What Does the Commander Actually Want

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What Does the Commander Actually Want

Exercise 5 min

Decipher the Commander's Intent


1 Scenario
Review a memo that the commander released to your office. Then answer each question. The correct answer is required before moving on.

27 AUGUST 2020
MEMORANDUM FOR BASE COMMUNITY
SUBJECT: COMMANDER’S INTENT
FROM: COLONEL JANE DOE, ABC BASE COMMANDER

It has come to my attention that the number of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) offenses are on the rise, both on our base and in the surrounding area. My mission is to provide a safe community for all of our residents, employees and guests to maintain our operational status and outstanding reputation. Drinking and driving poses a serious safety risk to all of us.

By December, I want DUI offenses reduced by 25% relative to the rest of the year. Together, we must create a culture that does not tolerate drinking and driving and supports responsible drinking. Educate yourself and others on the benefits of responsible drinking and the consequences of irresponsible behavior. Promote and encourage alternative activities to drinking.

Together we can succeed in reducing the number of DUIs and increase the habit of responsible drinking.

JANE DOE, COLONEL, ABC BASE COMMANDER

Answer Q. 1 of 3

What is the commander's intent?
What is the commander's primary objective?
What can all Public Affairs and Communication Strategy staff deduce as their role in reaching the desired end state?
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