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071-331-0815 (SL1) - Practice Noise, Light, and Litter Discipline

Standards: Ensured that noise was kept at a minimum; no light was visible to the enemy; the area was free of litter and other evidence of the unit’s presence.

Conditions:
You are a member of an element conducting a
tactical mission.

Standards:
Ensured that noise was kept at a minimum; no
light was visible to the enemy; the area was
free of litter and other evidence of the
unit’s presence.

 

Performance
Steps

1.   Comply with noise discipline.

a.
Avoid all unnecessary
vehicular and foot movement.

b.
Secure (with tape or
other materials) metal parts (for
example, weapon slings, canteen
cups, identification tags) to
prevent them from making noise
during movement.

c.
Do
not restrict moving parts of weapons
if doing so prevents their
operation.

d.
Talk only to conduct or
explain operations.

e.
Use radios only when
necessary, keeping the volume low so
only you can hear it.

2.   Comply with light discipline.

a.
Do not smoke except when
concealed from enemy view.

Note. Smoking at night should be restricted, as the enemy can
see and smell the smoke.

b.
Conceal flashlights and
other light sources so the light is
filtered (for example, under a
poncho).

c.
Cover anything that
reflects light (for example, metal
surfaces, vehicles, glass).

d.
Use all available natural
concealment.

e.
Camouflage all vehicles
and equipment.

3.   Comply with litter discipline.

a.
Take all litter (empty
food containers, empty ammunition
cans or boxes, old camouflage) to
established collection points.

b.
Carry all litter with you
until you can dispose of it without
leaving any trace.

Evaluation
Preparation: 

Setup:
Schedule this exercise in conjunction with
field maneuvers or field exercises or use
defensive positions. 

Performance
Measures

GO

NO
GO

1.   Complied with noise discipline.

a.
Avoided all unnecessary
vehicular and foot movement.

 

 

b.
Secured
metal parts, preventing them from
making noise during movement.

 

 

c.
Did
not restrict moving parts of secured
weapons, preventing operation.

 

 

d.
Talked
only to conduct or explain
operations.

 

 

e.
Used
radios only when necessary, kept the
volume low so only you could hear
it.

 

 

2.   Complied with light discipline.

a.
Smoked only when
concealed from enemy view.

 

 

b.
Concealed
flashlights and other light sources
so the light was filtered.

 

 

c.
Covered
anything that reflected light.

 

 

d.
Used
all available natural concealment.

 

 

e.
Camouflaged
all vehicles and equipment.

 

 

3.   Complied with litter discipline.

a.
Took all litter to
established collection points.

 

 

b.
Carried
all litter until it could be
disposed of without leaving any
trace.

 

 

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 him what was done
wrong and how to do it correctly.

References

 

 

 

Required

 

 

 

 

FM
7-8

 

 

 

 


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