US Military on Humanitarian Effort to Prevent Genocide in Linhir Memo

Writing Requirements: 

Complete this assignment as an Official Memorandum using the formatting rules in Writing a Military Memorandum Guide provided in your reading assignment.  Write your recommendation in the most compelling manner possible.

  • Make sure that you have a statistical analysis Links to an external site.to support your recommendation.
  • Write about your findings in a way that makes them meaningful to your audience Links to an external site.and relevant to your recommendation. Do not explain how calculations were completed, rather explain why your approach is valid, what understanding it provides in this specific situation and the result it provides. Use language that non-statisticians can understand.
  • Use tables and/or graphs in your document to make ideas you are discussing more clear for the readers.  Graphics should be located in your document so they can be viewed at the same time the reader is referencing the part of the text they pertain to.  
  • Include your calculations as an addendum to the document.

Problem description:

The United States military has been involved as a peace-keeping force in a humanitarian effort to prevent further genocide in the country of Linhir.  Many soldiers have died in this effort.  The government has recently approved the use of emergency funds to improve the situation, but funding will only support one initiative.  The officer in charge of the theater of operations, your commanding officer, has asked you, a military engineer, rank of Lieutenant, to evaluate the situation and recommend a course of action to reduce the number of fatalities and enable the peace-keeping force to remain in place.  Analyze the provided data regarding soldier fatalities in a one-month period and make a recommendation regarding what the government and military should do. 

Audience: Any time you prepare a professional document, you should consider the audience Links to an external site.that you are writing the document for. You should tailor the content, language, tone, and structure of the document to the audience you are addressing. This document is being prepared for senior-level government and military members. Ask yourself what they can be reasonably expected to know about this topic, and what they need to know to make an informed decision. Address the memorandum to The United States Secretary of Defense (Find the current Secretary of Defense’s name and title).  

Provide carbon copies (cc)’s to :  

  • The House of Representatives Defense Subcommittee 
  • The United States Senate Defense Subcommittee

Tone: The Audience for this document requires that the styleLinks to an external site. is precise and professional.

Data: Each number on the attached spreadsheet represents the cause of death of one soldier.  The cause of death represented by each number is identified on the table below.

Soldier Fatalities Data Preview the document 

Data Coding: 

Cause of FatalityCodeStaph infection1Typhus2Cholera3Dysentery4Fragment wound5Burn wound 6Gunshot wound7Exploding ordnance wound 8Blood hemorrhage 9

Rubric

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CriteriaRatingsPts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeMemorandum Header is usedMemorandum header follows the requirements set forth in “How to Write a Military Memorandum”

2.0 pts

The memorandum header is done completely and correctly per the requirements set forth in the memo guide, “How to Write a Military Memorandum”

1.0 pts

There is a memorandum header but it is not complete or correct per the rules set forth in the memo guide

0.0 pts

Memorandum header is poorly done or missing

2.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeMemorandum is laid out per the requirements ofRefer to the rules for layout and the exemplars in “How to Write a Military Memorandum”

1.0 pts

Layout is done in accordance with memo guide rules

0.0 pts

Layout does not follow all of the memo guide rules

0.0 pts

Layout is poorly done or does not use the memo guide rules

1.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeA recommendation is madeA recommendation for a single intervention is made in both the introduction and conclusion

2.0 pts

The recommendation for a single intervention appears in both the introduction and conclusion

0.6 pts

The recommendation for a single intervention appears in either the introduction or the conclusion OR the recommendation is for more than one intervention

0.0 pts

A recommendation is not made or is not clear

2.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAn analysis section is included that explains the logic of the analysis integrating the statistics with a plain language explanation.The analysis should explain the statistical logic in a way that both statistically literate readers and those unfamiliar with statistics can understand.

2.0 pts

The Analysis section is very well done

1.6 pts

Analysis is above average

1.4 pts

Analysis is average

1.2 pts

Analysis is below average

0.0 pts

Analysis is missing or very poorly done

2.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeTables and Charts are used effectivelyUse tables and charts to enable readers to see data, comparative data, and the significance of the data. Determine what information can be best understood in this way, and what format or graph makes the information most clear.

2.0 pts

Tables and/or graphs are used very well

1.0 pts

Tables and/or graphs are used, but may not be effective

0.0 pts

No tables or graphs are used

2.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAn attachment with a summary of the data is includedThe attachement provides an easy to read summary of the data provided for the problem.

1.0 pts

Statistical addendum is included

0.0 pts

Statistical addendum is not included, or is incomplete or incorrect

1.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeThe assignment does not address the correct problem (minus 1 point)

0.0 pts

No Marks

0.0 pts

The problem addressed is not correct MINUS 1 point

0.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeThe correct audience was not addressed (minus 1 point)

0.0 pts

No Marks

0.0 pts

The problem addressed is not correct MINUS 1 point

0.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeMilitary Insignia were used illegally in the document (minus 2 points)

0.0 pts

Full Marks

0.0 pts

No Marks

0.0 pts

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