Can I receive some input on this assignment, it is supposed to be a blog for CM107 unit 4.
Unit 4 Assignment
I have an example of written communication that I had to pass onto my previous leadership on the status of a Military Working Dog. We call it the 5 W’s. Tell me, is it clear and concise enough to comprehend if you weren’t in the Military Working Dog realm?
Here are the 5 W’s on MWD Chengo.
BLUF: Hydrotherapy for Military Working Dog (MWD) Chengo to improve left
hind limb muscle mass for a duration of 3 weeks then will be re-evaluated by
CPT Schwarten (Vet). Possibility that MWD Chengo and Handler SPC Allison
will be redeployed if MWD Chengo does not show signs of improvement.
Who: MWD Chengo and Handler SPC Allison
What: Conduct Hydrotherapy for a duration of 3 weeks to try to improve MWD
Chengo muscle mass in left hind limb.
When: Will begin 11 May 2018 in the afternoon if Vet is available. If not,
it will start 14 May 2018.
Where: BLD 631, Kennel compound in MWD pool at Camp Bondsteel.
Why/How: MWD Chengo will start with performing only laps around the pool,
due to Vet waiting for the hydrotherapy protocol from Dog Center Europe
which is located in Kaiserslautern Germany. The water will keep weight off
MWD Chengo’s joints and build muscle mass.
Background Information: MWD Chengo has a history of osteoarthritis in the
left hip and has been seen for this issue for about three years. While here
in Kosovo MWD Chengo has had radiographs, ura sounds and weekly vet visits
to measure MWD Chengo’s progress. Hydrotherapy is the last option the Vet
here in Kosovo has to try to improve MWD Chengo’s muscle mass.
Plan of Action: If MWD Chengo shows improvement by 25-50% in three weeks
then Vet and Military Working Dog Team will continue the program. If there
is no improvement within the three weeks Vet recommends redeployment of the
team. Kennel Master back at home station is tracking and is already
planning on getting an aernate to replace MWD Chengo and Handler SPC
Allison if MWD Chengo shows no signs of improvement. Kennel Master will be
kept up to date on hydrotherapy, and replacement of the dog team should
happen as soon as the Vet determines MWD Chengo unfit to continue operations
on Camp Bondsteel.
If I can’t effectively send out a message for all to understand, what does that say about my ability to communicate with my peers? The original 5 W’s was checked over by so many others before sending it up, because I have never done a briefing such as this. This is a final product of muiple corrections and aggravation. How do you think effective communication complies with written and verbal communication as well?