(34) At a brigade, FUOPS and plans will usually be combined into one element.
Working with the S3, FUOPS participates in operational planning through the MDMP.
Upon completion and approval of a plan, FUOPs will coordinate with staff sections for ongoing estimates and reviews of products, such as fragmentary orders (FRAGOs) and operations orders (OPORDs), (36) and then conduct a "battle handover" to CUOPS.
Upon receipt of the mission, the FUOPS cell notifies the XO and S3.
Staff planners, with FUOPS, prepare portions of orders along their WFF.
Designed to plan non-lethal operations in parallel with the XVIII Airborne Corps FUOPS
section, C35 NK spent its first few months establishing a niche within the existing corps staff framework and operational battle rhythm.