METTTC

AcronymDefinition
METTTCMission, Enemy, Terrain and weather, Troops, Time available and Civil considerations
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The 2001 edition of FM 3-0, Operations, recognizes that "stability operations [the successor to OOTW in the Army lexicon] often require commanders to apply METTTC [considerations regarding mission, enemy, terrain, troops, time, and civilians] differently than they would when conducting offensive and defensive operations." It says terrain analysis may be different.
The chemical brigade headquarters plans the employment of the chemical companies based on six factors: mission, enemy, troops, terrain, time available, and civilians (METTTC).
Where feasible (by METTTC), array reconnaissance forces so that air assets are screening forward to provide early warning and detection of approaching enemy forces.