G5 - PLANS
Roles and Responsibilities
The G-5 assesses warfighting requirements, solutions, and concepts for each COA. This plans officer develops plans and orders and determines potential branches and sequels arising from the wargaming of various COAs. The G-5 coordinates and synchronizes warfighting functions in all plans and orders. The planning staff ensures that the war game of each COA covers every operational aspect of the mission. The members of the staff record each event’s strengths and weaknesses and the rationale for each action. They complete the decision support template and matrix for each COA. The rationale for actions during the war game are annotated and used later with the commander’s guidance to compare COAs.