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Information Flow

Post by Ryan » Mon Jul 02, 2012 5:28 am

How do you keep information flowing freely between your subordinates and the interpretations correct for each order or command?

For instance in hot situations the flow of information increases and there is seriously no time for prolonged communications, confusing or contradicting communications but sometimes plans, goals and ways of doing things change in a blink therefore the orders change. How do we deal with it and what are some good tips for both the receivers and transmitters?

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How many orders should you give out and how many can someone receive without 'bad side effects' to the mission?

It's kind of like a business model: You plan, you do, you check if it's working and you act if it is OR isn't. You can always do something to influence it in your favour.

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Re: Information Flow

Post by Ryan » Fri Jul 20, 2012 2:58 am

"Right now we have a 7 page OPORD, and about 7 pages of annexes (operational diagrams, SOI card, etc). Some of that you'll see as it comes down the chain, like SOI cards and maps. Plus, the PLs should be writing up their own OPORD, and briefing that to their squad leads, and then the squad leads simplify that into like a 5-10 minute summary to brief to their squad. "

Interesting. Filtering of information the further down rank it becomes.
CQB-TEAM Education and Motivation.

"Pragmatism over theory."
"Anyone with a weapon is just as deadly as the next person."
"Unopposed CQB is always a success, if you wanted you could moonwalk into the room holding a Pepsi."

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