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.
Submitted observations in a spot report,
using the SALUTE format, to your chain of
command, within five minutes of observing
You correctly identified six out of
six SALUTE items.
1. Identify enemy activity.
Determine whether observed
activity is friendly or enemy.
If unable to make
determination, report activity as
2. Record information in a spot report, using the
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.
Define SALUTE acronym.
Report the number of personnel,
vehicles, aircraft, or size of an
A-Activity. Report detailed account of actions, for example, direction
of movement, troops digging in,
artillery fire, type of attack, NBC
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.
Report the enemy’s unit.
If the unit is unknown, report
any distinctive features, such as
uniforms, patches or colored tabs,
headgear, vehicle identification
Report the time the activity
was observed, not the time you report
Always report local or Zulu
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.
Remarks. Include any information not included in the SALUTE format.
3. Provide spot report to chain of command.
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.
Soldier: Have the soldier write or radio
the report of activity to the chain of
1. Recorded observations of enemy activity in a spot
report which included:
2. Reported all information to the chain of command
within five minutes of observation.
Score the soldier GO if all
performance measures are passed within five
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