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Appendix C

Civil-Military Operations Estimate Format

CMO activities support military operations by establishing, maintaining, influencing, or exploiting relationships between military forces and the civil authorities and civilian populace. The CMO estimate addresses the critical aspects of CMO. Figure C-1 provides an outline format of the estimate.

Figure C-1. CMO Estimate Format

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Issuing Headquarters
Place of Issue
Date, Time, and Zone of Signature

CIVIL-MILITARY OPERATIONS ESTIMATE NUMBER (Include the CMO estimate number.)

REFERENCES: List maps, charts, CMO-related documents, and local command guidance.

1. MISSION. State the mission as determined by the commander.

2. SITUATION AND CONSIDERATIONS.

a. Intelligence Situation. Include information obtained from the intelligence officer.

(1) Characteristics of the area of operations. Identify physical features, climate, and basic political, economic, and psychological factors.

(a) Attitudes of the population (cooperative or uncooperative).

(b) Availability of basic necessities (food, clothing, water, shelter, and

medical care), including civilian capabilities of self-support.

(c) Availability of local material and personnel to support military operations.

(d) Number of dislocated civilians in the area.

(e) Amount and type of war damage suffered by the economy (particularly in transportation, public utilities, and communications).

(f) Status and character of the civil government.

(g) State of health of the civilian populace.

(2) Enemy strength and dispositions.

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Figure C-1. CMO Estimate Format (Continued)

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(3) Enemy capabilities. Consider sabotage, espionage, subversion, terrorism, and movement of dislocated civilians.

(a) Affecting the mission.

(b) Affecting CMO activities.

b. Tactical Situation. Include information from the commander's planning guidance and from the operations officer.

(1) Present dispositions of major tactical elements.

(2) Possible COAs to accomplish the mission.

(3) Projected operations and other planning factors required for coordination and integration of staff estimates.

c. Personnel Situation. Include information from the personnel officer.

(1) Present dispositions of personnel and administration units and installations that affect the CMO situation.

(2) Projected developments within the personnel field likely to influence CMO.

d. Logistics Situation. Include information obtained from the logistics officer.

(1) Present dispositions of logistics units and installations that affect the CMO situation.

(2) Projected developments within the logistics field likely to influence CMO.

e. CMO Situation. Discuss the status of the CMO situation. In the case of detailed information at higher levels of command, a summary may appear with reference to an annex to the estimate.

(1) Disposition and status of CA elements and related significant military and nonmilitary elements.

(2) Current problems faced by the command. Estimate the impact of future plans of the supported unit's operation pertinent to the CMO mission.

(3) Projected impact of civilian interference with military operations.

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Figure C-1. CMO Estimate Format (Continued)

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(4) Government functions.

(a) Legal.

(b) Public administration.

(c) Public education.

(d) Public health.

(e) Public safety.

(5) Economic functions.

(a) Civilian supply.

(b) Economic development.

(c) Food and agriculture.

(6) Public facilities functions.

(a) Public communications.

(b) Transportation.

(c) Public works and utilities.

(7) Special functions.

(a) Civil information.

(b) Cultural relations.

(c) Dislocated civilians.

(d) Emergency services.

(e) Environmental management.

f. Assumptions. Until specific planning guidance becomes available, give assumptions required to initiate planning or to prepare the estimate. Modify the assumptions as factual data become available.

3. ANALYSIS OF COURSES OF ACTION. Analyze all CMO factors indicating problems and deficiencies of each COA.

4. COMPARISON OF COURSES OF ACTION.

a. Evaluate CMO deficiencies and list the advantages and disadvantages of each proposed COA.

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Figure C-1. CMO Estimate Format (Continued)

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b. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each tactical COA under consideration from the CMO standpoint. Eliminate ones that are common to all COAs or ones that are minor. Include methods of overcoming deficiencies or modifications required in each COA. Priority is on one major CA activity that most directly relates to the mission--for example, preventing civilian interference with tactical and logistical operations.

5. CONCLUSIONS OR RECOMMENDATIONS.

a. Indicate whether the stated mission can be supported from the CMO standpoint.

b. Indicate the COA best supported from the CMO standpoint.

c. List the primary reasons other COAs are not favored.

d. List the major CMO problems that must be brought to the commander's attention. Include specific recommendations on the methods of eliminating or reducing the effect of these deficiencies.

(Signature) ___________________________

(Designation of staff officer or originator)

ANNEXES: (As required)

 

 

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