Definition/Scope: (FM 3-0 has been superseded by ADP 3-0) THIS TERM HAS BEEN ELIMINATED BY MISSION COMMAND. SEE FM 3-0 FOR MORE INFORMATION. The art and science of understanding, visualizing, describing, directing, leading, and assessing forces to impose the commander?s will on a hostile, thinking, and adaptive enemy. Battle command applies leadership to translate decisions into actions—by synchronizing forces and warfighting functions in time, space, and purpose—to accomplish missions. FM 3-0 (Old version) The art of battle decision making, leading, and motivating soldiers in their organizations into action to accomplish missions; includes visualizing current state and future state, then formulating concepts of operations to get from one to the other at least cost; also includes assigning missions, prioritizing and allocating resources, selecting the critical time and place to act, and knowing how and when to make adjustments during the fight.
Use:Mission command WFF
Broader Terms:Army doctrine
Narrower Terms:Battle Command as a Weapons System
Related Terms:Army Battle Command System