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UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS SCHOOL OF INFANTRY - EAST AND WEST TRAINING COMMAND CAMP LEJEUNE, NORTH CAROLINA 28542-0161 CAMP PENDELTON, CALIFORNIA 92055-5101 STUDENT OUTLINE METT-T ANALYSIS SSC0305 07/23/2015 LEARNING OBJECTIVES FOR THIS LESSON a. ENABLING LEARNING OBJECTIVE . (1) Given an order from higher headquarters, paper and pen, conduct mission analysis to determine mission requirements achieving a minimum score of 80%. (0317-PAT-2007b) STUDENT INFORMATION OVERVIEW : The purpose of this period of instruction is to familiarize you with how to conduct a mission analysis to determine mission requirements. I will do this by covering decision making styles, estimating the situation (METT-T), and completing BAMCIS. CLASS PREPARATION : Read this handout prior to class. OUTLINE : 1. DECISION MAKING STYLES . Success in combat depends upon small unit leaders (scout snipers) who can adapt and make sound, timely decisions on a constantly changing, but fluid battlefield. To achieve success, scout snipers must be able to understand the situation, decide and
execute decisively against the enemy. There are two styles of decision making; analytical and recognitional. a. Analytical . This decision making style is characterized by lengthy, detailed collection of information. The goal of analytical decision making is to determine the best or “optimal” Course of action. b. Recognitional . This style of decision making implies that a leader can mentally assess the situation at hand and quickly arrive at a decision based upon his experience, his ability to recognize the presence or absence of enemy patterns or indicators, as well as his “gut feeling” or intuition. This style of decision making seeks a course of action that satisfies the situation vice on that optimizes it. 2. COMPLETING THE 6 TROOP LEADING STEPS (BAMCIS) . The troop leading steps are a sequence of events which unit leaders use in most tactical operations. These steps do not always occur in a specific order, many times two or more may occur concurrently . The troop-leading steps are simply a tool, which aids leaders in formulating initial plans and time schedules upon receipt of a mission. a. Begin Planning . The receipt of a mission triggers the entire BAMCIS cycle; however, tactical planning is anticipatory and continuous. To make effective use of available time, the leader issues a Warning Order to his subordinates. (1) The Estimate of the Situation (METT-T) . Like the troop-leading steps (BAMCIS), the estimate of the situation (METT-T) is a tool, which aids a commander as he plans tactical operations. This tool is especially helpful to a decision maker as a frame of reference, which serves to remind him of various factors normally considered during tactical planning. During this class you will be exposed to a modified version of the factors normally considered in the estimate of the situation.

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