WARNO Austin Peay State Raider Challenge Spring 2010
a. Enemy Forces: N/A
b. Friendly Forces: APSU Governors Guard Cadre, SROTC Cadets, JROTC Cadets and media.
(1) Terrain: APSU Campus
(2) Weather: Averages High of 53 and Low of 30.
(3) Civil Considerations: N/A
d. Attachments and detachments: Clarksville Police and EMS services.
Austin Peay State University (APSU) Governors Guard Battalion conducts a Raider Challenge
competition, on the APSU campus on 200630FEB10 in order to provide valuable training,
competition, and experience for participating JROTC units.
Commander’s Intent: All JROTC Cadets (1) complete all training events to standard, (2) conduct
operations in a safe manner, (3) build esprit de corps, teamwork, and pride in their
a. Concept of the Operation: The operation will be conducted in three phases:
(1) Phase I: Preparation
This phase begins upon receipt of this mission and is complete when all JROTC units have
registered. Phase I consists of identifying lane OICs and NCOICs, tasking individuals to provide
support, conducting rehearsals, and registering all JROTC teams. APSU Cadet event personnel
will be identified NLT 04 Feb 10 for each event. A full dress rehearsal will be conducted on 18
Feb 10 during lab. Coordination for Raider teams to stay overnight Friday, 19 Feb 10 will be
conducted through LTC Lane (931-221-6133) Arrival times/ lodging arrangements will be
established NLT 17 Feb 10. JROTC Raider Challenge team captains/cadre will to report the
APSU Stadium on 200630FEB10 to check in. Upon completion all teams will report to
designated inspection areas on the APSU football field.
(2) Phase II: Execution (20 FEB 10)
This phase begins with the Opening Ceremony on 200700FEB10 at the APSU football
stadium. This phase consists of the initial uniform inspection, modified Army Physical Fitness
Test (APFT), Raider Challenge Competition rotation, and the Awards/ Closing Ceremony. Upon
completion of all events, Raider teams will move back to the stadium area for closing
ceremonies. The inclement weather location for both ceremonies is the Red Barn Gym. Phase II
is complete with the release of JROTC teams to their cadre following the award/closing
(3) Phase III: Recovery
Phase III begins upon the release of the JROTC Cadets from APSU stadium. This phase
consists of policing trash, equipment, and clearing the stadium NLT 201700FEB10. MS IVs
(lane OICs) ensure all equipment is secure in supply prior to releasing APSU Cadets.
Completion of this phase is indicated by the submission of the AAR to S-3 NLT 251600FEB10.
b. Task to Maneuver Units:
(1) MS IV Event OICs (10):
a. Maintain a positive, highly motivated attitude.
b. Develop an approved annex for assigned event.
c. Prepare a risk assessment for assigned event and turn in to XO NLT 12 FEB 10.
d. Conduct event rehearsal on 18 FEB 10.
e. Assist NCOICs with event execution.
f. Conduct assigned event to standard IAW Commander’s Intent.
g. Resource event equipment, turn in needs list to S4 NLT 11 FEB 10.
h. Make OIC/NCOIC placards and prep event boards.
(2) MS III Event NCOICs (20):
a. Maintain a positive, highly motivated attitude.
b. Assist OIC in development of annex and risk assessment.
c. Conduct assigned event to standard IAW Commander’s Intent.
d. Resource event equipment NLT 11 FEB 10.
e. Plan to execute same event as OIC in Fall 2010 competition.
c. Tasks to staff:
a. Conduct registration and in processing of teams.
b. Identify available MS I-III Cadets for conduct of events, give to S3 NLT 29 Jan 10.
c. Identify two teams of 10 MS I and II Cadets for 18 FEB 10 rehearsal.
d. Greet overnight staying teams on Friday, 19 FEB 10.
a. Publish Raider Challenge WARNORD and OPORD w/annexes NLT COB 25 JAN 10.
b. Determine event rotation matrix and timeline.
c. Coordinate with command/staff to prepare BN for Raider Challenge rehearsal on
18 FEB 10 and 20 FEB 10 competition.
d. Oversee prep for 18 FEB 10 rehearsal with CO, XO, S4, and CSM.
e. Conduct AAR after event.
f. Task OICs and NCOICs with events and identify event support personnel NLT
4 FEB 10.
g. Coordinate with SFC Roberson NLT 29 Jan 10 for necessary facilities at APSU.
a. Coordinate necessary logistical support (ribbons, trophies, plaques, supplies, and
bullhorns) as needed.
b. Coordinate for, pick up, and return two Gators on 20 FEB 10 from Physical Plant.
c. Request and emplace 10 trash cans for events/ceremonies.
d. Get logistical requirements from event OICs and fill requirements.
e. Develop construct log packs for each event.
f. Develop plan for trash removal from concessions and events on 20 FEB 10.
g. Develop plan for water resupply at events.
h. Set aside early arrival supplies (sleeping bags, sleeping mats).
i. Coordinate food (price comparison, type, quantity etc.).
j. Maintain concessions throughout event.
k. Resource and secure equipment in order to cook, sell, and maintain food.
l. Coordinate with LTC Lane regarding menu and prices
m. Coordinate with LTC Lane to purchase food for concessions.
n. Provide sleeping bags as needed to the teams staying overnight on 20 FEB 10.
a. Maintain recruiting station as well as recruiting pitch during HMMV Pull event.
b. Coordinate police and medical support with campus/Clarksville police and
Montgomery County EMS. Also coordinate the run route and four start points.
c. Coordinate media coverage of event (All State, Ft. Campbell Courier, Hopkinsville
TV-43, Leaf Chronicle, Tennessean, etc.).
