Standards: Developed a warning order and issued it to subordinate leaders within the time allotted. The order was issued so all subordinate leaders understood their missions and any coordinating instructions. Issued the warning order in the standard OPORD format.
Given preliminary notice of an order or
action that is to follow and a requirement
to develop and issue a warning order (WARNO)
Developed a warning order and issued it
to subordinate leaders within the time
allotted. The order was issued so all
subordinate leaders understood their
missions and any coordinating instructions.
Issued the warning order in the standard
1. Precede the order with the words “WARNING
2. Use standard terminology.
3. Issue the WARNO in the five-paragraph field order
Enemy forces: Provide
available information on
strength, capabilities, and most
probable course of action.
Friendly forces: Give
available information concerning
the missions of next higher and
(3) Attachments and detachments: Give information concerning
any units that have been attached
Mission Paragraph. The
mission paragraph contains a clear,
concise statement of the task to be
accomplished and the purpose for
Provide information about the
operation, if available.
Paragraph. Provide all known
instructions and arrangements
supporting the operation.
Command and Signal
Paragraph. Designate the succession
of command if it differs from unit
Note. Warning orders involving movement should state the time
At the test site, provide a platoon-level
warning order. The warning order will be
given orally to the soldier. The soldier
will then be given 10 minutes to prepare his
squad warning order.
Soldier: Tell the soldier to extract
from the platoon warning order all
information that pertains to his squad. Tell
him he will have 10 minutes to prepare the
squad warning order. Tell him that he will
present an oral squad warning order.
1. Stated the words WARNING ORDER.
2. Used standard military terminology.
3. Issued the warning order in the five-paragraph
field order format.
4. Gave all available information.
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 fails any performance
measures, show what was done wrong and how
to do it correctly.