Note: this outline, which is intended for military planning, can also be adapted for non-violent direct action.

Unit Command Responsibility

- Determine objective
- Select most suitable unit(s)
- Equipment requirements
- Determine best route to objective
- Evaluate outside asset requirements (e.g., transport, other units or individuals, equipment, etc.)

Team Leader Responsibility - Planning

- Plan specific mission:
- Timing considerations
- Transport, including building hides, layup planning, and GPS and other navigation including fixing of away points
- Personnel assignments
- Equipment requirements

- Mission practice:
- Alternatives
- What-ifs
- Worst-case scenarios

* Mission practice is an essential step.

Team Leader Responsibility - Mission Completion

- Travel to objective
- Position scouts for recon and layup balance of unit
- Communication systems between scouts and unit (electronic, field signals)
- Report from scouts
- Mission decision: Attempt? How?
- Guideline: if success probability less than 90 percent, No Go.
- If Go, pre-plan escape and evasion, including laying of booby-traps and other diversions.
- Move into position
- Final observation of conditions
- Go!
- Follow escape and evasion plan