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Positive Performance

5.1 Collect Information

* Initial IPB Process: Unit initial IPB products, including MCOO and situation templates are particularly effective. The success of these initial products is attributed to having sufficient time at Home Station for preparation in a non-hostile environment, with minimal conflicting priorities.

Technique: Battle staff training on all aspects of the Tactical Decision Making Process (TDMP) at Home Station will result in greater proficiency during rotational missions. This is particularly evident when units first master Deliberate TDMP, and then move to Combat and Quick by compression of time available.

Needs Emphasis 5.1 Collect Information

* Focused intelligence gathering: Commanders and S2s do not do a good job of developing Commander's Critical Information Requirements (CCIR) for Priority Intelligence Requirements (PIR) that support intelligence gathering for the maneuver plan.

  1. Reconnaissance and surveillance (R& plans fail to focus the intelligence gathering effort.
  2. Subordinate units are not being tasked with specific named areas of interest (NAIs).
  3. S2s do not have standard debriefing procedures or standard procedures for reviewing gun tapes (aviation units).
  1. missed intelligence
  2. poor analysis
  3. failure to update the R& plan because of a lack of information


  1. Battalion commanders must issue clear guidance and get all staff officers and subordinate commanders involved in the IPB process.
  2. Task subordinate units with specific intelligence gathering requirements.
  3. (Aviation units): Develop aircrew and ground patrol debriefing checklists to ensure all information is available to continue to update IPB products.

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