rearward, position some escort vehicles in the rear of the march
element to which they are attached.
Never position escort vehicles
where they can be isolated from the convoy by the enemy. They must
be able to provide a base of fire for the segment of the convoy for
which they are responsible.
When it will not affect the security of the convoy, position trucks
requiring the longest unloading time at the head of the march
If available, position heavy vehicles, such as tanks, in front of the
convoy to help prevent mine damage to the convoy. These vehicles are
useful in exploding small mines.
Also, you must ensure that the
escort and security elements--
track the vehicle in front.
avoid driving on the shoulder of the road.
avoid running over foreign objects, brush, or grass in the
watch the local traffic and the reaction of people on foot.
They frequently give away the location of any mines or booby
avoid fresh soil in the road
When possible, arrange for the engineers to sweep the road before
scheduling the convoy to use it.
SECURITY DURING HALTS
On long trips, it is usually necessary to make one or more scheduled
halts for refueling, vehicle inspections, maintenance of equipment,
mess, rest, and relief.
You must select locations for halts before
the convoy departs.
They should be in relatively covered and
concealed areas and, when possible, under the surveillance of
security forces. You must ensure that the convoy is halted only at
points where there is an unobstructed view of about 200 yards from
the head and tail of the column.
There should be no restrictions,
curves, or grades. Vehicles should pull over to the side as far as
Drivers should maintain the prescribed vehicle distance.
You must not schedule halts in populated areas, or where there is a
heavy volume of local traffic, especially on foot.
should not be allowed to gather around convoy vehicles. All vehicles
must remain off the road, keeping the traveled portion clear.
should position guards at the head and tail of the column to direct