The highest rearward moving priority is the emergency evacuation
Finally, any movement that is required for the immediate support
of combat operations that does not fall into one of the above
categories is given priority.
PART B - BRIEF PERSONNEL AND ASSIGN TASKS
The better your personnel's understanding of the mission, the more
your personnel will probably be operating well away from the unit
They will have to use discretion in accomplishing their
mission. The better informed and briefed that they are, the more effective
they will be.
The mission briefing that you give your personnel should follow the
format that was discussed on the preceding pages.
Properly briefing the
personnel that will be operating the TCP is essential.
between your briefing and the one you received varies only slightly in the
In other words, you modify the briefing to the essential
information needed by the TCP team, as opposed to the information needed for
the platoon. Compare the sample briefing in Figure 2-3 with that given in
a. Situation. At the platoon and squad level, the information in this
paragraph is essentially the same.
As a squad leader, there are certain
aspects that you may want to emphasize. In the examples given, you might
want to remind people operating the TCP to be particularly conscious about
releasing information to passing vehicles.
b. Mission. The mission statement is a place where there will be some
difference. You must give a clear, concise statement of the mission of the
The mission for the squad was included in the platoon leader's
paragraph on execution. Take time to examine this in Figures 2-2 and 2-3.
Note, however, that the establishment of the TCP at MA936757 was not
included in the third squad's instructions. It is either an implied task,
or assigned later.
In this case, it may well have been an implied task.
Note the comment in the platoon leader's OPORD (Figure 2-2) concerning the
reporting of changes in location for TCP.
c. Execution. In this section, you explain how you intend the squad to
accomplish the mission it was assigned.
Each of the teams has been told
what it is supposed to do, and knows what the other teams are doing. The
priority of tasks has been given. Within each of the categories (BCC, area
security, EPW, and law and order) priorities have been established. At this
point, the squad leader might also want to remind everyone of the overall
priorities at the TCP and along the MSR, in addition to those given.