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Running head: CRITICAL THINKING MEMORANDUM Critical Thinking Memorandum Rafael Navarro PHL/320 Dr. Jennifer Stephens September 25, 2017 1
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CRITICAL THINKING MEMORANDUM Critical Thinking Memorandum Critical thinking is the process of objectively analyzing and evaluating issues to form a judgment. When analyzing a problem, it is helpful to ask questions as to the goals. For example, think about the purpose or objective, the question or issue at hand, gather facts about the issue, reflect on the inferences produced, clarify the concepts and think about the implications. This breakdown is just another way to look at some considerations before making a decision critically. As a senior Non-commissioned Officer, the need for critical decision-making became a way of life. From making long-term logistical decisions to last-minute (life dependent) decisions based on enemy movement. The amount of critical thinking invested in these decisions varied on the amount of information at the time, and the experience (heuristics) had on the issue. One particular decision I was asked to make while deployed in Afghanistan involved the re- organization of holding cells for "Persons under U.S. control".
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