence support
operations.
(8) Lists disposition of Civil-military operations(CMO) that
have an effect on the support situation.
(9) Lists developments within the CMO field that could
influence support operations.
(10) Provides overall status of support operating capabilities
and any shortfalls that may impact on support operations.
(11) Provides current situation, status, and restrictions on the
use of HN labor assets.
(12) Lists all assumptions based on the initial planning
guidance.

458

Supporting Products (References)


Step Id
Product Id
----FM 10-13
-----------------

FM 3-4
FM 3-5
FM 55-15
FM 63-2

-----

FM 63-2-1

-----

FM 701-58

-----

FM 8-55

-----

FM 9-13

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----150-GPU-9100-WT07
-----

150-GPU-9101-WT07

-----

150-GPU-9102-WT07

---------

150-GPU-9103-WT07
150-GPU-9104-WT07

-----------------

150-GPU-9105-WT07
150-GPU-9106-WT07
151-115-3009WT10
151-115-3013WT10

-----

151-115-3020WT10

-----

151-115-3021WT10

Title
SUPPLY AND SERVICE REFERENCE
DATA
NBC Protection
NBC Decontamination
Transportation Reference Data
DIVISION SUPPORT COMMAND,
ARMORED, INFANTRY, AND
MECHANIZED INFANTRY DIVISIONS
DIVISION SUPPORT COMMAND LIGHT
INFANTRY, AIRBORNE, AND AIR
ASSAULT DIVISIONS
PLANNING LOGISTICS SUPPORT FOR
MILITARY OPERATIONS
PLANNING FOR HEALTH SERVICE
SUPPORT
AMMUNITION HANDBOOK

Title
Establish the Common Tactical Picture
(CTP) Elements (v.6.2.x)
Update Common Tactical Picture (CTP)
Elements (v.6.2.x)
Process a Message using Common
Operating Environment Message
Processor (CMP) (v. 6.2.x)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Conduct Terrain Evaluation Using the
Common Tactical Picture (CTP) (v.6.2.x)
Perform Share Folder Management
Operate Collaborative Tools (v.6.2.x)
Create Reports in CSSCS
Produce Course of Action (COA)
Analysis
Establish the Combat Service Support
Control System (CSSCS) Common
Tactical Picture (CTP)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution Using
Plan Manager

459

-----

151-115-3022WT10

-----

151-115-4003WT10

-------------

151-115-4011WT10
151-115-4013WT10
151-115-4014WT10

-----------------

151-115-4015WT10
151-115-4026WT10
151-115-4028WT10
151-115-4031WT10

Process a Message using Common


Operating Environment Message
Processor (CMP)
Verify Classes of Supply Authorizations,
Basic Loads, and On Hand (O/H)
Quantities
Prepare a Synchronization Matrix
Analyze Unit Capability Reports
Develop Courses of Action (COA) for
Commander's Analysis of Supportability
Determine Transportation Requirements
Determine Ammunition Requirements
Determine Maintenance Requirements
Prepare a Logistics (CSS) Estimate

Prerequisite Collective Tasks: None.

Supporting Collective Tasks: None.

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6733.11-WT06
-----

71-0-5410.71-WT02

-----

71-6-5410.71-WT07

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.4

Title
Develop Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP)
Develop Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP)
Develop Courses of Action (OLD)

Title
Plan Tactical Operations Using the Military Decision
Making Process/Troop Leading Procedures

460

Report Date: 31 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
63-6-5420.63-WT10

Analyze Courses of Action (COAs) (MDMP) (Support Operations)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 22 Dec 1999

Task Data:
Proponent: Combat Service Support
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Exercise Command and Control
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: No
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The digital brigade battle staff is conducting or preparing to conduct combat
operations. Communications are established with subordinate, adjacent units, and
higher headquarters. ABCS systems are operational and are passing information in
accordance with tactical standing operating procedures (TACSOP). The brigade
has received an Operation Order/Operation Plan (OPORD/OPLAN) from higher
headquarters. The commander has provided planning guidance, and the staff has
developed one or more COAs. Some iterations of this task should be performed in
MOPP4.

Standard: The S3 developed evaluation criteria. The staff evaluated each COA in
respect to criteria that have been established. The staff used war gaming
methodology IAW FM 101-5 to assess suitability and feasibility of each COA
consistent with the evaluation criteria. Support operations section developed an
initial supporting plan for each COA based upon the war gaming. Staff members
provided input to COA analysis using their ABCS systems. The staff maintained
situational awareness by monitoring ABCS, MSE, and FM communications.

461

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

* 1. Support Operations (SPO) section analyzes the supporting COA


with each maneuver COA.
a. Verifies CSS plans support the commander's intent.
b. Refines the concept of support if needed based upon
understanding gained from the action, reaction, counteraction
drill.
2. SPO section determines the supportability of each COA based
upon the evaluation criteria.
3. SPO section records the advantages and disadvantages of each
COA with emphasis on supportability.
4. SPO section completes COA comparison by rank ordering each
maneuver COA based upon supportability.
5. SPO section updates their estimate.
a. Support operations section drafts paragraph 3 of the support
operations estimate, analysis of courses of action.
(1) Calculates sufficiency of proposed area for support
operations.
(2) Calculates total requirements to support proposed
responsibility using CSSCS, FM 101-10-1/2, G1/G4 battle
book, OPLOG planner, etc.
(3) Lists personnel and tactical impact for each approved
COA.
(4) Lists support deficiencies for each COA.

Supporting Products (References): None.

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----150-GPU-9100-WT07
-----

150-GPU-9101-WT07

-----

150-GPU-9102-WT07

---------

150-GPU-9103-WT07
150-GPU-9104-WT07

---------

150-GPU-9105-WT07
150-GPU-9106-WT07

Title
Establish the Common Tactical Picture
(CTP) Elements (v.6.2.x)
Update Common Tactical Picture (CTP)
Elements (v.6.2.x)
Process a Message using Common
Operating Environment Message
Processor (CMP) (v. 6.2.x)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Conduct Terrain Evaluation Using the
Common Tactical Picture (CTP) (v.6.2.x)
Perform Share Folder Management
Operate Collaborative Tools (v.6.2.x)
462

---------

151-115-3009WT10
151-115-3013WT10

-----

151-115-3020WT10

-----

151-115-3021WT10

-----

151-115-3022WT10

-----

151-115-4003WT10

-----------------

151-115-4011WT10
151-115-4013WT10
151-115-4015WT10
151-115-4019WT10

-----

151-115-4021WT10

-----

151-115-4024WT10

-------------

151-115-4026WT10
151-115-4028WT10
151-115-4031WT10

Create Reports in CSSCS


Produce Course of Action (COA)
Analysis
Establish the Combat Service Support
Control System (CSSCS) Common
Tactical Picture (CTP)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution Using
Plan Manager
Process a Message using Common
Operating Environment Message
Processor (CMP)
Verify Classes of Supply Authorizations,
Basic Loads, and On Hand (O/H)
Quantities
Prepare a Synchronization Matrix
Analyze Unit Capability Reports
Determine Transportation Requirements
Determine Class I, Water, Ice, II, III (P),
IV, VI, Field Services, and Personnel
Service Support Requirements
Determine Combat Health Support
(CHS) Requirements
Determine Fuel Consumption,
Distribution, and Storage Requirements
Determine Ammunition Requirements
Determine Maintenance Requirements
Prepare a Logistics (CSS) Estimate

Prerequisite Collective Tasks: None.

