Tactical objective


Tactical objective

A tactical objective is the immediate short term desired result of a given activity, task or mission, usually entrusted to the lower positioned management in a three-tier organisation's structure of field or front desk, middle and executive management.

While historically the term had been applied to military operations, in the 20th century it has been increasingly applied in the fields of public safety such as policing and fire-fighting, commerce and trade planning, and political and international relations policy.

A tactical objective is often in intermediate step to achieving an operational objective, and as such requires decision making and problem solving skills applied during the execution of the tactical plan as part of the operational plan.

Tactical objectives in the commercial use represent performance targets established by the middle management for achieving specific organisational outcomes.

For firefighters tactical objectives have historically focused on life-safety as the priority in the plan when attending structure fires.


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Objective (military) — A military objective is a clearly defined desired result in a given campaign, major operation, battle, or engagement set by the senior command for their formations and units to achieve. Military objectives can be set within a three tier scale of… …   Wikipedia

  • Tactical politics — deals with politics from a strategic perspective. Basically, it is the study of how politics are invented, and used to obtain some given objective.This article covers some of these techniques as seen in history and the present day. Politics and… …   Wikipedia

  • tactical air officer (afloat) — The officer (aviator) under the amphibious task force commander who coordinates planning of all phases of air participation of the amphibious operation and air operations of supporting forces en route to and in the objective area. Until control… …   Military dictionary

  • tactical air groups (shore-based) — Task organizations of tactical air units assigned to the amphibious task force that are to be land based within, or sufficiently close to, the objective area to provide tactical air support to the amphibious task force …   Military dictionary

  • tactical air operation — An air operation involving the employment of air power in coordination with ground or naval forces to: a. gain and maintain air superiority; b. prevent movement of enemy forces into and within the objective area and to seek out and destroy these… …   Military dictionary

  • Tactical Asset Allocation — ( TAA) portfolio strategy that allows active departures from the normal asset mix according to specified objective measures of value. Often called active management. It involves forecasting asset returns, volatilities ( volatility), and… …   Financial and business terms

  • tactical unit — /tæktɪkəl ˈjunət/ (say taktikuhl yoohnuht) noun a group organised to operate independently in action and sharing a specific objective …   Australian English dictionary

  • Operational objective — An operational or operating objective is a short term goal whose attainment moves an organization towards achieving strategic or long term goals. In business, operational objectives define a clear, often measurable, outcome of a business… …   Wikipedia

  • Mobile User Objective System — The Mobile User Objective System is an array of geosynchronous[1] satellites being developed for the United States Department of Defense (DoD) to provide global satellite communications (SATCOM) narrowband (64 kbit/s and below) connectivity for… …   Wikipedia

  • 26th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing — Infobox Military Unit unit name= 26th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing caption=26th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing patch dates= 1942 1991 country= United States allegiance= branch= United States Air Force type= role= size= command structure= current… …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.