Mission Planning

This course focuses on the basic principles of mission planning, as drawn from open-source references like the U.S. Army Ranger Handbook, as wall as best-practices of elite units. The course is primarily intended for military and law enforcement personnel but is also open to civilians who are interested in learning the basics of leadership, critical thinking and problem solving. Topics covered in the course include…

  • Mission analysis and threat analysis
  • Developing priority information requirements
  • Establishing a reconnaissance or information collection plan
  • Delegating key planning tasks to subordinates (collaborative planning)
  • Planning for routes, casualty evacuation and key tasks
  • Contingency planning
  • Requesting and planning for supporting assets (air support, artillery etc.)
  • Risk assessment
  • Wargaming and rehearsals