Joint Staff Officers Guide AFSC Pub 1 -- 1997

Appendix N CJCS Execute Order

1. Purpose. The EXECUTE ORDER will be issued by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS) to direct execution of an OPORD or other military operation to implement an NCA decision. The Execute Order will be issued by authority and direction of the Secretary of Defense.

2. When Issued. The Execute Order will be issued on decision by the NCA to execute a military operation. Under the full CAP procedures, an Execute Order would normally result from an NCA decision, following execution planning initiated by a Planning or Alert Order. In a particularly time-sensitive situation requiring an immediate response, an Execute Order may be issued without prior formal crisis planning, as would normally take place in Phases I through V of CAP.

3. How Issued. Normally, the Execute Order will be issued by record communication with IMMEDIATE or FLASH precedence. If the situation is sufficiently time-sensitive, voice communication or WIN TLCF may be used initially to pass the Execute Order, with immediate followup record communication to confirm oral or WIN orders and keep all crisis participants informed.

4. Addressees. AIG 8790 will normally be used in CAP messages. Action addressees in the AIG are CINCs and DIRNSA. The C2 paragraph will designate supported and supporting commanders. Information addressees in the AIG include the Services and other interested commands and agencies. Component commanders may be included as information addressees to speed dissemination and facilitate planning.

5. Contents

a. When prior execution planning has been accomplished through adaptation of an existing plan or the development of an emergency OPORD, most of the guidance necessary for execution will already have been passed to the implementing commands, either through an existing plan or by a previously issued Warning Order, Planning Order, Alert Order, Deployment Preparation Order, Deployment Order, or Redeployment Order. Under these circumstances, the Execute Order need contain only the authority to execute the planned operation and any additional essential guidance, such as the date and time for execution. Reference to previous planning documents is sufficient for additional guidance.

b. In the no-prior-warning response situation where a crisis event or incident requires an immediate response without any prior formal planning, the Execute Order must convey all essential guidance that would normally be issued in the Warning Order, Planning Order, and Alert Order. Under such rapid reaction conditions, the Execute Order will generally follow the same paragraph headings as the Planning or Alert Order and may include the information listed in the following subparagraphs. Information and subheadings that are not applicable should be omitted. If some information may be desirable but is not readily available, it can be included in a subsequent message, because the Execute Order will normally be very time-sensitive.

c. Major paragraphs and items of information that should be considered for inclusion in the Execute Order are as follows:

(1) Authority. Statement indicating authority for issuing the Execute Order

(2) Situation. A description of the latest politico-military situation that has generated a need for a response by U.S. military forces. Reference to enemy and friendly forces is not required unless necessary for execution planning and not otherwise available to the supported commander.

(3) Mission. A refined statement of the tasks and purpose to be accomplished

(4) Execution

(a) Course of Action. Deployment (if not previously directed) and employment of forces approved by the NCA through the CJCS. Special or unusual tasks assigned to a specific commander (supported or supporting) will be enumerated as required. Designation of supported and supporting commands in subparagraph 5c(6) below automatically incorporates normal mission task assignment.

(b) Major Combat Forces. A list of the major combat forces approved for the operation

(c) OPSEC and Deception Guidance

(d) PSYOP Guidance. If execution is directed without a Warning, Planning, or Alert Order, include guidance as shown in Annex C, subparagraph 5c(4) (c).

(e) Civil Affairs Guidance. If execution is directed without a Warning, Planning, or Alert Order, include guidance as shown in Annex C, subparagraph 5c(4) (f).

(f) Intelligence Guidance. If execution is directed without a Warning, Planning, or Alert Order, include guidance as shown in Annex C, subparagraph 5c(4) (d).

(g) Counterintelligence Guidance. If execution is directed without a Warning, Planning, or Alert Order, include guidance as shown in Annex C, subparagraph 5c(4) (e).

(h) Coordinating Instructions

1. C-day and L-hour for deployments

2. Target date and time for execution

3. Estimated duration of the operation. Circumstance or date that automatically terminates operations

4. DEFCON or deployability posture

5. Operational constraints, including any special ROE applicable to this specific operation

6. Release of SIOP-committed forces

7. Unit combat readiness criteria

8. Authorization for direct liaison between commands

(5) Administration and Logistics

(a) Transportation, as follows:

