071-326-5503 (SL2) – Issue a Warning Order
As listed in STP 21-24
Objective: Develop a warning order and issue it to subordinate leaders within the time allotted. Issue the order so that subordinate leaders understood their missions and any coordinating instructions. Issue the warning order in the standard OPORD format.
Conditions: Given preliminary notice of an order or action that is to follow and a requirement to develop and issue a warning order (WARNO) to subordinates.
Standards: Developed a warning order and issued it to subordinate leaders within the time allotted. The order was issued so all subordinate leaders understood their missions and any coordinating instructions. Issued the warning order in the standard OPORD format.
1. Precede the order with the words “WARNING ORDER.”
2. Use standard terminology.
3. Issue the WARNO in the five-paragraph field order format.
a. Situation Paragraph.
(1) Enemy forces: Provide available information on disposition, composition, strength, capabilities, and most probable course of action.
(2) Friendly forces: Give available information concerning the missions of next higher and adjacent units.
(3) Attachments and detachments: Give information concerning any units that have been attached or detached.
b. Mission Paragraph. The mission paragraph contains a clear, concise statement of the task to be accomplished and the purpose for doing it.
c. Execution Paragraph. Provide information about the operation, if available.
d. Service Support Paragraph. Provide all known instructions and arrangements supporting the operation.
e. Command and Signal Paragraph. Designate the succession of command if it differs from unit SOP.
Note. Warning orders involving movement should state the time of movement.
Setup: At the test site, provide a platoon-level WARNO. The WARNOwill be given orally to the soldier. The soldier will then be given 10 minutes to prepare his squad warning order.
Brief Soldier: Tell the soldier to extract from the platoon WARNO all information that pertains to his squad. Tell him he will have 10 minutes to prepare the squad WARNO. Tell him that he will present an oral squad warning order.
1. Stated the words WARNING ORDER. GO NO GO
2. Used standard military terminology. GO NO GO
3. Issued the warning order in the five-paragraph field order format. GO NO GO
4. Gave all available information. GO NO GO
Evaluation Guidance: Score the soldier GO if all performance measures are passed. Score the soldier NO GO if any performance measure is failed. If the soldier fails any performance measures, show what was done wrong and how to do it correctly.