Supporting Collective Tasks: None.

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6734.11-WT06
-----

71-0-5420.71-WT07

-----

71-6-5420.71-WT02

Title
Analyze Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP)
Analyze Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP)
Analyze Courses of Action (COAs) (OLD)

463

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.4

Title
Plan Tactical Operations Using the Military Decision
Making Process/Troop Leading Procedures

464

Report Date: 31 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
63-6-5431.63-WT10

Compare Courses of Action (COAs) (MDMP) (Support Operations)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 21 Dec 1999

Task Data:
Proponent: Combat Service Support
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Exercise Command and Control
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: No
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete: 01/01/1990

Condition: The digital brigade battle staff is conducting or preparing to conduct combat
operations. Communications are established with subordinate units, adjacent units,
and higher headquarters. The staff has developed and analyzed courses of action
(COAs) consistent with the commander's guidance. The S3 or XO have
determined COA evaluation criteria. Some iterations of this task should be
performed in MOPP4.

Standard: Brigade Support Operations section compared each developed COA


consistent with the evaluation criteria. Staff identified the preferred COA to
recommend to the commander.

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

1. Logistics planners update estimates as course of action


comparison takes place.
2. SPO section recommends the logistics COA that best supports the
brigade operation from the logistical point of view.
3. SPO section completes the support operations estimate.
a. Support operations section drafts paragraph 4, Comparison of
Courses of Action.
465

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

(1) Lists advantages and disadvantages of each COA with


respect to the accomplishment of the support mission.
(2) Conducts comparative analysis of each COA, to include
methods of overcoming deficiencies or modifications
required in each COA.
b. Support operations section drafts paragraph 5, Conclusions.
(1) States supportability of mission from an external support
viewpoint.
(2) Selects best COA that can be supported from an external
support viewpoint.
c. Support operations officer approves support operations
estimate.
(1) Verifies content for completeness, correctness, and
compliance with commander's guidance.
(2) Presents estimate to commander or XO and staff (oral or
written).
d. Support operations section distributes the support operations
estimate.
(1) Incorporates comments, if required.
(2) Forwards support operations estimate to support
operations officer for signature.
(3) Forwards support operations estimate to other staff
sections.

Supporting Products (References)


Step Id
Product Id
----FM 100-10
----FM 100-15
----FM 101-10-1/2

---------

FM 101-5
FM 3-3

---------

FM 3-4
FM 3-5

Title
Combat Service Support
Corps Operations
STAFF OFFICERS FIELD MANUAL ORGANIZATIONAL, TECHNICAL, AND
LOGISTICAL DATA, PLANNING
FACTORS (VOLUME 2) (REPRINTED
W/ BASIC INCL C1)
Staff Organization and Operations
Chemical and Biological Contamination
Avoidance
NBC Protection
NBC Decontamination

466

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----150-GPU-9100-WT07
-----

150-GPU-9101-WT07

-----

150-GPU-9102-WT07

---------------------

150-GPU-9103-WT07
150-GPU-9105-WT07
150-GPU-9106-WT07
151-115-3009WT10
151-115-3013WT10

-----

151-115-3020WT10

-----

151-115-3021WT10

-----

151-115-3022WT10

Prerequisite Collective Tasks


Task Number
63-1-1001
63-1-1003
63-1-1004

Title
Establish the Common Tactical Picture
(CTP) Elements (v.6.2.x)
Update Common Tactical Picture (CTP)
Elements (v.6.2.x)
Process a Message using Common
Operating Environment Message
Processor (CMP) (v. 6.2.x)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Perform Share Folder Management
Operate Collaborative Tools (v.6.2.x)
Create Reports in CSSCS
Produce Course of Action (COA)
Analysis
Establish the Combat Service Support
Control System (CSSCS) Common
Tactical Picture (CTP)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution Using
Plan Manager
Process a Message using Common
Operating Environment Message
Processor (CMP)

Title
CONDUCT MISSION ANALYSIS
FORMULATE FEASIBLE COURSES OF ACTION
DEVELOP INTELLIGENCE ESTIMATE

Supporting Collective Tasks: None.

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6735.11-WT06
-----

63-1-4008

-----

71-0-0004.71-WT07

Title
Compare Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP)
DEVELOP SUPPORTING
COMMANDER'S [OPERATION]
ESTIMATE (DIGITIZED)
Prepare Staff Estimates
467

-----

71-0-5430.71-WT07

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.4

Compare Courses of Action (COAs)


(MDMP)

Title
Plan Tactical Operations Using the Military Decision
Making Process/Troop Leading Procedures

468

Report Date: 31 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
63-6-5451.63-WT10

Produce Order or Plans (MDMP) (Support Operations)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 21 Dec 1999

Task Data:
Proponent: Combat Service Support
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Exercise Command and Control
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: No
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete: 01/01/1990

Condition: The digital brigade battle staff is conducting or preparing to conduct combat
operations. Communications are established with subordinate units, adjacent units,
and higher headquarters. ABCS systems are operational and are passing
information in accordance with tactical standing operating procedures. The brigade
has received an Operations Order/Operations Plan (OPORD/OPLAN) from higher
headquarters. The commander has either chosen a COA or directed a single COA
be developed in detail, and has provided additional guidance. Some iterations of
this task should be performed in MOPP4.

Standard: The selected COA and supporting BOS concepts were loaded into BPV
and/or CTP. The OPORD was prepared in accordance with FM 101-5 and issued.
OPORD clearly stated the brigades mission and commander intent; allowed
subordinate commanders flexibility; planned for probable contingencies based on
staff wargaming; and planned for future or follow-on operations. The
OPLAN/OPORD was issued and briefed to the subordinate units.

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

1. SPO section participates in the detailed war gaming.


469

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

2. SPO section completes detailed planning needed for the selected


COA
a. Support operations section identifies logistics and CHS assets
available to support the combat mission.
(1) Coordinates types and amounts of logistics and CHS
assets dedicated to the brigade with the S4, the division
G4 and the DISCOM support operations section, using
CSSCS.
(2) Identifies brigade priorities for supplies and services,
maintenance, transportation, and CHS assets.
(3) Provides current status of all deadlined missile systems,
weapons systems, and other key items of equipment and
vehicles.
(4) Provides contact team availability for current on-site
repairs in coordination with the division maintenance office.
(5) Provides known brigade-level logistics and CHS shortfalls
and recommended solutions.
b. Supply section provides planning assistance for supply
support.
(1) Coordinates supply support using appropriate logistics
STAMIS and CSSCS.
(2) Coordinates supply priorities with the S4 and SPO
CSSCS.
(3) Coordinates supply sustainment controls with the S4 and
DISCOM support operations section using CSSCS.
(4) Provides instructions for request, storage, and distribution
of supplies.
(5) Identifies DISCOM policies and procedures for
participation in weapon system replacement.
(6) Develops night and reduced visibility resupply plans.
(7) Coordinates locations of all forward supply points with the
S4, and the DISCOM Support Operations Sections using
CSSCS.
(8) Identifies host nation or local procurement channels for
additional supply requirements.
c. Maintenance section provides planning assistance for
maintenance support.
(1) Coordinates maintenance priorities with the S4, using
CSSCS.
(2) Provides instruction for request, disposition, and repair of
equipment.
(3) Coordinates cannibalization and controlled exchange
policies with the S4, using CSSCS.
(4) Provides instructions for emergency destruction of
equipment and supplies.

