Decisionmaking, Plans, and Orders
Section II Commander and Staff Actions in the
Understanding the intent of the commander allows the subordinate to
of further instructions or to adjust plans to capitalize operational
opportunities that support the commander's goals.
The commander is assigned by higher headquarters to develop the
mission. The commander either initiates mission analysis at this point
or requires, requests, and develops additional information.
The commander and staff exchange information about the mission
and the staff provides the commander with information on the current
situation required to complete the mission analysis.
Mission analysis ensures that the commander identifies all tasks
required to accomplish the mission. Some tasks are specified in the
operation plan or order, as received from higher headquarters. Other
tasks may be implied by the situation, mission, and purpose of the
operation and must be deduced by the commander during the
analysis. The commander relates the tasks, if possible, to the terrain
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