b. Review the method of leading the convoy through crowded areas and busy intersections. This
may be done by escorting MP or with local national police or local MP.
c. Communications. The radio will be the prime means of communication. If it goes out,
messengers or hand signals will have to be used. Messengers move throughout the convoy passing
information. Backup frequencies should be chosen. There should be backup frequencies, for attack
helicopters, medical air, and fire.
5. Security at Halts and Rest Spot.
On long trips there will be halts for refueling, inspection and maintenance of equipment, resting,
and relief. Sites for halts should be chosen before the convoy leaves. Halts should be made at secure
areas. When possible, under the watch of a security force. There should be a clear view for 200
meters from the front and rear of the convoy. There should be no blind spots, curves, or grades.
Vehicles should be pulled off to the side of the roadway as far as possible. The right distance between
vehicles should be kept. The halts should not be made in crowded areas or where local traffic in heavy.
Civilians should not be allowed to gather around the convoy vehicles. TCPs are to be at the front and
rear of the convoy.
6. Times and Locations of Support.
Pick the times and locations where MP support begins and ends, if there is area support; of the
start and release point, if there is functional support.
7. Expected Changes in Routes.
You may find out that after the route recon was done, the forward edge of the battle area (FEBA)
moved back. You may have to go around a portion of the route, or you may find there has been
8. Actions to Take in Case of Enemy Attack.
Snipers - upon receiving sniper fire, all vehicles should move through the area. Do not stop.
a. Inform the convoy commander.
b. Give the prescribed signal. Alert the convoy of the location of the sniper (usually a red smoke
grenade thrown toward the sniper).
c. If in a free fire zone, try to find and destroy the sniper with long range fire.
d. Fire must not be returned in a no-fire zone.
e. The enemy will try to employ a heavy volume of fire to slow a convoy down just prior to an