Accession Number : ADA324314

Title :   Azimuth Check: Where are we with Commander's Intent.

Descriptive Note : Monograph,

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

Personal Author(s) : Ayers, Mark H.

PDF Url : ADA324314

Report Date : DEC 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 57

Abstract : This monograph examines why many commanders continue to have problems writing effective commander's intent statements. Doctrine writers reintroduced 'Commander's intent' to United States Army doctrine with the 1982 version of FM 100-5, Operations. Fourteen years have passed since then and many commander's intent statements that appear in orders are still meaningless words for staffs and subordinate commanders. The 'Commander's Intent' white Paper describes commander's intent as the cornerstone of mission tactics and critical to Army operations. The commander's intent is probably the most important thing a commander must communicate to his subordinates. Feedback from the combat training centers reveals that many of the intent statements do not reflect a clear vision of how commanders intend to accomplish their mission.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), *MILITARY DOCTRINE, *MILITARY COMMANDERS, *AZIMUTH, MILITARY FACILITIES, MISSIONS, DOCUMENTS, MILITARY TRAINING, VISION, ARMY, ARMY OPERATIONS, MILITARY TACTICS.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
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Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE