In a similar, but not so heavy rationale, manner, the CIAOs, the Commandant’s Intent Action Orders, will be placed aside. The CIAOs still exist, but the work groups and teams involved will no longer be directly associated with a specific CIAO. Instead, the work groups will be based on the four key organizational elements… plus a fifth, dangling chad.
Now the focus will not be on CIAOs but will be on strategic transformation. The strategic transformation is occurring within the framework of the key organizational elements:
- DCMS: Deputy Commandant for Mission Support
- DCO: Deputy Commandant for Operations
- FORCECOM: Force Readiness Command
- OPCOM: Operations Command
So, we’re going to be hearing more about strategic transformation, and less about CIAOs.