A movement in one direction, no matter how long it takes, is
treated as a single movement.
It keeps the same movement
When a column is so large that it must be broken into march
units, the march units are identified by adding a letter at
the end of the movement number. For example, convoy 03-TUV-01
may become 03-TUV-01A and 03-TUV-01B.
Approved schedules and movement numbers are provided the HRPT
and the provost marshal so that highway regulation and traffic
control can be provided.
Types of Reconnaissance.
There are many types of reconnaissance missions.
Some of them
are combat operations, such as recon by fire or recon in force. MP often
may be required to conduct area and route reconnaissance missions, although
they may be required to conduct others on occasion, as well.
reconnaissance missions are used during combat operations. The most common
MP reconnaissance mission is route reconnaissance.
This type of reconnaissance obtains specific and detailed
information within a clearly defined area.
The area may be reconnoitered
for enemy activity or to determine an area's suitability for a specific
For example, an area might be checked for use as an assembly area
or defensive position.
Because it is very detailed, this type of
reconnaissance is very time consuming.
This subcourse will concentrate on this type of reconnaissance.
It is probably the most common of the reconnaissance operations that the MP
are asked to perform. Route reconnaissance obtains information about enemy
activity, obstacles, route conditions, and critical terrain features along a
There are two types of route recons, hasty and deliberate. When time
and conditions permit, the engineers are tasked to conduct deliberate route
Both MP and engineers may be tasked to conduct a hasty route
reconnaissance. Due to the differences in skills between the Engr. and MP,
there is a slight difference in emphasis on the data they collect; although
the basic information that is collected is similar. Engineers may be tasked