Commander's Intent - A way to deal with incomplete or changing requirements
Commander's Intent is a military concept. It seems to have been first articulated by the Prussians after their defeat by Napoleon's conscript army in 1806. Commander's Intent is "the commander's stated vision which defines the purpose of an operation, the end state with respect to the relationship among the force, the enemy and the terrain; it must enable subordinates to quickly grasp the successful end state and their part in achieving it".
by Sanjay Mishra
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Can you write?
I have not seen anything like this before. Imagine: A senior leader sends his destroyer squadron his "Commodore's Intent" and asks each of his Commanding Officers to send him 'their' intent in the form of a handwritten essay of their command intentions for the next two years. This is a novel way of finding out if your Skippers can write and a great way for them to connect their command intentions with those of the Commodore.