Used to keep the commander’s higher and lower staff updated and advised on the reporting commander’s critical situation. INTRODUCTION Greeting. Identification of self, if appropriate. Scope: Define the coverage of the briefing in terms of time, geographic limits, or specific topics. BODY Weather report and forecast. Terrain, if appropriate. Recent and present enemy activity. Other appropriate items (i.e., there has been a change in mission, enemy situation, weather, etc.). CLOSE Conclusions, if applicable. Solicitation of questions. Concluding statement and announcement of next briefing, if any.