SNC gave a detailed brief that outlined a precise plan that was coherent and directed towards mission accomplishment. SNC contradicted a well thought out plan of action with a monotone voice and his use of filler words, such as, uh and um, coupled with a lack of passion. The lack
Candidate Hays' attempt to brief the initial five paragraph order and take charge of his fire team did not work in his favor. There were times when SNC reiterated certain briefing points which displayed a lack of confidence rather than a sense of clarity. Other than the Mission, SNC failed to brief all the key points of the order. SNC seemed unclear on the mission and what needed to get done although, SNC did verbally address an initial plan of how to attempt negotiation of the obstacle, prior to the actual execution. SNC made the vital mistake of not briefing nor posting security. Upon execution of the problem, SNC's initial plan did not appear to be well thought out and unsafe as he attempted to have his fire team along with himself
Candidate Sharp demonstrated a basic understanding of the five paragraph order, but did not clearly articulate his words, paused intermittently, and rushed through parts of his brief. SNC failed to develop an executable plan and did not brief any tasking statements to his team. SNC also ended the brief and then went back to finish it after he had already begun executing the mission. After a suggestion from another candidate, SNC delegated security to a team member. Another team member would continually ignore SNC while executing the obstacle. However, SNC lacked the command presence and communication skills to correct the candidate or recognize the need to replace him at a key location. SNC had difficulty leading multiple candidates and failed
Overall, Candidate Friederick's lack of confidence hindered both her operations order and her execution of her assigned mission. Her delivery lacked enthusiasm and interest. While her lack of confidence indicated unfamiliarity with the five paragraph order, SNC did brief a detailed mission statement with a task and purpose.
Candidate Otoole confidently briefed her five paragraph order to her fire team, but failed to brief the “why” portion of her mission statement. She identified the urgency of time, and decided to utilize the column formation to move quickly to the objective. SNC then briefed upon contact, the
Candidate Goff immediately addressed security before briefing his order. SNC briefed in a rushed manner using many “ums” and “uhs,” showing he lacked confidence in his plan. When briefing, he referred to the scenario as an obstacle instead of treating it as a tactical situation. His fast brief was difficult for his fire team to follow, evident by their confusion at the beginning of the mission even though the initial plan was well developed. SNC had to direct his fire team’s actions he had just briefed in order for them to execute. This candidate lost his tactical and situational awareness, evident by his loud instructions throughout the task and the fire team dragging their weapons through the sewer tunnel making the execution extremely loud.
Candidate Huff did not brief the admin/logistics and command/signal paragraphs of his order. The rest of his order was briefed with shaky confidence involving heavy use of "ums." SNC did not establish security during his brief or during execution. SNC demonstrated inefficient use of his time by spending nearly sixty
Candidate Biondo briefed all five paragraphs of the order but it was lacking detail. He did not brief scheme of maneuver in the order and he did brief not a plan. Also, he would say "I say again" prior to even stating the mission statement once, which displayed that he was not confident in his order. SNC was able to come up with a plan on the fly prior to executing. When his plan was clearly not working he adjusted the plan about five minutes into the executions. SNC was able to act in a timely manner. SNC positioned himself in the best position to control his fire team. SNC addressed security and he had one fire team member establishing security throughout the mission. After making some quick decisions initially, SNC appeared to get
Candidate Alvarez briefed a below standard order that lacked paragraphs four and five. He stumbled over his words and attempted to use the orientation to brief his mission statement. He did, however, still brief his mission statement at the proper place during the order. He also failed to deliver an initial scheme of maneuver during the brief. This became obvious during execution when he froze after climbing onto the obstacle. During this time, he showed no confidence in himself and decided to ask his fire team for help. After developing a new plan, he slowly began to grow confidence and began issuing mission-type orders that allowed his subordinates to figure out unique ways to accomplish his tasks. This helped him until they ran out of
Candidate McGinnis posted security prior to issuing her order, this displayed having situation awareness of the enemy. SNC demonstrated an understanding on how to brief a five paragraph order, however she did omit the administration/logistics and command/signal paragraphs from her order. The execution paragraph outlined a vague scheme of maneuver with tasking statements that gave an idea of what needed to be done to accomplish the mission. Once they began the execution SNC took an excessive amount of time to look over the problem, causing the team to lose focus. Upon the first friction point SNC was hesitant to alter her initial plan. After several failed attempts SNC continued to stick with her initial plan which slowed down the momentum
Candidate Watson briefed an order that had adequate information to carry out SNC’s plan, but was missing several important pieces and had incorrect information. The Orientation only had the current location. SNC did not brief an accurate enemy situation. Instead of stating the enemy passes by every ten minutes, SNC brief every two minutes. SNC’s tasks were merely assignments for team members to utilize a piece of equipment. SNC only briefed one of the several coordinating instructions provided by the evaluator. SNC briefed items in the Admin and Logistics paragraph that were not available in the scenario. Because the enemy situation was incorrect, SNC would halt all actions as if an enemy guard was walking by. This occurred two times throughout
Candidate Dodson displayed confidence and a general knowledge of the five paragraph order during his brief with some short falls in more specific details in his Mission and Execution paragraphs. SNC had failed to give an in order to or purpose to his mission and a scheme of maneuver that was essentially a long and drawn out repeat of the overall concept of the problem. He did brief a good casevac plan to include a link up with LRC staff then higher headquarters after conducting self/buddy/Corpsman aid. SNC had also failed to address a succession of command as well. His command presence was shown and he was very enthusiastic however he had a poor plan to use his subordinates. Doing most of the work himself, his two team members not on security
Candidate Hinsley did not correctly calculate the grid azimuth and the distance to the objective. SNC provided a well-organized and pre-planned operations order brief that included accurate information relayed to him. SNC made the decision assemble his fire team leaders and pass on the situation report as the ammunition was located. This allowed SNC to keep his subordinates well informed of the current situation. SNC signaled to his squad of the danger zone and again passed the current situation report to his fire team leaders regarding the mine field also to reiterating the order of movement to transition the bridge. SNC failed to think of future requirements as he made the decision to allow two members to pass off their weapons while
Candidate Provines was very effective in receiving the order from higher and translating that into his own order, utilizing the five paragraph format, to his fire team. Of note, SNC was able to take the mission statement from higher, which was void of a ‘IOT’ statement, and develop his mission statement to his fire team utilizing the proper 5 W’s and IOT format, which showcased his grasp of the orders format and the effectiveness it provides the commander. The rest of his brief followed the proper orders’ formatting but failed to include a plan during SOM. It was just a reiteration of coordinating instructions. However, SNC’s tasks displayed that Candidate Provines had developed an initial plan to tackle this problem. Once in execution, SNC showcased drive and determination to get his team across the bridge. Even when members had to be assessed penalties for touching red areas, SNC was able to recognize the time delay and utilize the team member in security to replace that penalized member. Candidate Provines proved to be effective in this means of controlling and utilizing his team members to address the friction of this problem. With a shortage of time, SNC’s team failed to reach the
Candidate Mayhow began his time as fire team leader by issuing a clear and easily understood brief. SNC however, seemed to spend too much time providing extra minute details that the team behind them were already getting close to assaulting their objective. Once SNC finally finished his brief