Being Punctual

Being Punctual

  • Submitted By: noreese
  • Date Submitted: 12/28/2008 7:52 PM
  • Category: Philosophy
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The Importance of being on time

The importance of being on time goes back to the teachings of being a soldier and the everyday knowledge

of the tasks and standards that were taught to us during basic training and advanced infantry training.

There are tasks: a piece of work to be done and any difficult under taking that is given from your superior

as a direct command in which is something not to be taking lightly, such as 4-25 field artillery target

acquisition radar. The targeting meeting is a critical event in a unit’s battle rhythm, the timing of which

serves to nest the units battle rhythm into the higher headquarters’ targeting process. It should be the

minimum time length required to present targeting information, situation updates, provide

recommendations and obtain decisions. The purpose of targeting meetings is the same regardless of the

level at which they are conducted. The major differences are the time focus, the number of targeting team

members, and the available assets. The basic procedures for conducting targeting meetings are the same.

This discussion focuses on the maneuver brigade since it has the widest applicability to field artillery

target acquisition personnel. The timing of the targeting meeting is crucial. It must be effectively

integrated into the unit’s battle rhythm and nested into the higher headquarters’ targeting cycle to insure

that the results of the targeting process can be implemented. Thus task organization change’s

modifications to the reconnaissance, surveillance and security plan, air tasking order nominations,

changes to the HPTL and essential fire support task all must be made with the awareness of the time

available to prepare and execute. Preparation and focus are keys to successful targeting meeting. Each

representative must come to the meeting prepared to discuss available assets, capabilities, limitations and

assessment requirements...

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