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Commander’s visualization

Definition/Scope: (FM 3-0) Commander?s visualization is the mental process of achieving a clear understanding of the force?s current state with relation to the enemy and environment (situational understanding), and developing a desired end state that represents mission accomplishment and the key tasks that move the force from its current state to the end state (commander?s intent). NOTE: FM 3-0 has been superceded by ADP 3-0. See ADP 5-0 for more information.

Broader Terms:

mission analysis
mission planning

Narrower Terms:

course of action
end state
operational theme
planning guidance
risk reduction

Related Terms:

Collaborative planning
Commander’s Intent
Commander's Critical Information Requirements
planning guidance

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