Medical. Medical support personnel that accompany the convoy
must be briefed on the route, their location in the convoy,
the nearest radio vehicle, staging areas, and pertinent times.
The engineers must be informed of routes and
scheduled times of the movement to enable them to provide the
proper support such as minesweeping, emergency bridging, and
Fire Support and Coordination.
Coordinate fire support
(tactical air and field artillery) with the appropriate fire
support agency to establish the availability of fire support
and procedures for employment.
You must plan and coordinate
essential targets along the route.
Post target numbers and
Operation Instructions (CEOI) data, including frequencies,
call signs, and authentication procedures.
The fire support
coordinator must coordinate tactical air (TACAIR) support and
close air support (CAS).
Maintenance and Recovery Support.
Maintenance and recovery
support necessary beyond the capabilities of organic resources
must be secured, as needed.
Military and Civilian Police Escorts
Military and civilian police escorts assist and direct the convoy
within the staging area and en route.
They also provide
coordinate with the installation transportation officer (ITO) to
obtain civilian police escorts and with the provost marshal to obtain
placed in direct support of the convoy. They can also be provided on
a mission basis.
You must ensure that the convoy escorts and
security elements comply with pertinent command directives and en
route requirements. The location of these elements within the convoy
is determined by locally established policies and procedures; the
weather and terrain situations; current area intelligence; troops
available; and by the experience of the convoy commander, escort, and