Conditions: You are assigned as the Brigade S-1 and are responsible for assessing the combat capability of your brigade and subordinate units from a Human Resources (HR) perspective. Manning for the S-1 section is at 78% and you do not have an assigned Warrant Officer. Your Strength Manager (2LT) arrived from the Basic Officer Leader Course (BOLC) two weeks ago. Your unit will deploy to a mature theater in 180 days. You have access to HR enabling systems, your Modified Table of Organization and Equipment (MTOE), and references listed on the enclosed table. Some iterations of this task should be performed in MOPP 4.

Standards: Develop a strength management and personnel distribution plan that ensures the brigade deploys at or above the current HQDA Manning Guidance. Identify 100% of non-deployable Soldiers and request replacements.