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159-200-2020 (SL4) - Integrate Threat Capabilities into Mission Planning.

Standards: Correctly identified global threats to the United States and its forces. Correctly identified threat capabilities for the specific tactical and operational situation. Integrated threat capabilities into all courses of action (COA) analysis and mission planning.

Conditions: You are assigned to a battalion staff in the operations (S3) or intelligence (S2) section. Your battalion is tasked to plan and conduct a field operation based on a brigade operations order. You have access to the brigade operations order, the brigade intelligence estimate, and the battalion commander's initial guidance. You have access to tactical C4I systems.

Standards: Correctly identified global threats to the United States and its forces. Correctly identified threat capabilities for the specific tactical and operational situation. Integrated threat capabilities into all courses of action (COA) analysis and mission planning.

Performance Steps

1.   Identify global threats.

a. Identify global trends.

b. Characterize the global threat environment.

c. Recognize competitors to U.S. interests.

d. Recognize asymmetrical threat methods and actions.

2.   Determine threat capabilities.

a. Evaluate Intelligence estimate from higher headquarters.

b. Recognize available database sources of threat information.

c. Access Interlink or Interlink-S sources of regional information.

d. Access MIDB.

e. Access unclassified Internet (www) sources of regional information.

3.   Apply threat capabilities to COA analysis and mission planning.

a. Wargame most likely threat COA against friendly plans and incorporate into mission plans.

b. Wargame most dangerous threat COA against friendly plans and incorporate into mission plans.

c. Identify potential vulnerabilities to friendly plans and incorporate into mission plans.

Evaluation Preparation:

Setup: Provide the soldier with the materials listed in the conditions statement and a copy of the performance measures. The performance of this task could be evaluated during a training exercise.

Brief Soldier: Tell soldier that he will be evaluated on correctly passing all the performance measures.

Performance Measures

GO

NO GO

1.   Identified four major global trends and their effect on the operational environment.

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2.   Described the global threat environment. Described how it is different from that of the Cold War era.

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3.   Described asymmetrical methods. Explained the difference between asymmetrical and conventional military methods.

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4.   Located the intelligence estimate within an operations order.

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5.   Derived applicable information from higher headquarters intelligence estimate.

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6.   Identified four available databases containing threat information.

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7.   Retrieved regional and threat-specific information from Interlink or Interlink-S.

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8.   Retrieved regional and threat-specific information from unclassified Internet sources.

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9.   Identified the most likely threat COA and the most dangerous threat COA.

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10. Identified at least one potential vulnerability in the friendly plan.

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11. Incorporated threat findings in all mission planning.

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Evaluation Guidance: Score the soldier GO if all performance measures are passed. Score the soldier NO GO if any performance measure is failed. If the soldier scores NO GO, show the soldier what was done wrong and how to do it correctly.

References

 

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FM 34-130