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U‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍.S. ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE Advanced Distributive Learning (ADL) U.S. Army Command and General Staff School Command and General Staff Officer Course (CGSOC) Common Core C200 Strategic Context of Operational Art ADL C200 Exam AY 19- 20 Name: _________________________ Date: _________________ Purpose This assessment gauges your understanding of the ideas and concepts introduced in the C200 lessons as well as your use of them to analyze strategies. General Instructions • This examination is worth 40% of the C200 block grade and is due after you have completed lessons C201 through C206. • You may use the C200 online lessons, readings, and references to help you answer the exam. • You may not discuss this assignment with anyone other than a DDE faculty member or your academic advisor. • All work MUST be your own. You may NOT discuss this examination or your answers with any current or former CGSOC student. • Your answers will be typed and double-spaced. Use Arial 12-pitch font and one-inch margins. • Type your answers directly into the spaces provided. Your typed responses will be double-spaced sentences (not bullets). • Your answers should be approximately one typed page for each question. Limit your answers to one page. • If you state something from doctrine, the readings or the lessons as part of your answer, you MUST give a citation in accordance with ST 22-2. You may use endnotes or footnotes on this exam. • You do not have to submit a CGSC 1009w writing evaluation form with this exam. • You must complete this assignment and all Phase 1 requirements before you can progress on to TASS or ADL Phase 2. CGSC does not tolerate cheating, plagiarism, or unauthorized collaboration. Therefore, you should review CGSC Bulletin #920, Academic Ethics Policy (February 2016) and the DDE Academic Ethics brief posted on the course information page. Violation of academic ethics will result in an investigation and possible removal from the course. *** INSTRUCTOR USE ONLY FOR PAGE 2 OF THE EXAM *** __________LETTER GRADE: A (90-100) B (80-89) C (70-79) _____ U (69 and below) SCORING Require‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍ment # Requirement Value Requirement 1 10 Ends, Ways, and Means 2 15 Future Security Environment 3 20 Instruments of National Power 4 10 Risk 5 10 CJCS and NSC 6 10 GEF and JSCP 7 15 Feasibility, Acceptability, and Suitability 8 10 Security Cooperation and Security Assistance TOTAL POINTS Instructor: _______________________________ INSTRUCTOR COMMENTS: 1. In your own words, briefly define (. no more than a paragraph each) the concepts of Ends, Ways, and Means. (10 pts) 2. Using the “Global Trends; Paradox of Progress” and the “Joint Operating Environment 2035” extracts you read during the C202 lesson, along with the National Defense Strategy (pages 1-3) from lesson C205, choose three topics to discuss regarding the Future Security Environment (one of each): a significant threat, a significant challenge, and a significant opportunity. Briefly describe (. no more than a paragraph each) the threat, challenge, and opportunity and why each would be significant to a geographic combatant commander. (15 pts) a) Threat [5 points] b) Challenge [5 points] c) Opportunity [5 points] 3. Describe the four instruments of US national power and give two examples of each instrument. (20 pts) 4. Describe Risk within the Ends-Ways-Means-Risk construct and approaches to risk reduction that a combatant commander could make if a given strategy was determined to entail excessive risk. (10 pts) 5. Explain how the CJCS fulfills the role of principle military adviser in the National Security Council system. (10 pts) 6. What information do the GEF and JSCP contain that a Geographic Combatant Commander uses to guide the development of Theater Strategy? (10 pts) a) GEF [5 points] b) JSCP [5 points] 7. In the context of strategy formulation, the questions of feasibility, acceptability, and suitability are really questions about the validity of a given strategy. In your own words, briefly define the concepts of feasibility, acceptability, and suitability. (15 pts) a) Feasibility [5 points] b) Acceptability [5 points] c) Suitability [5 points] 8. Distinguish between Security Cooperation and Security‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍ Assistance Programs (10 pts)


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