470

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

(5) Identifies DISCOM maintenance participation in weapon


system replacements in coordination with property bookClass VII section.
(6) Develops a back-haul plan for the evacuation of equipment
and supplies from the brigade area.
(7) Maintains locations of all maintenance collection points.
d. Transportation section provides planning assistance for
transportation support.
(1) Coordinates motor transportation priorities with the division
transportation office and the movement control office,
using CSSCS.
(2) Provides instructions for transportation requests.
(3) Coordinates aerial resupply plan with the S4, DTO, and
DISCOM support operations section, using CSSCS.
(4) Identifies transportation assets required for mass casualty
contingencies.
(5) Coordinates additional transportation requirements with
the MCO, using CSSCS.
e. Field services section provides planning assistance for field
services support.
(1) Coordinates procedures for requesting field services
support with S4, DISCOM support operations section or
field service support units operating in the BSA, using
CSSCS.
(2) Coordinates clothing exchange and shower support with
S4 and DISCOM Support Operations Section, using
CSSCS.
(3) Coordinates bakery support with S4 and DISCOM support
operations section, using CSSCS.
(4) Coordinates locations of MA collection points with the S4
and DISCOM support operations section, using CSSCS.
(5) Provides instructions for the evacuation of remains to
collection points.
f. Combat health support officer with the brigade surgeon and
medical company commander develop the CHS plan.
(1) Identifies requirements, resources, policies, and
procedures to be incorporated in the CHS plan by
reviewing CHS estimate.
(2) Formats the CHS plan IAW FM 8-55.
(3) Forwards completed plan to brigade surgeon for approval
or modification, using CSSCS.
(4) Briefs plan to the support operations officer and FSB
commander for approval or modification.

471

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

(5) Provides CHS plan to the S3 section for distribution as


either the CHS plan or as CHS annex to the brigade
OPORD, using CSSCS.
g. Support operations section plans support of offensive
operations.
(1) Develops increased consumption plans for all support due
to increased maneuver activity.
(2) Plans forward positioning of ammunition, POL, and
maintenance elements as lines of support increase.
(3) Plans use of preplanned or preconfigured push packages,
if communications break down.
(4) Plans increased use of aircraft or airdrop for resupply.
(5) Plans for uploading as many supplies as possible.
h. Support operations section plans support of defensive
operations.
(1) Develops plan for stockpiling limited amounts of
ammunition and POL in centrally located battle positions in
coordination with the S4, using appropriate ABCS system.
(2) Plans positioning of support elements in depth throughout
defensive area.
(3) Plans resupply using infiltration during periods of limited
visibility to reduce chances of threat interference.
(4) Develops plans for increased demands for Class IV items
and transportation assets to haul supplies.
(5) Develops plan for increased patient loads in health
facilities and greater patient transportation requirements.
i. Support operations section supports retrograde operations.
(1) Plans positioning of logistics elements in depth and
echelon rearward in coordination with the S4 and DISCOM
support operations section.
(2) Develops plans to limit forward movement of supplies in
coordination with the S4 and DISCOM support operations
section.
(3) Plans evacuation of supplies and equipment to planned
fallback points in coordination with the S4 and DISCOM,
support operations section.
(4) Develops plans for increased expenditure ammunition and
overall decrease fuel consumption.
(5) Develops supplies and equipment for destruction plans
(except medical) in coordination with the S4.
(6) Plans relocation of medical units and alternate means of
evacuation in coordination with the brigade surgeon and
the division medical operations branch.
(7) Performs unit and logistics coordination using appropriate
ABCS systems.

472

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

3. Support operations, S1, and S4 sections draft paragraph 4, Service


Support.
a. Update battle rosters, and CSSCS UTO to reflect new task
organization.
b. Provide support instructions and arrangements that support the
operations and primary interests of subordinate units.
c. Reference higher HQ service support paragraph, when it is
lengthy and the details are included in higher HQ service
support paragraph.
4. SPO section completes annexes and appendices to order.
a. Support operations section produces the brigade service
support annex.
(1) Provides supply status information to paragraph 4
(Material and Services).
(2) Provide transportation status information to paragraph 4
( Material and Services).
(3) Provides services information; e.g., field services and MA
to paragraph 4 (Material and Services).
(4) Provides CHS plan for publication as a separate annex or
paragraph 5 of the service support plan.
b. Consolidates logistics and CHS input to produce the service
support annex.
c. Forwards service support annex to the FSB commander for
approval or modification.
d. Provides approved service support annex to the S4 for
inclusion in the brigade OPORD, using CSSCS.
5. SPO section task organizes subordinate units/elements for the
support mission.
a. Identifies total support requirements by reviewing the
commander's planning guidance and the restated mission.
b. Identifies where to reduce or add units or elements by
reviewing supported forces scheme of maneuver and terrain
factors.
c. Organizes subordinate units based on their capability to
accommodate the support mission.
6. SPO section completes logistics overlay.
a. States map reference data, effective date, and purpose of the
overlay.
b. Lists classification markings and downgrading instructions, if
applicable.
c. Applies overlay plotting techniques outlined in FM 21-31.
d. Plots boundaries, supporting, supported, and subordinate unit
locations within 50 meters.
e. Affixes graphic portrayal of support units, supply points, supply
routes, and unit locations.
473

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

f. Forwards approved logistics overlay to the brigade S4 using


CTP.

