Command Intent


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Without the Commander successfully communicating his intent to the Team
there is little chance that the
overall mission will be a success.

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  • Command Intent

    1. 1. Command Intent "Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity." - General George S. Patton, Jr.
    2. 2. Translates into Which take account of OUR Values, Strengths and Knowledge To become Operational Which form a STRATEGY which is implemented through Vision and Mission COMMAND INTENT Combined with the local Industry environment, competition and resources Sales Goals F&B Goals Event Goals Staff and Support Action Delivering the Circle R Ranch “Experience” 4
    3. 3. Command Intent Without the Commander successfully communicating his intent to the Team there is little chance that the overall mission will be a success.
    4. 4. Command Intent Command Intent is defined as: “ A concise expression of the purpose of the campaign, the desired results and expected Team progress towards achieving the desired end-state.” Command Intent is focused on the end state required - and not what the troops have do to achieve this. .
    5. 5. Command Intent The essence of this concept is freeing Command to have the freedom to maneuver and take action to complete the overall mission in the most suitable way. The staff must understand Command Intent so they too can apply themselves with a Unity of Effort using their initiative to accomplish the mission in the most efficient way.
    6. 6. <ul><li>Command must have confidence in Staff </li></ul><ul><li>Staff must have flexibility to exploit opportunities. </li></ul><ul><li>Need to permit subordinate freedom of action. </li></ul><ul><li>SUCCESSFUL OPERATIONS REQUIRE TRAINING TO DEVELOP STAFF/SUPPORT WHO ARE COMFORTABLE WITH CHAOS </li></ul>Command & Staff Agreement
    7. 7. THE BATTLE PLAN Creating an agile joint force empowered to exploit and create opportunities Command Staff Prepare Project Operate Inform-Intent Support-Sustain
    8. 8. Organizational Capability <ul><li>Staff </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Analyze </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Disseminate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Manage </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Command </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Plan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Oversight </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Support </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Frontline </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Execute </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Apply Lessons Learned </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Staff Oversight <ul><li>Project </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Strategic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tactical </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Prepare </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resource </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Generate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Train </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Protect </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Secure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Force Protection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conserve </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sustain </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Service </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Track </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maintain </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. <ul><li>Key to Success is Synchronization </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Generated through collaborative planning </li></ul></ul>Creates Unity of force elements Command only takes control to re-establish synchronization <ul><ul><li>Success will require command and staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>who have the patience, tact, flexibility and cultural empathy needed to minimize </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the drag on tempo and retain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unity of Effort . </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. <ul><li>Kick Down compartmentalization </li></ul><ul><li>Use all available technology </li></ul><ul><li>Play to our Strengths & Knowledge </li></ul>Inform and Enable Provide Deeper & Richer Information The Who, What and How
    12. 12. <ul><ul><ul><li>Decision Effect </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Any action or decision taken at any level has a cumulative consequence: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>On EVERY Team Member </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>On one or more departments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Whether Intended, unintended, desired, undesired, expected, unexpected, positive, negative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>On our overall will and/or capability </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. 2006 Operations – Command Mission <ul><li>Empower </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Command Intent – Clear and Concise </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use information to exploit & create opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Synchronize </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Think Big and Act Small </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contribute, but don’t interfere </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Adaptive </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Minimize control – it takes up valuable time/effort </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. 2006 Operations – Staff Mission <ul><li>Responsiveness </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Speed of Reaction (Easy to do Business With) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Robustness </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Capable of multiple Missions (See the Field) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Flexibility </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple Paths to Success (Individuality) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Adaptability </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning & Adapting (SMARTER!) </li></ul></ul>
    15. 15. 2006 Operations: Vulnerabilities <ul><li>Situational Ignorance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Uncertainty (Frustration) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Complexity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Smarter, Not Harder (Use our Resources) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Uncompromising </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Limits Adaptability (Restrictive) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Unprepared </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unfocused or Apathetic (Lose Synchronization) </li></ul></ul>
    16. 16. Command Intent for the Security and Defense of Our Environment Sales & Marketing Food & Beverage Event Operations Maintenance Staff & Training Support Teams Communication