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					8th Theater Sustainment Command




    SITREP/SPOTREP
                    CLASS




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Task: Provide a basic understanding of the SPOTREP/
 SITREP

Conditions: In a class room environment with a Power Point
Presentation, followed by scenario's on the PT field .

Standards: Understanding the purpose of the SPOTREP/
SITREP.




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                           SIT REP

• SITREP-situation report is a military acronym
  that stands for, Situation report. A sitrep can
  be defined as; A short concise statement
  identifying a units current location and
  tactical situation.
• The SITREP is submitted by subordinate
  units to their higher headquarters to report
  their tactical situation and status. It is
  submitted daily at 0600 and 1800 hours, after
  significant events, or as otherwise requested
  by the platoon leader or commander.
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                              SPOTREP

• A SPOTREP is used when scouts observe any known or
  suspected threat activity, when they observe any characteristic
  of the area of operations likely to affect accomplishment of the
  mission, or when required by the OPORD.
• Always send threat information in the clear. A SPOTREP takes
  priority over all other routine radio traffic. The initial SPOTREP
  should follow no more than 1 minute after the contact report.




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                              REPORTS

•   Reports are the primary means of providing information for plans and
    decisions. They must be accurate, timely, and complete.
•   Procedures for preparing, transmitting, and safeguarding reports will
    vary from unit to unit and from situation to situation. Among the
    factors influencing report procedures are the preferences and
    requirements of the chain of command, the tactical environment in
    which the platoon is operating, available equipment, terrain, and the
    electronic warfare situation. Digital systems, for example, enable the
    transmission of accurate preformatted reports.
•   One factor, however, remains constant for leaders at all levels: the
    importance of compiling timely, accurate information and of relaying
    that information by the clearest, quickest, and most secure method
    possible. Every platoon leader can save time, ensure completeness,
    and reduce confusion in this process by developing and implementing
    thorough SOPs covering report procedures


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                                 SPOTREP

•   LINE 1 -- DATE AND TIME______________________________(DTG)
•   LINE 2 -- UNIT________________________________________(Unit Making Report)
•   LINE 3 -- SIZE_________________________________________(Size of Enemy Unit)
•   LINE 4 -- ACTIVITY____________________________________(Enemy Activity at DTG of
    Report)
•   LINE 5 -- LOCATION___________________________________(UTM or Six-Digit Grid
    Coordinate With MGRS Grid Zone Designator) of Enemy Activity or Event Observed)
•   LINE 6 -- UNIT________________________________________(Enemy Unit)
•   LINE 7 -- TIME ________________________________________(DTG of Observation)
•   LINE 8 -- EQUIPMENT__________________________________(Equipment of Unit Observed)
•   LINE 9 -- SENDER’S ASSESSMENT_______________________(Specific Sender Information)
•   LINE 10 -- NARRATIVE_________________________________(Free Text for Additional
    Information Required for Clarification of Report)
•   LINE 11 -- AUTHENTICATION___________________________(Report Authentication)




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Reporting Cycle / Battle Rhythm During Disaster Response :
FORMAT: B-6.

State "SPOTREP" or "UPDATED SPOTREP," followed by pertinent information on these lines:
Line ALPHA: Observer or source (omit if it is the calling station; use call signs or description otherwise).
Line BRAVO: Activity or characteristic being observed. Use the SALUTE format:
       Size: The number of sighted personnel, vehicles, or other equipment.
       Activity: What the threat is doing.
       Location: Grid coordinates.
       Unit: Patches, signs, or markings.
       Time: Time the activity was observed.
       Equipment: Description or identification of all equipment associated with the activity.
Line CHARLIE: Actions you have taken and your recommendations. Actions usually involve conducting additional reconnaissance
to determine the complete threat situation or recommending and executing a specific course of action.
Line DELTA: Self-authentication (if required).
NOTE: Report the center of mass of identical, closely grouped items. Otherwise, report multiple grid coordinates of traces (from
________to ________).

                                                  0300 SITREP input due to DHS/NOC
                                                0600 SITREP due to DHS Secretary/HSC
                                                  1500 SITREP input due to DHS/NOC
                                                1800 SITREP due to DHS Secretary/HSC

                          SPOTREPS: As significant events occur (based on critical information requirements)


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EXAMPLE

 “YANKEE 27, THIS IS YANKEE 23. SPOTREP,
 OVER. ONE BRDM, STATIONARY, ORIENTED
 SOUTH AT GRID MS289546; 1725 HOURS.
 CONTINUING TO OBSERVE, OVER.”




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• FORMAT
•   State "SITREP," followed by pertinent information on these
  lines:
  Line 1: The as-of date-time group (DTG).

    Line 2: Brief summary of threat activity, casualties inflicted, and
    prisoners captured.

    Line 3: Friendly locations (encoded using control measures or
    TIRS points). The following can be listed: CP locations.
•   First subelement’s center of mass.
•   Second subelement’s center of mass.
•   Third subelement’s center of mass.
•   Any additional elements as necessary.

