Appendix C

Scout Section Gunnery Tactical Tasks

The focus of tactical training must be on the scoutís primary mission of collecting and reporting information. The scoutís ability to use his combat resources (direct- and indirect-fire assets) effectively while remaining undetected on the battlefield must also be evaluated.

This appendix contains performance checklists that may be used to evaluate the tactical skills of a scout section. It is recommended that these checklists be used to evaluate the tactical portion of the scout section tables (see Chapter 13). Commanders may add subtasks to the checklists to reflect their METL more accurately. To evaluate tasks not included in this appendix, the evaluator may develop performance checklists using ARTEP 17-57-10-MTP. The references used to develop the checklists in this appendix are given at the beginning of each task. These references may be needed to perform the task.

Note. If a particular member (section sergeant) of the scout section performs a particular performance measure, it is stated in that performance measure; the section as a whole performs all other performance measures.


TASK: Execute actions on contact (17-3-1021) (FM 17-98, ARTEP 17-57-10-MTP).
CONDITIONS: While moving, the section encounters the enemy. The section may or may not be engaged by the enemy.
STANDARDS: The section defines the enemy location and makes a recommendation.
PERFORMANCE MEASURESGONO-GONA
1.Deployed and reported.
 a.The enemy engaged:
The section returned fire, moved rapidly to a covered and concealed position, and sent a report to the platoon leader.
_____ _____ _____
 b.The enemy did not engage:
The section moved rapidly to a covered and concealed position and sent a report to the platoon leader.
_____ _____ _____
 c.The section did not contact or see the enemy:
The section did not send a report, but moved to a covered position or provided overwatch.
_____ _____ _____
2. Developed the situation.
 a.Moved to a position where the section sergeant could best observe the enemy. _____ _____ _____
 b.Gathered information about the enemy positions and equipment. _____ _____ _____
 c.Moved (if not in contact) to the flank of the enemy position and attempted to further refine information about the enemy. _____ _____ _____
 d.On order, provided continuous suppression on the enemy position (either direct or indirect fire). _____ _____ _____
 e.Determined enemy--
  (1)     Location. _____ _____ _____
  (2)     Composition. _____ _____ _____
  (3)     Strength. _____ _____ _____
  (4)     Weapon orientations. _____ _____ _____
  (5)     Obstacles. _____ _____ _____
  (6)     Flanks. _____ _____ _____
  (7)     Supporting units. _____ _____ _____
  (8)     Covered and concealed approaches into the enemy flank. _____ _____ _____
3. Recommended a course of action to the platoon leader (section sergeant). _____ _____ _____
4. Chose a course of action. _____ _____ _____

TASK: Report enemy information (071-331-0803) (STP 21-1-SMCT).
CONDITIONS: The section can see enemy soldiers or vehicles with the naked eye or binoculars.
STANDARDS: The section makes a complete and accurate oral or written report to the platoon leader describing each point of interest expressed by the key word SALUTE.
PERFORMANCE MEASURESGONO-GONA
Reported all information quickly, completely, and accurately.
 a.a. Reported size. _____ _____ _____
 b.Described activity. _____ _____ _____
 c.Gave location. _____ _____ _____
 d.Described unit. _____ _____ _____
 e.Reported time. _____ _____ _____
 f.Described or identified equipment. _____ _____ _____
  
Example.Spot Report.
ALPHA:Observer or source.
BRAVO:What is observed. (S-A-L-U-T-E)
 S--Size(Number of sighted personnel and vehicles.)
 A--Activity(What the enemy is doing.)
 L--Location(May be descriptive; need not be grid or reference.)
 U--Unit(Patches, signs, or markings.)
 T--Time(Time the activity was observed.)
 E--Equipment(All equipment associated with the activity.)
CHARLIE:Actions or recommendations.

TASK: Call for and adjust indirect fire (FM 17-98).
CONDITIONS: Given binoculars, a radio, an SOI, a compass, a pencil, a coordinate scale, a 1:50,000-scale map of the target area, the grid location of friendly troops, and a firing unit supporting with HE and quick firing into the impact area.
STANDARDS: The section determines the target location (within 250 meters of its actual location), makes the initial call for fire within 60 seconds after the target is identified, and adjusts the fire within 10 seconds after the round impacts. Observers adjust the indirect fire on the enemy personnel, weapons, or equipment to prevent fire affecting friendly forces. Rounds impact within 250 meters of the target.
PERFORMANCE MEASURESGONO-GONA
1.Determined the target location by grid, shift, or polar method. _____ _____ _____
2.Determined the direction to the target. _____ _____ _____
3.Transmitted the call for fire in three parts. _____ _____ _____
4.Announced "DANGER CLOSE," if applicable. _____ _____ _____
5.Adjusted fire on the target using the bracketing method. _____ _____ _____
6.Announced "END OF MISSION" and status of target. _____ _____ _____