d. Work with the ROO to stuff goody bags Raider participants.
e. Assign photographer to take photos throughout the day.
a. Maintain communications via ICOMs.
b. Post OPORD and annexes plus Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on APSU ROTC
c. Post photos of competition on website within 48 hours of closing.
d. Coordinate necessary PA equipment for opening and closing ceremonies.
e. Develop cell-phone phone directory for competition.
f. Develop ICOM plan for each event.
g. Conduct scoring cell operations.
h. Post additional web page/announcement on main APSU page.
a. Train and field color guard for opening/closing ceremonies.
b. Conduct opening/closing ceremonies.
c. Conduct Raider team in-ranks inspection.
d. Enforce grooming/uniform standards for APSU Cadets.
a. Collect completed Risk Assessments NLT 12 FEB 10.
b. Submit RAs to S3 NLT 15 FEB 10.
c. Coordinate for use for the stadium to include the latrines and the locker room that
provides the 110v electricity and water for the concession stand.
d. Coordinating Instructions:
(1) The APSU Governor’s Guard Battalion Raider Challenge WARNO is effective
immediately upon issue.
(2) CCIR: N/A
(3) Risk Reduction control measures are outlined in the Risk Assessments.
(4) Rules of Engagement:
a. Grading for each event will be as follows; the lowest time (except for the APFT and
the inspection) for the event will receive a one, the second best time will receive a two etc. The
team with the lowest cumulative score will be the winner. The results of the inspection will be
included in the total score. See the annex for each event for specific event rules.
b. Given a tie in any event (two or more teams with exactly the same time), those teams
will receive the same score in the event (example: two teams tie for first in Dizzy Bat event,
they both receive a 1). The exception is the APFT, for which we will default to the fastest
average run time. On the overall team score, if there is a tie, then the team with the highest
APFT average will surpass the other(s).
c. JROTC Cadet teams report to the stadium for Phase II in designated inspection
uniform as designated in OPORD. During the competition, teams will wear team t-shirts or
sweatshirts (or brown t-shirts), BDU or ACU trousers, and boots. Teams are free to wear BDU
or ACU tops/headgear or none at all, but team consistency must be maintained.
d. The Mystery Event annex will not be available until Cadets arrive at the site. The
event will be a command and control challenge with pressure on the team captain to control the
other nine team members under adverse conditions. It will be a timed event.
(5) Environmental considerations: Due to the ever changing weather in Middle TN, the
location of open and closing ceremonies may be move to the Red Barn Gym.
(6) Force Protection: Clarksville Police will be in the local area.
4. SERVICE SUPPORT:
a. Support Concept: APSU Cadets will coordinate with Mr. Johnson and Cadet S4 for all
internal supply requirements. JROTC units should bring any equipment necessary to support
team requirements. Event equipment will be provided on site.
b. Materiel and services:
Class I: Concession stand will be established in the vicinity of the APSU stadium. Food
and drinks will be available for purchase at very reasonable prices. Each event OIC/NCOIC
is required to keep water on site for JROTC Cadet consumption.
Class II: See OPORD annexes for required items.
Class III: N/A
Class IV: N/A
Land: JROTC teams will provide their own transportation to and from the event. Parking
is plentiful on campus on the weekends; the best parking is in the parking lot between the Foy
Recreation Center and APSU softball field/indoor tennis courts. Please park in the parking lot
instead of on the street.
For teams staying overnight in the Red Barn gym, several 110volt outlets are available in
the gym. All necessary hygiene facilities for both men and women are available in the locker
rooms beside the gym. Limited www connectivity can be provided for JROTC cadre only. The
heating system in the gym is noisy so earplugs are recommended for sleeping. The gym is
heated/air conditioned. Concessions will be available during breakfast and lunch on 20 FEB 10.
Water, restrooms, and changing facilities are available in the Red Barn and Stadium.
(4) Maintenance: N/A
c. Health service support:
CLS qualified personnel will be available on site; as well as the Montgomery County EMS.
d. Personnel service support:
Entry Fee per team is $35. Teams provide a check to APSU NLT 16 FEB 10. Please
make checks to APSU ROTC Cadet Fund, send to APSU Army ROTC, ATTN: LTC Greg
Lane, P.O. Box 4535, Clarksville, TN 37044
e. Miscellaneous: N/A
5. COMMAND AND SIGNAL:
POC for Raider Challenge events and timeline are LTC Lane/SFC Roberson (931-221-
6133/6135) or firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. .
Each event will be issued an ICOM radio and copies of the cell phone directory. Scoring
cell will be assigned runners to retrieve results from the events.
C/LTC, ROTC BC
C/MAJ, ROTC S3
Annex AA – Service Support
Event OIC NCOIC Annex Location
Registration CDT Ross CDT Wooley Stadium
Inspection CDT Witten CDT Hadaway A Stadium
APFT CDT Grimes CDT Gant B Stadium
Flip the Boat CDT Hockenberry CDT Rausch C Stadium
HMMWV Pull CDT Ono CDT Smith D Burt School
CDT Finley Parking Lot
Rucksack Relay CDT Sorrell CDT Willey E Stadium
One Rope Bridge CDT Almonte CDT Yarbrough F Rope Bridge
CDT Hubert Site
Dizzy Bat CDT Simpson CDT Taylor G Intramural
CDT Deanda Field
Mystery Event CDT Stuckey CDT Bowers H, Rope Bridge
CDT Willingham TBP Site
Scoring Cell CDT Briscoe CDT Dinovo I Computer
CDT Underwood Lab
Concessions CDT Mcseed CDT Brown J Stadium
Governor Mascot TBD N/A Stadium