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This newsletter describes a concept, with procedures and responsibilities, for risk management in brigades and battalions during Mission-Essential Task List (METL) training and operations. The concept reflects the roles of safety and fratricide avoidance as elements of force protection as described in FM 100-5, Operations. The risk management procedures and responsibilities are consistent with those presented in FM 101-5, Command and Control for Commanders and Staff (Final Draft, August 1993), which is approved as interim doctrine. It should be noted that Draft FM 101-5 places staff safety responsibilities in the S3 functional area. Also, the procedures are integrated into, and support phases of, the training management cycle in FM 25-101, Battle-Focused Training.

These procedures have been tested with three brigades and one battalion during the planning, execution and assessment phases for rotations at the National Training Center (1), Joint Readiness Training Center (2) and Combat Maneuver Training Center (1). Test brigades achieved significant reductions in ground accident casualty rates (-76 percent, -54 percent, -45 percent, and -64 percent, respectively) and no aircraft accidents. This newsletter also updates risk management tactics, techniques and procedures published in the Center for Army Lessons Learned Newsletter No. 93-9, Force Protection (Safety), December 1993.


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