Strategic Operational Planner
The Strategic Operational Planner (SOPL) position is responsible for developing courses of action on long-term wildfire events. The courses of action for these wildfires may include both protection and resource benefit objectives. The SOPL may be ordered by and work for the host unit, the Geographic Area Coordination Center (GACC), or the IMT assigned to the fire.
FUM1/2 position codes have been converted to one position titled Strategic Operational Planner (SOPL). This position has been moved to the Planning Section. Currently qualified FUM1/2 will be converted to SOPL. FUM1 trainee will be converted to SOPL. FUM2 trainee will be converted to SOPL trainee. Specific direction is in the transition plan which can be found on the NWCG Publication Management System (Qualifications) web site: