detailed information than that included on the reports. Also, during your
absence, information may have been gathered by other patrols/sources that
require confirmation. Something that you observed that may not have seemed
of significance at the time may now be significant.
That information is used by the commander and his staff to make decisions
that can affect the outcome of the land battle. The information that you
provide must be as accurate, complete, and concise as possible. You are the
eyes and ears of the commander when you conduct reconnaissance operations.
Remember that you will also be the one that has to implement the plans that
are based, in part, on the information you provide.
and preparation. That planning and preparation starts with your analysis of
the mission. The better you plan and prepare, the easier the conduct of the
mission will be.
In this subcourse, you have learned where route reconnaissance fits in
BCC and why it is important.
You have learned how to plan, prepare, and
An important part of the BCC mission includes the conduct of route
MP, together with the engineers, are responsible for
conducting route reconnaissance operations. MP are ideally suited to this
task due to their mobility, communications, and training.