Maritime forces conduct operations in environments characterized by complexity and uncertainty. In the midst of this uncertainty, the commander and his staff must build, maintain, and revise their situational understanding in order to anticipate, learn, adapt, and manage effectively. This article explains the utility of employing the commander-driven “Operations Process” to accomplish Maritime Operations Center (MOC) objectives and argues that staffs can best support commanders by using the “Commander’s Decision Cycle.”
Mangold, John P.
"The Operations Process and the Commander's Decision Cycle,"
MOC Warfighter: Vol. 1
, Article 4.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/moc-warfighter/vol1/iss1/4