Review footnoting For example, when quoting Patton, write the full name of
the book or Army publication, the author or editor of the book, the
publication date and the page the quote or reference is on.
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Question 1: focus much more on distances, rates of movement and travel
times from Calasio to the prison back to Guimba. Remember rates of travel
vary from night to day, and depend upon proximity to the enemy
Question 2: Use the Problem Framing student Aid as a guide and ensure your
problem contains at least one element for each mission variable
Since question 3 asks for a TASK, select and justify a word which is a
doctrinal task in US Army doctrine
#4 select 5 units not just 4. For each, include ONE Tactical mission task
from ADRP 1-02 and ONE purpose, as well as one way in which that units
activities are synchronized with another element.
#5 The IF/AND/THEN approach links several CCIR together (as IF & ANDS)
which lead to a logical decision (THEN). Follow the example to provide a
one sentence response.
#6 You stated why Mucci delayed on the 29th. Why did he assault on the 30?
#7 Answer each question as directly as possible and proofread you work.
Does the first paragraph help answer the question?
Consider following the suggested approach:
a. List facts and assumptions. Here, you do not need to repeat facts and
assumptions from your Requirement #1 Running Estimate. Focus on facts and
assumptions which you may not have included in your movement estimate when
you assumed the locals could provide enough carts. Place all facts and
assumptions before the analysis of your COAs, rather than listing (and
repeating) facts for each COA.
b. Establish measurable evaluation criteria. If you were buying a car, you
might consider cost, carrying capacity, and fuel economy. DO NOT USE
SCREENING CRITERIA. LTC Mucci feels that each of HIS suggestions is
feasible, suitable, distinguishable and acceptable to him. None is yet
complete, but he is confident his staff will make them so. Likewise, broad
undefined terms such as the Principles of War are normally not useful
criteria for evaluating a unique problem. As in an experiment or car
purchase, evaluation criteria must be variables, rather than constants. If
experimenting with pendulums, pendulum length, weight, and arc are each
variables, which the scientist measures when analyzing the period of motion.
In this scenario, the speed of the POWs movement is a constant (and should
be listed as a fact or assumption); while the time until link-up with 6th
Army is different for each COA (in which one or both forces are moving
different distances) and could serve as a useful evaluation criteria.
c. Analyze each COA against each evaluation criterion.
. Although there is a tendency to organize the course of action
analysis by the evaluation criteria, Step 4 of the MDMP (FM 6-0 p 9-25
through 9-34) focuses on an analysis by course of action. In other words,
you don’t have to write a paragraph for each evaluation criterion as you
explain your COA analysis.
. For instance, we would NOT have a paragraph in which we analyze the
“Time from initiation of the assault until completion of link-up with 6th
Army” in which we use comparative terms (such as fastest and slowest), and
then have another paragraph which analyzes the COA against another
. Instead, we should analyze each COA against the evaluation criteria
(be sure to include ALL of the criteria), using our facts and assumptions.
For example, if we assume that without carts the POWs could walk at 1 mph
during daylight and .5 mph at night, and further assume that the Rangers
will begin their assault at 2000 hrs, then through analysis we may estimate
that the POWs and Rangers could get to Guimba in about 60 hours.
. For part c, your answer should be approximately a half-page
narrative for each contingency presented in Requirement #7.
d. Compare the COAs to each other using a decision matrix or other
Clearly indicate if high or low scores are best, and explain any weighting
e. Make and justify a recommendation.