ADP 6-0 Mission Command

What is Unified land operations??
the Army’s operational concept. accomplished through decisive action
What is Mission Command??
the exercise of authority and direction by the
commander using mission orders to enable disciplined initiative within the
commander’s intent to empower agile and adaptive leaders in the conduct of
unified land operations.
What is commander’s intent??
is a clear and concise expression of the purpose of the operation and the desired military end state that supports mission command
What is Disciplined initiative??
is action in the absence of orders, when existing orders no longer fit the situation, or when unforeseen opportunities or threats arise
What defines the limits within which subordinates may exercise initiative??
commander’s intent
Commanders and subordinates are obligated to follow what??
lawful Orders
Commanders and subordinates are obligated to follow what??
lawful Orders
What are Mission orders??
directives that emphasize to subordinates the results to be attained, not how they are to achieve them
What is Prudent risk??
a deliberate exposure to potential injury or loss when the commander judges the outcome in terms of mission accomplishment as worth the cost
What is art of command??
the creative and skillful exercise of authority through timely decisionmaking and leadership.

What is Authority??
the delegated power to judge, act, or command
What is Control??
the regulation of forces and warfighting functions to accomplish the
mission in accordance with the commander’s intent
What is science of control??
systems and procedures used to improve the commander’s understanding and support accomplishing missions.

What is mission command warfighting function??
the related tasks and systems that
develop and integrate those activities enabling a commander to balance the art of command and the science of control in order to integrate the other warfighting functions
What is mission command system??
the arrangement of personnel, networks, information systems, processes and procedures, and facilities and equipment that enable commanders to conduct operations
What is an information system??
consists of equipment that collects, processes, stores, displays, and
disseminates information. includes computers—hardware and software—and communications, as well as policies and procedures for their use

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ADP 6-0 Mission Command
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