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operation order

Definition/Scope: (JP 1-02) A directive issued by a commander to subordinate commanders for effecting coordinated execution of an operation. (FM 5-0) Traditionally called the five paragraph field order, an OPORD contains, as a minimum, descriptions of the following: Task organization, Situation, Mission, Execution, Administrative and logistic support, Command and signal for the specified operation. OPORDs always specify an execution date and time.



Broader Terms:

combat orders
mission planning

Narrower Terms:

Fragmentary Order

Related Terms:

deliberate planning
end state
Fragmentary Order
intelligence annexes
Lines Of Operation
mission statements
movement order
service support order
tactical tasks
Troop Leading Procedures
warning order

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