Accession Number : ADA258514
Title : Mission Orders: Is Intent the Answer?
Descriptive Note : Master's thesis
Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS
Personal Author(s) : Kamena, Gene C
Report Date : 05 Jun 1992
Pagination or Media Count : 156
Abstract : This study investigates U. S. Army doctrine for the commander's intent statement. The inclusion of the commander's intent statement as doctrine is traced from the 1982 version of FM 100-5, Operations, to the present. Current doctrine for the intent statement is not specific enough for commanders in the field; however, emerging U.S. Army doctrine is found to be basically sound. The U.S. Army's emerging doctrine contained in FM 101-5, Staff Organization and Operations, is taught at the Army's Command and General Staff College and is commonly accepted as current doctrine. Rotations at the National Training and the Joint Readiness Training Centers provide data for the research. The actions of subordinate leaders are evaluated to determine to what degree the U.S. Army's doctrine for intent allows freedom of action to subordinates.
Descriptors : *MILITARY DOCTRINE , *ARMY OPERATIONS , ORGANIZATIONS , THESES , MISSIONS , ARMY TRAINING
Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE