Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts

Chairperson (Advisor 1)

Dr. Charlotte Knoche

Reader (Advisor 2)

Dr. Kimora Kachelmyer


This thesis demonstrates the effectiveness of a clearly written Operations Order. This thesis also develops an Operations Order and guides the junior leader through the process. When a well-developed Operations Order is written for subordinate leaders, it helps answer many questions that may arise. It also explains what exactly that subordinate leader must do to accomplish his mission.

This thesis also provides many sources of information that can assist a leader in writing an Operations Order and gives examples of written Operations Orders. While the Army updates its manuals, it will be important for leaders to look for these changes and incorporate new techniques and styles of Operations Orders.


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