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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.





2.   Gathered SOP and reference directives.





3.   Reviewed unit load plans.





4.   Evaluated environmental impact.





5.   Selected primary and alternate routes.





6.   Identified halts.





7.   Identified route restrictions.





8.   Prepared and distributed the strip map.





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





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





11. Coordinated with battalion S3 (tactical).





12. Appointed and instructed trail party.





13. Coordinated support requirements.





14. Planned for special mission requirements.





15. Planned for placement of troop carrying vehicles.





16. Divided the convoy into march units/serials.





17. Planned gap time between serials.





18. Determined position of march unit and serial commanders.





19. Obtained civilian police assistance (when possible).





20. Assigned radios.





21. Prepared and issued the movement order.





22. Ensured drivers possess valid driving permits.





23. Ensured adequate rest periods.





24. Scheduled for combat inspections.





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





a.
The situation.

 


 


b.
The
mission.

 


 


c.
Execution.

 


 


d.
Administration
and logistics.

 


 


e.
Command
and signal.

 


 


f. 
Safety.

 


 


26. Checked air hose
couplings.





27. Checked oil and lubrication levels.





28. Checked cooling systems.





29. Checked brakes.





30. Checked tires.





31. Checked line up of vehicles.





32. Checked vehicle markings.





33. Selected pacesetter.





34. Conducted operations weapons check.





35. Ensured sandbags were installed.





36. Ensured cargo was secured.





37. Briefed drivers on rules of the road.





38. Signaled to start engines.





39. Signaled to move out.





40. Enforced proper driving procedures.





41. Informed drivers of details at halts.





42. Had drivers inspect their vehicles and loads.





43. Ensured operational checks by drivers.





44. Checked load security.





45. Ensured policing of areas after stops.





46. Dismissed drivers.





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

 

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