Decisionmaking, Plans, and Orders
Table 4-1. METT-TC outline
The UMT identifies specified or implied RS
tasks from the higher headquarters operation
plan (OPLAN) or operation order (OPORD).
For example, a requirement to provide area
RS may be implied but not specified by a
higher headquarters task organization. Other
considerations may include protection of
religious shrines, artifacts, or sacred places in
The team identifies how the enemy can
threaten the RS mission. For example,
enemy activity in rear areas may restrict team
travel and necessitate additional area support
requirements. The team may also consider
how religion plays a part in the enemy's
capacity or inclination to fight.
The UMT assesses the terrain and weather in
the AO. Trafficability, weather extremes, and
the amount of daylight affect the RS mission.
Terrain and Consider observation and fields of fire, cover
avenues of approach (OCOKA [see Table 4-
2. OCOKA guide]).
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