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APPENDIX B

Subordinate Campaign Plan Model1

                                                             Copy No._____
                                                      Issuing Headquarters
                                                            Place of Issue
                                              Date/Time Group of Signature

CAMPAIGN PLAN: (Number or code name)

References: Maps, charts, time zones (zulu), and other relevant documents

COMMAND RELATIONSHIPS. Briefly describe the command organization (composition and relationships) for the campaign/subordinate campaign. Include detailed information in the command relationships annex (see also paragraph 5a).

1. Situation. Briefly describe the politico-military situation that the plan addresses (see commander's estimate).

    a. Theater Guidance. Provide a summary of directives, letters of instruction, memorandums, or theater war plans that apply to the plan, including a theater campaign plan received from the theater commander.

      (1) Relate the theater commander's strategic intent to operational requirements in the theater of operation or joint operations area, including its subregional space and multinational elements.

      (2) List the theater commander's strategic and operational objectives and tasks assigned to the subordinate command.

      (3) List actions that are prohibited or required by higher authority (ROE and so forth).

      (4) Include predeployment (C-Day) actions as necessary.

    b. Enemy Forces. Provide a summary of pertinent intelligence data, including information on the following:

      (1) Composition, location, disposition, movements, and strengths of major enemy forces that can influence action in the theater of operations or joint operations area.

      (2) Operational concept (if known), to include the enemy's perception of friendly vulnerabilities and the enemy's intentions regarding those vulnerabilities.

      (3) Major operational objectives.

      (4) Commander's idiosyncrasies and doctrinal patterns.

      (5) Operational and sustainment capabilities.

      (6) Vulnerabilities related to the enemy's center of gravity.

      NOTE: Assumed information should be identified as such. Reference may be made to the intelligence annex for detailed information.

    c. Friendly Forces. State information on friendly forces not assigned that may directly affect the command.

      (1) Mission of higher, adjacent, and supporting US commands.

      (2) Mission of higher, adjacent, and supporting allied or other coalition forces.

      (3) Protection of own operational center of gravity or other critical elements.

    d. Assumptions. State assumptions applicable to the plan as a whole. Include both specified and implied assumptions.

    e. Legal Considerations. State laws or agreements binding on the plan.

    f. Public Affairs Considerations. Identify impact of global visibility, public interest, and media presence on the plan.

2. Mission. Integrate the operational objectives and tasks of the command and their purposes and relationships to achieve the theater strategic objectives (who, what, when, where, and why).

3. Joint Operations.

4. Logistics. Give a brief, broad statement of the sustainment concept for the campaign, With information and instructions applicable to the campaign by phase. The concentration of logistics in phases must be concurrent with operational phases. This information may be issued separately and referenced here. At a minimum, this paragraph should address the following:

    a. Assumptions (including coalition requirements).

    b. Supply aspects.

    c. Maintenance and modifications.

    d. Medical service.

    e. Transportation.

    f. Base development.

    g. Personnel service support.

    h. Foreign military assistance.

    i. Administrative management.

    j. Lines of communication.

    k. Reconstitution of forces.

    l. Joint and multinational responsibilities.

    m. Sustainment priorities and resources.

    n. Interservice responsibilities.

    o. Host nation considerations.

5. Command and Signal.