ADP 6-0 & ADRP 6-0 Mission Command ​

1. Q. What does ADP 6-0 cover?
A:  Mission Command.

2. Q. What ADP covers Mission Command?
A: ADP 6-0.

3. Q. What is a team?
A: A team is a group of individuals or organizations that work together towards a common goal.

4. Q. How do staff members assist the commander?
A: Staff assists the Commander in the details of planning, preparing, executing, and assessing by conducting the operations process.

5. Q. What are the principles that the Commander is guided by using the Mission Command Philosophy?
A: 1. Build cohesive teams through mutual trust.

2. Create shared understanding.

3. Provide a clear Commander’s intent.

4. Exercise disciplined initiative.

5. Use Mission Orders.

6. Accept Prudent risk.

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6. Q. Under the “Nature of Operations” what are Military Operations?
A: Human endeavors that are Contests of Wills characterized by continuous and mutual adaptation by all participants.

7. Q. What are the five systems included in the Mission Command system?
A: 1. Personnel.

2. Networks.

3. Information Systems.

4. Processes and Procedures.

5. Facilities and equipment.

8. Q. What allows for integration and synchronization of Army Forces throughout the conduct of Unified Land Operations?
A: using The Mission Command Philosophy and Warfighting Function together.

9. Q. Para 2 What is Mission Command?

A: the exercise of authority and direction by the commander using mission orders to enable disciplined initiative to empower agile and adaptive leaders in the conduct of unified land operations.

10. Q. Para 4 What three ideas does mission command doctrine incorporate?

A: the exercise of mission command, the mission command philosophy, and the mission command warfighting function.

11. Q. Para 4 What does the exercise of mission command refer to?

A: idea that unifies the mission command philosophy of command and the mission command warfighting function.

12. Q. Para 5 What should Commanders provide subordinates during Mission Command?

A: with their intent, the purpose of the operation, the key tasks, the desired end state, and resources.

13. Q. Para 7 What are the six principles of mission command?

A: 1. Build cohesive teams through mutual trust.

2. Create shared understanding.

3. Provide a clear commander’s intent.

4. Exercise disciplined initiative.

5. Use mission orders.

6. Accept prudent risk.

14. Q. Para 8 What is Mutual Trust?

A: shared confidence among commanders, subordinates, and partners.

15. Q. Para 9 How is Trust gained or lost?

A: through everyday actions more than grand or occasional gestures.

16. Q. Para 9 Where does mutual Trust come from?

A: successful shared experiences and training, usually gained incidental to operations but also deliberately developed by the commander.

17. Q. Para 10 What are Unified Action Partners?

A: those military forces, governmental and nongovernmental organizations, and elements of the private sector with whom Army forces plan, coordinate, synchronize, and integrate during the conduct of operations.

18. Q. Para 10 What is Unity of Effort?

A: coordination and cooperation toward common objectives, even if the participants are not necessarily part of the same command or organization.

19. Q. Para 11 What forms the basis for unity of effort and trust?

A: Shared understanding and purpose.

20. Q. Para 11 How do Commanders and staffs actively build and maintain shared understanding within the force?

A: by maintaining collaboration and dialogue throughout the operations process.

21. Q. Para 12 Why do Commanders use Collaboration?

A: to establish human connections, build trust, and create and maintain shared understanding and purpose.

22. Q. Para 13 What is a commander’s intent?

A: a clear and concise expression of the purpose of the operation and the desired military end state.

23. Q. Para 14 What does a well-crafted commander’s intent convey?

A: a clear image of the operation’s purpose, key tasks, and the desired outcome.

24. Q. Para 16 What is disciplined initiative?

A: action in the absence of orders, when existing orders no longer fit the situation, or when unforeseen opportunities or threats arise.

25. Q. Para 18 When can Commanders or Soldiers deviate from lawful orders?

A: only when they are unlawful, needlessly risk the lives of Soldiers, or no longer fit the situation.

26. Q. Para 19 What are Mission Orders?

A: directives that emphasize to subordinates the results to be attained, not how they are to achieve them .

27. Q. Para 19 Directives that emphasize to subordinates the results to be attained, not how they are to achieve them, are known as what?

