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course of action

Definition/Scope: (DOD) 1. Any sequence of activities that an individual or a unit may follow. 2. A possible plan open to an individual or a commander that would accomplish or is related to the accomplishment of a mission. 3. The scheme adopted to accomplish a job or mission. 4. A line of conduct in an engagement. 5. A product of the Joint Operation Planning and Execution System concept development phase. FM 1-02



Acronym:

COA

Broader Terms:

Commander’s Intent
Commander’s visualization
detect, decide, deliver, assess
Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield
nested concept

Narrower Terms:

enemy course of action
planning analysis

Related Terms:

alert order
alternative courses of action
decisive point
Fragmentary Order
intelligence collection management
Lines Of Operation
military capability
named area of interest
planning guidance


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