Assignment Instructions: Write a 300-500 word substantive journal entry describing the JIIM Roles (J100) and the importance of multinational considerations (J107) to identify alliances relevant to the United States’ use of military power in the contemporary operating environment. This analysis of multinational operations typically address national interests and partnerships, intergovernmental organizations, alliances, and coalitions. This assessment targets ELO 400-SMC-1012.13 (J107) Multinational Capabilities and Considerations. Army doctrine teaches us that journaling is a tool to help expand one’s knowledge (self-awareness). Doctrine emphasizes that leaders read about, write about, and practice their profession. As a senior Army leader, you are constantly preparing yourself through lifelong learning and broadening experiences. Self-awareness enables leaders to recognize their strengths and weaknesses across a range of conditions and progressively employ strengths to correct weaknesses. Competent and confident leaders make sense of their experience and use it to learn more about themselves. Journals and after action reviews (AARs) are valuable tools in gaining an understanding of one’s experiences and reactions to changes in conditions. When an individual journals they are developing their critical thinking skills. Critical thinking provides a basis for reflection and continual learning. This type of thinking is purposeful and helps find facts, challenge assumptions, solve problems, and make decisions. Critical and innovative thought are abilities that enable adaptability. During this portion of DJIIMO you had an opportunity to analyze the relevance, importance, and nuances of multinational operations. Through this analysis you looked at the tenets and considerations in planning and executing military operations with coalition partners and the general characteristics of multinational organizations, functions, and command structures. As a result of this analysis you should have developed a better appreciation for the multinational dimension at the strategic and operational levels of war. As you progress in various military assignments and operations you will develop a better appreciation for the issues and challenges surrounding the planning and conduct of multinational operations at the strategic and operational level.