AR MI Commanders are responsible for ensuring that unit mission essential task lists (METL
) and associated training plans integrate Annual Training (AT), Operational Intelligence Support (OIS), and Culminating Training Events.
We will transition our collective training from METL
focus to initially a modular capabilities focus.
Achieving proficiency of your organization's METL
by processing, exploiting, and disseminating intelligence using DCGS-A should be in the forefront of every MI leader's mind.
The critical task training is derived from the unit's METL
. The unit's METL
represents the doctrinal framework of fundamental tasks for which the unit was designed (based on its table of organization and equipment (TOE) and table of distribution and allowances (TDA) mission).
During the home station phase of mobilization, the military decision-making process (MDMP) was used to refine the battalion's METL
. The battalion's previous war trace alignment was to another major theater of operations and was geared for high-intensity conflict.
The Standardized METL
established by the AMRB provides a list of core capabilities and tasks that a unit must execute to facilitate Decisive Action in any operating environment and supports that unit's training readiness reporting.
One such successful brigade that developed a METL
for the Iraqi units it worked with was the 2nd Brigade (Dagger), 1st Infantry Division.
Use these elements to focus on your unit's Mission Essential Task List (METL
) as the fundamentals in which to train your teams.
* Establish an engineer mission-essential task list (METL
To prepare for deployments, we have been ready 'just in time' with an increasing reliance on the 'directed mission essential task list (METL
)' to prepare for missions.
Table 1 portrays the ETC METL
that gives the charter for such training exercises.