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093-401-5050 - React to a Possible Improvised Explosive Device (IED)

Standard: Properly establish initial exclusion area, security, and report “Possible Improvised Explosive Device (IED)” to Higher HQ with 100% accuracy.

React to a "Possible Improvised Explosive
Device (IED)"



All soldiers must receive a theater
specific IED threat brief to successfully accomplish this task.

Specific identification features for
IEDs are ever-changing based on the enemy’s capabilities and available


React to a Possible Improvised Explosive
Device (IED)

During military operations you encounter a
"Possible Improvised Explosive Device (IED)".

Properly establish initial exclusion area,
security, and report "Possible Improvised Explosive Device (IED)" to Higher HQ
with 100% accuracy.


Do not attempt to move the "Possible
Improvised Explosive Device (IED)." Do not approach the "Possible
Improvised Explosive Device (IED)." If possible, avoid using any
communication electronic equipment within established exclusion area. Any
of the above "Dangers" may cause a "Possible Improvised Explosive Device (IED)"
to explode.

Performance Steps

1. Establish minimum initial exclusion area of 300 meters
around "Possible Improvised Explosive Device (IED)".

2. Establish security:

a. Search secure area for possible secondary explosive
device(s)/hazards, while maintaining


  1. b. Identify potential enemy force observation/vantage points.
  2. c. Seek all available manmade or natural frontal and overhead cover.
  3. c. Avoid establishing a "reaction" pattern.

3. Forward information to Higher HQ using standard
9-line UXO Report (See Figure 1-6).

4. Continue mission IAW Higher HQ guidance.

Evaluation Preparation:
Grade the soldiers as a "go" or "no-go"
in each area. Explain the incorrect action for any "no-go".

Performance Measures



1. Upon encountering a "Possible Improvised Explosive
Device (IED)":

a. Ensured all movement towards "Possible Improvised
Explosive Device (IED)" stopped.

b. Established initial minimum 300 meter exclusion area.

c. Established security.

2. Submitted standard 9-line UXO Report to Higher HQ.

3. Did not move "Possible Improvised Explosive Device (IED)".

4. Did not approach "Possible Improvised Explosive Device (IED)".

5. Did not use any communication or electronic devices
within initial exclusion area.

6. Continued mission IAW Higher HQ guidance.


Evaluation Guidance: Tell the
soldier that "Possible Improvised Explosive Devices (IED)" are in use in the AOR.
Place the Soldier in a scenario that will require them to encounter a "Possible
Improvised Explosive Device (IED)".

Standard 9-line UXO Report

Line 1:
Date time group discovered: (Command policy will
dictate Local or Zulu time).

Line 2:
Reporting Activity (UIC / Unit designation).
Location: mandatory 8 digit grid:

(include: landmarks, reference points, or street addresses). 

Line 3:
Contact Method: Radio Freq / Call Sign or
Telephone Number. (If using phone number, provide name).

Line 4:
Type of Munition: (Dropped, Projected, Placed, or

Line 5:
NBC Contamination: Yes or No, known or suspected
NBC Contamination. If yes, report type of agent

if known / identified.

Line 6:
Resources Threatened: (What resource is threatened
– is it a critical asset?).

Line 7:
Impact on Mission: (How the UXO is affecting the

Line 8: Protective Measures Taken: (Unit emplaced protective

Line 9:
Recommended Priority: (Immediate, Indirect, Minor,
or No Threat).

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