d. Hardening vehicles - A kit can be ordered from supply to harden your vehicle. In the meantime,
use your head. Armor plating can be installed on your vehicle when authorized. Often MP are able to
get something done overnight that normally takes a lot of paperwork and time. Do not hesitate to take
whatever steps are needed to help protect your troops and yourself.
12. Personnel Assignment.
Assign security personnel their positions in the convoy (scout, lead, or trail vehicles).
a. The security elements leader assigns duties to each team. He picks alternate leaders and
makes sure that each team understands its mission.
(1) Mission - The type of convoy to be escorted.
(2) Enemy situation - Expected threat level. Possible area of contact.
(3) Task to be performed - Pick up and release point for convoying. Distance to be escorted
and time required.
(4) Actions to take when in contact with the enemy. Method of conducting fire and maneuver
against the enemy.
(5) Defensive measures to take against mines and booby traps.
(6) Checkpoints for convoy (crossroads, bridges, etc.).
(7) Communication procedures - Primary and alternate frequencies. Emergency procedures.
b. Method of escort:
(1) Lead-follow - Lead vehicle set up TCPs at intersection until the first vehicle of the convoy
gets there. Then, he returns to his place in the front of the convoy.
(2) Leap frog - MP patrol precedes convoy and sets up TCP. After the convoy passes they
remount and pass convoy and set up again.
(3) Perimeter - Vehicles traveling at the front, rear, and both flanks of the convoy.
(4) Empty truck -One truck precedes the convoy and lets off at the TCPs. Another truck comes
behind the convoy and picks them up.