Talk:Five paragraph order
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This is the same as the OPORD entry. Hal06 23:37, 17 October 2006 (UTC)
I'd like to point out that the 'Variant' section is massivly incorrect, it's not a military briefing system and it's certainly not just the British Army that uses it, I propose creating a new page for the SMEAC briefing system, and it's variants. LookingYourBest 14:44, 15 August 2007 (UTC)
Just added Battlestar Galactica reference. I admit, I'm a newbie, not sure if I footnoted this right. The Television Without Pity link notes that the officer actually draws graph in dirt. The link is http://www.televisionwithoutpity.com/show/battlestar_galactica/fragged.php?page=7
The BSG transcript page contains the dialogue that mentions "five-paragraph order". The page says the trancript can be copied if cited. Granted, that website doesn't hold the copyright on BSG episode dialogue, but I believe that three lines out of an hour long episode would fall under fair use. That link is http://www.bsg.cz/files/download/trans/203.txt Maximum leader (talk) 19:12, 21 September 2008 (UTC)
US didn;t developp this format?? Edit
I find it ironinc that the first kine of the article reads"The five paragraph order is an element of United States Marine Corps and United States Army small unit.." As far as I know until at least teh 80s, US forces used a 7 part "op ord".
This format however has been used by the Brit/commonwealth forces for since at least the Vietnamt era - I have old Austrlaian pams (field manuals) that illustrate this form the 60s.
I agree there are many problems with this article, biggest of which is the lack of sources. That would clear up a lot of the one-offs and the "this is the way my unit did it" as to how old the format is I have an original copy of a US Army Squad Leader's Handbook, dated 1943 that has this 5 paragraph format. Once I get to where I can refer to it, I will put a sourced paragraph in this article. In the meantime, it would be nice to know if anyone, knows of an earlier original source. Courtney W. Paul (talk) 13:27, 1 August 2018 (UTC)
time hack? Edit
British Army Edit
This reads like a poor "idiot's guide" to how the British Army deliver Orders, and is not suitable for WikiPedia. Suggest change or remove.
Mnemonic devices Edit
Not sure if it is relevant, but in the U.S. Army we have a mnemonic device for this: Sgt. Major Eats Sugar Cookies. Just thought I'd pass it on — Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 05:21, 28 February 2016 (UTC)