Supporting Products (References)


Step Id
Product Id
----FM 100-10
----FM 101-10-1/2

-------------

FM 101-5
FM 21-31
FM 3-3

---------

FM 3-4
FM 3-5

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----150-GPU-9100-WT07
-----

150-GPU-9101-WT07

-----

150-GPU-9102-WT07

-----------------

150-GPU-9103-WT07
150-GPU-9105-WT07
150-GPU-9106-WT07
150-GPU-9110-WT07

---------

151-115-3009WT10
151-115-3020WT10

-----

151-115-3021WT10

Title
Combat Service Support
STAFF OFFICERS FIELD MANUAL ORGANIZATIONAL, TECHNICAL, AND
LOGISTICAL DATA, PLANNING
FACTORS (VOLUME 2) (REPRINTED
W/ BASIC INCL C1)
Staff Organization and Operations
Topographic Symbols
Chemical and Biological Contamination
Avoidance
NBC Protection
NBC Decontamination

Title
Establish the Common Tactical Picture
(CTP) Elements (v.6.2.x)
Update Common Tactical Picture (CTP)
Elements (v.6.2.x)
Process a Message using Common
Operating Environment Message
Processor (CMP) (v. 6.2.x)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Perform Share Folder Management
Operate Collaborative Tools (v.6.2.x)
Operate the OPLAN / OPORD
Application (v.6.2.x)
Create Reports in CSSCS
Establish the Combat Service Support
Control System (CSSCS) Common
Tactical Picture (CTP)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution Using
Plan Manager

474

-----

151-115-3022WT10

-----

151-115-4003WT10

-------------

151-115-4013WT10
151-115-4015WT10
151-115-4019WT10

-----

151-115-4021WT10

-----

151-115-4024WT10

---------------------

151-115-4026WT10
151-115-4028WT10
151-115-4031WT10
151-115-4033WT10
151-115-4034WT10

Prerequisite Collective Tasks


Task Number
63-1-1008

Process a Message using Common


Operating Environment Message
Processor (CMP)
Verify Classes of Supply Authorizations,
Basic Loads, and On Hand (O/H)
Quantities
Analyze Unit Capability Reports
Determine Transportation Requirements
Determine Class I, Water, Ice, II, III (P),
IV, VI, Field Services, and Personnel
Service Support Requirements
Determine Combat Health Support
(CHS) Requirements
Determine Fuel Consumption,
Distribution, and Storage Requirements
Determine Ammunition Requirements
Determine Maintenance Requirements
Prepare a Logistics (CSS) Estimate
Prepare Service Support Annex
Develop the Combat Service Support
(CSS) Overlay to an Operational Order
(OPORD)

Title
DEVELOP SUPPORTING COMMANDER'S
[OPERATION] ESTIMATE

Supporting Collective Tasks: None.

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6737.11-WT06
----63-1-4010
---------

63-1-4014
63-6-4040

---------

71-0-5450.71-WT02
71-6-5450.71-WT07

Title
Produce Order or Plans (MDMP)
DEVELOP ROAD MOVEMENT ORDER
(DIGITIZED)
PLAN REAR OPERATIONS (DIGITIZED)
PROVIDE ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICE
SUPPORT (DIGITIZED)
Produce Order or Plans (MDMP)
Complete the Plan (OLD)
475

-----

71-6-9450.20-WT02

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.3
ART 5.4

Produce Order or Plans

Title
Assess Tactical Situation and Operations
Plan Tactical Operations Using the Military Decision
Making Process/Troop Leading Procedures

476

Chaplain Section
MDMP Process
Draft

TABLE OF CONTENTS
CONDUCT MISSION ANALYSIS (MDMP) (CHAPLAIN).................................................480
DEVELOP COURSES OF ACTION (COAS) (MDMP) (CHAPLAIN)...............................484
ANALYZE COURSES OF ACTION (COAS) (MDMP) (CHAPLAIN)...............................487
PRODUCE ORDER OR PLANS (MDMP) (CHAPLAIN)...................................................491

478

Report Date: 31 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
63-6-5363.63-WT10

Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP) (Chaplain)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 14 Mar 2000

Task Data:
Proponent: Combat Service Support
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Exercise Command and Control
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: No
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The digital brigade battle staff, as part of a maneuver division or joint task
force (JTF), has conducted or is prepared to conduct combat operations.
Communications were established with subordinate and adjacent units, and higher
headquarters. ABCS systems are operational and have passed information in
accordance with tactical standing operating procedures. WARNO1 or OPLAN has
been received from higher headquarters with AO/AI. Continuation of staff estimates
and IPB are being conducted concurrently with mission analysis. Some iterations
of this task should be performed in MOPP4.

Standard: The mission was analyzed and a clear picture of friendly and enemy
capabilities determined. A restated mission was developed, and the commander
issued planning guidance. Staff listed critical tasks and identified brigade
capabilities. Staff defined task, purpose and end state of the mission for both the
brigade and higher headquarters. Each staff section has created a base overlay
that graphically depicts available assets, critical tasks and purposes in preparation
for COA development. WARNO 2 was issued for subordinate units to conduct
more in-depth planning.

479

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

1. UMT retrieves a copy of higher HQ OPLAN/OPORD from MCS or


CSSCS.
2. UMT conducts a thorough analysis of the higher HQ
OPLAN/OPORD.
a. Identifies religious support related specified tasks from the
base order, annexes, and overlays.
b. Identifies religious support related implied tasks derived from
the, situation template, higher HQ intent, and mission of
adjacent units.
c. Assists the S3 with the identification of essential tasks.
d. Assists with the identification of constraints and restrictions.
3. UMT determines the situation.
a. Reviews friendly situation based on input from the S3.
b. Incorporates the enemy situation based on input from the S2.
c. Reviews the moral, ethical, religious, and humanitarian issues
that may effect the situation.
d. Reviews the civil-military situation based on input from the S5.
e. Status of wounded soldiers in the medical system.
* 4. UMT analyzes religious support assets available.
a. Status of unit ministry teams.
b. Status of unit morale.
5. UMT briefs during mission analysis briefing (optional).
a. Specified, implied, and essential religious support tasks.
b. Status of moral, ethical, religious, and humanitarian issues that
may effect the situation.
c. Facts and assumptions about religious support and morale
needed for further planning.
6. UMT receives WARNO, commander's guidance and restated
mission from S3 using MCS or CSSCS.
7. UMT analyzes commander's planning guidance for the following.
a. Location of UMTs.
b. Religious support priorities.
c. MEDEVAC and casualty treatment guidance as it effects the
religious needs of the casualties.
9. UMT starts preparing the religious services estimate.
a. Drafts references and paragraph 1, Mission.
b. Lists all maps, charts, or other documents required to
understand the estimate.
c. Transcribes the commander's restated mission.

480

Supporting Products (References): None.

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----150-GPU-9100-WT07
-----

150-GPU-9101-WT07

-----

150-GPU-9102-WT07

---------

150-GPU-9103-WT07
150-GPU-9104-WT07

-----------------

150-GPU-9105-WT07
150-GPU-9106-WT07
151-115-3009WT10
151-115-3020WT10

-----

151-115-3021WT10

-----

151-115-3022WT10

-----

151-115-4010WT10

Title
Establish the Common Tactical Picture
(CTP) Elements (v.6.2.x)
Update Common Tactical Picture (CTP)
Elements (v.6.2.x)
Process a Message using Common
Operating Environment Message
Processor (CMP) (v. 6.2.x)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Conduct Terrain Evaluation Using the
Common Tactical Picture (CTP) (v.6.2.x)
Perform Share Folder Management
Operate Collaborative Tools (v.6.2.x)
Create Reports in CSSCS
Establish the Combat Service Support
Control System (CSSCS) Common
Tactical Picture (CTP)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution Using
Plan Manager
Process a Message using Common
Operating Environment Message
Processor (CMP)
Perform a Mission Analysis of an
Operations Order

Prerequisite Collective Tasks: None.

