Through the application of operational art, operational design, and the joint operation planning process
, military police officers influence contingency and crisis action planning and current and future operations by providing expertise on the protection warfighting function.
Many planners agree that operational-level wargaming using the Joint Operation Planning Process
is different from tactical-level wargaming using the Military Decision Making Process or the Marine Corps Decision Process.
(13.) For a description of the joint operation planning process
for air, see JP 3-30, Command and Control for Joint Air Operations, III-1-III-15.
Trained planners are versed in applying the seven steps of the Joint Operation Planning Process
(JOPP), which gives the commander a deliberate process by which his or her mission can be achieved.
The joint operation planning process
(JOPP) that uses mission analysis to produce a plan or order adapts well to cyberspace operations.