METT-TCmission, enemy, terrain and weather, troops and support available, time available, civil considerations (US DoD)
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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.
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.
ASCOPE is a sub-taxonomy under civil considerations for METT-TC.
The manual changed METT-T to METT-TC (mission, enemy, terrain and weather, troops and support available, time available, and civil considerations).
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).
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.
Appendix C expands the discussion of METT-TC analysis.
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.
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).
Using METT-TC analysis, named areas of interest (NAIs) were established that allowed Trailblazer patrols to focus their efforts.