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•   Line 4: Combat vehicles operational. The following types of vehicles can be listed: Tanks.
•   CFVs.
•   APCs.
•   ITVs.
•   Mortar Vehicles.
•   AVLBs.
•   HMMWVs.
•   Line 5: Defensive obstacles (encoded using codes, control measures, or TIR points). The following can be
    listed: Type and location of obstacles. Abbreviations can include MF (minefield), TD (tank ditch), AB
    (abatis), RC (road crater), and CW (concertina wire).
•   Type and location of executed demoliton targets.
•   Type and location of reserved demolition targets.
•   Line 6: Personnel strength, classified using these status levels: GREEN: full strength; 90% or more fit for
    duty.
•   AMBER: reduced strength; 80 to 89% fit for duty.
•   RED: reduced strength; 60 to 79% fit for duty; the unit is mission-capable.
•   BLACK: reduced strength; 59% or less fit for duty.




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• Line 7: Classes III and V supplies available for combat vehicles.
  Status levels for ammunition and fuel are the same (GREEN,
  AMBER, RED, OR BLACK) as for personnel strength, with
  percentages referring to the amount of basic load level
  available. Refer to Line 6 of this report.

  NOTE: If an item is reported as status level BLACK on lines 6 or
  7, the appropriate logistics report must follow.

  Line 8: Summary of tactical intentions.




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• EXAMPLE

•      “YANKEE 21, THIS IS YANKEE 02, SITREP,
    OVER. LINE 1: 062230. LINE 2: NEGATIVE
    CONTACT. LINE 3: VISIT 7. LINE 4B: 2. LINE
    5: ABATIS, FROM X19 EAST ZERO POINT
    THREE NORTH ONE POINT SEVEN. LINE 6:
    GREEN. LINE 7A: GREEN. LINE 7B: AMBER.
    LINE 8: CONTINUING MISSION.”


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                       Explosive Hazard Spot Report

Line 1. Date-time group (DTG) the item was discovered.

Line 2. Reporting activity (unit identification code) and location (8-digit grid of UXO).

Line 3. Contact Method: Radio frequency, call sign, point of contact, and telephone number.

Line 4. Type of Ordnance: Dropped, projected, placed, possible IED, or thrown. If known, give
the size of the hazard area and number of items. Without touching, disturbing, or approaching (tripwire) the item,
 include details about size, shape, color, and condition (intact or leaking).

Line 5. CBRN Contamination: If present, be as specific as possible.

Line 6. Resources Threatened: Report any threatened equipment, facilities, or other assets.

Line 7. Impact on Mission: Provide a short description of your current tactical situation and how the presence
of the UXO affects your status.

Line 8. Protective Measures: Describe any measures taken to protect personnel and equipment.

Line 9. Recommended Priority: Recommend a priority for response by EOD technicians.


•Immediate - Stops the unit’s maneuver and mission capability or threatens critical assets vital to the mission.
•Indirect - Slows the unit’s maneuver and mission capability or threatens critical assets important to the mission.
•Minor - Reduces the unit’s maneuver and mission capability or threatens non-critical assets of value.
•No Threat - Has little or no affect on the unit’s capabilities or assets


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                             Target Location

•    Following the type of mission, the method of target location is announced; this prepares
    the FDC to receive the data sent by the observer and apply it to locate the target. The three
    methods for locating targets are grid, polar plot, and shift from a known point.

•   Only the polar plot and shift methods are initially announced to the FDC. If the observer
    does not specify either polar or shift, the FDC knows the grid method is being used; the
    word “grid” is not announced in the initial transmission. Example: “H24 - THIS IS H67 -
    FIRE FOR EFFECT POLAR - OVER.” (NOTE: The word “grid” is announced at the beginning
    of a subsequent transmission calling for an adjustment of fires. Example: “H24 THIS IS H67
    - ADJUST FIRE OVER. H24 THIS IS H67 - GRID 123456 - OVER.”) Grid Method




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                              Range Spotting

•   8-51. As applied to range (short or over), spotting is required to make adjustments to place
    fire on the target. The following terminology is used in this process: OVER. This term is
    used for a round that appears to impact beyond the adjusting point.
•   SHORT. This is used for a round that appears to strike between the observer and the
    adjusting point.
•   TARGET. This spotting term describes a round that hits the target; it is used only in
    precision fire (destruction missions).
•   RANGE CORRECT. This is used for a round that appears to be at the correct range.
•   DOUBTFUL. This is used for a round that can be observed but cannot be spotted in one of
    the previous categories (over, short, target, or range correct).
•   LOST. This describes a round whose location cannot be determined.
•   LOST OVER or LOST SHORT. These terms are used for a round that is not observed but
    that is definitely known to be beyond or short of the adjusting point.
•   8-52. Any range spotting other than “DOUBTFUL” or “LOST” is definite. Usually, an
    adjusting round’s burst that is on or near the OT line will give a definite range spotting. The
    observer can make a definite range spotting even when the burst is not on or near the OT
    line. He uses his knowledge of the terrain or wind and observes debris scattered by the
    impact; however, if the observer is not sure (“DOUBTFUL”), the correction he sends to the
    FDC should be for deviation (“LEFT” or “RIGHT”) only. This is done to bring the burst on
    line to get a definite range spotting (“OVER, ” “SHORT, ” or “TARGET”).

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