traffic circulation and control.
How a hasty reconnaissance is conducted
remains essentially the same.
Deliberate Route Reconnaissance.
qualified engineer personnel are available. It provides the necessary data
for a thorough analysis and classification of significant features along a
Deliberate route reconnaissance is detailed.
The reports of a
deliberate route reconnaissance differ from hasty in the degree of
completeness of the reported information. An overlay is used to point out
the exact location of each reconnoitered feature. Enclosures are attached
to the overlay.
(2) Several different DA report forms are used to provide data
and a permanent record. They ensure that a great deal of required data is
The difference between the two types of reconnaissance can be
illustrated by the following example:
only the minimum essential data is collected.
Much of that data is
collected from signs on the bridge. When the engineers conduct a deliberate
reconnaissance of a bridge, they take detailed measurements. They examine
the structural integrity of the bridge. Information concerning each span,
the approaches, bridge surfaces and subsurfaces is gathered. From the data
Hasty Route Reconnaissance.
(1) This type of reconnaissance is conducted to determine the
immediate military trafficability of a specified route. Such information is
vital to all units engaged in planning and executing vehicular movement. It
is limited to critical terrain data that is necessary for route
Full appreciation of a route's capability cannot be
determined until after each factor is analyzed in greater detail. The hasty
route provides the information necessary for immediate reconnaissance action
until a deliberate reconnaissance can be done. It also verifies information
that may be available from earlier reconnaissance operations. The report of
by sketches. This task will deal with these items.
(2) As an MP NCO, you may be directed to conduct such a hasty
route reconnaissance. The information you gather as a result will be used
to make decisions that could affect the outcome of the battle. If you were
to provide incomplete or inaccurate data, the commander may make a decision
to use a route that is not capable of handling the traffic. As a result,
critical reinforcements or supplies may not make it to the combat forces
where and when they are needed.