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					 MSL 302, Lesson 4a: Platoon Area Recon




                    Platoon Area Recon
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 Agenda
                       Definition
                       Purpose
                       Area Recon
                       Conduct and Area Recon
                       Zone and Route recons
                       Summarize


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    Recon
   Is a Mission Conducted to Confirm or Refute
    Prior Intelligence (If Any) About The Enemy or
    Potential Enemy Threat and or The Terrain of A
    Given Area
   Area




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Purpose

      The Purpose of a Recon Patrol is to Provide
       The Commander With Timely and Accurate
       Information About the Enemy and the Terrain
       He Controls




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Fundamentals

                   Gain All Required Information
                   Avoid Detection By The Enemy
                   Employ Security Measures
                   Task Organization




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General Organization

      Patrol Headquarters
      Recon Element
      Security Element




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Special Organization

    Organize The Elements Into The Required
     Number Of Teams To Accomplish The
     Mission.




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Area Recon
       This is a Recon Conducted to Obtain
        Information Concerning a Specific
        Location and the Area Immediately
        Around It




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Area Recon
                    TLP’s




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Leaders Recon




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Objective Recon

                       Identify the Objective
                       Establish Surveillance
                       Identify Vantage Points




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Movement

               Avoid Paralleling the Objective
               Maintain Stealth
               Don’t Cross the LOA
               Use Cover + Concealment




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Establish Security
          R&S                                   R&S




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Dissemination

                       Recon Log
                       Panoramic Sketch
                       Terrain Sketch
                       SALUTE Report




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When To Return To RP
                       Gathered All PIR
                       Reached the LOA
                       Allocated Time Elapsed
                       Contact Has Been Made




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                                                                                                                 VP
                                4                                                    9
S: 4 PERS
100 x 75 MTRS                             VP
                                                                       10                                    8
A: GUARDING SITE
                                    S/O                                                                               100 m
L: GL 180775                                                     5
    SPUR                            1

U: CAMO BDUs                                                                    6                    7
T: 1540-1720 HRS
     24 JUL 97
                                          VP                11
E: ANTENNA, RADIO                                                                                                 2
FUEL DRUMS, MREs,                                                                          75 mtrs
LIGHT MACHINEGUN,
2 x AK47s                                                        RECON SKETCH Sample
               Remarks:
               1. Surveillance/Overwatch Pos. Located East Of Obj 35 Meters Away From Wire
               2. Dense Vegetation, Restrictive Terrain W/ Intermittent Stream
               3. Access Road Running Northw Est Into Obj
               4. Hilltop Possible Support By Fire Pos.
               5. Bunker W/ 1 Pers Armed W/ Ak47 (All Bunkers 15 Meters Away From Wire)
               6. PALLET OF Mres
               7. Bunker W/ 1 Pers Armed W/ Ak47 (All Bunkers Have 2 Firing Points)
               8. 55 Gallon Drums (Od Green Color W/ Yellow Bands, 6 Each Stacked)
               9. Bunker W/ 1 Pers Armed With Light Machinegun Oriented Down Road
               10. Antenna Omni Directional W/ Radio At Base; 1 Pers Armed W/ Ak47 Beside It
               11. Triple Strand Concertina Wire W/ Barb Wire On Top, Pickets Every 10 Meters
               * Guards Rotate From Bunker To Radio Every Hour
               * Cargo Vehicle Entered Obj At 1630 Hrs And Exited At 1650 Hrs,
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                    Summary




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                    Questions?




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