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301-371-1000 (SL1) - Report Intelligence Information

Standards: Submitted observations in a spot report, using the SALUTE format, to your chain of command, within five minutes of observing enemy activity. You correctly identified six out of six SALUTE items.

Conditions: You have observed enemy activity, significant terrain, and weather features and must immediately report the activity to your chain of command via radio, wire, cable, or messenger.

Standards: Submitted observations in a spot report, using the SALUTE format, to your chain of command, within five minutes of observing enemy activity.  You correctly identified six out of six SALUTE items.

Performance Steps

1.   Identify enemy activity.  Determine whether observed activity is friendly or enemy.  If unable to make determination, report activity as unknown.

2.   Record information in a spot report, using the SALUTE format.

a. Spot report is a report containing information for which speed of transmission is essential.  A spot report does not have a prescribed format, but use of the SALUTE format will ensure reporting of essential information.

b. Define SALUTE acronym.

(1)  S-Size.  Report the number of personnel, vehicles, aircraft, or size of an object.

(2)  A-Activity.  Report detailed account of actions, for example, direction of movement, troops digging in, artillery fire, type of attack, NBC activity, etc.

(3)  L-Location.  Report where you saw the activity.  Include grid coordinates or reference from a known point including the distance and direction from the known point.

(4)  U-Unit.  Report the enemy's unit.  If the unit is unknown, report any distinctive features, such as uniforms, patches or colored tabs, headgear, vehicle identification markings, etc.

(5)  T-Time.  Report the time the activity was observed, not the time you report it.  Always report local or Zulu time.

(6)  E-Equipment.  Report all equipment associated with the activity, such as weapons, vehicles, tools.  If unable to identify the equipment, provide as much detail as you can so an identification can be made by higher headquarters.

(c)   Remarks.  Include any information not included in the SALUTE format.

3.   Provide spot report to chain of command.

Evaluation Preparation: 

Setup: Position two to four personnel (dressed in aggressor uniforms if available) where they are observable with the naked eye (or binoculars if available).  Direct the aggressors to perform some type of activity such as setting up camp, cleaning weapons, working on a vehicle, or studying maps.  Provide the soldier with a 1:50,000 scale topographic map of the test area.  If you require the soldier to write the report, provide paper and pen or pencil.  If you require the soldier to radio the report to someone else, provide two radios and an SOI.

Brief Soldier: Have the soldier write or radio the report of activity to the chain of command.

Performance Measures

GO

NO GO

1.   Recorded observations of enemy activity in a spot report which included:

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a. Size.

 

 

b. Activity.

 

 

c. Location.

 

 

d. Unit.

 

 

e. Time.

 

 

f.  Equipment.

 

 

2.   Reported all information to the chain of command within five minutes of observation.

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Evaluation Guidance:  Score the soldier GO if all performance measures are passed within five minutes.  Score the soldier NO GO if any performance measure is failed.  If a soldier scores NO GO, show him what was done wrong and how to do it correctly.

References

 

Required

Related

 

FM 21-75