Army Briefer’s guide

Briefings are the most efficient and common means to present information to commanders, staffers, Soldiers, or other specified audiences. You conduct briefings when your listeners need information quickly, when they can get together conveniently, and when they need to decide how to act on that information. Briefings are often preferred to written or even electronic communication because they are direct, […]

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DECISION BRIEFING

The purpose of the decision briefing is to obtain an answer or a decision. Personnel in higher headquarters use this briefing for most tactical matters requiring command decisions. In division headquarters and below, personnel often use a more informal modified decision briefing. The decision briefing compares to an oral staff study and generally follows the same format. INTRODUCTION Greeting. Use […]

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INFORMATION BRIEFING

ATTP 5-0.1, Chapter 10 An information briefing presents facts in a form the audience can easily understand. It does not include conclusions or recommendations nor does it result in decisions. The following format works well for an information briefing. 1. Introduction Greeting. Address the audience. Identify yourself and your organization. Type and Classification of Briefing. Identify the type and classification […]

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SITUATION/UPDATE BRIEFING FORMAT (S5)

  INTRODUCTION Greeting. Identification of self, if appropriate. Scope: Define coverage in terms of time, geographic limits, or other applicable specifics.   BODY Summary of past civil-military operations (CMO). Current CMO. Projected CMO. Problems.   CLOSE Solicitation of questions. Concluding statement and announcement of next briefer, if applicable. If no briefer follows, statement that this concludes the staff presentations.  

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