On the day of actual movement, you must check the progress of
convoys, as reported by HMCTs, against the critical time and point
graph for that day. When a convoy is reported off schedule, you must
check the graph for time and space separations from other convoys.
If necessary, you can reroute, halt, or reschedule lower priority
convoys to prevent conflicts.
You can do this by issuing
instructions to convoy commanders through HMCTs or through the
DETERMINE AREAS WHERE ENEMY ACTIVITY MAY BE ENCOUNTERED
A route, regardless of location, is always vulnerable to enemy air,
missile, or artillery attack.
You should try to avoid drawing
unnecessary attention to your movement operations, especially when
approaching likely target areas such as bridges, road junctions,
narrow passages, or gorges. The threat of attack is ever present in
battle areas or in rear areas where infiltrators or irregular forces
may stage ambushes or establish road blocks.
You must consider the
When examining the proposed route, note the areas where the enemy may
These types of slopes are hollow or rounded inward like the inside of
a bowl. From the top of a concave slope, observers will have a full
view of the slope and terrain at the bottom.
slopes offer no concealment to convoy vehicles passing below.
(see Figure 2-5).
These types of slopes are curved or rounded like the exterior of a
They limit enemy observation of most of the slope and the
terrain at the bottom. Thus, convex slopes provide a greater degree
of cover and concealment for a convoy operation.
widely spaced at the top and closely spaced at the bottom indicate a