The TCP may also be required to submit diversion and holding reports. The
format and security requirements for these two reports are the same as those
just discussed for passing reports.
A diversion report identifies any
changes made in the destination of a shipment during movement. They include
information on the identification of vehicles, times, dates, and the new
destination of the vehicles. Holding reports identify the delay of movement
in traffic, to eliminate or prevent congestion in the road network.
report usually includes the reasons for the delay, along with the
information contained in a passing report.
The information contained in these reports is sensitive.
reports will either be picked up at the TCP or transmitted in code, or over
secure radio nets. The squad leader compiles the reports into one report.
He then forwards the report as required in the SOP. In some cases, however,
the SOP may require the TCP team leader to report the information directly
to the HTD.
When operating in an area of operations where there is a possible NBC
threat, the team monitors for radiological contamination. Additionally, it
may be required to monitor for chemical and biological contamination.
Radiological monitoring is conducted using the IM-174 radiac meter or
equivalent. For chemical environments, the M8 chemical alarm supplemented
by either chemical detection paper or a chemical detection kit will be used.
When contamination is detected, the team leader ensures the team takes
the following actions:
o First, take immediate protective measures.
The team must be able
to operate in a contaminated environment.
o Gathers and reports the data needed for the unit to make an NBC-1
o Posts NBC warning signs.
See Figure 1-10 sample signs.
o Requests instructions
o Prepares to seal off the area and direct traffic to an alternate
NBC reports are submitted to inform appropriate headquarters of NBC
attacks and the resulting contaminated areas.
These reports have been
standardized in NATO (STANAG 2103). Each line of information has a specific
meaning and identifies a specific item. For example, the letter "B" always
identifies the location of the observer. The letter "H" identifies the type
of burst in a nuclear situation, or the type of agent in a chemical or
The NBC reports most commonly transmitted by MP
elements are the NBC-1 and NBC-4 reports.
Examples of these reports are
given in Figures 1-11 and 1-12.