You must check the operations order for any type of security
classifications or requirements that will be required during the
movement. First look for the type of cargo to be moved and determine
if security classifications or requirements will be required.
example, you will need a security classification if the convoy is
transporting dangerous/hazardous cargo or top secret equipment.
After checking the type of cargo to be moved, review the selected
routes proposed in the operations order that the convoy will travel
After reviewing the proposed routes, you must contact units
whose tactical areas the convoy must pass through. This coordination
will provide you with the restrictions and requirements that will be
placed on the convoy during the movement.
These restrictions and
requirements may consist of times that a convoy can pass through a
limitations; and stop signs, traffic lights, and yield signs which
could delay the convoy movement during rush hour traffic.
coordination will also provide you with the convoy support that you
may need to obtain to ensure a successful movement.
could include the following items:
Vehicle recovery and repair.
Engineer road repair.
You must ensure any problems that may interfere with the convoy are
reconciled. After obtaining the restrictions and requirements placed
on the convoy, you can plan for fire support, road outposting and
clearing, escort forces, and engineer support, if needed.
You must ensure that the security classification reflects the highest
classification of the contingency plan being activated. In case your
unit does not receive a written operations order, you may obtain the
security classification of the movement from the warning order
(preliminary notice of an operations order), unit standing operating
procedure (SOP), or contingency plan.