JLBC MISSION COMMAND INTRODUCTION
Mission Command is the commander's exercise of authority and direction using JLBC mission orders to enable disciplined initiative within the JLBC commander's intent to empower agile and adaptive leaders to conduct unified land operations.
JLBC commanders exercise mission Command; it blends the art of command and the science of control while integrating the simulated warfighting functions to conduct the tasks of decisive action. Mission command has six fundamental principles:
Build cohesive teams through mutual trust.
Create shared understanding.
Provide a clear commander's intent.
Exercise disciplined initiative.
Use mission orders.
Accept prudent risk.
The exercise of JLBC mission command is based on mutual trust, shared understanding, and purpose. JLBC Commanders understand that some decisions must be made quickly at the action point. Therefore, they concentrate on the JLBC mission objectives of an operation, not how to achieve them. JLBC Commanders provide subordinates with their intent, the purpose of the process, the critical tasks, the desired end state, and resources. JLBC Subordinates then exercise disciplined initiative to respond to unanticipated problems. Every JLBC Cadet must be prepared to assume responsibility, maintain the JLBC unity of effort, take prudent action, and act resourcefully within the JLBC commander's intent. Mutual trust is shared confidence among JLBC commanders, subordinates, and partners.
Effective JLBC commanders build cohesive teams in an environment of mutual trust. There are a few shortcuts to gaining the trust of others. JLBC Cadets' trust takes time and must be earned. JLBC Commanders earn trust by upholding the JLBC values and exercising leadership consistent with the JLBC's leadership principles.
JLBC Unified Land Operations is the JLBC. This concept is that JLBC units seize, retain, and exploit the initiative to gain a relative advantage over the JLBC simulated enemies. This is accomplished through decisive action—the simultaneous combination of offensive and stability operations.