DoD Unveils New Troop Leading Steps For Military, ‘RIMJOBS’ To Streamline Mission Planning Stormtrooper July 14, 2012 The Pentagon 15 Comments Follow Duffel Blog: CAMP PENDLETON, CA – While many in the military are familiar with current troop leading procedures, the Pentagon has proposed a change to streamline the steps and standardize mission planning across the force. The Army’s troop leading steps — represented by the acronym RIMSRCIS, and the Marines’ ‘BAMCIS’ are soon to be replaced by a new seven-step benchmark. Behind the change are the Intelligence Analysts with the Production & Analysis Company of 1st Intelligence Battalion. The Marines of P&A Co, or “PANDA” as they call themselves, have teamed up with their Army counterparts — and have worked together to improve mission plans throughout the military. Using a PowerPoint presentation that was sloppily constructed by one of his analysts, First Lieutenant Arnold Chartier unveiled the new procedures on Wednesday. “BAMCIS was nice, but it really left a lot of room for interpretation, and here in PANDA — that was a serious problem,” begins Chartier. Aiming his laser pointer at slide one, he continues, “Steps one and two are ‘Receive Mission’ and then ‘Issue Warning Order’. Simple enough. Then we get serious with step three and ‘Make Initial Plan’.” Chartier says they added this step because the plan always changes and is finalized later in the process. “Step four is ‘Juxtapose Best and Worst Case Scenarios’. We know most grunts can’t spell, let alone pronounce a word like juxtapose, but we feel it’s important to be prepared for possible problems that come up during a mission.” Moving ahead to the final slide, Chartier is excited to show the final three steps. “The final steps are ‘Organize Final Plan’, then of course ‘Begin The Mission’, and most importantly, ‘Supervise’ to ensure completion. It’s quite simple and we believe this will really help us conduct better missions.” Major Richard Wagner with Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, was pleasantly surprised by the change. “The entire planning process is much more understandable after introducing RIMJOBS to my Marines,” said Wagner. “Honestly, I think I might even take it home and see how my wife feels about RIMJOBS. She’s fairly disorganized and could use a tool like this.” Specialist Shane Harrigan, an Army analyst working with the PANDA Marines, was opposed to the concept. “It just doesn’t feel natural to me. I can understand that the Marines are very enthusiastic about RIMJOBS, but I don’t want any part of it. To be frank, it leaves a foul taste in my mouth just thinking about it.” The 7-steps are set to be disseminated throughout the Army and Marine Corps immediately. The Navy has also considering adopting RIMJOBS to replace their hundred-year old planning procedure of BOHICA. Don't miss the next story.Get the latest news and alerts from Duffel Blog delivered to your inbox—free. Short URL: http://duffelblog.com/I62Fm Ervikar Von Glocken says: February 7, 2014 at 4:40 PM Genius Mike Harris says: February 7, 2014 at 4:40 PM good work here fellas. good work Jerry Beingesser says: February 7, 2014 at 4:40 PM I was in the brown shoe Army. Since I’ve discovered this site I see the irreverence still exist. Even back then the Officers were asses and NCO’s were leading us also. Casey Bartness says: February 7, 2014 at 4:40 PM I love this blog. Dean Young says: February 7, 2014 at 4:40 PM Yeah, I think I’ll be using this from now on. Rob McMullen says: February 7, 2014 at 4:40 PM Now THAT’s funny…rimjobs…damn funny! John Keehner says: February 7, 2014 at 4:40 PM Its the new Military. Rimjobs.Now that”s funny. Freedom Snider says: February 7, 2014 at 4:40 PM freakin love it! you know, some where in some far off place, their is a marine officer (j. edgar hoover type) just fuming over this story. haha, makes me love it more… RIMJOBS! CLASSIC! John P. Bell says: February 7, 2014 at 4:40 PM Nice… James Mielke says: February 7, 2014 at 4:40 PM Too bad this isn’t a real news article. All mission planning goes through these very steps and there is nothing new about them, they just have different names. Step four is usually called ‘Threat/Casualty Assessment’ or simply just ‘Threat Assessment’ and covers most likely possible scenarios in regards to possible enemy strengths, compositions and deployments. Don Campbell says: February 7, 2014 at 4:40 PM Death by Power point! Peter Kirk says: February 7, 2014 at 4:40 PM don’t forget RIMPACKED! yikes Pits and Shagrins says: July 23, 2012 at 6:15 PM Isn’t “RIMJOBS” the name of the float the Navy used in the Gay Pride parade in San diego??? JMac says: July 15, 2012 at 1:11 AM Haha.. Rimjobs leave a bad taste in my mouth… Me says: July 14, 2012 at 10:34 PM Its from me ass monkey.