Fort Polk Guardian 01-31-2020

Guardian Jan. 31, 2020 NewScope Abandoned vehicles The Directorate of Emergency Services Traffic Section will release the following vehicles to a towing company for disposal Saturday ( if they remain unclaimed. Vehi- cles are listed with the last four numbers of their VIN number. If one of these vehicles belongs to you please contact the Fort Polk Police Traffic Section 531-1806/2677. 2008 Kia SPORTAGE 7546 2011 Chevy 1500 4608 2001 Kia RIO 5378 1999 Chevy 1500 5469 2002 Saturn VUE 7797 2009 VW JETTA 0049 2006 Kia OPTIMA 9904 2012 Nissian VERSA 8379 2006 GMC 1500 3847 2008 BMW X5 4757 2003 Toyota COROLLA 0139 2006 Mazda 3 9500 2010 KawasakiKLR650 9760 1990 Honda CIVIC 1536 1996 Chevy IMPALA 0432 2001 Ford MUSTANG 1007 1999 Honda ACCORD 3691 1990 Honda Civic 1536 2016 Nissan Altima 5322 2008 Pontiac G8 5694 2005 Lincoln LS 0097 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix 1317 2000 Chevy Malibu 5243 2002 Toyota Corolla 6686 2013 Chevy Camaro 1112 1990 Sdow Trailer 3351 2008 Jeep Commander 0690 2005 Chevy Malibu 5875 2000 Chevy S10 6812 2009 BMW 328i 5454 FPSC grants The Fort Polk Spouses Club announces the launch of the 2019-2020 Community Grants application period through March 2. The FPSC seeks to promote community interests, support worthy causes and im- prove the quality of life for Fort Polk and its surrounding communities. Its goal is to support as many needs as possible based on the success of FPSC fundraisers and number of applications received. You can find the community grants ap- plication on their website, www.fortpolk- spousesclub.wildapricot.org . Please have completed applications postmarked no lat- er than March 2. Mail completed applica- tion packets to the address on the form or submitted by email to FPSCCommunity- Grants@gmail.com . Disbursements will be made in May. For more information contact the Community Grants Chair at fpsccom- munitygrants@gmail.com . Subject: ATTN: Community Grants Eligibility or Applica- tion Process. Briefs /3 JEAN CLAVETTE GRAVES / GUARDIAN FORT POLK, La. — The U.S. Army has fought and won battles on multiple fronts around the globe for nearly 245 years. It’s difficult to imag- ine the time and effort it takes to plan and exe- cute each mission. Leaders must weigh options, intelligence and risks when determining the best course of action to achieve their objectives. Most Soldiers are trained to follow orders, focus on individual tasks and carry out the directives of their imme- diate supervisors. Most take for granted the processes by which those orders and directives are developed. Army leaders employ three processes for oper- ational planning: The Army design methodology, the military decision making process (MDMP) and troop leading procedures. MDMP is an inter- active planning methodology that integrates the activities of the commander, staff, subordinate headquarters and other partners to understand the situation and mission, develop and compare options, decide on a course of action that best ac- complishes the mission and produce an opera- tional plan or order for execution. Learning and understanding MDMP is a sev- en-step process that guides an organizational staff from receipt of a mission to the publication of and dissemination of orders. Fort Polk’s Berry Mission Training Center (commonly referred to as the MTC) is equipped to educate and train staff officers and noncom- missioned officers across the installation on the Strategic Mission Command Workstation and the Joint Battle Command Platform (JBCP). Both programs provide dynamic, real time communication in a field environment. These systems share a common interface with com- mand posts, improve collaboration and will in- crease lethality. Each program requires 40 hours of classroom and hands on instruction. Once a staff understands how to use the tools, they can take MDMP to learn how to support commanders with effective estimates and deci- sion point preparation resulting in coordinated orders, annexes and support templates. “The training offered at the MTC is a great first step for new battalion level staffs or higher to go over the deliberate decision making process together,” said Paul Horlacher, systems trainer and site manager. Horlacher, a retired lieutenant colonel and graduate of the U.S. Army Command and Gener- al Staff College said the training offered at the MTC is an excellent way for units to prepare for large scale exercises. Each MDMP training event is unique to the unit requesting the training. Some units may need more time on theory, some are ready to write orders. A five day MDMP training is opti- mal to ensure each organization understands the common operation picture, can delineate and From left to right: 2nd Lt. Sebastian Munoz and 2nd Lt. Robert Pizzano, 46th Engineer Bat- talion S-3 staff officers, use the military decision making process to prepare a decision brief during their command post exercise at the Berry MissionTraining Center Jan. 28. MTC trains staff to optimize performance By JEAN CLAVETTE GRAVES Public affairs specialist Please see Training , page 6

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