This military-led course is designed to educate homeland security and law enforcement professionals on the military process known as the MDMP. Students will learn how this process may be adopted and or modified to suit civilian intelligence operations at the local, state, and federal levels. Furthermore, understanding of the military’s process and capabilities may facilitate requests for and success during joint operations. Through dynamic instruction, discussion, case study, and practical exercises, students will develop methods to effectively incorporate analysis and courses of action into operational planning.

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Identify the steps of the MDMP.
  • Define commander’s intent and commander’s role in the MDMP.
  • Define the staff’s role in the MDMP.
  • Define Critical Information Requirements (CIRs).
  • Identify and define the qualities/criteria for courses of action.
  • Explain how Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield/Operational Environment (IPB/IPOE) is integrated into the decision-making process.
  • Identify Operations Security (OPSEC), Communications Security (COMSEC), and Information Security (INFOSEC) considerations.
  • Develop course of action matrices, statements, and sketches.
  • Explain the process and significance of “War-Gaming.”
  • Explain how to abbreviate the MDMP in a time-constrained environment.

Prerequisites: None.

Course Length: 3 days/24 hours.

Who May Attend: Law Enforcement, Military.