Accession Number : ADA312228

Title :   The Operational Commander's Intent.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Scace, Daniel R.

PDF Url : ADA312228

Report Date : 14 JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : Effective operational level implementation of the concept of commander's intent has great potential for projecting the CINC's leadership. This potential is not realized today for many reasons: service and joint definitions and descriptions of the concept differ, the concept is not fully embraced by the Air Force and the Navy, and commanders have difficulty expressing their intent. The potential benefits in the military planning process and implementation of plans are not appreciated and current statements lack meaning because the concept is misunderstood. Implementation at the operational level can be particularly influential for naval and air forces with the capability to exert force over a large portion of the theater. To fully realize the potential, several things must happen: all services must use the same joint planning process, the definition and discussion of commander's intent in joint publications must be strengthened, commander's intent must be emphasized by the Air Force and the Navy, and commander's intent should be reinforced during exercises.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS, *LEADERSHIP, *JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, *MILITARY COMMANDERS, *MILITARY PLANNING, NAVAL PERSONNEL, AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, DOCUMENTS, MILITARY EXERCISES, BENEFITS.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE