messages which detail the necessary technical parameters for each mission. The
G-3 of the supported command has the primary staff responsibility for
supervising the preparations of plans for EW. He receives input from the G-2,
the EWO and the C-E Officer.
f. The EW Annex is prepared in the standard five-paragraph OPORD format.
For brevity and clarity, amplifying details are contained in appendixes to the
Electromagnetic deception and defensive EW may be covered briefly in
the EW Annex with reference to the deception and C-E Annexes, when appropriate.
(1) Paragraph 1 - SITUATION.
Paragraph 1 includes information not
included in paragraph 1 of the basic OPORD or which needs to be expanded.
(2) Sub-paragraph A - Enemy Forces.
Provide information about those
enemy forces capable of affecting the mission upon which the overall plan is
based. Reference may be made to the intelligence Annex. Include the following
(3) Major Elements.
Identify major enemy commands that will exercise
command and control in the coming battle.
(4) Enemy Electronic systems.
Provide information on electronic
doctrine employed by major elements listed above.
Known deviations from
doctrine should be included.
(5) Enemy Radio Electronic Combat.
Provide information on the
employment of REC resources against US and Allied forces. Identify the US and
Allied targets of REC operations.
(6) Sub-paragraph B - Friendly Forces. Provide information about those
friendly EW elements (organic and otherwise) capable of supporting the
operation. Include the following:
Outline higher headquarters plan.
Outline higher and adjacent unit EW plans.
Note additional EW resources supporting the unit.
(7) Sub-paragraph C - Attachments and Detachments.
List EW resources
attached and detached to include effective times, if possible.
(8) Paragraph 2 - MISSION.
Provide a clear, concise statement of the EW
(9) Paragraph 3 - EXECUTION.
State how the EW mission is to be
accomplished. This paragraph is further divided as follows:
No more than 5-6 sentences written by the commander.
The commanders vision of the operation.
Describes the purpose of the operation (why).
Describes how the commander visualizes achieving the end state
with respect to the relationship between the force, the enemy, and the terrain.