PERFORMANCE MEASURE #1
The Operations Order (OPORD).
a. An OPORD is a complex document on which the conduct of an exercise will
be based. They are usually published at Battalion level or higher. Since the
content of the OPORD can directly affect the performance of your duties, you
must learn how to interpret the OPORD and extract those portions that pertain
to your mission. To achieve this end we will take apart a sample OPORD, in the
paragraphs which follow explaining how each affects your mission.
b. The basic OPORD consists of five paragraphs, arranged in the manner
shown in figure 1. Each of these will be discussed in this lesson.
c. In order to more accurately show you your relationship with the OPORD
it will be necessary to assume a situation. Throughout the remainder of this
exercise you are the team chief of an AN/GRC-142(*) or an AN/GRC-122(*)
assigned to Co A, 52nd Signal Battalion. You and your team will participate in
Exercise Zulu Strength.
d. Figure 2 sets the basic references for the entire OPORD.
importantly it specifies which map series will be used and at what scale.
will be used by you to select a site for your team radio.