The following items will test your grasp of the material covered in this lesson. There is only one correct answer
for each item. When you complete the exercise, check you answer with the answer key that follows. If you
answer any item incorrectly, study again that part of the lesson which contains the portion involved.
1. The purpose of a staff estimate is to
A. Give a subordinate commander the essential information needed to carry out an operation.
B. List all procedures that are unique to the organization and used habitually for accomplishing routine,
recurring actions or matters.
C. Keep the basic text of an options order (OPORD) short.
D. Collect and analyze relevant information for developing, within the time limits and available information,
the most effective solution to a problem.
2. The staff estimate is a document that
Is a means of presenting information to commanders, staffs, or other designated audiences.
Shows an analysis of the situation, courses of action, and recommendations.
Gives subordinate commanders the essential information needed to carry out an operation.
Lists procedures that are unique to the organization and used for accomplishing routine, recurring actions
3. Paragraph 1 - Mission will always identify all tasks involved.
4. To ensure all details of a signal operation are understood, signal matters covered in the unit SOP should also
be addressed in the signal annex.