30 Sep '17, 5am

Zero Dark Early @smallwars - Introducing the Notion of “Type II” Mission Command https://t.co/MCx5taMsjh

Mission Command is a philosophy that describes the relationship of a commander to his subordinates in terms of their collective actions to best accomplish missions. This philosophy acknowledges two types of situations and, thus, two types of Mission Command. The first type consists of traditional Mission Command and starts with a commander’s mission orders, followed by a subordinate’s initiative in execution and adaptability during changes in the situation. The subordinate’s ultimate guide is the commander’s intent: the greater purpose the subordinate’s activities serve. The second type consists of those situations wherein the effects of both the subordinate’s unit on the commander’s purpose and the effect of the commander’s unit on, ultimately, strategic and policy objectives, is not the direct product of the actions of the respective units. In the latter situations, the ...

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