(2) Enemy units: Record their location on your map if they are anywhere near your route. Note
any available information about the enemy unit.
b. Mission: What you must accomplish on the recon, what specific information is needed about the
route. What is the time limit for conducting the recon.
c. Execution: How you are to do the mission. Proposed movement techniques and security
measures. How the patrol will be organized. Include type and number of vehicles that move along the
route. Rules for engagement and action upon contact with the enemy.
d. Service support: Where you can get your ammunition, medical supplies, rations, and fuel.
Additional support that may be discussed or identified.
e. Command: Identifies checkpoints, contact points, and phase lines. When, where, and how
reports are to be made.
f. Signal: The platoon sergeant will discuss the SOI and verify that you know call signs and radio
g. Review: The platoon sergeant will discuss the route being reconnoitered, intelligence reports
received from military intelligence (MI) or local intelligence units. You must fully understand the tactical
situation in the area that you will be operating.
h. Plan: Plan the recon based on the information provided.
a. In selecting a recon team, remember the three persons per team concept; preferably one E5
team leader and recorder, one E4 gunner, and an E2 or E3 driver. The number of teams will depend
on which technique you will use (for this lesson, 1 team).
b. Assign: Assign additional tasks needed to their regular tasks.
c. Weapons: The weapons normally used by MP are MK19/M60 machine guns, SAW/M16/203,
and LAWs if needed or available.
d. Equipment: Material necessary to conduct a route recon.
(1) Overlay paper.
(2) Lensatic compass.
(3) Military map of route.
(4) Tape measure, if available.