Decision Making And Planning Of The Military Essay

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Decision Making and Planning in the Military SSG Stephen Raya Non-commission Officers Academy Senior Leader Course Class # 174-17 Phase 1 dL Abstract The Military Decision Making Process (MDMP) and Troop Leading Procedures (TLPs) are tools that leaders can use to effectively plan and organize a mission or event. It is important to have an understanding of these steps and how to apply them. In addition, there are characteristics associated with successful leaders that aid in the processes. This paper is an overview of the MDMP and TLPs. It will also cover essential leadership attributes and competencies and the roles and responsibilities of the Commander’s staff in executing the MDMP. The paper will conclude with a personal experience of applying TLPs to execute an event. Introduction Execution and accomplishment of the mission is the creed by which all Soldiers live. These missions can range from simple everyday operations to large organized missions that can either win or lose wars. As leaders, it’s important to have an understanding of how to plan and organize a mission. The military has protocol by which missions are constructed. The Military Decision Making Process (MDMP), is a tool that provides leaders with the knowledge needed to make best decision to satisfy the Commander’s intent. In addition, Troop Leading Procedures (TLPs) is a step by step process that enables leaders to “develop, plan and prepare for an operation (Department of
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