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Instructions: This assignment also uses the Cabanatuan case study described in Leavenworth Papers #11 by Dr. Michael J King. For this assignment, you will complete two parts: (1) the statement and (2) the sketch. Your statement must include a mission statement, commander’s intent, decisive operation, shaping operations, and a description of fires, intelligence, sustaining operations, and risk. Your sketch must depict each squadron, unit boundaries, control measures, and the command post, observation posts, and aid station
COA Statement and Sketch.
Military decision-making is critical for the effective execution of military duties. The process allows the translation of the commander’s vision into the action. According to the United States Department of the Air Force, the decision-making process (MDMP) analyses the quantifiable aspects or the science of war and other critical aspects such as the influence of leadership, the uncertainties and complexity of operations, which form the art of war. The MDMP allows analytical and problem-solving processes to assist commanders and the staff to estimate and plan, evaluate the battlefield situation, and develop logical decisions for problem solving. It helps to enhance clarity through thoroughness, sound judgment, integration of professional expertise and logic to reach an efficient decision.
The mission of the operation is to execute the plan and extract all the POW, ensuring their safety and protecting their wellbeing. The teams will implement the plan as devised during the MDMP with the efficient leadership of commanders and team leaders of each unit. The extraction process will focus on ensuring minimal to no casualties from the units or the POW. The effectiveness of the MDMP, efficiency of coordination, support, and collaboration of all units
The purpose of the operation is to extract the prisoners of war and destabilize and terminate the operations of the enemy forces. The achievement of the intent is only possible through the determination of the different units and focus on the operation. The teams must penetrate the enemy forces, destroy their armouries, and defeat them in order to save the prisoners. The operation should be brief and well-articulated and executed to ensure the extraction before other enemy forces are alerted. Further, the units should work within the set timeframe and focus on extracting allies held as POW in the camp. The control of the camp from inception to the end state of the operation should ensure that enemy forces are subdued, POW saved, and all members of the units from the rangers and the squadrons safely return to their respective infantry fighting and personnel carriers.
Decisive Operation (DO)
The different units approach from various strategic and key points of the camp to ensure swift destabilization and destruction of the enemy forces and their armouries. The units will prioritize their safety and wellbeing of the POW.
Units A1 and A2 will attack and secure guard tower 1, leave 3 members on site and proceed to assist Unit B1 and B2 in securing the prison camp and guard tower 2.
Unit D2 will attack and control the quarters as D1 proceeds to secure the POW. On the other hand, Units C1 and C2 destroy the tank shed.
The destruction of the armouries, armoured personnel carriers and other military equipment, and key points of the entire camp will be of critical importance to ensure total control until the completion of the operation.
Surveillance of the camp prior to operation will continue until sufficient information and intelligence about its operation, location of holding cells, the approximation of the number of enemy soldiers, and the strategic entry and attack points are predetermined.
Sustaining the Operation
Unprecedented uncertainties require prior preparations. The commander and the staff will arrange to have back up teams around the vicinity of the operation. However, the commencement of the operation will require effective preparation including sufficient artillery to last for the estimated time.
process puts the lives of the POW which the units intend to save at risk. Uncertainties
concerning the enemy troops may result to a sabotaged operation causing risking
the death of the POW and the unit members.
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 Menter, John M. The sustainment battle staff & military decision making process (MDMP) guide : for Brigade Support Battalions (BSB), Sustainment Brigades (Sus Bdes), and Combat Sustainment Support Battalions (CSSB). Bloomington: AuthorHouse, 2009.
 King, Michael J. Rescue at Cabanatuan. 2016. http://www.4point2.org/cabanatuan.htm (accessed May 21, 2016).