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Video – Mission Analysis

Across Army, there is a wide range of trades, specialties and career pathways, and for many it can be a long time between opportunities to practice and enhance our tactical skills. For those not actively involved in combat roles, often the only opportunity to intensively practice all-corps tactical skills are career courses, and it can often be around five years between those courses. Understandably, there is a lot of skill fade that can occur if you don’t practice these skills or create chances to refresh your knowledge.

This video, produced by ALPC, provides an explanation of ‘Mission Analysis’ which is one of the five steps of the Military Appreciation Process (MAP). In addition, it discusses eight activities associated with Mission Analysis:

  1. Review the situation
  2. Analysis of the superior commanders’ intent and identify the mission
  3. Analyse tasks
  4. Determine freedom of actions
  5. Identify critical facts and assumptions
  6. Confirm the mission
  7. Consolidate Intelligence Preparation of the Battlespace and Mission Analysis
  8. Conduct the Mission Analysis back brief and receive commanders guidance

Watch the video to refresh your knowledge on Mission Analysis, and take a look at our other videos in this series to look at each of the steps in more detail.

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