Synchronizing the Plan: The Orders Crosswalk

Light, Ron
March 1999
Engineer;Mar1999, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p42
Trade Publication
Focuses on the responsibilities of the chief of staff or executive officer (XO) according to the `Staff Organization and Operations.' Role of the XO in the synchronization of staff plans and orders during the conduct of the military decision-making process; Details on preparing an orders crosswalk; Things to look for during the orders crosswalk; Conducting the crosswalk.


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