HASTY ROUTE RECONNAISSANCE
In this lesson you will learn to plan, conduct, supervise, monitor, and report the results of a hasty route
TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE:
Plan, monitor, supervise and report the results of a hasty route reconnaissance.
You will have this subcourse, pencil and paper.
To demonstrate competency on these tasks you must achieve a minimum score of
70 percent on the final subcourse examination.
The material contained in this lesson was derived from the following publications: FM
19-4, FM 5-34, FM 5-36, and STP 19-95B2/4.
Detailed planning and careful execution are essential for success of a hasty route reconnaissance.
When military police (MP) are tasked to make a hasty route reconnaissance (recon), they plan the
operation with care. The information MP gather during the recon depends on how the route is to be
used. To make sure critical information is not overlooked, the team leader must make a checklist. To
get the best results from a route recon, the patrol works with the engineer unit in the area. The patrol
gathers as much information as they can about the route before they start their recon. This will help the
patrol save time and prepare a better plan. You are a squad leader planning a hasty route recon of a
possible main supply route. You will collect, compile, and report information after the mission. You
have three fully equipped persons including a senior person in the rank of E5 as team leader, an E4
gunner, and an E2/E3 driver. You have a radio equipped HMMWV with which to conduct the mission.
You have a map of the area, overlay material, compass, and DA Form 1248. You know enemy contact