Supporting Collective Tasks: None.

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6732.11-WT06
----71-0-5360.71-WT07

Title
Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP)
Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP)

481

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.3

Title
Assess Tactical Situation and Operations

482

Report Date: 31 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
63-6-5413.63-WT10

Develop Courses of Action (COAs) (MDMP) (Chaplain)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 14 Mar 2000

Task Data:
Proponent: Combat Service Support
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Exercise Command and Control
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: Yes
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The digital brigade battle staff is conducting or preparing to conduct combat
operations. Communications are established with subordinate, adjacent units, and
higher headquarters. ABCS systems are operational and are passing information in
accordance with tactical standing operating procedures. The brigade has received
an operation order/operation plan (OPORD/OPLAN) from higher headquarters. The
BCT completed mission analysis and associated products, and the commander has
provided initial planning guidance. Some iterations of this task should be
performed in MOPP4.

Standard: The staff developed COAs consistent with commander's guidance. COAs
developed were suitable, feasible, acceptable, distinguishable, and complete. Each
COA was depicted by a sketch and statement. The sketch provided a picture of the
maneuver aspects of the COA, and the statement portrayed how the BCT would
accomplish the mission and explained the scheme of maneuver. A COA briefing
was presented to the commander/XO as required.

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

1. UMT receives the overlays for each maneuver COA using MCS or
CSSCS
483

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

2. UMT develops a supporting COA for each maneuver COA as an


overlay using MCS or CSSCS.
3. Chaplain participates in COA briefing to commander (optional).
4. UMT drafts paragraph 2, The Situation and Considerations.
a. Prepares brief summary which references the appropriate
intelligence document.
b. States the effects of the intelligence situation on religious
support to the task force.
c. Lists disposition of all units that influence religious support.
d. Lists all COA provided by the S3.
e. Lists disposition of UMTs and installations that have an effect
on the religious support situation.
f. Lists projected religious support developments that influence
UMT operations.
g. Lists disposition of civil affairs units and installations that have
an effect on the religious support situation.
h. Lists projected CMO developments likely to influence UMT
operations.
i. Prepares troop preparedness situation subparagraph.
NOTE: Subparagraph includes: unit morale, organizational climate,
commitment, and cohesion factors.
j. Lists all assumptions based on initial planning guidance.

Supporting Products (References): None.

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----150-GPU-9100-WT07
-----

150-GPU-9101-WT07

-----

150-GPU-9102-WT07

---------------------

150-GPU-9103-WT07
150-GPU-9105-WT07
150-GPU-9106-WT07
151-115-3009WT10
151-115-3010WT10

Title
Establish the Common Tactical Picture
(CTP) Elements (v.6.2.x)
Update Common Tactical Picture (CTP)
Elements (v.6.2.x)
Process a Message using Common
Operating Environment Message
Processor (CMP) (v. 6.2.x)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Perform Share Folder Management
Operate Collaborative Tools (v.6.2.x)
Create Reports in CSSCS
Perform Communication Management

484

-----

151-115-3013WT10

-----

151-115-3020WT10

-----

151-115-3021WT10

-----

151-115-3022WT10

---------

151-115-4013WT10
151-115-4014WT10

Produce Course of Action (COA)


Analysis
Establish the Combat Service Support
Control System (CSSCS) Common
Tactical Picture (CTP)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution Using
Plan Manager
Process a Message using Common
Operating Environment Message
Processor (CMP)
Analyze Unit Capability Reports
Develop Courses of Action (COA) for
Commander's Analysis of Supportability

Prerequisite Collective Tasks: None.

Supporting Collective Tasks: None.

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6733.11-WT06
-----

71-0-5410.71-WT02

-----

71-6-5410.71-WT07

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.3
ART 5.4

Title
Develop Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP)
Develop Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP)
Develop Courses of Action (OLD)

Title
Assess Tactical Situation and Operations
Plan Tactical Operations Using the Military Decision
Making Process/Troop Leading Procedures

485

Report Date: 31 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
63-6-5423.63-WT10

Analyze Courses of Action (COAs) (MDMP) (Chaplain)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 22 Dec 1999

Task Data:
Proponent: Combat Service Support
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Exercise Command and Control
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: No
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The digital brigade battle staff is conducting or preparing to conduct combat
operations. Communications are established with subordinate, adjacent units, and
higher headquarters. ABCS systems are operational and are passing information in
accordance with tactical standing operating procedures (TACSOP). The brigade
has received an Operation Order/Operation Plan (OPORD/OPLAN) from higher
headquarters. The commander has provided planning guidance, and the staff has
developed one or more COAs. Some iterations of this task should be performed in
MOPP4.

Standard: The S3 developed evaluation criteria. The staff evaluated each COA in
respect to criteria that have been established. The staff used war gaming
methodology IAW FM 101-5 to assess suitability and feasibility of each COA
consistent with the evaluation criteria. Each staff section developed an initial
supporting plan for each COA based upon the war gaming. Staff members
provided input to COA analysis using their ABCS systems. The staff maintained
situational awareness by monitoring ABCS, MSE, and FM communications.

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

* 1. UMT analyzes the supporting COA with each maneuver COA.


486

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

2.
3.
4.
5.

6.
7.

GO

NO-GO

a. Verifies religious support plans support the commander's


intent.
b. Refines the concept of religious support if needed.
UMT determines the supportability of each COA based upon the
evaluation criteria.
UMT records the advantages and disadvantages of each COA with
emphasis on supportability.
UMT completes COA comparison by rank ordering each COA
based upon supportability.
UMT updates the religious support estimate.
a. UMT drafts paragraph 3, Analysis of Courses of Action.
(1) Lists all COA provided by the S3.
(2) Lists problem areas, trends, and deficiencies impacting on
troop preparedness of each COA.
b. UMT drafts paragraph 4, Comparison of Courses of Action.
(1) Lists advantages and disadvantages of each COA with
respect to the accomplishment of the personnel mission.
(2) Conducts comparative analysis of each COA, to include
methods of overcoming deficiencies or modifications
required in each COA.
c. UMT drafts paragraph 5, Conclusions.
(1) States supportability of mission from a religious support
viewpoint.
(2) Selects COA that can be supported from the religious
support standpoint.
(3) Lists major religious support deficiencies that require the
commander's attention.
(4) Recommends specific methods for eliminating or reducing
the effects of these major deficiencies.
UMT recommends the COA that best supports the brigade
operation from the religious support point of view.
UMT completes the religious support estimate.
a. Chaplain personnel estimate.
(1) Verifies content for completeness, correctness, and
compliance with commander's guidance.
(2) Presents estimate to commander or XO and staff (oral or
written).
b. UMT distributes the personnel estimate.
(1) Incorporates comments, if required.
(2) Forwards religious support estimate to other staff sections.

487

Supporting Products (References): None.

