-Branch: is the contingency options built into the base plan used for changing the mission, orientation, or direction of movement of a force to aid success of the operation based on anticipated events, opportunities, or disruption caused by enemy actions and reactions (JP 5-0). Branches add flexibility to plans by anticipating situations that could alter the basic plan.
-Sequel: is the subsequent major operation or phase based on the possible outcomes (success, stalemate, or defeat) of the current major operation or phase (JP 5-0). For every action or major operation that does not accomplish a strategic or operational objective, there should be a sequel for each possible outcome, such as win, lose, draw, or decisive win.
Synchronization and focus of fires with maneuver, priority of fires, high priority targets, special munitions, target acquisition zones, observer plan, task and purpose of fires, SEAD, FSCM, attack guidance, NSL, RTL, branches and sequels. **- CCIR: An information requirement identified by the commander as being critical to facilitating timely decision making. CCIR includes two key elements; Priority Intelligence Requirements (PIR) and Friendly Force Information Requirements (FFIR)
-PIR: is an intelligence requirement, stated by the commander as a priority for intelligence support, which the commander needs to support decision making and to understand the area of interest or the threat
-FFIR: Information the commander and staff need about the forces available for the operation. This includes personnel, maintenance, supply, ammunition, and petroleum, oils, and lubricants (POL) status, and experience and leadership capabilities
-EEFI: Identify those elements of friendly force information that, if compromised, would jeopardize mission success STEP4