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551-88M-0001 (SL3) - Lead a Convoy Serial/March Unit

Standards: Planned and conducted a motor transport convoy over a designated route that enabled the convoy to reach the SP and RP at the times prescribed in the convoy clearance. The convoy arrived safely at its destination with minimum loss or damage to vehicles, equipment, physical surroundings, or personnel.

Conditions: You are a platoon leader or platoon sergeant in a field or garrison environment and have received an order directing your unit to conduct a motor transport convoy. You have access to the unit SOP, maps, and all applicable movement directives.

Standards: Planned and conducted a motor transport convoy over a designated route that enabled the convoy to reach the SP and RP at the times prescribed in the convoy clearance. The convoy arrived safely at its destination with minimum loss or damage to vehicles, equipment, physical surroundings, or personnel.

Performance Steps

1.   Determine mission requirements.

2.   Conduct route reconnaissance.

3.   Prepare strip map.

4.   Request convoy clearance (administrative).

5.   Request convoy clearance (tactical).

6.   Plan convoy organization and control.

7.   Prepare movement order.

8.   Prepare drivers.

9.  Schedule and prepare convoy briefing.

10. Supervise before operations PMCS.

11. Ensure pre-departure steps.

12. Enforce correct driving procedures.

13. Instruct drivers.

14. Perform RP checks.

Evaluation Preparation: Evaluate this task during a field training exercise or a unit training exercise.

Brief Soldier: Inform the soldier that the evaluation is measured on the ability to perform all the functions listed

Performance Measures

GO

NO GO

1.   Collected warning order and area maps.

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2.   Gathered SOP and reference directives.

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3.   Reviewed unit load plans.

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4.   Evaluated environmental impact.

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5.   Selected primary and alternate routes.

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6.   Identified halts.

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7.   Identified route restrictions.

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8.   Prepared and distributed the strip map.

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9.   Coordinated submission of DD Form 1265 (administrative).

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10. Coordinated for oversize or overweight vehicles (administrative).

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11. Coordinated with battalion S3 (tactical).

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12. Appointed and instructed trail party.

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13. Coordinated support requirements.

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14. Planned for special mission requirements.

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15. Planned for placement of troop carrying vehicles.

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16. Divided the convoy into march units/serials.

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17. Planned gap time between serials.

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18. Determined position of march unit and serial commanders.

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19. Obtained civilian police assistance (when possible).

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20. Assigned radios.

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21. Prepared and issued the movement order.

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22. Ensured drivers possess valid driving permits.

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23. Ensured adequate rest periods.

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24. Scheduled for combat inspections.

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25. Scheduled, prepared, and conducted convoy briefing covering-

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a. The situation.

 

 

b. The mission.

 

 

c. Execution.

 

 

d. Administration and logistics.

 

 

e. Command and signal.

 

 

f.  Safety.

 

 

26. Checked air hose couplings.

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27. Checked oil and lubrication levels.

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28. Checked cooling systems.

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29. Checked brakes.

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30. Checked tires.

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31. Checked line up of vehicles.

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32. Checked vehicle markings.

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33. Selected pacesetter.

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34. Conducted operations weapons check.

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35. Ensured sandbags were installed.

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36. Ensured cargo was secured.

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37. Briefed drivers on rules of the road.

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38. Signaled to start engines.

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39. Signaled to move out.

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40. Enforced proper driving procedures.

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41. Informed drivers of details at halts.

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42. Had drivers inspect their vehicles and loads.

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43. Ensured operational checks by drivers.

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44. Checked load security.

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45. Ensured policing of areas after stops.

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46. Dismissed drivers.

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

References

 

Required

Related

 

FM 21-60

TM 9-2320-273-10

 

FM 55-15

TM 9-2320-279-10-1

 

FM 55-30

TM 9-2320-279-10-2

 

FM 101-5

TM 9-2320-280-10

 

 

TM 9-2320-283-10

 

 

TM 9-2320-289-10

 

 

TM 9-2320-360-10

 

 

TM 9-2320-361-10

 

 

TM 9-2320-364-10

 

 

TM 9-2320-365-10

 

 

TM 9-2320-366-10-1

 

 

TM 9-2320-366-10-2