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CofS/XO
Commander
SPECIAL STAFF GROUP
PERSONAL STAFF GROUP
COORDINATING STAFF GROUP

A N N E

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B

A N N E

X
A
STAFF

ORGANIZATION
AND
OPERATIONS

Headquarters, Department of the Army
DISTRIBUTION RESTRICTION: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited
OPORD
FM 101-5
OPORD
RECEIPT OF MISSION
MISSION ANALYSIS
COA DEVELOPMENT
COA ANALYSIS
COA COMPARISON
COA APPROVAL
ORDERS PRODUCTION
WARNING
ORDER
WARNING
ORDER
WARNING
ORDER

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C
STAFF ORGANIZATION AND OPERATIONS
CONTENTS
Page
Preface. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .vii
Chapter 1 COMMAND AND STAFF RELATIONSHIPS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-1
Command and Control. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1
Command. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1

Control. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2 Command and Control (C2) System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2 The Staff\u2019s Role. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3 Battlefield Visualization. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3

Chapter 2 STAFF ORGANIZATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-1

Basis for Staff Organizations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1 Factors Affecting Staff Organizations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1 Authorization for Staff Organizations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2

Basic Staff Structure Model. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2 Chief of Staff (Executive Officer). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2 Coordinating Staff Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2 Special Staff Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3 Personal Staff Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3

Staff Models. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3 Major Commands (G Staffs) (Corps and Division). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-4 Staffs of Smaller Units (S Staffs) (Regiments, Brigades, and Battalions). . . . . . . 2-4

Chapter3 CHARACTERISTICSOFASTAFFOFFICER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-1

Characteristics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-1 Competence. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-1 Initiative and Judgment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-1 Creativity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2 Flexibility. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2 Confidence. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2 Loyalty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2 Team Player. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2 Effective Manager. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3 Effective Communicator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3

Chapter4 STAFFRESPONSIBILITIESANDDUTIES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-1

The Commander-Staff Relationship. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-1 Deputy or Assistant Commander-Staff Relationship. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-1 Chief of Staff (Executive Officer)-Staff Relationship. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2 Staff Activities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3 Common Responsibilities and Duties. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3

Advising and Providing Information to the Commander. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3
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DISTRIBUTION RESTRICTION:Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
*This publication supersedes FM 101-5, 25 May 1984.
*FM 101-5
Field Manual
Headquarters
No. 101-5
Department of the Army
Washington, DC, 31 May 1997

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