Operation Art And Design Exam Questions

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C403 Operation Art and Design Exam Questions
MAJ Doug Herrmann

Section A: Theater Strategic level, the North African Campaign

1. (15 pts) Review the Operational Approach Student Aid Slide #7 for this question. Operational Design and the Operational Approach is a process of iterative understanding and problem framing that supports commanders and staffs in their application of operational art with tools and a methodology to conceive of and construct viable approaches to operations and campaigns.” (JP 5-0, III-1). In the context of the Mediterranean/North Africa Theater of Operations (M/NATO), using the contextual background notes and material provided for this exam in Parts 2 and 3, apply operational design thinking as described in JP 5-0 chapter III to answer the following.

a. (5 pts) In your words, describe the operational environment. [Your answer should not exceed half a page.]

Operation Torch was a major operation conducted in the Mediterranean/North African Theater of Operations as part of the North African campaign during World War II. The U.S. President, Franklin D. Roosevelt supported the British Prime Minister believing this operation would prevent an invasion of Europe. In order for the Allies to achieve the desired end state they would need to establish reliable bases on the coast in the regions of Casablanca, Oran, Algiers, and Tunis. This area was controlled by Vichy France, which was technically not part of the Axis powers. This operation would…

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