Operationalizing Assured Mobility
ARMY ENGINEER SCHOOL FORT LEONARD WOOD MO
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The assured mobility framework enables increased situational understanding to yield increased freedom of maneuver as it ties together the elements of combat power for existing and future formations. The framework is a proactive thought process that is not tied to equipment capability, but rather is a way to systematically refine the combined arms assets available to assure maneuverability of the decisive force. Essentially, the framework enables Legacy, Interim, and Objective Force units to harness situational understanding as a fundamental enabler to attack the threat before he impedes our ability to maneuver. To recap, the assured mobility framework was originally developed to leverage information and the other elements of combat power to determine mobility requirements for the Objective Force. As an analysis tool, it is very successful in ensuring that mobility requirements are adequately defined in the Objective Force Organizational and Operational Plan for the unit of action. Essentially, it is an exemplar that enables units to proactively identify predict-to-detect, detect-to-prevent, and predict-to-prevent linkages to generate superior situational understanding and focus on the maneuverability of the decisive force. The key is to build these linkages to prevent the threat from affecting our ability to maneuver and protect ourselves from the threats effects.
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