5 Paragraphs of the Operations Order (OPORD):

Situation

Mission

Execution

Service & Support

Command & Signal

 

8 Troop Leading Procedures:

Receive the Mission

Issue a Warno

Make a Tentative Plan

Start Necessary Movement

Reconnoiter

Complete the Plan

Issue the Completed Order

Supervise, Rehearse & Inspect

 

5 Principles of Patrolling:

Planning

Recon

Security

Control

Common Sense

 

5 Point Contingency Plan:

Where you are Going

Others you are taking with you

Time expected to return

What to do if you don’t return

Actions to be taken if you/they make contact

(GOTWA)

 

Movement Techniques:

Traveling

Traveling Overwatch

Bounding Overwatch

             - Successive

             - Alternating

 

4 Paragraphs of the Warning Order (WARNO):

Situation

Mission

General Instructions

Specific Instructions

 

Phonetic Alphabet:

Alpha

Bravo

Charlie

Delta

Echo

Foxtrot

Golf

Hotel

India

Juliet

Kilo

Lima

Mike

November

Oscar

Papa

Quebec

Romeo

Sierra

Tango

Uniform

Victor

Whiskey

X-Ray

Yankee

Zulu

Alpha Team Specialty Teams:

Primary EPW Search Team

Primary Pace

Primary Compass

Primary Recon & Security

Alternate Aid & Litter

Alternate Demo

Alternate Bunker Clearing

Far Side Security

Bravo Team Specialty Teams:

Primary Aid & Litter

Primary Demo

Primary Bunker Clearing

Alternate EPW Search Team

Alternate Pace

Alternate Compass

Alternate Recon & Security

Near Side Security

 

                                         Squad File 

 

 

l ATL

 

 

       l AR

 

 

l G

 

 

       l R

 

 

l SL

 

 

       l BTL

 

l G

 

 

       l AR

 

 

l R

 

 

Squad Column Fire Team Wedge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                   lR

 

 

 

 

 

lAR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

lG

 

lATL

 (Point)

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

lSL

 

 

 

 

 

lBTL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

lG (Compass)

 

 

           

                lR (Pace)

               

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

lAR

 

 

          

 

Squad Line

 

 

              l ATL                                           l BTL

 l AR                l G  l R            l R l G               l AR              

                                          l SL

 

 

 

Battle Drills:

-Squad/PLT Attack

-React to Contact

-Break Contact

-React To Ambush

-Knock out Bunker

-Enter Bldg/Clear Room

-Enter/Clear Trench

-Breach of Mined Wired                 Obstacle

 

Types of Patrols:

-Reconnaissance Patrol

   --Area Recon

   --Route Recon

   --Zone Recon

              Fan Method

              Box Method

            Converging Routes Method

            Successive Sector Method

-Combat Patrol

  --Raid

  --Ambush

            Deliberate/Hasty

            Linear/ L-Shape

            Point/Area

-Tracking Patrol

-Patrol Base Occupation & Activities

 

Mission-Oriented Protective Posture levels:

MOPP Level

Over-garment

Over-boots

Mask/

Hood

Gloves

0

Carried

Carried

Carried

Carried

1

Worn*

Carried

Carried

Carried

2

Worn*

Worn

Worn*

Carried

3

Worn

Worn

Worn*

Carried

4

Worn

Closed

Worn

Worn

Closed

Worn

*Overgarment and/or hood worn open or closed

depending on temperature

Other Patrolling Acronyms/Terms:

PL: Patrol Leader

APL: Assistant Patrol Leader

RTO: Radio Telephone Operator

R&S: Reconnaissance and Surveillance

AA: Assembly Area

LD: Line of Departure

LDA: Linear Danger Area

ERRP: En Route Rally Point

ERP: Emergency Rally Point                                           

ORP: Objective Rally Point

RP: Release Point

LCC: Last Cover and Concealment

MSS: Mission Support Site

OBJ: Objective

LOA: Limit of Advance

LPOP: Listening Post/ Observation Post

CP: Command Post

CCP: Casualty Collection Point

EPW: Enemy Prisoner of War

LZ: Landing Zone

DZ : Drop Zone

PZ : Pick-up Zone

 

