Operation Orders



a. Enemy Forces 
Known or estimated strength, locations and actions that may effect the completion of the mission.

b. Friendly Forces
Any troops added to or detached from the unit for the operation, the tasks of flanking units, and support units.

c. Attachments and Detachments

The mission will be the principal task along with a statement of the purpose behind the task. It is expressed as "to ...(mission task verb) in order to ... (purpose)". It is stated twice for emphasis.
a. Concept of Operations
This is a statement of your intent which explains your mission in relation to the higher commander's intent. It consists of an explanation of the purpose of the task, a general method to achieve the task and an end result desired.

b. Groupings and Taskings

1) Own Troops
2) Attachments
3) Other Arms in Sequence of Seniority
c. Coordinating Instructions
They are instructions which are applicable to more than one group. They will derive from the deductions made during the estimates.
1) Timings
Taken from the analysis of the time and space factor.

2) Control Measures
Control measures include locations, boundaries, routes to various control points, order of march, report lines, limits of exploitation, assembly areas, axes of advance, etc. 

3) Various Plans

(a) Obstacle Plan
(b) Anti-armour Plan
(c) Fire Plan
(d) Patrol Plan
4) Other Points of Coordination
(a) Opening Fire Plan
(b) Deception and Concealment
(c) Sentries and Alarms
(d) Stand To
(e) Patrols and OPs
a. Ammunition
b. Dress, Equipment and Tools
c. Transport Arrangements
d. Medical Arrangements
Including location of the unit aid station and company medical assistant.
e. Handing of Prisoners
f. Rations and Water
g. Carriage of Kit
a. Command
At the platoon level, the location and moves of company HQ, platoon HQ, the company commander, and platoon commander are given.

b. Signals

1) Radio Frequencies
2) Codewords
3) Special Signals
4) Nicknames and Other Points of Reference
5) Password