1. Airlift movement priority

2. Allocation of strategic lift resources

3. Load planning factors for each type of lift resource

4. Other strategic movement planning guidance, as appropriate

(b) Force activity designator (FAD), if warranted

(c) Fund citations, authorization to commit resources, or both

(d) Personnel deployment criteria

(e) Reporting instructions

(f) Classification and declassification guidance, if required

(g) Known logistics constraints

(h) Public affairs guidance

(i) Combat camera guidance

(6) Command and Signal

(a) Communications Guidance. Any specific guidance on the use or release of CJCS-controlled C2 assets contained in the JCSE

(b) Command Relationships

1. Designation of supported and supporting commands and coordination instructions

2. NCA-approved command relationships (COCOM, OPCON, TACON) the gaining commander will exercise over forces transferred by the NCA and locations where the force transfers will be effective (normally AOR boundary). When it is decided that forces will not transfer from one CINC to another, but those forces must perform actions at the direction of the supported commander, then a "support" relationship must be established between the two combatant commanders.

6. Sample Execute Orders. See Appendixes 1, 2, and 3.

NOTE: Items previously included in Alert, Planning, or Warning Orders need not be repeated unless information has changed.

SAMPLE FORMAT FOR CJCS EXECUTE ORDER

(WARNING ORDER, PLANNING ORDER, OR ALERT

ORDER PREVIOUSLY ISSUED)

{PRECEDENCE}

FROM: CJCS WASHINGTON DC

TO: USCINCCENT MACDILL AFB FL

USCINCLANT NORFOLK VA

USCINCEUR VAIHINGEN GE

CINCFOR FT MCPHERSON GA

USCINCPAC HONOLULU HI

USCINCSPACE PETERSON AFB CO

USCINCSO QUARRY HEIGHTS PM

USCINCSOC MACDILL AFB FL

USCINCSTRAT OFFUTT AFB NE

USCINCTRANS SCOTT AFB IL

DIRNSA FT GEORGE G MEADE MD

HQ ACC LANGLEY AFB VA//CC//

DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION OFFICE OF THE SEC WASHINGTON DC

CDRJCSE MACDILL AFB FL

INFO: WHITE HOUSE SITUATION ROOM WASHINGTON DC

SECSTATE WASHINGTON DC

SECDEF WASHINGTON DC//USDP-CH/ASD:PA//

CSA WASHINGTON DC

DISTR: SJS-N/CJCS:PA/Jl/J3/J4/J5/J6/J6Z/J7/J8/NMCC:DDO/NIDS/DOCDIV

CNO WASHINGTON DC

CSAF WASHINGTON DC

CMC WASHINGTON DC

CDRUSELNORAD PETERSON AFB CO

HQ AMC SCOTT AFB IL//CC//

DISA WASHINGTON DC

DIA WASHINGTON DC

DLA CAMERON STATION VA

HQ DMA FAIRFAX VA

CIA WASHINGTON DC

CENTRAL IMAGERY OFFICE WASHINGTON DC

CDRMTMC FALLS CHURCH VA

COMSC WASHINGTON DC

COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC

COMUSARCENT FT MCPHERSON GA

USCENTAF SHAW AFB SC//CC//

COMUSNAVCENT

CINCLANTFLT NORFOLK VA

CG FMFLANT

USTRANSCOM LO MACDILL AFB FL

CINCPACFLT PEARL HARBOR HI

CINCPACAF HICKAM AFB HI

CG FMFPAC

CINCUSNAVEUR LONDON UK

JOINT STAFF ICP MANAGER MACDILL AFB FL

C L A S S I F I C A T I O N

OPER/BLUENOSE//

MSGID/ORDER/CJCS//

AMPN/SPECIAL HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS//

AMPN/EXECUTE ORDER--USCINCCENT OPLAN XXXX//

REF/A/ORDER/CJCS/211742ZNOV ____/-/NOTAL//*

REF/B/MSG/USCINCCENT/242100ZNOV ____/-/NOTAL//

REF/C/ORDER/CJCS/261000ZNOV ____//

REF/D/ORDER/CJCS/261001ZNOV ____//

REF/E/ORDER/CJCS/270300ZNOV ____//*

NARR/REFS A THROUGH F: CJCS WARNING ORDER, USCINCCENT COMMANDERíS ESTIMATE, CJCS DEPLOYMENT PREPARATION ORDER, CJCS PLANNING ORDER, CJCS ALERT ORDER, USCINCCENT ALERT ORDER//

ORDTYP/EXORD/CJCS//

TIMEZONE/Z//

NARR/( ) THIS IS AN EXECUTE ORDER. THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES HAS DIRECTED EXECUTION OF OPERATION BLUENOSE.//

GENTEXT/SITUATION/

1. ( ) IN RESPONSE TO YELLOWLAND INCURSIONS IN ORANGELAND, THE GOVERNMENT OF BLUELAND HAS FORMALLY REQUESTED SUBSTANTIAL US MILITARY ASSISTANCE BE DEPLOYED TO BLUELAND. THE NCA HAVE AUTHORIZED THE EXECUTION OF USCINCCENT OPLAN XXXX.//

GENTEXT/MISSION/

2. ( ) SEE CJCS WARNING, PLANNING, OR ALERT ORDER.//

GENTEXT/EXECUTION/

3. ( ) COURSE OF ACTION. COA NUMBER 1 CONTAINED IN REF B IS APPROVED.

