Risk Management Basic (Military)

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What do the terms "catastrophic, critical, moderate, and negligible" describe in the risk assessment matrix?

Level of severity of an adverse event’s effect

What is the first step in the risk management (RM) process?

Identify hazards

How are hazards identified during mission planning?

By applying the METT-TC framework to examine risks posed by the mission, enemy, terrain and weather, troops and equipment, time, and civil considerations

Which of the following is not a RM principle?

Apply the RM process to situations where serious injury might occur

You are part of a combat patrol in a foreign city. There are squad-sized insurgent forces operating in the area. What are key considerations when identifying hazards associated with the Civil Considerations factor of METT-TC?

Pedestrians at the market, riots or demonstrations, and/or religious events taking place

What METT-TC factor is at the root of the question: Do I remember the training I received about what to do when encountering unexploded ordnance?

Troops and Equipment

What step in the risk management (RM) process is focused on determining the probability and severity of a hazard occurring?

Assess hazards

What is the intersection of the assessed probability and severity of a hazard called in the RM process?

Risk level

What is risk management (RM)?

A decision-making process for identifying hazards and controlling risks both on-duty and off-duty

What do of the terms "frequent, likely, occasional, seldom, and unlikely" describe in the risk assessment matrix?

Level of probability of an adverse event occurring

What is the purpose of the RM step, Develop Controls and Make Risk Decisions?

To determine whether the risk of an adverse event occurring is reduced enough that the benefits of completing the mission outweigh the risks

What does "residual risk" mean in the RM process?

Risk that remains after all controls have been selected

What RM process step requires a cycle of continuous reassessment until the benefits of completing the mission outweigh the risks of not completing it?

Develop controls and make risk decisions

What method is used to implement controls in the RM process?

Communicate, coordinate, implement, and integrate the control’s who, what, when, where, and how into SOPs, written and verbal orders, mission briefings, and staff estimates with clear and simple execution orders

What is the fifth step in the risk management (RM) process?

Supervise and evaluate

Off-duty risk decisions are:

The responsibility of individual Soldiers

How do on-duty leaders supervise compliance with hazard controls during an operation?

By ensuring subordinates understand how, when, and where controls are implemented, monitoring the employment of controls, and adjusting as situational awareness demands

What are controls designed to do?

Reduce or eliminate risk

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