How do commanders exercise the Command and Control System?

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M450 Mission Command: System

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1. Describe and explain two of the Warfighting Functions.

2. How do commanders exercise the Command and Control System?

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M A S T E R L E A D E R C O U R S E M450 Mission Command: System

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1. Title Page

2. Table of Contents

3. Image: Mosul Mess Hall Bombing

4. Scope

5. ELO

6. Command and Control System

7. Command and Control

8. Intelligence

9. Movement and Maneuver

10. Fires

11. Sustainment

12. Protection

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Answer all questions in your journal.

Which mission command system

failed?1. How could you prevent this situation?2.

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Scope This is a three hour lesson that expands on the

command and control system of mission command.

This performs the functions necessary to exercise

command and control, it defines the command and

control system and its purpose. It then describes the

individual components of the command and control

system, at the end of this lesson the learner will be able

to identify each system and its function to localize a

SOP for the 1-1 SBCT CP.

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ELO

ELO 400-MLC-MLC-0440.01

Action: Illustrate the principles of mission command.

Condition: In a group learning environment, given references and collaboration.

Standard: Write a command post SOP:

1. Explaining the command and control system

2. Explaining the organizing for command and control

Learning Domain: Cognitive

Level of Learning: Analysis

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Command and Control System

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How does the Command post support the commander?1. What characteristics should you have to be a good CP staff member?2. How do commanders use liaisons to coordinate at division level?3.

Further Analysis

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Further Analysis

1. 4-2. The command and control system consists of all the resources used to support command and control and enhances the

commander’s ability to conduct operations. Commanders organize a command and control system to:

Support the commander’s decision making.

Collect, create, and maintain relevant information and prepare products to support the commander’s and leaders’

understanding and visualization.

Prepare and communicate directives.

2. 4-25. Good staff members understand how to effectively communicate with their commander, and they can discern what

information is vital to their commander’s ability to command and control. They seek a shared understanding of the operational

environment with their commander and with the commanders of both higher and subordinate headquarters. This shared

understanding includes the commander’s visualization of the operational approach, including the commander’s intent.

3. 4-31. A liaison officer represents a commander or staff officer. Liaison officers transmit information directly, bypassing

headquarters and staff layers. A trained, competent, trusted, and informed liaison officer, either a commissioned or a

noncommissioned officer, is the key to effective liaison. Liaison officers must have the commander’s full confidence and

sufficient experience for the mission.

Refer to Handout 3 (Examples) page 5 to answer the following questions

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Command and Control

The command and control warfighting function is the related tasks and a system that enable commanders to synchronize and

converge all elements of combat power.

Further Analysis

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Further Analysis

ADP 6-0, 1-98. The command and control warfighting function is the related tasks and a system that enable commanders to

synchronize and converge all elements of combat power (ADP 3-0). The primary purpose of the command and control warfighting

function is to assist commanders in integrating the other elements of combat power (movement and maneuver, intelligence, fires,

sustainment, protection, information and leadership) to achieve objectives and accomplish missions. The command and control

warfighting functionconsists of the command and control warfighting function tasks and the command and control system.

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Intelligence

The intelligence warfighting function is the related tasks and systems that facilitate understanding the enemy, terrain, and civil

considerations.

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How does the intelligence cell function within the mission command system?1. What is the purpose behind Information Services and Data?2.

Further Analysis

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1. ATP 6-0.5, 2-21. The intelligence cell coordinates activities and systems that facilitate understanding of the threats,terrain and

weather, and other relevant aspects of the operational environment. The intelligence cellrequests, receives, and analyzes

information from multiple sources to produce and distribute intelligence products.

2. ADP 6-0, 4-44. The primary purpose of information services and data is to facilitate timely and accurate decision making and

execution by processing and managing information.

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Movement and Maneuver

The movement and maneuver warfighting function is the related tasks and systems that move and employ forces to achieve a

position of relative advantage over the enemy and other threats.

