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Staff activities focus on assisting the commander in mission accomplishment. The staff contributes to making and executing timely decisions. Commanders and staffs are continually alert for opportunities to streamline cumbersome or time-consuming procedures.
The following paragraphs discuss activities, responsibilities, and duties common to all staff members.
Staffs continuously provide relevant information RI to their respective commanders on the progress of operations. This RI helps commanders achieve situational understanding.
Staff members inform and advise the commander and other staff members concerning all matters pertaining to their individual fields of interest and related functional responsibilities, specifically on- Capabilities, limitations, requirements, availability, and employment of resources.
Capabilities, limitations, and employment of supporting forces. Directives and policy guidance from higher headquarters.
Staff sections prepare and maintain running estimates to help commanders make decisions. Effective plans and successful execution hinge on current staff estimates. Staff estimates always include recommendations for anticipated decisions.
During planning, commanders use these recommendations to select feasible courses of action COAs for further analysis. During preparation and execution, commanders use recommendations from running estimates in decisionmaking. Failure to maintain running estimates may lead to errors or omissions that result in flawed plans or bad decisions.
Staff members make recommendations to help commanders reach decisions and establish policies. They also offer recommendations to each other and subordinate commanders.
These recommendations are for information and assistance only. Staff members present recommendations orally or in writing. Presentations may take the form of briefings, written estimates, or staff studies.
Whether procedures are formal or informal, staff members carefully analyze and compare all feasible COAs, using the best information available. They candidly and objectively present alternatives, clearly explaining advantages and disadvantages of each. They are thoroughly prepared to recommend the best COA from the perspective of their individual fields of interest.
Preparing recommendations includes coordinating with staff members whose fields of interest the recommendation might affect. Within their fields of interest, staff members make recommendations regarding- Command policy.
Guidance concerning force capabilities, limitations, and employment. Policies and procedures to enhance force capabilities. Priorities for employment, distribution, and support.
Organization for combat, resource allocations, and command and support relationships. Resource allocation and employment synchronization of all organic and supporting assets including those of other Services.
General unit locations and movements. Commanders may delegate authority to certain staff officers to issue plans and orders without their personal approval.
Commanders assign a single staff officer responsibility for preparing and publishing plans and orders. Other staff members prepare portions of plans and orders that address their fields of interest. Identifying specified and implied tasks needed to accomplish the mission.
Developing a concept of operations to support each COA. Adjusting plans and orders based on feedback. Staff members make similar contributions to command standing operating procedures SOPstraining plans, reports, studies, and summaries. Staffs assist their commanders by ensuring that subordinates execute their decisions.
This practice allows commanders to focus on the overall operation. It relieves commanders of having to address details better handled by subordinates. Assessing keeps staffs informed of the situation and provides them with current RI. Staffs use this RI to maintain running estimates and produce progress reports for their commanders.It is the duty of the S2 Army officer to plan intelligence collection operations.
S2 officers have several resources for the job. Satellites and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) capture image intelligence.
Responsibility and accountability are the proper care and use of personnel, equipment, and funds. Maintenance of weapons, vehicles, and equipment is a special Soldier responsibility because of its importance to the success of all Army missions.
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Self-Reliance For Self-Defense -- Police Protection Isn't Enough! All our lives, especially during our younger years, we hear that the police are there to protect us. The U.S. Army is responsible for securing America's geographical borders and the citizens who reside in it by military means.
Additionally, the Army provides military support when needed by local authorities in crisis and formulates defense strategies for military operations.
To provide necessary. The Continental Army was established by the Second Continental Congress a few days before the Battle of Bunker Hill on June 17, George Washington was appointed the commander-in-chief and he served throughout the war without pay, requesting only that his expenses be paid.
Washington was immediately confronted by the lack of discipline and training in his troops, and he devoted the entire.