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Instructions:   The Military Decision Making Process (MDMP) exam is worth 60% of the C600 grade and is due at the end of the block, after lesson C634.   Specifically, this exam has seven requirements for you to apply the MDMP to a tactical scenario.

All work must be your own.   Do not discuss this examination or your answers with anyone other than a Department of Distance Education (DDE) instructor.   Your answers to exam questions must be typed and double-spaced throughout, and must use Times New Roman 12 font and one-inch margins.   This examination does not have an associated CGSC Form 1009W Grading Rubric.   However, you must include this examination with your submission.   Your grader will return it to you with a grade and comments.

Overview: In Leavenworth Papers #11 “Rangers: Selected Combat Operations in World War II,” Dr. Michael J. King notes that “The rescue of 511 American and Allied prisoners from a Japanese POW compound near Cabanatuan in the Philippines by elements of the 6th Ranger
Battalion, reinforced by Alamo Scouts and Filipino guerrillas, was the most complex operation that Rangers conducted during World War II. It was also one of the most successful.”

That rescue has been chronicled in the 2005 movie The Great Raid and several books including Hour of Redemption by Forrest Bryant Johnson, The Ghost Soldiers by Hampton Sides, and is the focus of Chapter 6 of King’s work.   Although the movie and other references may help you understand the scenario more, this exam is based solely on the information provided in King’s work.   Additionally, you may refer back to the C600 online lessons and readings if you need to review key concepts about MDMP.   The primary doctrinal references are ADRP 5-0 The Operations Process (2012) and ATTP 5-0.1 Commander and Staff Officer Guide (2011).  

Read Chapter 6 “Cabanatuan” of Leavenworth Papers #11 by Dr. Michael J King, and then provide...