commander's intent


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commander's intent

A concise expression of the purpose of the operation and the desired end state that serves as the initial impetus for the planning process. It may also include the commander's assessmentof the adversary commander's intent and an assessment of where and how much risk is acceptable during the operation. See also assessment; end state.
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Although leaders within AFRICOM work closely, they are geographically separated; so coming together to align their focus is a must to meet their commander's intent.
A failure to establish commander's intent prohibited a unified and cohesive response to stabilization, characterized by "the impression that the PRTs were to be observing and facilitating everything--being all things to all people--but not actually accomplishing anything vital to the political or military mission.
Considering the maneuver commander's intent and operational concept during planning ensures that obstacles increase the probability of hits by direct and indirect fire systems and negatively affect the ability of the enemy to gain access to favorable terrain.
The first part is "the exercise of authority and direction by the commander using mission orders to enable disciplined initiative within the commander's intent to empower agile and adaptive leaders in the conduct of unified land operations.
17) Planning incorporates the commander's intent, situational awareness of the environment, and potential courses of action, both friendly and enemy, in order to prioritize efforts and task organized military forces to meet specified objectives.
Odyssey Dawn and Unified Protector demonstrated how modern tactical C2 translated commander's intent, operational guidance, and combat potential into decisive action for a large force-on-force campaign.
Mission Command is a technique of military command, which promotes relatively decentralized levels of command and control, providing freedom of action, and initiative, within certain constraints, such as the Rules of Engagement, and the commander's intent.
The military's leaders must have the ability to understand the environment and the effects of all instruments of national power; to anticipate and adapt to surprise and uncertainty; to recognize change and lead transitions; to operate with commander's intent through trust, empowerment, and understanding; to make ethical decisions based on the shared values of the profession of arms; and to think critically in applying joint warfighting principles and concepts to joint operations.
MISSION: To execute the Commander's Intent by providing on-scene, carrier airborne command and control of joint and combined forces in the battlefield through the employment of four E-2C Hawkeye Communication Navigation Surveillance/Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) aircraft.
A commander's intent fuses understanding, assigned mission, and direction to subordinates.
Mission Command is a leadership style defined as "the exercise of authority and direction by the commander using mission orders to enable disciplined initiative within the commander's intent.
His subordinates were in equal violation by leaving the OPORD brief without receiving clarity of the battalion commander's intent.

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