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Appendix B

REHEARSAL SOP


This appendix provides the necessary information required to develop a complete rehearsal SOP.

Confirmation Brief SOP

1. Planning/Preparation

a. CDR specifies attendees, technique, and place of the confirmation brief.

(1) Attendees

(a) CDRs w/FSO, Special Unit LDRs

(b) CDRs w/FSO, Special Unit LDRs, Coord/Special Staff

(2) Type

(a) Radio

(b) Map

(c) Sketch Map

b. XO

(1) Publishes confirmation brief time/location in OPORD.

(2) Integrates confirmation brief into orders brief agenda.

2. Execution

a. Commander receives the confirmation brief.

b. Rehearsal agenda

(1) Conduct role call

(2) Briefing Sequence

(a) Maneuver

1 Main Effort

2 Supporting Effort

(b) FS

(c) M/C

(d) CSS

(e) AD

(3) Closing comments

BackBrief SOP

1. Planning/Preparation

a. CDR specifies attendees, technique, and place of the backbrief

(1) Attendees

(a) CDRs w/FSO, Special Unit LDRs

(b) CDRs w/FSO, Special Unit LDRs, Coord/Special Staff

(2) Type

(a) Radio

(b) Map

(c) Sketch Map

b. XO

(1) Coordinate backbrief time/location with units

(2) Intergrate backbrief into TDMP timeline

2. Execution

a. Commander receives the backbrief

b. Rehearsal agenda

(1) Conduct role call

(2) Briefing Sequence

(a) Maneuver

1 Main Effort

2 Supporting Effort

(b) FS

(c) M/C

(d) CSS

(e) AD

(3) Closing comments

Combined Arms and Support Rehearsal SOP

1. Planning

a. CDR specifies attendees, type, and place of the rehearsal

(1) Attendees

(a) CDRs w/FSO, Special Unit LDRs

(b) CDRs w/FSO, Special Unit LDRs, Coord/Special Staff

(c) All leaders two levels down.

(2) Type

(a) Radio

(b) Map

(c) Sketch Map

(d) Terrain Model

(e) Reduced Force

(f) Full Force

b. XO

(1) Publish rehearsal time/location in WARNORD, OPORD or FRAGO

(2) Complete staff rehearsal of the operation

(3) Designate site preparation responsibility

c. Subordinate Commanders/Specialty Unit Leaders

(1) Complete unit plan with specified tasks to subordinate units

(2) Identify issues and provide a copy of unit order and graphics to the parent unit

2. Preparation

a. XO

(1) Identify specific events to rehearse; develop rehearsal agenda

(2) Verify completeness of the rehearsal site

(3) Upgrade local security

(4) Develop parking and traffic plan

(5) Establish rehearsal time and limits IAW METT-T

b. Subordinate Commanders/Special Unit Leaders

(1) Rehearse unit plan and supporting drills

(2) Verify task organization, disposition and capabilities

3. Execution

a. XO leads the rehearsal ensuring all key personnel validate understanding of the Commander's intent and concept

b. Rehearsal agenda

(1) Conduct role call

(2) Validate task organization

(a) Confirm linkup status

(b) Required material on hand

(3) Review rehearsal rules

(4) Orient participants to rehearsal product

(5) Designate start time in relation to the operation

(6) S-2 briefs enemy situation

(7) XO briefs friendly situation

(8) Critical events are rehearsed IAW rehearsal agenda

(9) Review issues

(10) Verify indicators, decisions, actions and changes to the DST because of the rehearsal and issue review

(11) Closing comments

(12) Pass out updated graphics to the commanders


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