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----150-GPU-9100-WT07
-----

150-GPU-9101-WT07

-----

150-GPU-9102-WT07

---------------------

150-GPU-9103-WT07
150-GPU-9105-WT07
150-GPU-9106-WT07
151-115-3009WT10
151-115-3013WT10

-----

151-115-3020WT10

-----

151-115-3021WT10

-----

151-115-3022WT10

-----

151-115-4013WT10

Title
Establish the Common Tactical Picture
(CTP) Elements (v.6.2.x)
Update Common Tactical Picture (CTP)
Elements (v.6.2.x)
Process a Message using Common
Operating Environment Message
Processor (CMP) (v. 6.2.x)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Perform Share Folder Management
Operate Collaborative Tools (v.6.2.x)
Create Reports in CSSCS
Produce Course of Action (COA)
Analysis
Establish the Combat Service Support
Control System (CSSCS) Common
Tactical Picture (CTP)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution Using
Plan Manager
Process a Message using Common
Operating Environment Message
Processor (CMP)
Analyze Unit Capability Reports

Prerequisite Collective Tasks: None.

Supporting Collective Tasks: None.

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6734.11-WT06
-----

71-0-5420.71-WT07

-----

71-6-5420.71-WT02

Title
Analyze Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP)
Analyze Courses of Action (COAs)
(MDMP)
Analyze Courses of Action (COAs) (OLD)

488

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.4

Title
Plan Tactical Operations Using the Military Decision
Making Process/Troop Leading Procedures

489

Report Date: 31 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
63-6-5454.63-WT10

Produce Order or Plans (MDMP) (Chaplain)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 21 Dec 1999

Task Data:
Proponent: Combat Service Support
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Exercise Command and Control
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: No
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete: 01/01/1990

Condition: The digital brigade battle staff is conducting or preparing to conduct combat
operations. Communications are established with subordinate units, adjacent units,
and higher headquarters. ABCS systems are operational and are passing
information in accordance with tactical standing operating procedures. The brigade
has received an Operations Order/Operations Plan (OPORD/OPLAN) from higher
headquarters. The commander has either chosen a COA or directed a single COA
be developed in detail, and has provided additional guidance. Some iterations of
this task should be performed in MOPP4.

Standard: The selected COA and supporting BOS concepts were loaded into BPV
and/or CTP. The OPORD was prepared in accordance with FM 101-5 and issued.
OPORD clearly stated the brigades mission and commander intent; allowed
subordinate commanders flexibility; planned for probable contingencies based on
staff wargaming; and planned for future or follow-on operations. The
OPLAN/OPORD was issued and briefed to the subordinate units.

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

1. UMT completes detailed planning needed for the selected COA.

490

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

a. Plans for religious services to all units attached, assigned,


or under OPCON to the brigade, to include faith groups and
area coverage.
b. Plans for religious support activities.
c. Develops the religious services plan that incorporates the time
flow for all UMTs into the brigade area.
d. Develops religious services plan for brigade UMTs.
e. Develops religious services plan for brigade UMTs using the
backwards planning process.
f. Ensures that UMTs are included in logistical information
systems and religious services request procedures are
established.
g. Ensures that the assistant is worked into the unit defense plan,
but not during religious services.
2. UMT draft paragraph 4, Service Support.
a. Develops casualty religious support plan for brigade AO.
b. Determines any unit support, area support, denominational
support, and on order requirements for religious services from
division OPORD.
c. Determines principal UMT locations for effective religious
services coverage.
d. Tailors the religious services mission to the tactical situation
and applies METT-TC.
e. Ensures total religious services coverage for casualty care
throughout the AO.
f. Provide religious support instructions and arrangements that
support the operations and primary interests of subordinate
units.
g. Reference higher HQ service support paragraph, when it is
lengthy and the details are included in higher HQ service
support paragraph.
3. Brigade UMT prepares the religious services annex/appendix to the
OPORD.
a. Includes brigade UMT casualty replacement plan.
b. Includes locations of all UMTs for each phase of the operation.
c. Includes on order and AO coverage requirements for all UMTs.
d. Includes impact of AO indigenous religions on mission.
e. Includes special instructions for each UMT, as needed.

Supporting Products (References)


Step Id
Product Id
----FM 100-10

Title
Combat Service Support

491

-----

FM 101-10-1/2

-------------

FM 101-5
FM 21-31
FM 3-3

---------

FM 3-4
FM 3-5

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----150-GPU-9100-WT07
-----

150-GPU-9101-WT07

-----

150-GPU-9102-WT07

---------

150-GPU-9103-WT07
150-GPU-9104-WT07

-------------

150-GPU-9105-WT07
150-GPU-9106-WT07
150-GPU-9110-WT07

---------

151-115-3009WT10
151-115-3020WT10

-----

151-115-3021WT10

-----

151-115-3022WT10

---------

151-115-4033WT10
151-115-4034WT10

STAFF OFFICERS FIELD MANUAL ORGANIZATIONAL, TECHNICAL, AND


LOGISTICAL DATA, PLANNING
FACTORS (VOLUME 2) (REPRINTED
W/ BASIC INCL C1)
Staff Organization and Operations
Topographic Symbols
Chemical and Biological Contamination
Avoidance
NBC Protection
NBC Decontamination

Title
Establish the Common Tactical Picture
(CTP) Elements (v.6.2.x)
Update Common Tactical Picture (CTP)
Elements (v.6.2.x)
Process a Message using Common
Operating Environment Message
Processor (CMP) (v. 6.2.x)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Conduct Terrain Evaluation Using the
Common Tactical Picture (CTP) (v.6.2.x)
Perform Share Folder Management
Operate Collaborative Tools (v.6.2.x)
Operate the OPLAN / OPORD
Application (v.6.2.x)
Create Reports in CSSCS
Establish the Combat Service Support
Control System (CSSCS) Common
Tactical Picture (CTP)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution Using
Plan Manager
Process a Message using Common
Operating Environment Message
Processor (CMP)
Prepare Service Support Annex
Develop the Combat Service Support
(CSS) Overlay to an Operational Order
(OPORD)

492

Prerequisite Collective Tasks


Task Number
63-1-1008

Title
DEVELOP SUPPORTING COMMANDER'S
[OPERATION] ESTIMATE

Supporting Collective Tasks: None.

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6737.11-WT06
----63-1-4010
---------

63-1-4014
63-6-4040

-------------

71-0-5450.71-WT02
71-6-5450.71-WT07
71-6-9450.20-WT02

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.3
ART 5.4

Title
Produce Order or Plans (MDMP)
DEVELOP ROAD MOVEMENT ORDER
(DIGITIZED)
PLAN REAR OPERATIONS (DIGITIZED)
PROVIDE ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICE
SUPPORT (DIGITIZED)
Produce Order or Plans (MDMP)
Complete the Plan (OLD)
Produce Order or Plans

Title
Assess Tactical Situation and Operations
Plan Tactical Operations Using the Military Decision
Making Process/Troop Leading Procedures

493

BOLT Section
MDMP Process
Draft

TABLE OF CONTENTS

CONDUCT MISSION ANALYSIS (MDMP) (BOLT)...........................................................497


PRODUCE ORDER OR PLANS (MDMP) (BOLT)..............................................................500

495

Report Date: 31 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
27-6-5360.27-WT10

Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP) (BOLT)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 14 Mar 2000

Task Data:
Proponent: Military Law
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Exercise Command and Control
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: No
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The digital brigade combat team (BCT) is conducting or preparing to


conduct combat operations. It has received a warning order (WARNO) or
Operational Plan (OPLAN) from higher headquarters with the Area of Operations,
issued WARNO 1, and gathered the tools to begin mission analysis.
Communications are established with subordinate and adjacent units, and higher
headquarters. ABCS systems are operational and are passing information in
accordance with tactical standing operating procedures. Some iterations of this
task should be performed in MOPP4.

