PASSIVE SECURITY MEASURES IN THE REAR AREA
LESSON DESCRIPTION: In this lesson you will learn to evaluate passive security measures in the rear
TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE:
Evaluate passive security measures in the rear area.
You have this subcourse, paper and pencil.
To demonstrate competency of this task you must achieve a minimum score of 70
percent on the subcourse examination.
The material contained in this lesson was derived from the following publications:
FM 21-2, FM 21-75, and FM 5-20.
The soldier is responsible for his own concealment. His responsibility here is just as great as that for
his rifle. The soldier must know as much about camouflage as he knows about his weapon. Training in
marksmanship teaches him to hit the target accurately; knowledge of camouflage teaches him how to
escape becoming a target.
PART A - EVALUATE INDIVIDUALS AND EQUIPMENT ON PROPER CAMOUFLAGE
Camouflage is one of the basic weapons of war. When it is used correctly, it is the difference between
defeat and the success we are looking for. To the person it could mean his life. Regardless of the type
of warfare, all-out nuclear or internal defense operations, camouflage remains important.
Small semi-independent units must furnish their own security, recon, and surveillance. They must be
able to exist for long periods of time with a minimum of control and support from higher headquarters.
To be successful, they must be able to conceal themselves from the enemy. When this is done, the
knowledge and proper execution of the principles of camouflage have been fulfilled.