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22 Cards in this Set

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The two types of joint operation planning are ________. They differ primarily in the amount of available planning time and products
deliberate planning and crisis action planning.
Planning in an adaptive planning environment using APEX supports the systematic, on-demand, creation and revision of executable plans, with up-to-date options, as circumstances require. A premium is placed on _______.
Planning activities associated with joint military operations by combatant commanders and their subordinate joint force commanders in response to contingencies and crises are known as ________. It includes planning for the mobilization, deployment, employment, sustainment, redeployment, and demobilization of joint forces
joint operation planning
With respect to strategic planning documents, the SECDEF provides overarching guidance for planning in the ________ and supplementary Strategic Guidance Statements (SGS) for top priority plans
Guidance for Employment of the Force (GEF).
In Deliberate Planning, the strategic planning documents include all of the following except ________.
Guidance for Deployment of the Force (GDF).
Those headquarters, commands, and agencies involved in joint operation planning or committed to a joint operation are collectively termed the ________. Although not a standing or regularly meeting entity, it consists of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and other members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Joint Staff, the Services and their major commands, the combatant commands and their subordinate commands, and the combat support agencies
Joint Planning and Execution Community (JPEC
APEX activities span many organizational levels, but the focus is on the interaction between ________, which ultimately helps the President and SECDEF decide when, where, and how to commit U.S. military forces.
Joint operation planning encompasses a number of elements, including three broad operational activities, four planning functions, and a number of related products. The operational activity of ________ does not apply to Deliberate Planning, but the other two do.
This is a complete and detailed joint plan containing a full description of the CONOPS, all annexes applicable to the plan, and a TPFDD. It is written to level 4 planning detail and identifies the specific forces, functional support, and resources required to execute the plan and provide closure estimates for their flow into the theater
Operation Plan (OPLAN).
The primary product of the Plan Development function is an approved ________.
campaign or contingency plan
Deliberate Planning is normally initiated by a tasking in the ________. It is based on assigned planning guidance, derived assumptions, and apportioned forces
The seven steps of the ________ follow the sequence of the general problem solving process. It is used for both deliberate planning and crisis action planning.
joint operation planning process.
Deliberate Planning encompasses the preparation of plans for non-crisis situations. It is used to develop ________ for a broad range of activities based on requirements identified in the GEF, JSCP, or other planning directive
campaign plans and contingency plans
Deliberate Planning features a series of periodic ________ that constitute a disciplined dialogue among strategic leaders, specifically the combatant commanders, the CJCS, and the SECDEF, to shape campaign and contingency plans as they are developed and maintained.
in-progress reviews.
: Contingency plans are best understood as ________ to the overarching global or theater campaign plan
After a contingency plan is approved in deliberate planning, supporting combatant commanders, subordinate joint force commanders, component commanders, and combat support agencies prepare supporting plans. These supporting plans are normally reviewed and approved by the ________.
Supported Combatant Commander
The ________ is the task or set of tasks, together with the purpose, that clearly indicates the action to be taken and the reason for doing so.
The ________, JSCP, and related Strategic Guidance Statements (for top priority plans) serve as the primary guidance to begin Deliberate Planning. They specify the planning requirements, to include the level of planning detail for the various contingency plans.
The ________ is an orderly, analytical planning process, which consists of a set of seven (7) logical steps to examine a mission; develop, analyze, and compare alternative courses of action (COAs); select the best COA; and produce a plan or order.
Joint Operation Planning Process (JOPP
Assumptions must be continually reviewed to ensure validity. A valid assumption has three characteristics: ________.
logical, realistic, and essential for the planning to continue
The process of ________ provides a means for the commander and staff to analyze friendly COAs by comparing them against anticipated adversary COAs, especially against the most likely and most dangerous adversary COAs identified through the JIPOE process. This process attempts to visualize the flow of the operation using the action, reaction, and counteraction method of friendly and opposing force interaction
During COA Comparison, the staff may use any technique that facilitates reaching the best COA recommendation and the commander making the best decision. A common, proven technique is the ________, which uses evaluation criteria to assess the effectiveness of each COA.
decision matrix