Standard: The mission was analyzed and a clear picture of the friendly and enemy
capabilities was determined. Commander approved restated mission and CCIR,
provided intent, and issued guidance.

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

1. BJA section retrieves a copy of higher HQ OPLAN/OPORD from


MCS or CSSCS.
2. BJA section conducts a thorough analysis of the higher HQ
OPLAN/OPORD.

496

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

a. Identifies specified tasks from the base order, annexes, and


overlays.
b. Identifies implied tasks derived from the modified combined
obstacle overlay, situation template, higher HQ intent, and
mission of adjacent units.
c. Provides the S3 with the identification of specified, implied and
essential tasks.
d. Assists with the identification of constraints and restrictions.
3. BJA section briefs during mission analysis briefing (optional).
4. Analyze commander's planning guidance and current operations .
a. Identify legal requirements and resources based on METT-TC.
b. Identify and priority mission requirements.
c. Participate in all aspects of military decision making process
(MDMP).

Supporting Products (References): None.

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----150-GPU-9101-WT07
-----

150-GPU-9102-WT07

-------------

150-GPU-9103-WT07
150-GPU-9105-WT07
150-GPU-9106-WT07

Title
Update Common Tactical Picture (CTP)
Elements (v.6.2.x)
Process a Message using Common
Operating Environment Message
Processor (CMP) (v. 6.2.x)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Perform Share Folder Management
Operate Collaborative Tools (v.6.2.x)

Prerequisite Collective Tasks: None.

Supporting Collective Tasks: None.

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6732.11-WT06
----71-0-5360.71-WT07

Title
Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP)
Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP)

497

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.3

Title
Assess Tactical Situation and Operations

498

Report Date: 31 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
27-6-5450.27-WT10

Produce Order or Plans (MDMP) (BOLT)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 21 Mar 2000

Task Data:
Proponent: Military Law
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: No
Major BOS: Exercise Command and Control
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: No
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The Brigade Combat Team (BCT) is conducting or preparing to conduct


combat operations. Communications are established with subordinate units,
adjacent units, and higher headquarters. ABCS systems are operational and are
passing information in accordance with tactical standing operating procedures. The
Common Tactical Picture (CTP) Plans Manager, and Common operating
environment Message Processor (CMP) application programs are operational. The
brigade has received an Operations Order/Operations Plan (OPORD/OPLAN) from
higher headquarters. The commander has either chosen a COA or directed a
single COA be developed in detail, and has provided additional guidance. Some
iterations of this task should be performed in MOPP4.

Standard: The selected COA and supporting BOS concepts were loaded into BPV
and/or CTP. The OPORD was prepared in accordance with FM 101-5 and issued.
OPORD clearly stated the brigades mission and commander intent; allowed
subordinate commanders flexibility; planned for probable contingencies based on
staff wargaming; and planned for future or follow-on operations. The
OPLAN/OPORD was issued and briefed to the subordinate units.

499

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

1. The BOLT drafts a legal appendix.


a. Ensure compliance with the mission mandate, international and
domestic law, higher headquarters directives, and rules of
engagement (ROE).
b. Provide guidance concerning the reporting and investigating of
potential war crimes.
c. Provide guidance concerning local law, status of forces, and
liaison with local legal officials and the International Committee
of the Red Cross.
d. Develop claims guidance in accordance with AR 27-20 and FM
27-100.
e. Develop fiscal law guidance in accordance with FM 27-100.
f. Develop environmental law guidance in accordance with FM
27-100.
g. Provide guidance concerning the implications of entering
unauthorized contracts on behalf of the US.
h. Develop legal assistance guidance in accordance with AR 27-1
and FM 27-100.
i. Develop military justice guidance in accordance with AR 27-10
and FM 27-100.
2. The BOLT coordinates the legal appendix with other brigade staff
sections and the division SJA section.
3. The BOLT conducts a legal review of the entire operation
order/plan.

Supporting Products (References): None.

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----150-GPU-9101-WT07
-----

150-GPU-9102-WT07

------------1.

150-GPU-9103-WT07
150-GPU-9105-WT07
150-GPU-9106-WT07
150-GPU-9103-WT07

Title
Update Common Tactical Picture (CTP)
Elements (v.6.2.x)
Process a Message using Common
Operating Environment Message
Processor (CMP) (v. 6.2.x)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Perform Share Folder Management
Operate Collaborative Tools (v.6.2.x)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)

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Prerequisite Collective Tasks: None.

Supporting Collective Tasks: None.

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6737.11-WT06
----71-0-5450.71-WT02
----71-6-5450.71-WT07
----71-6-9450.20-WT02

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5.4

Title
Produce Order or Plans (MDMP)
Produce Order or Plans (MDMP)
Complete the Plan (OLD)
Produce Order or Plans

Title
Plan Tactical Operations Using the Military Decision
Making Process/Troop Leading Procedures

501

Surgeon Section
MDMP Process
Draft

TABLE OF CONTENTS

CONDUCT MISSION ANALYSIS (MDMP) (SURGEON)..................................................505


DEVELOP COURSES OF ACTION (COAS) (MDMP) (SURGEON)................................509
ANALYZE COURSES OF ACTION (COAS) (MDMP) (SURGEON)................................513
PRODUCE ORDER OR PLANS (MDMP) (SURGEON).....................................................517

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Report Date: 31 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
08-6-5360.08WT10

Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP) (Surgeon)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 1 Jul 1997

Task Data:
Proponent: Medical
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: Yes
Major BOS: Exercise Command and Control
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: No
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: WARNO1 or OPLAN has been received from higher HQ with AO/AI. The
brigade combat team (BCT), as part of a maneuver division or joint task force (JTF),
is conducteing or is prepareing to conduct combat operations. The unit is equipped
with components of the ABCS and MC4 for communications with higher HQ and
supported, supporting, subordinate, and adjacent units. In addition, the unit uses
analog communications or messengers, as required. Communications were
established with subordinate and adjacent units, and higher HQ. ABCS and MC4
systems are operational and have relayed information following tactical standing
operating procedures. Continuation of staff estimates and IPB are being conducted
concurrently with mission analysis. This task is performed under all environmental
conditions, day or night. The brigade may be subject to air, ground, or NBC attack
or radiological fallout. Some iterations of this task should be performed in MOPP4.

