OPERATIONAL ENVIRONMENT

OPERATIONALENVIRONMENT

OperationalEnvironment

Thestaff and commanders need operational variables that can be used foranalyzing and organizing information. The variables are instrumentalin building situational understanding for the organization. Themission and operation variables are defined using eight operationalvariables that are closely interrelated. They include political,military, economic, social, information, infrastructure, physical,environment, and time (PMESII-PT)1.Staff and commanders can filter the information received tooperational variables that are relevant. Indeed, operationalvariables are essential in the development of comprehensiveunderstanding of the operation environments.

Ibelieve the political variable is fundamental while allocatingresponsibilities and power at levels of governance within the army.It can be used in natural political forces in the society. I believeit is necessary for the military to have an understanding of thetypes of governments that exist. I believe based on this they willhave an understanding of the effectiveness and legitimacy of thegovernment. Moreover, the political variable enables individuals tohave a positive attitude towards the government2.I think the political variable will enable the concerned parties toidentify influential political groups in the society. I believe thatthe members of the staff will be able to understand internationalrelations using the relevant information filtered through thepolitical variable.

Theeconomic variable is imperative as it helps commanders and the staffto distribute, produce and consume resources allocated to the army. Ibelieve the variable is crucial to understanding the economicdiversity of the United States. Indeed, the members need to have animpression of the economic diversity so as to make wise choices onthe allocation of resources. I believe that the variable is importantin understanding the various activities conducted in the society.Moreover, the variable helps in identifying illegal activities thatare carried out in the community3.Therefore, the commanders and staff can improvise ways of mitigatingsuch illegal activities.

Ultimately,it is imperative to apply the information collected so as to ensurethat the operational variables function well if applied. I believe itis imperative for the Supply System Technician to understand keyareas of an operation environment. Moreover, the operationalvariables touch on both the military and the civilians4.I think it is important to assess the military instruments andconceptualize how they can be used to complement nationalinstruments. As Supply System Technician I will use the politicalvariable to motivate the army to adopt charismatic leadership.Indeed, it is imperative for the military to understand the policyimplications that require their intervention.

Iwill seek to motivate primary groups in the army by helping them tohave an impression of the objectives that are geared towards reachingtheir targets. I will focus on using the operational variables tostrengthen the members of the operational environment. Notably, Iwill help the leaders to be aware of the national strategies andpolicies that are essential to the military. Therefore, I will seekto educate them on policies that serve the interests of thegovernment while ensuring the civilians are protected from anydanger.

Ibelieve it is important for the member of the military to understandthe behaviors that are related to distribution, consumption, andproduction of resources5.I will seek to educate the military the factors that define theeconomic variable. Indeed, the army needs to understand variablesthat influence trade, industry, and development. I think the militaryneed to understand the potential benefits that can affect theeconomic and political diversity of the nation.

Bibliography

Ducote,Brian. Challengingthe Application of PMESII-PT in a Complex Environment.United States Army Command and General Staff College, FortLeavenworth, Kansas, 2010. Accessed October 26, 2016.http://wtkr.com/2014/10/13/army-rolls-out-operating-plan-to-win-in-a-complex-world/.

Lucian,Dan. “Building an Operational Environment Model Using MorphologicalAnalysis.” RomanianArmy Doctrine14, no. 1 (January 2012): 19-28.Accessed October 26, 2016.http://dx.doi:10.19062/1842-9238.2016.14.1.3

Perkins,David. “The U.S Army operating concept: Win in a complex world.”TRADOCPamphlet 525,no. 3,(October 2014): 1-56. AccessedOctober 26, 2016. TradocArmy.

Wallace,William. Operations:Field Manual 3-0 Headquarters, Department of the Army.New York: DIANE Publishing, 2013.

1 Brian Ducote, Challenging the Application of PMESII-PT in a Complex Environment (United States Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, 2010), Accessed October 26, 2016. http://wtkr.com/2014/10/13/army-rolls-out-operating-plan-to-win-in-a-complex-world/.

2 William Wallace, Operations: Field Manual 3-0 Headquarters, Department of the Army. (New York: DIANE Publishing, 2013), 45.

3 Perkins, David, “The U.S Army operating concept: Win in a complex world.” TRADOC Pamphlet 525, no. 3, (October 2014): 1-56. Accessed October 26, 2016. TradocArmy.

4 Dan Lucian, “Building an Operational Environment Model Using Morphological Analysis.” Romanian Army Doctrine 14, no. 1 (January 2012): 19-28. Accessed October 26, 2016. http://dx.doi:10.19062/1842-9238.2016.14.1.3

5 Brian Ducote, “Building an Operational Environment Model Using Morphological Analysis,” 92.