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Handbook 10-10
Nov 2009

Appendix B

Tactical Standing Operating Procedures Excerpts

Convoy Briefing Format

  • Introduction: Introduce yourself and each of your key leaders.
  • Order of movement:
    • Task organization.
    • Weapon systems.
    • Locations of key leaders and communication assignments (i.e., A TM LDR [team leader] in vic [vicinity] ADT-04 is primary TACSAT [tactical satellite] phone and alternate BFT [Blue Force Tracker]).
    • Location of medics and casualty collection point.
    • Special personnel on the mission (e.g., Mr. Jones from U.S. Agency for International Development).
  • Intelligence update: Intelligence specific to the area of operations and significant activities along the route or in the area.
  • Mission: Mission statement restated twice (5 Ws: who, what, where, when, why).
  • Actions on:
    • Occupation of the objective (OBJ).
    • Handling pedestrians and vehicles on the OBJ.
    • Contact on the OBJ.
    • Exfiltration plan.
  • Immediate action drills:
    • Near ambush
    • Far ambush
    • Improvised explosive devices
    • Sniper
    • Indirect fire
    • 5 and 25s during halts (5 meter surveillance/25 meter search)
    • Rollover/driver and gunner down drills
  • Close air support (CAS) and medical evacuation by air:
    • Call signs, frequencies, and who controls the assets once on station
    • Availability (green, amber, or red)
    • CAS type of aircraft and time on station
  • Fires: Availability, type, and capabilities.
  • Load plans:
    • Location of combat lifesaver bags, medic bags, burn kits, and stretchers/litters
    • Fire extinguishers
    • Tow straps/bars by vehicle
  • Fragmentation grenades, smoke, and flares:
    • Location and type
    • Method for lift and shift fires
  • Electronic counter measures (ECMs):
    • Identify individual in charge of ECM systems
    • 4 Ds in contact (direction, distance, detection, date-time-group detected)
  • Communication:
    • Primary and alternate frequencies
    • Location of radio operator
    • Designated reporting assignments (who submits)
  • Special instructions:
    • Special teams (primary/alternate aid and litter and enemy prisoner of war search)
    • Catch-up speed
    • Blocking vehicle (when entering and leaving the forward operating base [FOB] or OBJ)
    • Combat lock doors and all windows are up
    • Seat belts
    • Hand, eye, and hearing protection
    • Identification (ID) cards and ID tags
  • Test fire:
    • Identify individual in charge of conducting test fire for unit (i.e., range hot request).
    • Brief order of test fire (i.e., crew-served weapons first, then individual).
  • Reentering the FOB:
    • Clear weapons (same order as test fire).
    • Refuel.
    • Initiate priorities of work (recovery operations).
    • Conduct post-mission after action review.
    • Debrief unit S2.


 

 
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