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Map Exercise (MAPEX)

The Map Exercise (MAPEX) is a low-cost training exercise portraying military situations on maps and overlays or a sand table. The commander most often use a MAPEX to train the battalion staff, and leaders of attached and supporting elements in the planning, coordination, and execution of tactical or SASO operations. The MAPEX may also be used as an information tool. A MAPEX may also be used to provide intelligence briefings to the staff and subordinate leaders in preparation for SASO deployment. For example, the MAPEX is ideal for the presentation of information that will facilitate a better understanding and appreciation for the geographical area of responsibility in which the SASO mission will be performed. Background information related to the history, culture, religion, economics, social morays, and other intelligence data related to the countries infrastructure and military force are critical to mission execution and operations.

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