Standard: The mission was analyzed and a clear picture of friendly and enemy
capabilities determined. A restated mission was developed, and the commander
issued planning guidance. Staff listed critical tasks and identified brigade
capabilities. Staff defined task, purpose and end state of the mission for both the
brigade and higher headquarters. Each staff section has created a base overlay
that graphically depicts available assets, critical tasks and purposes in preparation
for COA development. WARNO 2 was issued for subordinate units to conduct more
in-depth planning.

504

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

* 1. Brigade surgeon retrieves a copy of higher HQ OPLAN/OPORD


from MCS or
CSSCS.
a. Identifies CHS mission requirements after reviewing the order.
b. Identifies all specified and implied CHS tasks in the order.
c. Provides initial planning guidance to the BSS.
2. BSS conducts a thorough analysis of the higher HQ
OPLAN/OPORD.
a. Identifies CHS related specified tasks from the base order,
annexes, and overlays.
b. Identifies CHS related implied tasks after reviewing the
situation template, and higher HQ intent.
c. Assists the S3 with the identification of essential CHS tasks
necessary to accomplish the mission IAW the BDE
commander's intent.
d. Assists with the identification of CHS constraints and
restrictions.
3. BSS determines the CHS situation.
a. Reviews friendly situation based on input from the S3.
b. Incorporates the enemy situation into the analysis based on
input from the S2.
c. Reviews the CHS issues that may affect the situation.
d. Reviews the civil-military situation based on input from the S5.
e. Provides status of sick and wounded soldiers in the medical
system to the surgeon and BDE commander.
* 4. Brigade surgeon analyzes CHS assets available to the BDE.
a. Provides current status of assets and task organization to BDE
commander.
b. Provides projected locations of supported units to the BSS.
c. Provides specific force and force structure to be supported, to
include tentative augmentation to the BSS.
d. Provide status of the health of the command.
* 5. Brigade surgeon briefs during mission analysis briefing, as
required.
a. Briefs specified, implied, and essential CHS tasks.
b. Provides current CHS capabilities and limitations that may
affect the situation.
c. Provides information update(s) on areas that are critical to
mission accomplishment.
d. Provides facts and assumptions about CHS needed for further
planning.

505

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

* 6. Brigade surgeon receives WARNO, commander's guidance and


restated mission from S3 using MCS or CSSCS.
a. Briefs the BSS.
b. Provides BDE commander with CHS analysis on health threats
and environmental concerns.
7. BSS analyzes commander's planning guidance.
a. Determines locations of MTFs.
b. Identifies CHS priorities.
c. Coordinates treatment and MEDEVAC of casualties with
supporting and supported units.

Supporting Products (References)


Step Id
Product Id
----FM 100-10
----FM 101-5
----FM 3-3
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FM 3-4
FM 3-5
FM 8-10-7

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FM 8-42

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FM 8-55

Supporting Individual Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----150-GPU-9101-WT07
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150-GPU-9102-WT07

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150-GPU-9103-WT07
150-GPU-9105-WT07
150-GPU-9106-WT07

Title
Combat Service Support
Staff Organization and Operations
Chemical and Biological Contamination
Avoidance
NBC Protection
NBC Decontamination
HEALTH SERVICE SUPPORT IN A
NUCLEAR, BIOLOGICAL, AND
CHEMICAL ENVIRONMENT
MEDICAL OPERATIONS IN LOW
INTENSITY CONFLICT
PLANNING FOR HEALTH SERVICE
SUPPORT

Title
Update Common Tactical Picture (CTP)
Elements (v.6.2.x)
Process a Message using Common
Operating Environment Message
Processor (CMP) (v. 6.2.x)
Perform ABCS Data Distribution (v.6.2.x)
Perform Share Folder Management
Operate Collaborative Tools (v.6.2.x)

506

Prerequisite Collective Tasks: None.

Supporting Collective Tasks: None.

Supported Collective Tasks


Step Id
Task Id
----11-1-6732.11-WT06
----71-0-5360.71-WT07

Supported BOS (AUTL)


ART
ART 5

Title
Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP)
Conduct Mission Analysis (MDMP)

Title
Exercise Command and Control

507

Report Date: 31 Jan 2002


Synopsis Report for Collective Task
08-6-5410.08WT10

Develop Courses of Action (COAs) (MDMP) (Surgeon)


Status: Proposed
Last Changed 27 Feb 1997

Task Data:
Proponent: Medical
Type: Unit
MOPP: Sometimes
Common: Yes
Major BOS: Exercise Command and Control
Night Vision: No
Staff Task: No
Restricted Read: No
Approved:
Obsolete:

Condition: The brigade combat team (BCT), as part of a maneuver division or joint task
force (JTF), is conducting or is preparing to conduct combat operations. The unit is
equipped with components of the ABCS and MC4 for communications with higher
HQ and supported, supporting, subordinate, and adjacent units. In addition, the
unit uses analog communications or messengers, as required. ABCS systems are
operational and have relayed information following tactical standing operating
procedures. The brigade has received an operation order/operation plan
(OPORD/OPLAN) from higher HQ. The BCT has completed mission analysis, and
the commander has provided initial planning guidance. Mission analysis products
available on ABCS systems are: MCOO; SIT TEMP; higher HQs graphics and
orders; list of specified, implied and essential tasks; and list of assets available to
include combat multipliers. This task is performed under all environmental
conditions, day or night. The brigade may be subject to air, ground, or NBC attack
or radiological fallout. Some iterations of this task should be performed in MOPP4.

Standard: The BSS develops COA consistent with commander's guidance. COA
developed are suitable, feasible, acceptable, distinguishable and complete. Each
COA was depicted by a sketch and statement. The sketch provided a picture of the
CHS aspects of the COA, and the statement portrayed how the BCT accomplished
the mission and explained the scheme of support. The BSS provided an updated

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CHS estimate for each COA. A COA briefing was presented to the commander/XO
as required.

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES

GO

NO-GO

1. BSS receives the overlays for each maneuver COA staff members.
a. Develops a CHS supporting COA for each maneuver COA as
an overlay using MCS and CSSCS.
b. Identifies specific guidance from higher HQ OPLAN.
* 2. Brigade surgeon participates in COA briefing to commander, as
required.
a. Lists schemes of support that sustain supported units in the
area of operations.
b. Lists a minimum of two feasible COA.
c. Briefs commander and XO on selected COA, if required.
3. BSS drafts paragraph 2, The Situation and Considerations.
a. Prepares brief summary which references the appropriate
medical intelligence document(s).
b. States the effects of the intelligence situation on CHS to the
task force.
c. Lists disposition of all medical units.
d. Lists all COA provided by the S3.
e. Lists disposition of medical units and installations that have an
effect on the CHS situation.
f. Lists developments that influence CHS operations.
g. Lists disposition of civil affairs units and installations that have
an effect on the CHS situation.
h. Lists projected CMO developments, provided by the S5, likely
to influence CHS operations.
i. Prepares troop preparedness situation subparagraph.
NOTE: Subparagraph includes: Class VIII mater