Instructions: The Joint Operations Planning Process (JOPP) Exam is worth 60% of the C500 grade and is due at the end of the block, after lesson C515. Specifically, this exam has ten requirements for you to apply the JOPP to an operational scenario. You may use the C500 online lessons and readings to help you answer the exam; moreover, you should not start the exam until you have finished the C500 block of instruction.
All work must be your own. Do not discuss this examination or your answers with anyone other than a Department of Distance Education (DDE) instructor or your academic advisor. Your answers to the exam questions must be typed and double-spaced throughout, and must use Times New Roman 12-pitch font and one-inch margins. Write your answers as complete sentences, not as bulletized comments. This assignment does not have an associated CGSC Form 1009W Writing Evaluation.
The primary reading for the exam is Chapter II “Operation Chromite” of Joint Military Operations Historical Collection (dated 15 July 1997). Read this document thoroughly, and then answer the exam questions, which begin on page three of this document. The primary doctrinal reference is Joint Publication 5-0 The Operations Process (2011). Other references include:
* JP 1-0 Doctrine for the Armed Forces of the United States (2013)
* JP 1-02 DOD Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms (2014)
* JP 3-0 Joint Operations (2011)
If you state information from the lessons, readings, or doctrinal references as part of your answer, you must give a citation in accordance with ST 22-2. You may use parenthetical citations, endnotes, or footnotes.
Overview: In June 1950, forces of the North Korea’s People’s Army (NKPA) invaded South Korea with the intent of unifying Korea. President Truman ordered General MacArthur, Commander-in-Chief Far East, to use his air and sea forces to support the Republic of Korea forces south of the 38th Parallel. General MacArthur visited Korea to personally assess the situation and realized that only the immediate commitment of ground forces could stop NKPA forces. NKPA spearheads were successful in pushing United Nation forces south to the Naktong River. General Walton Walker, Commander of the US Army Eighth Army, and General MacArthur decided that they must stand and fight or be ejected from Korea. It was here that the 140 mile long Pusan Perimeter was established. General MacArthur’s successful campaigns across the Pacific during World War II gave him deep appreciation for amphibious operations. He decided upon an amphibious operation, Operation Chromite, for his counterattack. The planning and execution of Operation Chromite by General Douglas MacArthur in September 1950 established the operational art that guides joint operations today. Modern warfare demands a joint approach (JP 5-0).
Note: Regurgitating doctrine is NOT enough to receive a passing grade on the exam; you must be able to APPLY what you...