- Land Commander Initial Guidance Application
The Land Commander Initial Guidance Application enables users to support the commander and staff develop the Initial Commander’s Guidance for a mission within the constraints of available time and effort. The Land Commander Initial Guidance Application supports the conduct an initial assessment of time and resources available to plan, prepare, and begin execution of an operation. The Land Commander Initial Guidance Application provides functionality to support determination of the time needed to plan and prepare for the mission for both the headquarters and subordinate units. This includes functionality to guide decisions on application and abbreviating of the planning process. Land Commander Initial Guidance Application maintains information on the outside agencies and organizations to contact and incorporate into the planning process, along with status assessments of the staff’s experience, cohesiveness, and level of rest or stress. Functionality is provided to support both initial allocation of available time and development of staff planning timelines outlining how long the headquarters can spend on each step of the planning process. Land Commander Initial Guidance Application generates the staff planning timeline that includes indication of what products are due, who is responsible for them, and who receives them. Functionality is available to plan times and locations for meetings and briefings. Land Commander Initial Guidance Application also supports development of initial planning guidance to staffs including initial time allocations, decisions on the structure of the planning process, necessary coordination to perform, including liaison officers to exchange, authorized movements and any reconnaissance and surveillance to initiate. Functionality is included to schedule collaborative planning times and locations, capture and collate Initial information requirements (IRs), and summarise additional staff tasks. The application also provides functionality to issue the Initial Warning Order (Wng O) to subordinate and supporting units. Functionality is provided to ensure that this order includes at a minimum the type of operation, the general location of the operation, the initial timeline, and any movement or reconnaissance to initiate.