Operational staff planners from the XVIII Airborne Corps demonstrate the intricacy of problems solvable through use of the Army Design Methodology for Brig. Gen. Wayne Eyre, the Corps deputy commanding general for operations, here, Nov. 22. The purpose of the Army Design Methodology, a part of the military decision making process, is to not only solve problems, but also to ensure the right problems are being solved in the course of military operations. Advanced training in the Army Design Methodology is quickly becoming a staple requirement for planners who advise commanders on the best method for addressing a given operational challenge. In the future, officers will be evaluated on their ability to conceptualize complex and unfamiliar problems into tangible solutions through a mixture of creative and critical thinking; finding not only the correct solution, but the correct solution for the correct problem.