checkpoints or confirm those already established.
You must also
contact those units whose combat areas the convoy will pass through
and find out about trouble areas and ambush sites.
route, conduct either a ground or aerial reconnaissance of the road,
If an aerial reconnaissance is required, conduct it,
whenever possible, several times before the convoy is scheduled to
Include the security commander and subordinate convoy
leaders in your reconnaissance flight. This will enable supervisory
personnel to become familiar with the route and its potential trouble
The reconnaissance should include--
selection of sites for scheduled halts.
selection of release points.
identification of problem areas along the route.
selection of a bypass or alternative route.
If the reconnaissance shows road or bridge damage, you must ensure
that engineer support restores them to a serviceable condition.
ensure that they coordinate with all sources of information,
especially the engineers and HTH.
Use the following administrative
You make these designations on the
designation can be incorrect.)
Green - generally free from enemy activity and may be used
Yellow - risk of enemy activity.
All military personnel
should be armed and each vehicle should carry at least two
Red - in the combat zone and may require
defensive action by combat troops in the field.
You also have a responsibility to assign radio frequencies.
reduce the amount of confusion that comes from a lack of strict
frequency control, you must coordinate with the Army signal