Accession Number : ADA288980

Title :   Synchronization and the Division OPORD Training Program.

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MIL ITARY STUDIES

Personal Author(s) : Scudder, John V.

PDF Url : ADA288980

Report Date : 17 DEC 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 54

Abstract : This monograph examines whether or not a Division Operations Order (OPORD) Training Program would improve task force synchronization in a resource constrained environment. Using doctrinal analysis, historical examples, and current data collected from the National Training Center (NTC) take-home packages, the study focuses on the failure of task forces to synchronize operations. Since the end of Operation Desert Storm, the NTC has identified numerous shortcomings in Mission Analysis, Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield (IPB), wargaming, and rehearsals. Combining these activities, synchronization was deficient in over 75% of the missions observed.The monograph proposes a Division OPORD Training Program (DOTP) designed to evaluate and train task force synchronization. The DOTP is a monthly program for selected units to train the OPORD process from division to company level. The DOTP's function is to assess subordinate level synchronization in terms of troop leading procedures, flow of commander's intent, staff integration, quality of OPARDs, and time management. With current resource cutbacks and poor NTC results, the Army needs a cost effective means of training task force synchronization.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), *COMBAT READINESS, *MILITARY PLANNING, MILITARY OPERATIONS, MILITARY PERSONNEL, IRAQ, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, INTELLIGENCE, ENVIRONMENTS, MANAGEMENT, COST EFFECTIVENESS, PREPARATION, TRAINING, BATTLEFIELDS, MISSION PROFILES, TASK FORCES, FAILURE, TIME, SYNCHRONIZATION(ELECTRONICS), RESOURCES, COMPANY LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, WAR GAMES, DIVISION LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, FLOW, ARMY, MILITARY COMMANDERS.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE