• Operational Planning is what keeps any operation held together if things go wrong and sets a unit up for success from the beginning. Knowing the small details, contingency plans, opposition forces information, etc. will help you complete tasks in the most efficient way possible.
• Ensuring ALL members involved in an operation know the plan in its entirety is crucial. If one person becomes “lost in the sauce”, then they become a liability.
Common Planning Methods/Aids
Having a standardized way of planning an operation helps members not only understand everything better, but also aids those who may be tasked with planning in the future.
• Five Paragraph Order (S.M.E.A.C.)
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