Where the road may narrow.
Location of bridges and tunnels.
Any other limiting factors.
NBC contaminated areas.
Traffic control posts.
Possible holding areas.
ahead of time. If that were adequate, you would not be given your mission.
Instead, its purpose is to allow you to anticipate the items that must be
checked. There will be those, not included on the checklist, that you will
discover as the patrol progresses.
Where you may observe enemy activity,
for example, is unknown. However, good planning may allow you to anticipate
where that may most likely occur. The checklist does allow you to monitor
more closely the items that need to be checked so that none are missed.
Review the Overlay.
The most critical document that the patrol prepares is the overlay.
The size of the patrol and how you have distributed the tasks will determine
who is actually preparing the overlay from the information gathered. Most
of the information contained in the overlay will be entered as the patrol
proceeds on its mission.
In lesson 1, you learned how to prepare an
As the items of information are determined, you must regularly
review it to be sure that the information is accurate and complete. As a
minimum, the overlay should be reviewed after each major item is entered. A
sample overlay is at