Troop Leading Procedures

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1-144. Troop-leading procedures (TLP) provide leaders a framework for decisionmaking during the plan and prepare phases of an operation. This eight-step procedure applies the logic of visualize, describe, and direct to the plan and prepare functions of the operations process. Steps in the TLP include:
-Receive the mission.
-Issue a warning order (WARNO).
-Make a tentative plan.
-Initiate movement.
-Conduct reconnaissance.
-Complete the plan.
-Issue the order.
-Supervise and assess.
1-145. For a complete discussion on making a tentative plan, see Chapter 6.
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1-146. Leaders receive their missions in several ways—ideally through a series of
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They issue a tentative timeline that is as detailed as possible. In the process they allocate roughly one-third of available planning and preparation time to themselves, allowing their subordinates the remaining twothirds. During fast-paced operations, planning and preparation time might be extremely limited. Knowing this in advance enables leaders to emplace SOPs to assist them in these situations.
1-150. Leaders issue the initial WARNO as quickly as possible to give subordinates maximum time to plan and prepare. They do not wait for additional information. The WARNO, following the five-paragraph field order format, contains as much detail as available. At a minimum, subordinates need to know critical times like the earliest time of movement, and when they must be ready to conduct operations. Leaders do not delay in issuing the initial WARNO. As more information becomes available, leaders can—and should—issue additional WARNOs. At a minimum the WARNO normally includes:
- Mission or nature of the operation.
- Time and place for issuing the OPORD.
- Units or elements participating in the operation.
-Specific tasks not addressed by unit SOP.
- Timeline for the operation.
-Rehearsal guidance.
1-151. Once he has issued the initial WARNO, the leader continues to develop a tentative plan. Making a tentative plan follows the basic decisionmaking method of
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