Within the N-hour
sequence we have a short window in which to plan against a specific problem set in a specific part of the world.
sequence focused on company-and battalion-level activities conducted within the first 12 to 24 hours after being alerted.
Each operation is executed while also being fully prepared to initiate an n-hour
sequence in response to being activated for a state funeral.
Within 90 days, an N-hour
sequence, a pre-assumption inspection program, and an emergency deployment readiness exercise (EDRE) program had all been developed, validated, and tested.
Before September 11th, specifically in the 101st Airborne Division, we used terms such as Rapid Deployment Force, Division Readiness Brigade, and N-hour
sequence for deployment notification.