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Position in company defense ________ ____________________________________ ____________________________________ 4. Sectors of fire/EAs/TRPs____________ ____________________________________ ____________________________________ ____________________________________ 5. Fire support available ______________ ____________________________________ ____________________________________ 6. Evacuate/destroy procedures for damaged vehicles ____________________ ____________________________________ ____________________________________ 5 5-3 5 DEFENSE PLANNING OUTLINE 7.
Special signals to use ______________ ____________________________________ ____________________________________ 10. On-order mission for platoon/squad ____________________________________ ____________________________________ 11. Position and mission of units on flanks ______________________________ ____________________________________ ____________________________________ 12. Position and mission of units in the rear ________________________________ ____________________________________ ____________________________________ 5 5-4 5 COORDINATION CHECKLIST STEP ITEM 1 Location of leaders 5 2 Location of primary, alternate, & supplementary positions 3 Sectors of fire of machine guns, anti-armor weapons & subunits 4 Route to alternate & supplementary positions 5 Location of dead space between platoons & squads & how to cover it 6 Location of OPs & withdrawal routes back to the platoon or squad position 7 Location & types of obstacles & how to cover them 5-5 5 COORDINATION CHECKLIST STEP 5 ITEM 8 Patrols - size, type, times of departure & return & routes 9 Fire support planned 10 Location, activities & passage plan for scouts & other units forward of platoon position 11 Signals for fire/cease fire & any emergency signals 12 Engagement & disengagement criteria 13 Location of coordination points 5-6 5 ESTABLISH OBSERVATION POST ITEM ACTION 1 Select site - cover & concealment Overlapping sectors 2 Designate OP security & secure reporting procedures Establish withdrawal plan with procedures & routes Prepare to call for/adjust 3 indirect fire; use binos/ NODs; navigation tools & commo equipment 5 4 Conduct surveillance - name observer, recorder & security Search, identify & report personnel, vehicles, etc.
Situation a. Enemy forces: b. Friendly forces: Mission/concept higher Location & actions of units on left, right, front, rear Units providing fire support 2 2-15 2 OPERATION ORDER 2. Mission 3. Execution Intent a. Concept of the operation (1) Maneuver 2 2-16 2 OPERATION ORDER (2) Fires b. Tasks to maneuver units c. Tasks to combat support units d. Coordinating instructions (1) Time schedule (2) PIR 2 2-17 2 OPERATION ORDER 4. Service Support: a. General: 5. Command and Signal a. Command: b. Signal: 2 2-18 2 FRAGMENTARY ORDER (FRAGO provides changes to an existing order.
Artillery Equipments of the Napoleonic Wars (Men at Arms Series, 096) by Terence Wise