A practical guide to conducting command tasks.
A command task is an initiative exercise designed to develop thought, leadership and teamwork by means of a simple exercise involving the minimum of equipment.
They are used extensively by the British Army for the development of both officers and soldiers. This training package contains:
- Aide Memoire: a simple to use Aide Memoire outlining the aim, basis of planning, development on a basic theme, other themes, restrictions, battle picture, practicality and safety, conduct of the exercise, use of exercises and markings.
- Powerpoint presentation which includes slides on the aim, steps, scoring, planning, briefing, command and control, team effort and task completion. The presentation outlines the fundamental requirements and how to structure a command task and what observers are looking for.
- Score sheet broken down into 5 sections for observers to assess the command task and break each of the stages down and assess students on the requirements at each stage.
- 25 individual Command Tasks, each outlining: the scenario; equipment required;limitations; Directing Staff (DS) notes; DS solutions; and clear diagrams.