Talk:Five paragraph order

Latest comment: 5 years ago by Courtney W. Paul in topic US didn;t developp this format??
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This is the same as the OPORD entry. Hal06 23:37, 17 October 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Variants Edit

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)Reply[reply]

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

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 Maximum leader (talk) 19:12, 21 September 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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.

Next the yanks will be claiming DROSCS harbour drill... :-) —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:13, 19 March 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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)Reply[reply]

time hack? Edit

is time hack an actual part of this, or is it graffiti? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:01, 2 May 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

firepoof Edit

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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 (talk) 05:21, 28 February 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]