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805C-PAD-4550 (SL4) - Prepare a Standing Operating Procedure (SOP)

Standards: SOP identified purpose, distribution, and references, and was in proper format. SOP had proper security classification marks applied (if applicable) and was properly authenticated.

Conditions: Given a requirement to prepare an SOP to standardize routine or recurring actions or functions, appropriate operational references or local policy guidance, access to AR 25-50 and AR 380-5, computer with authorized software, and office supplies.

Standards: SOP identified purpose, distribution, and references, and was in proper format. SOP had proper security classification marks applied (if applicable) and was properly authenticated.

Performance Steps

1.   Determine purpose.

a. Determine requirement for action/function.

b. Analyze intended outcome.

2.   Determine audience/distribution.

a. Identify level of application.

b. Identify units, section, and personnel involved.

3.   Determine references for content.

4.   Select content for SOP.

5.   Prepare SOP.

6.   Determine security classification requirements.

7.   Apply the proper security classification marking.

8.   Determine coordination requirement for approval.

9.   Coordinate SOP.

10. Use proper format for the SOP.

11. Distribute SOP for coordination.

12. Review coordination comments.

13. Prepare final.

a. Incorporate the coordination comments.

b. Coordinate final review.

14. Obtain authentication.

15. Determine reproduction requirements.

16. Distribute SOP as required by local procedures.

Evaluation Preparation:

Setup: To evaluate this task, gather the items listed in the conditions statement. Give the soldier a scenario that would provide all information necessary to perform the performance measures to include topic references. Have computer and printer or pencil and paper for soldiers to prepare SOP.

Performance Measures

GO

NO GO

1.   Determined purpose.

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a. Determined requirement for action/function.

 

 

b. Analyzed intended outcome.

 

 

2.   Determined the audience/distribution.

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a. Identified level of application.

 

 

b. Identified units, section, and personnel involved.

 

 

3.   Determined references for content.

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4.   Selected content for SOP.

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5.   Prepared the SOP.

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6.   Determined security classification marking.

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7.   Applied the proper security classification marking.

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8.   Determined coordination requirement for approval.

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9.   Coordinated SOP.

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10. Used the proper format for the SOP.

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11. Distributed SOP for coordination.

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12. Reviewed coordination comments.

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13. Prepared final.

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a. Incorporated the coordination comments.

 

 

b. Coordinated final review.

 

 

14. Obtained authentication.

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15. Determined reproduction requirement.

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16. Distributed SOP as required by local procedures.

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Evaluation Guidance: Score the soldier GO on performance measures passed. Score the soldier NO GO on any performance measures failed. The soldier must score a GO on 80 percent of the performance measures to receive a GO on the task. If the soldier scores NO GO, show him what was done wrong and how to do it correctly.

References

 

Required

Related

 

AR 25-50

 

 

AR 380-5

 

 

FM 101-5

 

 

Software-Office

 

 

Software-Windows