A: Mission orders.

28. Q. Para 20 What is Prudent risk?

A: a deliberate exposure to potential injury or loss when the commander judges the outcome in terms of mission accomplishment as worth the cost.

29. Q. Para 23 What is Command?

A: the authority that a commander in the armed forces lawfully exercises over subordinates by virtue of rank or assignment.

30. Q. Para 23 What is the Art of Command?

A: the creative and skillful exercise of authority through timely decision-making and leadership called.

31. Q. Para 23 What is the creative and skillful exercise of authority through timely decision-making and leadership called?

A: Art of command.

32. Q. Para 24 What is Leadership?

A: the process of influencing people by providing purpose, direction, and motivation to accomplish the mission and improve the organization.

33. Q. Para 25 What is authority?

A: Authority is the delegated power to judge, act, or command.

34. Q. Para 25 How can Commanders earn respect and trust?

A: by upholding laws and Army values, applying Army leadership principles, and demonstrating tactical and technical expertise.

35. Q. Para 31 What is control?

A: Control is the regulation of forces and warfighting functions to accomplish the mission in accordance with the commander’s intent.

36. Q. Para 31 What does the “science of control” consist of?

A: It consists of systems and procedures used to improve the commander’s understanding and support accomplishing missions.

37. Q. Para 36 What is Communication?

A: the means through which commanders exercise immediate and personal control over their forces.

38. Q. Para 37 What does Communication build?

A: trust, cooperation, cohesion, and shared understanding.

39. Q. Para 38 What is Structure?

A: Structure refers to a defined organization that establishes relationships and guides interactions among elements. 

40. Q. Para 38 What ATTP provides doctrinal guidance for organizing Army command post operations and command and support relationships?

A: ATTP 5-0.1

41. Q. Para 40 What is the mission command warfighting function?

A: the related tasks and systems that develop and integrate those activities enabling a commander to balance the art of command and the science of control in order to integrate the other warfighting functions.

42. Q. Para 41 What are the mission command warfighting function tasks?

A: mutually supporting the commander, staff, and additional tasks.

43. Q. Para 42 What are the three primary tasks to integrate all military functions and actions that Commanders must perform during mission command warfighting function?

A: 1. Drive the operations process.

2. Develop teams.

3. Inform and influence audiences.

44. Q. Para 43 What are the four primary staff tasks in the exercise of mission that the staff performs to support the Commander?

A: 1. Conduct the operations process.

2. Conduct knowledge management and information management.

3. Conduct inform and influence activities.

4. Conduct cyber electromagnetic activities.

45. Q. Para 44 What are the five additional tasks reside within the mission command warfighting function that are commander-led and staff supported?

A: 1. Conduct military deception.

2. Conduct civil affairs operations.

3. Install, operate, and maintain the network.

4. Conduct airspace control.

5. Conduct information protection.

46. Q. Para 45 What is the mission command system?

A: the arrangement of personnel, networks, information systems, processes and procedures, and facilities and equipment that enable commanders to conduct operations.

47. Q. Para 46 What personnel are key personnel dedicated to mission command?

A: seconds in command, command sergeants major, and staff.

48. Q. Para 47 What is the general definition of a Network?

A: a grouping of people or things interconnected for a purpose.

49. Q. Para 48 What is an information system?

A: system consists of equipment that collects, processes, stores, displays, and disseminates information.

50. Q. Para 49 What is the purpose of processes and procedures?

A: govern actions within a mission command system to make it more effective and efficient.

51. Q. Para 49 What is a Process?

A: series of actions directed to an end state.

52. Q. Para 49 What are Procedures?

A: are standard, detailed steps, often used by staffs, which describe how to perform specific tasks to achieve the desired end state.

53. Q. Para 50 What does facilities and equipment include?

A: command posts, signal nodes, and all mission command support equipment.

54. Q. Para 50 What is a Facility?

A: a structure or location that provides a work environment and shelter for the personnel within the mission command system.

55. Q. Para 50 What are some examples of equipment needed to sustain a mission command system?

A: vehicles, generators, and lighting.

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