side is the MILES block and a total of 20 marks or 10 miles. In this subcourse the km side is used.
d. DATE block. Record the date of the recon. The form should be filled out the same day of the
e. Insert formulas:
(1) Start at the bottom of the form. Determine a scale of 2 units equal one km. The first
distance is 6.0 km. Count 12 tic marks (which equal 6 km). Draw a line and insert the formula into the
middle of the space.
(2) Next, determine the distance of the second formula. Count the tic marks up to 10 and draw
a line across. Insert 11.0 which is the total of 6.0 and 5.0. Then insert the second formula.
(3) Count the rest of the tic marks to see if you have a total of 10 which equals 5 km. Draw a
line and insert 16.0 km, which was the length from the 11.0 to the end. This is the total length of the
three road recon formulas that you are operating.
(4) On the left side of the form, report critical points, off route movements, or cities. Critical
points are shown on the km level. A line is drawn to the left and a critical point symbol is drawn with
number inserted. Also write in ambush points, mess points, POL points, etc.
(5) REMARKS block: Make comments about the road shoulder or any information necessary.
(6) This report is filled out by the squad leader/recon leader in addition to the information on the
route recon overlay. The report stays with the overlay as it is processed up through channels.
8. Conducting and Supervising a Hasty Route Recon.
a. MP teams are well suited to perform hasty route recon. They are familiar with many routes.
police and rear forces, both of whom are valuable sources of information. While operating a TCP,
mobile patrol, or other MP control measures, MP monitor route conditions and report changes. The
company commander or the platoon leader identifies the need for a route recon. The squad leader
tasked to perform the mission then decides what team or teams are needed. The team leader decides
what weapons and equipment are needed or the mission.