PART B - COORDINATE SUPPORT AND ESCORTS FOR THE CONVOY
The next step in planning the motor movement is to coordinate the
services of the support and escort organizations.
operations in a combat environment pose special difficulties for
motor transport units.
Transportation units are not equipped to
fight battles; their job is to move cargo. To ensure the cargo gets
to the troops who need it, special escorts by combat troops or armed
military police may be required.
Even in a peacetime civilian
frequently necessary to ensure that the movement goes smoothly.
To ensure that the mission can be completed with the least disruption
and maximum safety, you will need to obtain--
updated intelligence information from the intelligence staff
updated intelligence information from the operations officer
combat arms support from the division tactical operations
center (TOC) through the S3.
military or civilian police escorts to use in a noncombat
Intelligence Update from the S2
Before the convoy departs, you must coordinate with the battalion S2,
who will provide you with current counterintelligence coverage
concerning the proposed route.
This coordination may reveal
additional security coverage such as potential guerrilla, terrorist,
or sabotage activities along the proposed route.
Intelligence information concerns factors such as the weather,
terrain, and enemy which, when known, materially assists in executing
a unit's mission.
You must rely on the S2 for up-to-date
The S2, in turn, requests or directs
appropriate individuals or operations that collect intelligence
information (from now on referred to as "collection agencies") to
provide data in support of the intelligence effort.
their capabilities, agencies use various methods of collection.
acquire terrain information, agencies use common methods such as
interrogation, observation, listening posts, ground and aerial
monitoring and survey.