Summary: Direct Mission Command

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Direct Mission Command
Introduction
General David Petraeus utilized prudent risk to combat the enemies in Iraq through the mission command process. He led soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division from Fort Campbell, Kentucky into Kuwait, with further onward movement to Iraq. The division had minimal knowledge on what to expect in a foreign country. General Petraeus knew that he would need assistance from his staff as well as the elements of combat power. The six-warfighting functions that empowered General Petraeus to remain agile and adaptive during his operations in Iraq were mission command, movement and maneuver, intelligence, fires, sustainment, and protection (ADRP6-0, 2012). These functions played a pivotal role in his approach, which lead General Petraeus to set the tone for the mission of sustaining the liberation of Iraq and sustaining U.S. troops and coalition's partners for seven years.
Mission command warfighting functions were given a standard purpose that enabled them to balance and integrate within each other. Initially, there was not much of a plan for General Petraeus and his soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division, but they adapted to
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The insurgents were attacking both American, and Iraqis Sustainment regulates the profundity and length of Army operations. It is critical to retaining and manipulating the resourcefulness.
Sustainment provides the support necessary to maintain operations until mission accomplishment. Due to there being a countrywide gas and diesel shortages because of the shortfalls in funding sustainers had to figure out ways to get fuel for military equipment and fuel for the public. Personnel services are those sustainment functions related to Soldiers’ welfare, readiness, and quality of life. Personnel services balance logistics by forecasting for

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