Military Decision Making Process ( Mdmp ) Essay

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Military Decision Making Process SGT Williams, Christina Non-Commissioned Officers Academy Advance Leaders Course Class # 172-16 Phase 1 DL Abstract The Military Decision Making Process (MDMP) is a decision-making model to assist military members in making sound military decisions and to compile operation orders. This paper will describe MDMP and show how it can be applied to daily operations. The paper will identify the steps in the model and describe how critical thinking impacted the decision. Decisions are something that we all encounter daily throughout our lives. Sometimes decisions are as big as buying a home to as small as what to eat for lunch; we look forward to making certain decisions and other decisions are ones that we dread. Whether we want to make decisions or not, the fact remains that decision making is just a part of life. In the military, however; when critical decisions are made they can have life or death consequences. It stands to reason that with the importance of some of the decisions that we have to make throughout our lives, that it is a good idea to apply critical thinking toward those decisions and to establish a process that could be used to help us make effective decisions. In the military, this process is called the military decision making process. The military decision-making process is a tool that assists military commanders and staff in analyzing situations on and off the battlefield and reach
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