Department of Army Operations

DAO Vice Chair
SGM Larry Addington
DAO Chair
Mr. Terry Branan









Department of Army Operations (DAO) is part I of the military science program and the foundation for the SMC. Students study the central concept of Unified Land Operations. This includes that Army units seize, retain, and exploit the initiative to gain and maintain a position of relative advantage in sustained land operations to create conditions for favorable conflict resolution. The DAO curriculum has four areas of study based on this central concept, the operational environment, decisive action, mission command, and planning for unified land operations. The students enhance their understanding of these areas though the use of history, theory, doctrine, and blended learning.

Informational Video

Coming Soon! This video will give students and interested stakeholders and overview of the department and what to expect during the school year.

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