4. ( ) MAJOR COMBAT FORCES. USE FORCES AS STATED IN REF A

5. ( ) OPSEC AND DECEPTION GUIDANCE. SEE CJCS WARNING, PLANNING, OR ALERT ORDER.

6. ( ) PSYOP GUIDANCE. SEE CJCS WARNING, PLANNING, OR ALERT ORDER.

7. ( ) CIVIL AFFAIRS GUIDANCE. SEE CJCS WARNING, PLANNING, OR ALERT ORDER.

8. ( ) INTELLIGENCE GUIDANCE. SEE CJCS WARNING, PLANNING, OR ALERT ORDER.

9. ( ) COORDINATING INSTRUCTIONS

A. ( ) AS STATED IN CJCS WARNING, PLANNING, OR ALERT ORDERS

B. ( ) EXECUTE BY 1 DEC ____

C. ( ) ANTICIPATED LENGTH OF OPERATIONS IN EXCESS OF 30 DAYS.

TERMINATE OPERATIONS WHEN DIRECTED.

D. ( ) ROE AS CONTAINED IN USCINCCENT OPLAN XXXX

E. ( ) USTRANSCOM WILL COORDINATE AND MONITOR DEPLOYMENTS AS REQUIRED BY USCINCCENT AND SUPPORTING COMMANDERS.

F. ( ) DIRLAUTH ALCON. KEEP THE JOINT STAFF INFORMED.//

GENTEXT/ADMIN AND LOG/

10. ( ) FUNDING FOR TRANSPORTATION COSTS. ISSUED SEPARATELY

11. ( ) PERSONNEL DEPLOYMENT CRITERIA. SEE WARNING, PLANNING, OR ALERT ORDER.

12. ( ) THE USE OF JOPES IS DIRECTED.

13. ( ) REPORTING INSTRUCTIONS. NORMAL OPERATIONAL REPORTING AS PRESCRIBED IN JOINT PUBS 1-03.8 AND MIL-STD 6040. AFTER-ACTION REPORTING PER JOINT PUB 1-03.30.

14. ( ) MOVEMENT OF FORCES WILL BE REPORTED PER APPROVED CJCS PROCEDURES.

15. ( ) CLASSIFICATION AND DECLASSIFICATION GUIDANCE. SEE CJCS WARNING, PLANNING, OR ALERT ORDER.

16. ( ) KNOWN LOGISTICS CONSTRAINTS

17. ( ) PUBLIC AFFAIRS. SEE CJCS WARNING, PLANNING, OR ALERT ORDER.

18. ( ) COMBAT CAMERA GUIDANCE. COMBAT CAMERA DOCUMENTA-TION REQUIRED OF THIS OPERATION. SEE CJCS WARNING OR PLANNING ORDER.

19. ( ) COMMUNICATIONS GUIDANCE. USCINCCENT (THE SUPPORTED COMMANDER) WILL ASSIST DEPLOYING UNITS WITH FREQUENCY ALLO-CATIONS AS REQUIRED AND WILL BE PREPARED TO RECOMMEND RELA-TIVE PRIORITIES AND ALLOCATE SATELLITE CHANNELS AND CIRCUITS WITHIN THE SCOPE OF THIS OPERATION, INCLUDING THOSE OF DEPLOY-ING UNITS. USCINCCENT (THE SUPPORTED COMMANDER) WILL PUBLISH COMSEC GUIDANCE TO ALCON.//

GENTEXT/COMMAND AND SIGNAL/

20. ( ) STATE SUPPORTED AND SUPPORTING CINCS, RESOURCE MANA-GERS, AND SUPPORTING AGENCIES, AS APPROPRIATE. ALSO LIST THE NCA-APPROVED COMMAND RELATIONSHIPS THE GAINING COMMANDER WILL EXERCISE OVER TRANSFERRED FORCES AND THE LOCATIONS WHERE THE TRANSFER WILL BE EFFECTIVE (NORMALLY THE AOR BOUNDARY).//

ANKLDG/Y//

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