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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The individual contributions are important, but all six pieces of the puzzle highlight that an operation has one designated commander and, through mission command, all actions are coordinated to support the commander's intent.
Disciplined disobedience that accomplishes the commander's intent should not be ignored; but at times, should be expected from a professional subordinate.
The commander's intent will be executed, key tasks accomplished, and end state realized.
Tasked assets rely on these individuals to clarify the supported commander's initial guidance, refine collection plans and requirements, leverage all available intelligence community resources against a problem, and integrate with nonintelligence team members, as necessary, to achieve the supported commander's intent.
This philosophy of command helps commanders capitalize on the human ability to take action to develop the situation and integrate military operations to achieve the commander's intent and desired end state.
Shared understanding and clear commander's intent are essential to effective synchronization; omitting either will allow the brigade staff to lose focus.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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