Difference between an Exercise and an Operation

#1
Dear Wisdom of ARRSE,

Under which circumstances can a set of activities be considered an exercise and when are they considered a operation?

msr
 
#2
Sit ups or pressups = excercise

Apendix taken out = operation



Im assuming your joking?
 
#3
msr said:
Dear Wisdom of ARRSE,

Under which circumstances can a set of activities be considered an exercise and when are they considered a operation?

msr
When you provide the MEL it's an exercise

When history/reality provides the MEL it's an operation

Exercise:Targets fall when hit

Operation:Targets scream and bleed when hit
 
#5
Is there a doctrinal definition?

FS: I like your definition.

msr
 
#6
msr said:
Is there a doctrinal definition?

FS: I like your definition.

msr
msr, you are usually the epitomy of sensible debate, clever and well thought out posts and generally a pretty sound bloke. But, this thread must rank as the daftest one ever. Prey tell why you would need a doctrinal definition of the bleedin obvious??

Ex = Practice
Op = Real

Gren.... *snigger* :D
 
#7
So an Army in Society event: Ex Public Exposure or Op PUBLIC EXPOSURE?
 
#8
Are you practising public relations?
 
#9
msr said:
Dear Wisdom of ARRSE,

Under which circumstances can a set of activities be considered an exercise and when are they considered a operation?

msr
A military exercise (also called war game in American English) is the employment of military resources in training for military operations, either exploring the effects of warfare or testing strategies without actual combat.
Military operations are the combat executions of military plans

When you provide the MEL it's an exercise

When history/reality provides the MEL it's an operation

Exercise:Targets fall when hit

Operation:Targets scream and bleed when hit
 
#12
firestarter said:
msr said:
Dear Wisdom of ARRSE,

Under which circumstances can a set of activities be considered an exercise and when are they considered a operation?

msr
A military exercise (also called war game in American English) is the employment of military resources in training for military operations, either exploring the effects of warfare or testing strategies without actual combat.
Military operations are the combat executions of military plans

When you provide the MEL it's an exercise

When history/reality provides the MEL it's an operation

Exercise:Targets fall when hit

Operation:Targets scream and bleed when hit
So where does an Army in Society event go?

I have written the MEL, however, it is the execution of a military plan,

msr
 
#13
msr said:
So an Army in Society event: Ex Public Exposure or Op PUBLIC EXPOSURE?
So you want to name your perverted pastimes now?



In serious mode however, the context of your question now makes sense.

And thinking about it, I think we were all a bit quick to judge, as often things are called "OPs" and are nothing like "OPs" as we take them to be.

Such as Operation trading places, something we did many years ago, where the top brass swapped roles with the junior ranks for a day.
It was neither an OP or an EX, but names mean nothing really.

In the context you have now pointed out, I would have to say it depends on the the manner of the said public exposure!

Is it like KAPE or what exactly?
 
#15
msr said:
firestarter said:
msr said:
Dear Wisdom of ARRSE,

Under which circumstances can a set of activities be considered an exercise and when are they considered a operation?

msr
A military exercise (also called war game in American English) is the employment of military resources in training for military operations, either exploring the effects of warfare or testing strategies without actual combat.
Military operations are the combat executions of military plans

When you provide the MEL it's an exercise

When history/reality provides the MEL it's an operation

Exercise:Targets fall when hit

Operation:Targets scream and bleed when hit
So where does an Army in Society event go?

I have written the MEL, however, it is the execution of a military plan,

msr
Involving Combat ? (Amritsar or Bloody Sunday?)
 
#16
It's AiS, formerly known as KAPE.

I will write it up as an Op.

Many thanks!

msr
 
#17
firestarter said:
Involving Combat ? (Amritsar or Bloody Sunday?)
No, sorry, just Bolton.
 
#18
Surely an Operation is carrying out an action to obtain a desired result, and an Exercise is training to carry out the aforementioned action (or any other).

Am I being too simplistic?
 
#19
The-Lord-Flasheart said:
msr said:
So an Army in Society event: Ex Public Exposure or Op PUBLIC EXPOSURE?
It should be an OP.

How hard is it???? :roll:
Not hard, unless you are doing it for the first time ;)
 

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