Religious Support Planning
b. Anticipated difficulties or difficult patterns. The chaplain lists
difficulties in the existing or projected situation that can influence the
accomplishment of the UMT mission. These difficulties are derived
from considerations in paragraph 2a of the estimate, and the chaplain
uses them in the analysis paragraph of the estimate.
c. Own courses of action. The UMT lists the feasible COAs to
accomplish the UMT mission. The UMT evaluates the COAs to
determine those COAs most likely to accomplish the mission. In
evaluating the COAs, the UMT considers the requirements and the
available UMT assets. COAs are listed in order of most likely to
3. ANALYSIS OF COURSES OF ACTION. The UMT then
determines the probable effect of each significant difficulty on the
success of each COA. This may be accomplished by--
Selecting significant difficulties that oppose the friendly
COAs stated in paragraph 2c of the estimate.
Analyzing each COA stated in paragraph 2c of the estimate
against each selected difficulty.
Coordinating COAs with other staff members (S1, S3,
medical platoon, as a minimum) to ensure the COAs support the
4. COMPARISON OF COAs. After the analysis, the UMT compares
the COAs and determines the one most likely to accomplish the RS
mission. (Only one course is selected.)
5. DECISION (RECOMMENDATION). In this paragraph, the UMT
translates the COA selected into a statement revealing who, what,
when, how, and why elements.
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