hostile forces such as air; artillery;
guerrilla actions and sabotage.
operational plans of our own or friendly forces.
You must ensure that plans and orders for movements under tactical
conditions include organization, command structure, and adequate
security measures. You must give particular emphasis to the defense
of unescorted convoys.
Convoy escort and security elements must comply with pertinent
command directives and the convoy commander's en route requirements.
You must determine the placement of these elements by--
using locally established policies and procedures.
the enemy situation.
current area intelligence data.
available guntrucks/armored vehicles.
Enemy forces may vary from a well-trained, well-supported, highly
mobile, and numerically superior force to one of a loosely organized
group or irregular force operating with little or no support. These
latter forces may exploit opportunities for guerrilla warfare,
subversion, and sabotage, and maintain sustained operations under
The diversity of possible enemy capabilities
increases the scope of your intelligence requirements. Knowledge of
enemy intelligence organizations and operational procedures is also a
key factor in estimating enemy capabilities, adapting adequate
regardless of location, is always vulnerable to enemy attack.
You must avoid drawing undue attention to movement operations,
especially in likely target areas such as bridges, road junctions,
Roads or bridges can be damaged, either by natural
must be able to obtain engineer support to restore the roads to a
before the convoy departs.