The paragraph on situation is divided into three parts.
Enemy Forces. This subparagraph describes the enemy activity that
has occurred in the area. It will describe what type of units there
are and how they have been operating.
than your own, will be identified and located. You will be told how
their operations may affect your mission.
Attachments/Detachments. This subparagraph will list any supporting
units that have been attached to you for the operation.
also identify which elements of your units that have been sent
elsewhere for the operation.
This will be a clear, concise statement of the task you
are to accomplish. It will explain who, what, where, and why.
The execution paragraph is often subdivided.
Concept of Operation. This will be a statement of the overall plan
to carry out the operation. Contained in subsequent paragraphs will
be information giving specific tasks for each element concerned.
These will tell each element what and how they will perform their
part of the mission.
d. Service Support. This paragraph will detail the administrative and
maintenance, water, and food, will be provided.
e. Command and Signal.
This paragraph will provide information on
frequencies, call signs, and authentication procedures. It will also state
where leaders will be located.
The operational reports required and when
they are to be provided, as well as to whom, will be listed.
Figure 2-2 is an example of a verbal platoon OPORD.
When you receive an OPORD that includes the establishment of a TCP,
there will normally be a minimum amount of information that will be
included. From this information, you must determine how it will affect your
a. TCP Location.
You will be given a general location at which to
establish the TCP.
For example, in Figure 14, the first squad was
instructed to establish a TCP at an intersection at MA903863.
determine a more specific location and how the TCP is to be set up when you