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Fragmentary Order

Definition/Scope: (JP 1-02) An abbreviated form of an operation order issued as needed after an operation order to change or modify that order or to execute a branch or sequel to that order. JP 5-0 An abbreviated form of an OPORD (verbal, written, or digital), which eliminates the need for restating information contained in a basic OPORD. It is usually issued as needed or on a day-to-day basis. FM 5-0 An abbreviated form of an operation order (verbal, written or digital) usually issued on a day-to-day basis that eliminates the need for restating information contained in a basic operation order. It may be issued in sections. It is issued after an operation order to change or modify that order or to execute a branch or sequel to that order. FRAGOs include all five OPORD paragraph headings. After each heading, state either new information or “no change.” This ensures that recipients know they have received the entire FRAGO. OLD version An abbreviated form of an operation order, usually issued on a day-to-day basis, that eliminates the need for restating information contained in a basic operation order. It may be issued in sections.



Acronym:

FRAGO

Broader Terms:

combat orders
Military DecisionMaking Process
operation order
planning guidance

Narrower Terms:

warning order

Related Terms:

Commander's Critical Information Requirements
course of action
deliberate planning
Essential Element of Friendly Information
Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance
movement order
operation order
service support order
warning order


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