What follows is a very rough outline of the Army Operations Order.
This is not meant to be exhaustive but an aid. Reference: FM 7-8
- Enemy Force
- Most Probable Course of Action
- Friendly Forces
Leader's intent=Verbatim Higher Mission Statement and 3a.
- Higher Unit
- Left Unit
- Right Unit
- Forward Unit
- Reserve Unit
- Attachments & Detachments
Who, What, Where, Why, When. Task and Purpose
- Concept of the Operation
(Higher + own intent, Main effort, Supporting Effort, Expanded Purpose, Decisive Point, End state)
- Maneuver - Main Effort and Supporting Efforts
- task and purpose
- Counter Air/Air Defense
- task and purpose
- Task To Maneuver Units
(Specified and Implied Tasks for each element) Phases
- Tasks to Combat Support Units
- Coordinating Instructions
(Specific explanation of what is going to happen, Phases)
- Service Support
- casualty, damaged equipment
- Material & Service
- Oil and Lubricants
- Construction Materials
- Personal Demand Items
- Major End Items (expensive equipment)
- Medical Supplies
- Repair Parts
- Services - Showers, Laundry
- Medical Evacuation - 9 Line Medevac
- Command and Signal
Location unit commander and next higher, Locations of Cps, Succession of Command
SOI in effect, Communication restrictions.
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