Army Risk Assessment – Vital to Operations
Army risk assessment plays a vital role in operations and mission management to reduce risk for the best probability of success. Vital may be too weak of a word for what risk assessment means in the military for it is an important standard in the army. While businesses use risk assessment to prevent financial loss, army risk assessment is used to save countless lives. By taking ‘what if?’ scenarios to deduce the worst possible outcomes, operations can be analyzed to take the necessary precautions or make the appropriate changes for mission success. Once the worst case scenarios have been presented then it is possible to take a step back and look at what might cause these failures that can be catastrophic for a soldier. Once the possible causes have been identified they can then be managed properly to avoid those risks and create alternative means that will lead to the best possible outcome.