Further Analysis

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Further Analysis

ATP 6-0.5, 2-22. The movement and maneuver cell coordinates activities and systems that move forces to achieve a position of

advantage. This includes tasks related to gaining a positional advantage by combining forces with direct fire or fire potential

(maneuver) and force projection (movement). Elements of operations, airspace control, aviation, engineer, geospatial information and

service, and space support elements all form this cell. Staff elements in the movement and maneuver cell also form the core of the

current operations integrating cell. The unit’s G-3 or S-3 officer leads this cell.

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Fires

The fires warfighting function is the related tasks and systems that provide collective and coordinated use of Army indirect fires,

air and missile defense, and joint fires through the targeting process.

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How does the fires cell function within the mission command system?

Further Analysis

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ATP 6-0.5, 2-23. The fires cell coordinates, plans, integrates, and synchronizes the employment and assessment of fires in

support of operations. The fires cell recommends targeting guidance to the commander to include the selection of high-payoff

targets. The cell plans, synchronizes, coordinates, and integrates fires matched to a wide range of targets and targeting systems.

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Sustainment

The sustainment warfighting function is the related tasks and systems that provide support and services to ensure freedom of

action, extend operational reach, and prolong endurance.

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How does the sustainment cell function within the mission command system?

Further Analysis

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ATP 6-0.5, 2-25. The sustainment cell coordinates activities and systems that provide support and services to ensure freedom of

action, extend operational reach, and prolong endurance. It includes those tasks associated with logistics, personnel services,

and health service support. The following staff sections form this cell: personnel, sustainment, financial management, and

surgeon.

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Protection

The protection warfighting function is the related tasks and systems that preserve the force so the commander can apply

maximum combat power to accomplish the mission.

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How does the protection cell function within the mission command system?1. What is the purpose of the PACE plan?2. How do commanders exercise the command and control system?3. What are your responsibilities to ensure the Common Operational Picture (COP) is accurate?4. How would you use a running estimates to establish the COP?5.

Further Analysis

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Further Analysis

1. 2-4. The protection cell is responsible for integrating, coordinating, and synchronizing protection tasks and activities. The

protection cell advises commanders on the priorities for protection and coordinates the implementation and sustainment of

protective measures to protect assets according to the commander’s priorities. Elements of the following staff sections form

this cell: safety; chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear; engineer; explosive ordnance disposal; personnel recovery; and

provost marshal. The chief of protection leads this cell.

2. ADP 6-0, 4-91. One way to deal with degraded communications is through primary, alternate, contingency, and emergency (PACE)

communication planning. A PACE plan establishes the primary, alternate, contingency, and emergency methods of

communications, typically from higher echelons to lower echelons.

3. 4-93. Commanders alone cannot exercise command and control. At each echelon of command, commanders have a command

and control system to provide support. That system is more than equipment; it consists of all the resources available to

commanders to help them exercise authority and direction. How commanders organize, locate, and design their command and

control systems directly affect their ability to conduct operations. A properly designated commander and a well-designed

command and control system provides for continuity of command and control.

4. 4-88. Running estimates and the common operational picture (COP) are key products used for building and maintaining

situational understanding, in their running estimates, each CP cell and staff section continuously considers the effects of new

information and they update the following:

Assumptions.

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Friendly force status.

Enemy activities and capabilities.

Civil considerations.

Conclusions and recommendations.

5. 4-54. Running estimates and the COP are key products used for building and maintaining situational understanding. A running

estimate is the continuous assessment of the current situation used to determine if the current operation is proceeding

according to the commander’s intent and if planned future operations are supportable (ADP 5-0).

Planning Considerations for a Denied, Degraded, and Disrupted Space Operational Environment: Senior Army leaders

understand the threat posed by our adversaries and the various environmental conditions of the operational environment (OE)

which may challenge our assured access to space. Space-enabled capabilities are quickly becoming enemy targets. Space

enables extended operational ranges and increases operational tempo (OPTEMPO) and units must be ready to operate in a

Denied, Degraded, and Disrupted Space Operational Environment (D3SOE).

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Based on your Military Occupation Skill, what is your role in a CP?

Further Analysis

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Further Analysis

The command and control system is more than the network and equipment. It consists of all the resources used to support

command and control and enhances the commander’s ability to conduct operations.

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