- Military Decision Making Process
The Military Decision Making Process (MDMP) is a United States Army seven-step process for military decision making in both tactical and garrison environments. It is indelibly linked to Troop Leading Procedures* and Operations orders.
- Receipt of Mission
- Mission Analysis
- Course of action (COA) Development
- COA Analysis (aka Wargaming)
- COA Comparison
- COA Approval
- Orders Production
MDMP can be both slow and burdensome at lower levels, where small (companies/batteries) units do not have the manpower nor expertise to dissect each layer of higher headquarters' orders. The MDMP is intended as a planning tool for the primary staff of battalion sized units and larger as opposed to the "Troop Leading Procedures", which are used to guide units subordinate to battalions.
- ^ a b c FM 5-0, "Army Planning and Orders Production"
- ^ MDMP at The Acronymn Finder
- ^ MDMP at The Free Dictionary's Acronyms
- ^ "MDMP in 3D: military decision making process and 21st century warfare" - Access My Library
- ^ MS National Guard PPT on the MDMP by Maj. George Berry
- ^ MS National Guard XLS on the MDMP
- ^ "Battalion MDMP in a time-constrained environment" from BNet
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