Command in battle is driven by many factors, which can be summed up an assessment of METT-T: Mission: What is the Commander's objective? Enemy: What is the intent and capability of the opposing commander? Troops Available: What resources does the Commander have at hand? Terrain: What is the geography (and weather) of the Area of Operations? Time: A Commander must use time to plan and execute missions; all while realzing that the opponent is doing the same. Making command decisions means making the right choice based on all available knowledge at a given moment. But, as we see too, battlefield leadership is sown in the training grounds of peacetime.