Every combat operational unit is a combination of individuals that have unique professions and individual capabilities. The unit capability to achieve its mission objectives in a given scenario is fully depended on the sum of all individuals' individual performance capability and the timing of it.
Unit strategies and objectives set the step for performance excellence. However to achieve the desired operational results, we also need to give our people the tools, knowledge, and opportunities—pushing the opportunity for success down to our people.
One of the key ways that people performance excellence is through impacting their unit's procedures and combat doctrines. The ability to rapidly and continuously design, develop, and adapt your procedures and combat doctrines and targets in an agile and transparency to change and implement fashion is a huge advantage and includes:
• Management capability level from both professional and knowledge level
• Performance and reporting norms
• Self management and self discipline maintaining personal professional and knowledge capabilities
• Individual and team discipline
• Cooperation and knowledge and resource sharing
• Appropriate visibility of information, data and capabilities
• Quality of readiness and preparedness for performing mission
• Centralized resource management and appropriate utilization and usage of it
• Multidimensional management (future planning, unit strategy, short term objectives, the immediate objectives)
• Initiating, developing and implementation management of new tactics and technologies
• Balanced planning and deploying new tactics improvements and new technologies in a measured way that will quantify the improvement vs. expectations
• Information, data and communication security
Operational unit must develop and implement collaborative, transparent and repeatable combat doctrines that foster a culture of total performing and learning environment. Therefore writing new combat doctrine or tactics may turn out to be the easy part of the improve¬ment. This can be a very depressing thought to those who spend years in combat doctrine groups such as MOUT combat doctrine action teams or combat training facilities developing training materials.
Sometimes the “light at the end of the tunnel” seems to be publication of an inte¬grated set of descriptions of improved combat doctrines. However, once those combat doctrines are defined, documented, and even com¬mu¬nicated, much work remains.
In order for improvement to happen according to these new combat doctrine descrip-tions, each person working in the imple¬mentation organization will need to do the following