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Plans and Orders
This appendix illustrates and explains how IO and C2W could be incorporated
into a basic plan or order. The OPLAN format is used for this illustration.
Annex A provides a sample campaign plan model
and identifies the key annexes related to IO support. Annex
B illustrates how a C2W annex is written.
Commanders use operations, administrative, and logistics plans and orders
to convey information and instructions to subordinate units. Plans and
orders are similar in format and content. Although a plan may be effective
immediately for planning purposes or for specified preparatory action,
it is not executed until the commander so directs, usually when certain
specified conditions, as set forth in the plan, are determined to exist.
A plan specifies the time or conditions under which it is to be placed
A plan becomes an order when execution is directed. An order carries
with it the obligation of immediate execution at a specified time or date.
The major difference between a plan and an order is that a plan normally
contains assumptions. See Chapter 6 for general
information about planning and execution.