METT-TCmission, enemy, terrain and weather, troops and support available, time available, civil considerations (US DoD)
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During the conduct of the military decision-making program (MDMP) and TLPs, maneuver leaders, especially the S4 and HHC commander, should determine how METT-TC affects the security and operation of sustainment assets and include these adjustments to the SOP for specific operations, allocating additional rehearsal time for the adjustment.
Although doctrine includes the human domain to a greater or lesser degree through METT-TC and PMESII-PT, a further barrier to effective understanding is that these acronyms are simply lists and their results no more than descriptive content.
Within the military decision-making process (MDMP), the art of geospatial engineering is the ability to understand the commander's intent, [mission, enemy, terrain and weather, troops available, time available, and civil considerations] METT-TC, and geospatial information available, in order to evaluate and visualize the battlespace environment (Step 2 of the [intelligence preparation of the battlefield] IPB).
ADRP 3-0 states that upon receipt of a warning order or mission, the command then refines previous analysis of the OE using the variables of METT-TC for greater fidelity specific to the conditions expected during mission analysis.
Its first chapter explains how various acronym reference guides seen elsewhere--PMESII-PT (political, military, economic, social, infrastructure, info, physical environment, time); METT-TC (mission, enemy, terrain, troops, time, civil ops); ASCOPE (areas, structures, capabilities, organizations, people, events)--apply to counterinsurgency operations.
METT-TC (mission, enemy, terrain, troops, time, civilian considerations) analysis could result in a significantly different organization, however.
Chemical battalions are not fixed organizations; therefore, planners can task-organize NBC defense and obscuration units, based on METT-TC, to meet the specific needs of the force commander.
The manual changed METT-T to METT-TC (mission, enemy, terrain and weather, troops and support available, time available, and civil considerations).
Whether in an offensive or defensive role, snipers continuously observe and assess the enemy and ground using METT-TC (mission, enemy, time, troops, terrain, civilians) and OACOK (obstacles, avenues of approach, cover and concealment, observation, key terrain) to best support overwatch, suppression, and countersniper fires balanced against concealment, survivability, and resupply or relief.
Using METT-TC analysis, named areas of interest (NAIs) were established that allowed Trailblazer patrols to focus their efforts.
LCLA operations can resupply platoon-size units during missions when normal sustainment delivery means are impossible due to the factors of METT-TC (mission, enemy, terrain, troops, time, civilians).