Squad Formation Key:

SL: Squad Leader

ATL: Alpha Team Leader

BTL: Bravo Team Leader

AR: Automatic Rifleman

G: Grenadier

R: Rifleman

 

Evaluate a Casualty:        Casualty ABCs:

Responsiveness             (Real)      Airway

Breathing                         (Black)    Breathing

Bleeding                           (Boots)   Circulation

Shock                               (Shine)

Fracture                            (Faster)

Burns                                (By)

Head & Neck                   (Hand)

 

Prowords:

Over – finished, response necessary

Out – finished, response not expected

Roger – received & understood

Wilco – understood & will comply

Say Again – restate (never “repeat”)

Break – indication of text separation

 

Phonetic Pronunciation of Numerals:

ZERO                     FIFE

WUN                      SIX

TOO                       SEVEN

TREE                      AIT

FO-WER                NINER

(Transmit numbers digit by digit, except in the case of even thousands)

Terrain Analysis:

Observation & Fields of Fire

Cover & Concealment

Obstacles

Key Terrain

Avenues of Approach

(OCOKA)

 

Mission Analysis:

Mission

Enemy

Troops

Terrain

Time

Civilians

 (METT-T-C)

 

LACE Report:

Liquid

Ammo

Casualties

Equipment

 

PIR:

Priority

Intelligence

Requirements

 

IR:

Information

Requirement

 

SLLS Halt:

Stop Look

Listen Smell

 

Initiative in the Offense/Defense:

Plan/ Prep

Find the Enemy

Avoid Detection

Fix the Enemy

Find or Create Weakness

Maneuver to Exploit Weakness

Consolidate & Reorganize

 

SALUTE Report:

Size

Activity

Location

Unit

Time

Equipment

 

EPW Handling:

Search

Silent

Segregate

Safeguard

Speed to the Rear

(5 S’s)

 

MWE Check:

Men

Weapons

Equipment

 

LZ Reception Committee Parties:

Command Party

Reception/Transportation Party

Marking Party

Security Party

 

Nine Line Medevac:

1 – Location of PZ

2 – Frequency, Call Sign, Suffix

3 – # of Patients:

A-Urgent; B-Urg./Surgical; C-Priority; D-Routine; E-Convenience

4 – Special Equipment:

A-None; B-Hoist; C-Extraction Equip.; D-Ventilator

5 – #of Patients by Type:

Litter=L+# of Patients; Ambulatory= A+# of Patients

6 – PZ Security:

N-No Enemy; P-Possibility; E-Enemy in Area, Caution;

X-Enemy in Area, Armed Escort Required (Wartime)

6 – #&Type of Wound, Injury, Illness (Peacetime)

7 – Marking PZ:

A-Panels; B-Pyrotechnic; C-Smoke; D-None; E-Other

8 – Patient Nat/Status:

A-US Mil; B-US Civ; C-Non US Mil; D-Non US Civ; E-EPW

9 – NBC N-Nuke; B-Bio; C-Chem (Wartime)

9 – Terrain Description (Peacetime)

 

Classes of Supply:

I – Food & Water

II – Individual Equipment/ Clothing/ Linen/ Canvas

III – POL (Petroleum/Oil/Lubricants)

IV – Barrier Materials

V – Ammunition/Explosives

VI – Personal Use Items

VII – Major End Items

VIII – Medical Supplies

IX – Repair Items/Spare Parts

X – Civil Affairs Items

 

Topographical Map Colors:

Black – Man-made, non-road

Blue – Water

Brown – Relief features

Green – Vegetation

Red – major roads, built up area

Red-Brown –  Relief features, roads;

                (red-light readable map)