USMC Leadership Judgement Judgement is critical, in a fast paced mission oriented world where you don't have all the information; when you have to take the best course of action available, based on time, resources, projected outcome and mitigated losses. In combat - this is a decision process that costs lives; it is a serious concept that is more than talent, more than gut, but a fortitude of confidence in what is at hand, with respect of what must get done. Your judgment must respect critical value elements of care and welfare of those around you - because you are going out past the wire with them, the decisions you make, have immediate and personal repercussions. You must also think and move quickly - you can not 'sit and wait' endlessly to see what happens or hope you get a new clue of information. You must push past and through the 'analysis paralysis'. MOVE.