Enemy forces. Express information in terms of two enemy echelons below yours. Describe the enemy’s most likely and most dangerous COAs. When possible, provide a sketch of the enemy COA (Course of action) with the written description. Include an assessment of terrorist activities in the area of operation (AO).
Provide a clear, concise statement of the task and describe the purpose for doing it. Ensure that who, what, when, where, and why are covered. A mission statement contains no subparagraphs. The mission statement covers on-order missions.
State the commander’s intent. The concept of operations describes how the commander sees the actions of subordinate units fitting together to accomplish the mission. At a minimum, the concept of operations includes the scheme of maneuver and concept of fire. Whereas the commander’s intent focuses on the end state, the concept of operations focuses on the method used for the operation and synchronizes battlefield operating systems to translate vision and end state into action.
Address service support in the areas shown below as needed to clarify the service support concept.
• Location of higher unit command and CP/unit leader or CP/alternate CP
• Succession of command if different from SOP.
• Listening silence, if applicable
• Methods of communication in priority/Emergency signals, visual signals/Code words.