b. You are an assistant squad leader directed to conduct and supervise a hasty route recon of a
possible, new, main supply route. You have 3 fully equipped MP, 1 radio-equipped HMMWV/1/4-ton
vehicle, a map of the area, overlay material, measuring tape, and lensatic compass. Enemy contact is
(a) Reconnaissance: A mission undertaken to obtain the visual observation/information
(b) Hasty route recon: A recon that is conducted to determine immediate trafficability of a
route. This is conducted in a short period of time.
1. Conducted to determine immediate traffic potential of a specified route, road, or trail.
2. Information needed is for preparation of convoy of troops, vehicles, equipment, or
3. Recon involves recording critical terrain features that may affect the mission.
9. Receive the Mission.
You receive notification of a mission, and report to the platoon sergeant for a briefing. You should
receive the following information:
a. Situation: What you need to know about the enemy, friendly units, and the area of operation
(1) Friendly units: Record their location on your map and note the type of support they can