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171-300-0016 - Conduct a Presence Patrol

Conducted a presence patrol so that the military presence of US troops is projected, and all appropriate human intelligence (HUMINT) information is gathered and the commander’s intent is met. Interaction with local or foreign civilians, law enforcement, governmental officials or military is conducted in a manner that did not incite aggression against US forces or our allies. Maintained force protection, as appropriate, for the threat situation. Conducted actions on contact. Maintained situational awareness by monitoring FM communications and/or the FBCB2/IVIS

Conditions: In a tactical
environment as the section leader, given an operations order (OPORD) or
fragmentary order (FRAGO) to conduct a presence patrol either mounted or
dismounted, an operational vehicle, maps with graphic control measures, signal
operation instructions (SOI), and the requirement to conduct a presence patrol
through populated terrain and/or urban built-up area. Your vehicle may be
equipped with the Force XXI Battle Command Brigade-and-Below (FBCB2) system/
intervehicular information system (IVIS) with the current map, operational
overlay, and order displayed.


 

 

Standards: Conducted a presence
patrol so that the military presence of US troops is projected, and all
appropriate human intelligence (HUMINT) information is gathered and the
commander’s intent is met.  Interaction with local or foreign civilians, law
enforcement, governmental officials or military is conducted in a manner that
did not incite aggression against US forces or our allies.  Maintained force
protection, as appropriate, for the threat situation. Conducted actions on
contact.  Maintained situational awareness by monitoring FM communications
and/or the  FBCB2/IVIS.

 

 


Performance Steps

NOTE:  The primary purpose of the
presence patrol is to be seen by military forces and civilians in the area
of operations.  Although this patrol does perform limited reconnaissance and
security functions; it should be planned and conducted as a combat patrol.

   1.  Initiates and controls presence patrol movement
toward the start point (SP).

           a.  Directs mode of transportation IAW OPORD/FRAGO.

                 (1)  Mounted.

                 (2)  Dismounted.

           b.  Directs patrol to begin movement using
the designated formation, movement technique, interval and speed IAW the
OPORD/FRAGO.

           c.  Positions himself where he can best
control the movement of the patrol.

   2.  Supervises the patrol.

           a.  Crosses the SP at the designated time.

           b.  Reports control measures IAW the OPORD/FRAGO.

           c.  Directs 360-degree security with air and
ground surveillance.

   3.  Conducts scheduled halts, as directed in the
OPORD/FRAGO.

           a.  Establishes local security.

           b.  Posts guides to direct traffic, as
necessary.

           c.  Conducts reconnaissance, as necessary.

           d.  Mounted only:

                 (1)  Performs during-operation
maintenance.

                 (2)  Refuels, if scheduled.

           e.  Sends a Situation Report (SITREP).

   4.  Conducts unscheduled halts, as necessary.

           a.  Conducts actions on contact.

                 (1)  Deploy and report.

                 (2)  Develop the situation.

                 (3)  Recommend and choose a course of
action.

                 (4)  Execute a course of action.

           b.  Maintains situational awareness.

           c.  Maintains 360-degree security.

           d.  Sends a SITREP.

   5.  Interacts with the local civilians as the OPORD
or situation dictates.  This includes local or foreign civilians, law
enforcement and governmental officials, and other forces located in the
area. Act in a manner that will not incite aggression against U.S. forces or
our allies.

           a.  Uses the patrol’s HUMINT collector
(Military Intelligence personnel), or HUMINT collection techniques.

           b.  Maintains situational awareness of local
activities, civilians, military forces, and other potential threats to the
patrol.

NOTE: Due to the interaction the
patrol may have with the local civilians, and other personnel in the area
along the route, progressive levels of force protection may be necessary.

   6.  Conducts continuous reconnaissance during and
after the patrol. Make note of suspicious activity, persons, vehicles, etc.

   7.  Reports all suspicious activities to higher
headquarters.

   8.  Conducts reentry into friendly areas.

           a.  Contacts friendly units.

           b.  Confirms the coordination of the passage
with the friendly unit.

           c.  Executes reentry.

   9.  Completes the patrol report.

           a.  Debriefs the patrol members and compile
the reconnaissance information.

           b.  Prepares the patrol report.

           c.  Reviews the patrol report with the
patrol members for accuracy and completeness.

           d.  Submits the completed report to
commander or tactical operations center (TOC). Use FBCB2/IVIS, if equipped.

  10.  Maintains situational awareness by monitoring FM
communications and/or FBCB2/IVIS .

 


Performance Measures

GO

NO GO

   1.  Initiated presence patrol and controls movement
toward the SP.

   2.  Supervised the patrol.

   3.  Conducted scheduled halts as directed in the
OPORD/FRAGO.

   4.  Conducted unscheduled halts, as necessary.

   5.  Interacted with the local citizenry as the OPORD
or situation dictates.  This includes local or foreign civilians, law
enforcements officials, governmental officials, and other forces located in
the area. Acted in a manner that will not incite aggression against U.S.
forces or our allies.

   6.  Conducted continuous reconnaissance during and
after the patrol. Made note of suspicious activity, persons, vehicles, etc.

   7.  Reported all suspicious activities to higher
headquarters.

   8.  Conducted reentry into friendly areas.

   9.  Completed the patrol report.

  10.  Maintained situational awareness by monitoring
FM communications and/or the FBCB2 system.

 

Evaluation Guidance: Score the
Soldier GO if all steps are passed.  Score the Soldier NO-GO if any step is
failed.  If the Soldier scores NO-GO, show him what was done wrong and how to do
it correctly.

 



References

 


Required


Related

 

 

FM 3-20.98 (FM 17-98)