Army Doctrine Publication 6-0, Mission Command, defines mission command as "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." More simply, I define mission command as leadership through commander's intent
The projects aligned with the NAE Strategic Plan and the Commander's Intent
of Integrated Capabilities with focus on speed and increased readiness.
"I come from a place where if you're not in a position to execute the commander's intent
, you have a singular option, that is to leave."
The US Secretary of State Michael R Pompeo while talking to media in India said, "I come from a place where if you are not in a position to execute the commander's intent
you have a singular option, it is to leave.
When an S6 fully understands the commander's intent
, unit mission, and training objectives, they can develop a concept of mission command that provides the commander the most effective capabilities.
It is imperative for BEB commanders to describe their visualization to the staff, and Army Doctrine Reference Publication 5-0 provides sufficient detail on developing commander's intent
, planning guidance, and commander's critical information requirements.
This characteristic should be expected from professional subordinates, who must remain focused on achieving the commander's intent
at all times.
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 is the DOD's intelligence operation's people problem.
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.
Especially in a time-compressed environment, students found that subordinates with a clear task and purpose were able to execute within their commander's intent