The agility inherent in mission command practice
was seen as an advantage over those opponents, adversaries for whom extensive variation from plans was antithetical.
These procedures could be validated in operational experiments that would serve to translate C2 Agility theory into Mission Command practice
. Lessons learned from these experiments would enable the tenets of Mission Command to be inculcated into doctrine, education, and training, including exercises at all levels.
An aggressive soldier, he typified British command practices
in World War I, although his successes cost more casualties than those of more thorough planners such as Plumer or Allenby; his relief after the defeat of his army by the first Ludendorff offensive was not warranted; Gough probably did as good a job as anyone could have, considering the inadequate forces available to him.