Military

APPENDIX B

EXAMPLE BATTLE RHYTHM


Below is an example Brigade and Battalion Battle Rhythm. Once again the term "battle rhythm" describes those events that a unit conducts on a recurring basis that facilitates setting the conditions for success. Many factors help determine and establish a unit's battle rhythm. Some of these factors are your unit's state of training, the battle rhythm of your higher headquarters, and your current mission. Your battle rhythm must remain flexible. Some missions require much more time and effort to plan and prepare for than others. Additionally, your battle rhythm cannot be so inflexible that you fail to react to targets of opportunity as they present themselves on the battlefield.

TIME BRIGADE BATTALION COMPANY PLATOON
0500 STAFF ESTIMATES STAFF ESTIMATES EXECUTION EXECUTION
0600 SHIFT CHANGE/BUB SHIFT CHANGE/BUB

0700 CONFERENCE CALL W/DIV
RECEIVE GUIDANCE



0800 CONFERENCE CALL W/BN
ISSUE GUIDANCE
CONFERENCE CALL W/BDE
RECEIVE GUIDANCE


0900 TDMP/TARGETING MGT CONFERENCE CALL W/CO
ISSUE GUIDANCE
CONF CALL W/BN
1000
STAFF HUDDLE
CDR BATTLEFIELD CIRCULATION


1100 ORDER PREP


1200 ISSUE FRAGO
(NEXT 24-36 HRS)
RECEIVE FRAGO
ISSUE WARNORD
RECEIVE
WARNORD

1300 STAFF HUDDLE
CDR BATTLEFIELD CIRCULATION
TDMP/TARGETING MGT ISSUE
WARNORD 1
RECEIVE
WARNORD 1
1400
ORDER PREP TLP TLP
1500
ISSUE FRAGO
(NEXT 12-24 HRS)
RECEIVE
FRAGO

1600 BN CDR BACKBRIEF BACKBRIEF TO BDE CDR
STAFF HUDDLE
INITIATE RECON
ISSUE
WARNORD 2
RECEIVE
WARNORD 2
1700 LOGPAC
STAFF ESTIMATES
LOGPAC
STAFF ESTIMATES
LOGPAC
ISSUE FRAGO
RECEIVE
FRAGO
1800 SHIFT CHANGE/BUB SHIFT CHANGE/BUB

1900
CO CDR BACKBRIEF BACKBRIEF TO
BN CDR

2000

REHEARSALS REHEARSALS
2100 STAFF HUDDLE
INTELL UPDATE
STAFF HUDDLE
INTELL UPDATE
TROOP
MOVEMENT
TROOP MOVEMENT
2200



2300

EXECUTION/PREP EXECUTION/PREP
2400



0100


0200 STAFF HUDDLE
INTELL UPDATE
STAFF HUDDLE
INTELL UPDATE


0300



0400



0500 STAFF ESTIMATES STAFF ESTIMATES

0600 SHIFT CHANGE/BUB SHIFT CHANGE/BUB



Appendix A: Example Targeting Meeting Agenda
Appendix C: STX Lanes



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