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
Narrower Terms:Fragmentary Order
Related Terms:deliberate planning