METT-TC What is it?


The platoon leader’s analysis of the enemy situation should focus on the areas outlined in FM 71-1 (doctrinal analysis and objectives, composition and disposition, capabilities, weaknesses, anticipated COAs, and factors that can influence these COAs). The analysis can focus on the following considerations:

  • What types of enemy units is the platoon up against?
  • Where are these units?
  • What is the enemy doing?
  • How strong is he?
  • What kind of equipment does he have?
  • What are his capabilities and weaknesses?
  • Where is he vulnerable?
  • Where are his kill zones and fire sacks?
  • What are the enemy’s intentions, doctrinal objectives, and most probable COA(s)?
  • What can he do in response to friendly actions?