Operations

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Space Operations Badge: An Overview

In today’s post, we will provide an overview of the Space Operations Badge. A badge that multiple United States Army soldiers and officers where with pride. As I was researching websites and literature for this article, I caught myself daydreaming of a new Army. An Army much like Captain Kirk and Spock on the Starship …

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Special Operations Diver Badges: What You Should Know

No matter what you may have been led to believe, going deep beneath the ocean’s surface is not just for Navy personnel. There are many in the United States Army who dive on a regular basis….they have badges to prove it. In today’s post, I am going to educate you on Army Special Operations Diver Badges: …

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Joint Operational Planning and Execution System (JOPES): An Overview

In today’s post, I am going to provide you with a basic overview of JOPES. JOPES stands for Joint Operational Planning and Execution System. The basic tenant of JOPES is that all military wings within the Department of Defense all work as a team in operations against United States enemy forces. One large misconception is …

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The Different Types of Security Clearances in the Military

In today’s post, we are going to look at an often misunderstood subject in the United States military. That subject is the different types of security clearances in the military. While security clearances may seem quite simple, they are actually complex. I mention simple, because security clearances are essentially broken down into 3 categories. It …

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The Five Types of Army Orders: OPORD, Service Support Order, Movement Order, Warning Order and Fragmentary Order

Today, I want to provide you a brief overview about the five types of Army orders.  An order is simply a form of communication between a superior and subordinate.  It can be written, given orally, or with some type of signal.  An order typically provides the “details” of what the superior wants the subordinate(s) to do, along …

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The Army Information Operations Branch

The Army Information Operations Branch is actually a specialized functional area in which a Commissioned Officers and NCOs can serve. What Are Army Information Operations? Well, FM 100-6 describes Army Information Operations as: Continuous military operations within the military information environment that enable, enhance, and protect the Commander’s decision cycle and mission execution to achieve …

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