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Task: Prepare for and conduct a Combat Mission USJTF Task 5 Effective Date: 2011 AUG 26

NCO/Officer: Strike Team Leader (CPL-SSG) Strike Group Leader (SFC-1LT) Company Commander / First Sergeant / XO

STP: USJTF Troop Manual STP 7-11B1-SM-TG

Conditions: In a combat environment, given a Strike Group or Strike Team, an area of operations, and a mission to conduct a security patrol. Standards: 1. developed a plan that included routes, key terrain, fire support, formations, control measures, and requirements for subordinates. 2. Conducted preparations, to include cleaning and test-firing weapons, maintaining equipment, and resupplying ammunition or needed equipment. 3. Used the designated formation and proper movement techniques. Detected any threat in sector, and reported all detections to the Company Command Group. Performance Steps 1. PLAN a. Receive the mission from the company command. b. Make a tentative plan. c. Start preparations. d. Conduct reconnaissance. e. Develop the final plan. 2. PREPARE a. Request supplies. b. Receive supplies. c. Conduct rehearsals. d. Conduct final inspection of all gear and weapons. 3. CONDUCT a. Depart the friendly lines. b. Cross danger areas (Enemy lines) c. Occupy surveillance/vantage points and report all intelligence info to command d. Move to re-entry point. All information is given to all patrol measures. e. Conduct re-entry of friendly lines.


Evaluation Preparation: SETUP: At the test site, provide the leader with the materials and information according to task condition statement as well as the mission given by the company command. A radio is required for the patrol and the role-player acting as the company command. Evaluator will set up a “Patrol Route” with a map given to the Patrol leader. A 2-3 man OPFOR force will be active in the patrol area. BRIEF LEADER: Tell the leader that he will receive a mission that specifies departure and return times and exact locations to reconnoiter. Performance Measures

GO

NO GO

1. Planned for the mission.

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2. Received the mission.

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3. Set up sand table for brief.

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4. Stated which special skills personnel must go on the patrol, and who assigns them to the patrol.

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5. Stated the principal consideration for selecting personnel for the patrol.

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6. Conducted PCC/PCI’s (Inspections of gear and weapons) prior to movement.

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7. Reported any enemy activity to command accurately during patrol

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8. Conducted patrol and returned back to the Start point

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Evaluation Guidance: Score the Leader GO if all performance measures are passed. Score the Leader NO-GO if any performance measure is failed. If the Leader scores NO-GO, show the Leader what was done wrong and how to do it correctly.

Certifications Required: Strike Team or Strike Group Leader.

USJTF Battle Drill 5 (Prepare for and Conduct a Combat Mission)  
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