NCO Leadership Center of Excellence Master Leader Course Distributed Learning (MLC DL)
ALA – Mission Command Advance Sheet for Lesson M449DL: Mission Command –Visualize
Lesson Author: Michael Roth Department Author: SGM Jason Leeworthy
This two-hour lesson introduces the Visualize component of Mission Command. This lesson will focus on developing the commander’s vision using mission variables to analyze the operational environment. This lesson will establish how commanders use mission variables to support decision making while working through the MDMP and war gaming. Command and staffs use mission variables to develop the common operational picture (COP) and to understand their environment. Mission variables derive information from running estimates and help a commander visualize their desired end state. This lesson addresses how commanders develop their visualization with the problem statement. You will develop your own problem statement at the end of this lesson.
2. LEARNING OBJECTIVES
This lesson supports MLCNR Course “TLO- 400-MLC DL-0440, Analyze U.S. Army and Joint Doctrine” as listed in the MLCNR M400DL advance sheet.
ELO: 400-MLC DL-0470.03 Action: Analyze the principles of mission command. Condition: As a member of a collaborative discussion group in an educational environment, given references, practical exercises and (virtual) classroom discussions. Standard: Analyze includes the following: 1. How the application and analysis of the mission variables assists in gaining an Understanding of
the operational environment and the enemy. 2. How the mission command element of Visualize is used in framing a problem. 3. The relationship of the mission command element Understand and the Army core competencies.
Learning Domain: Cognitive Level of Learning: Analyzing
Characteristics of the Future Operational Environment: None
Linking warfighting challenges to required capabilities
1. Develop and sustain a high degree of situational understanding while operating in complex environments against determined, adaptive enemy organizations.
2. Maintain an agile institutional Army that ensures combat effectiveness, supports other services, fulfills DOD and other government agencies’ requirements, ensures quality of life for Soldiers and families, and possesses the capability to surge (mobilize) or expand (strategic reserve) the active.
3. Train Soldiers and leaders to ensure they are prepared to accomplish the mission across the range of military operations while operating in complex environments against determined, adaptive
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