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Mission enemy terrain troops time available and civil considerations

Definition/Scope: METT-TC is a memory aid that identifies the mission variables: Mission, Enemy, Terrain and weather, Troops and support available, Time available, and Civil considerations. It is used in information management (the major categories of relevant information) and in tactics (the major variables considered during mission analysis). Mission analysis describes characteristics of the area of operations in terms of METT-TC, focusing on how they might affect the mission. FM 3-0



Broader Terms:

Commander's Critical Information Requirements
High-Payoff Target
operational environment
target area of interest
Troop Leading Procedures

Narrower Terms:

Commander’s Intent

Related Terms:

mission analysis
tactical plans
time available

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