FUOPS Duty Descriptions

FUOPs Chief

The FUOPs Chief holds the position of Branch Chief and oversees a 9-man cell responsible for planning and analyzing future operations. They engage in long-range planning, establishing objectives, policies, and priorities. This role involves tracking and documenting organic unit capabilities, resources, and personnel. The FUOPs Chief leads mission analysis and develops courses of action, translating concepts into actionable operations for Army and Joint missions. They integrate and reconcile unit efforts through operational groups and boards, utilizing mission command and command relationships to achieve objectives. Additionally, during periods of crisis response, the FUOPs Chief serves as a member of the FUOPs crisis action team.

FUOPS Planner

The FUOPS Planner serves as a strategic planner and Subject Matter Expert (SME) in Future Operations. Their responsibilities include analyzing requirements and planning future deployments and emergency support operations. They coordinate with staff at senior level commands and interact with other service elements, installations, and civil and federal agencies. The FUOPS Planner schedules Secure VTCs (Video Teleconferences) in support of missions and exercise planning. They anticipate issues, conduct research, and recommend strategic responses for emerging and future issues. The FUOPS Planner also analyzes Operations Orders and taskings, prepares briefings for senior staff, and assesses the implementation of courses of action. They develop plans, timelines, and After Action Reports (AARs) to ensure goals and objectives are met.

Plans Project Officer

The Plans Project Officer serves as an advisor to the FUOPS Chief, providing expertise on all matters related to future operations. They develop, coordinate, and implement actions, policies, and plans. This role involves developing briefings and conducting Course of Action (COA) analysis. The Plans Project Officer briefs senior staff and internal and external customers. They conduct research and coordinate the development of contingency plans, operational plans (OPLANs), and organizational plans. Leading workgroups, Integrated Concept Teams (ICT), and Integrated Process Teams (IPT), they facilitate decision-making processes. The Plans Project Officer resolves obstacles to program plans and operational success and prepares various reports, such as AARs, SIRs, Mission Messages, Warning Orders, FRAGOs, and Operations Orders.

FUOPS Operations Officer

The FUOPS Operations Officer serves as the installation Operations Officer for the Continuity of Operations (COOP) program, Information Technology Contingency Plan (ITCP), Disaster Recovery (DR), and Emergency Preparedness (EP) programs. They execute missions, contingencies, and operational plans in support of these programs. The FUOPS Operations Officer supports all COOP, EP, and ITCP program functions, including arranging training to ensure program success. They advise customers on secure communications requirements and manage the internal emergency preparedness plan. This role involves developing, conducting, and evaluating emergency preparedness exercises. The FUOPS Operations Officer assesses hazards and challenges related to COOP, EP, and ITCP operations and develops mitigation strategies.

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