Military Decision Making Process lesson 0121 fm 6-0/adrp 5-0/adrp 3-0.

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The operational variables are directly relevant to campaign planning; however, they are too broad to be applied directly to tactical planning. That does not mean they are not of value at all levels; they are fundamental to developing the understanding of the operational environment necessary to conduct planning at any level, in any situation.
Political. Describes the distribution of responsibility and power at all levels of governance or cooperation.
Military. Explores the military capabilities of all relevant actors in a given operational environment.
Economic. Encompasses individual behaviors and aggregate phenomena related to the production, distribution, and consumption of resources.
Social. Describes the cultural, religious, and ethnic makeup within an operational environment.
Information. Describes the nature, scope, characteristics, and effects of individuals, organizations, and systems that collect, process, disseminate, or act on information.
Infrastructure. Is composed of the basic facilities, services, and installations needed for the functioning of a community or society.
Physical Environment. Defines the physical circumstances and conditions that influence the execution of operations throughout the domains of air, land, sea, and space.
Time. Influences military operations within an operational environment in terms of the decision cycles, tempo, and planning horizons.

Upon receipt of a WARNO or mission, leaders narrow their focus to six mission variables.

The next slide is mission variables METT-TC.
MISSION: At 170400 JUL 10, 2nd HBCT attacks to destroy elements of the 84th MRR vicinity OBJ GOLD and OBJ TIN in order to provide a secure axis of advance in sector for follow-on 4th Infantry Division forces to the east.
INTENT: The purpose of this attack is to provide a secure axis of advance in sector for follow-on 4th Infantry Division forces to the east to re-establish the International Border (off map to the east). Conditions the force must establish: Maintain contact with elements of 53rd Infantry Division along northern boundary; secure Range Road and key terrain vicinity OBJ GOLD; destroy 84th MRR Reserve Company west of PL Texas (LOA); and minimize damage to civilian infrastructure. End State: Elements of 84th MRR destroyed in sector. 2nd HBCT has secured Range Road, key terrain vicinity OBJ GOLD, and prepared for follow-on forces to continue the attack east of PL TEXAS (LOA). Minimal damage to civilian infrastructure in sector.
DECISIVE OPERATION (DO): 1-67 CAB conducts movement to contact from Attack Position (ATK PSN) A along AXIS CHIEFS to seize OBJ GOLD in order to provide a secure axis of advance to the east. 1-67 CAB is the subsequent main effort after Shaping Operations are complete.
SHAPING OPERATIONS (SO): (Initial events that set conditions for 1-67 CAB to seize OBJ GOLD).
1-10 CAV attacks from ATK PSN B to destroy enemy reconnaissance forces west of PL NEVADA to provide freedom of maneuver for 1-67 CAB and is the initial main effort. On order, establishes a screen along northern boundary to maintain contact with 53rd ID between PL UTAH and PL NEVADA (not shown on the sketch to reduce clutter).
2-8 CAB conducts a movement to contact from ATK PSN B along AXIS ROYALS to seize OBJ TIN in order to provide flank security for the DO and maintain contact with elements of 53rd ID.
The BCT Reserve (armor company) locates vic BSA with priority of commitment: (1) OBJ GOLD, (2) MSR TEE BONES security, and (3) security of supply/relief convoys.
SUSTAINING OPERATIONS: The Brigade Support Area (BSA) will establish vicinity AA PEEL with a main supply route (MSR) TEE-BONES (shown in green to enhance location) along Range Road as the primary route to sustain combat power during the attack.
(FM 6-0, Figure 9-5, p. 9-24)