Leadership

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Leadership skills...


Beowulf Briefing Points

This guide is aimed at providing mission leaders with a list of the important factors that should be considered when creating a briefing for a mission. These points should help you to extract the important information in the provided briefing, and then relay that information to your subordinates.

You can find these points in document form here.


Planning

- Create waypoints for the mission elements. EG. Squad movements

- Assess each objective with the information you’ve got, and dictate the maneuvers of the elements to complete these objectives.


Situation

- Quick background of situation

- Outline objectives


Execution

- Outline organisation of the elements. Solidify squad/team leaders.

- Broadstroke the plan. With the key points

- Here is what we are going to do

- This is why it is important

- This is the desired outcome

- This is the next step if we succeed

- This is what we shall do if it goes wrong

- Walkthrough the plan step by step highlighting each step with key points where necessary

- Here is what we are going to do

- This is why it is important

- This is the desired outcome

- This is the next step if we succeed

- This is what we shall do if it goes wrong


Command & Signals

- Radio channels and callsigns

- Assign 2iC


Service & Support

- Outline any support assets/roles

- Highlight Medics and any plans for Casualty Clearance


Risks/Concerns

- Highlight the key points of the plan/brief that concern you

- Complex maneuvers

- Enemy retaliations

- Questions

- Take questions. Accept criticism and address appropriately

- Spot check other plays. Ask them direct questions about the mission.