The Master Scenario Event List (MSEL), also known as the Mission Scenario Event List or Master Sequence of Events List, is a context-based training scenario that is woven into a training exercise to illustrate a particular lesson or objective.
The CCHAG provides MSEL to enhance CPP awareness by including situations involving historical or cultural property that war planners, OICs and ground forces will likely encounter during armed conflict.
MSEL provided by the CCHAG to CENTCOM for use in the 2007 Exercise Bright Star joint training exercises offered realistic scenarios and situations that U.S. forces may encounter in conflict situations where archaeological sites or other cultural properties are present. Each MSEL for Bright Star provided an overarching theme, a general training objective or battle drill, a specific subject, a description of the scenario itself, an expected action or set of actions on the part of U.S. forces, and an “implementer” or trigger for that action.
Six MSEL were designed to expose troops to various impacts to cultural property; one MSEL involved the challenges that troops will face during a military engagement on a sacred site; another MSEL involved the presence of both cultural property and civilians on the battlefield.The overall lesson was one of situational awareness.
Please click the images below for a brief view of each MSEL developed for Exercise Bright Star.