Organizational Troop-to-Task (OT3) Wargames
Center for Naval Analyses Arlington United States
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Organizational Troop-to-Task OT3 resource-management wargames allow players to assign personnel under their command to meet the tasking of a higher headquarters throughout the narrative storyline of the wargame. We outline the rules and requirements to assemble and execute an OT3 wargame and provide a simplified print-and-play example. We discuss the data that can be collected, as well as what can be gleamed from that datanamely, 1 as an assessment of whether the organizational staff is right-sized for the given narrative storyline and its explicit or implied tasking 2 an assessment of the gaps and seams of the organization, exploring where the organizational design may impede required information flow and 3 a broad understanding of how an organization might respond to a given sequence of events. This document does not assess any particular organization. It provides the framework and toolkit for future organizational assessments.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics