2.1(b). J520B – Short Essay: Information-related Capabilities DJIIMO
This assessment targets ELOs 400-SMC-1012.14 (J502: Command & Control (C2) and Intelligence) and 400-SMC-1012.15 (J503: Fires and Information Operations).
Assignment Instructions: Analyze the concepts and theories you read about in J502 and J503; utilizing key language and terms from these concepts and theories, compose a short answer essay to the question prompt below. This essay can be written in MS Word and then copy and paste into Blackboard or you may type your response directly into Blackboard under the assignment instructions. DO NOT ATTACH YOUR DOCUMENT. COPY/PASTE ONLY!
*To ensure that you understand the grading requirements look at SMC-DL 1009W Special for the short essay.
J520-B Question 1: This assessment targets ELO 400-SMC-1012.15 (J503: Fires and Information Operations).
The topic of Essay: Construct a substantial essay utilizing key language and terms from these concepts and theories, describe analyzing two of the 14 information operation capabilities-related capabilities, and explain how the joint force can use these capabilities to affect the three dimensions of the information environment. Provide accurate and relevant examples of how can you use these concepts as a CSM/SGM.
J520-B Question 2: This assessment targets ELO 400-SMC-1012.14 (J502: Command & Control (C2) and Intelligence).
The topic of Essay: Construct a substantial essay utilizing key language and terms from these concepts and theories, explain the importance of understanding the difference between Administrative Control (ADCON) and Direct Liaison Authorized (DIRLAUTH) and how this can impact your organization’s ability to conduct operations.
A substantive response should include appropriate content knowledge and include support from the lessons or references used within the lessons. A substantive response should promote an exciting, vibrant, and demonstrated learning. Good writing depends on good style and good writing for an online environment should be clear, lively, and easy on the eye
The writing should be:
- Appropriate in tone and language for a wide-ranging audience, from students to specialists;
- Informed, accurate, and balanced;
- Clear, coherent, and easy to understand;
- Mechanically correct and consistent in every respect. To be appropriate in tone, your writing should:
- Be neutral and factual;
- Use diction appropriate to a general audience;
- Use any editorial conventions and spellings that may be appropriate to a particular field of specialization;
- Explain specialized or unfamiliar historical terms in cases where using them is necessary;
- Avoid rhetorical flourishes, colloquialisms, and unnecessarily fancy vocabulary;
- Avoid the use of “we” or “our” (unless a reflection exercise)
To be informed, accurate, and balanced, writings should:
- Convey an awareness of the content and its application in your environment (importance)
- Express perspectives on content that reflect contemporary research and discourse about the subject;
- Cite major sources used in preparing framework materials and give sources for any debatable statements made about the content;
- Acknowledge briefly in a low-key, neutral manner collection materials that may be offensive to some readers.
- To be clear, coherent, and easy to understand, NDLP documents should:
Use short paragraphs;
- Contain no unnecessary words or sentences
- Use linking capability to avoid repetition (see “linking in-text” below);
- Divide longer responses into separate linked sections, each with a descriptive subheading.
*While there is no minimum word count associated with the questions, the quality of your response will have an impact on the overall score.
** You have the option of writing this in MSWord and then copying/paste into Blackboard