Sample Traffic Control Plan.
Operations orders (OPORD) coordinate actions to carry out the
commander's plan of action.
They explain how leaders at different levels
want the operation conducted. Each OPORD has a big impact on how the next
level leaders employ their units and perform their missions.
Each lower OPORD is based on that of the higher level. Each impacts on
how the MP units deploy and perform their missions. Your OPORD as a squad
leader will be based on the OPORD of the platoon leader.
OPORD may be written, oral, graphic, or a combination of these forms.
A graphic order may be a trace or an overlay. Written OPORD are normally
prepared at company level and above. At the platoon level and below, they
are normally verbal. They may or may not include overlays. Often, overlays
from higher level OPORD are used. Written OPORD at this level may be made
if time allows.
All OPORD have a prescribed format.
It has five
paragraphs. It also is a format that has been agreed upon throughout NATO
(STANAG 2014). Each of the five paragraphs contains specific information.
They also follow a set order.