TASK: Conduct a tactical movement (17-3-1016) (FM 17-98, ARTEP 17-57-10-MTP).
CONDITIONS: The section must move from one location to another. Enemy contact is possible or expected.
STANDARDS: The section executes the appropriate technique of movement (traveling, traveling overwatch, or bounding overwatch) and reaches its destination without significant loss of personnel or equipment, or breaches of security.
PERFORMANCE MEASURESGONO-GONA
1.Selected the technique of movement (traveling, traveling overwatch, or bounding overwatch), depending on the enemy situation. _____ _____ _____
2.Moved on designated axis or route.
 a.Moved in designated formation IAW designated techniques of movement. _____ _____ _____
 b.Moved on designated axis or route. _____ _____ _____
 c.Reported control measures. _____ _____ _____
 d.Maintained mutual support and security. _____ _____ _____
3. Executed bounding overwatch (enemy contact is expected).   
 a.Maintained orientation along the designated axis or route. Each vehicle commander knew--   
  (1)     The direction to the enemy. _____ _____ _____
  (2)     The location of the overwatch position. _____ _____ _____
  (3)     The route and destination of the bounding element. _____ _____ _____
  (4)     The location of the overwatch element. _____ _____ _____
  (5)     What he could expect to do next. _____ _____ _____
 b.Maintained visual contact between the bounding and overwatch elements, whenever possible, depending on terrain. _____ _____ _____
 c.Used terrain-driving techniques, to include--   
  (1)     Cover and concealment. _____ _____ _____
  (2)     Good observation and fields of fire. _____ _____ _____
  (3)     Stationary weapon platform. _____ _____ _____
  (4)     Immediate and controlled reaction to any threat. _____ _____ _____
 d.Dismounted scouts, as necessary, to provide security. _____ _____ _____
 e.Maintained all-around security (vehicle commanders). _____ _____ _____

TASK: Control scout section fires (171-121-3005) (STP 17-19D23-SM).
CONDITIONS: Given TOE equipment and personnel, and a mission that requires section fire control and distribution.
STANDARDS:

To avoid target overkill, the section uses each weapon in its best role and--

  • Engages only targets that offer a high probability of hit.
  • Exposes only the vehicles that have the best shots and need to fire.
  • Destroys the most dangerous targets first.
  • Maintains combat loads as long as possible.
PERFORMANCE MEASURESGONO-GONA
1.Maintained weapons-ready posture. _____ _____ _____
2.Maintained weapon orientations of section vehicles. _____ _____ _____
3.Selected and occupied firing positions. _____ _____ _____
4.Prepared section sketches and range cards (defense). _____ _____ _____
5.Issued a fire command to include-- _____ _____ _____
 a.Alert. _____ _____ _____
 b.Ammunition. _____ _____ _____
 c.Description. _____ _____ _____
 d.Location. _____ _____ _____
 e.Control (optional). _____ _____ _____
 f.Execution. _____ _____ _____
6.Sensed rounds and adjusted fires. _____ _____ _____
7.Terminated engagement. _____ _____ _____

TASK: Conduct a screen (17-3-1023) (FM 17-98, ARTEP 17-57-10-MTP).
CONDITIONS: As part of a platoon, the section is ordered to screen a larger force. The enemy situation is unknown.
STANDARDS: The section warns the larger force of enemy approach and provides information on enemy equipment, organization, and axis of advance. The section does not suffer significant loss of personnel or equipment.
PERFORMANCE MEASURESGONO-GONA
1.Established a screen (occupied OPs).
 a.Reconnoitered and selected specific locations. _____ _____ _____
 b.Reported the actual OP location to the platoon leader or platoon sergeant. _____ _____ _____
 c.Established local security. _____ _____ _____
 d.Improved the position. _____ _____ _____
2. Conducted screening operations.
 a.Maintained continuous surveillance of all named areas of interest or avenues of approach into the sector. _____ _____ _____
 b.Provided early warning of enemy approach. _____ _____ _____
 c.Covered dead space (conducted irregularly scheduled, mounted or dismounted patrols between OPs). _____ _____ _____
3. Detected all enemy elements entering the platoon's section.
 a.Identified, reported, and maintained contact with reconnaissance patrols. _____ _____ _____
 b.Impeded and harassed the enemy by controlled use of artillery fires. _____ _____ _____
 c.Maintained contact with the enemy until ordered to break contact. _____ _____ _____
4. Displaced to a subsequent screen line.
 a.Requested permission to displace. _____ _____ _____
 b.Displaced most-threatened OPs first. _____ _____ _____
 c.Continued to adjust indirect fires. _____ _____ _____
 d.Maintained contact with advancing enemy elements. _____ _____ _____
 e.Reported when set on the subsequent screen line. _____ _____ _____
 f.Kept the platoon leader (or platoon sergeant) informed. _____ _____ _____

TASK: Perform a passage of lines (17-3-1014) (FM 17-98, ARTEP 17-57-10-MTP).
CONDITIONS: The section is required to pass through a stationary force. Enemy contact is possible.
STANDARDS: The section performs the passage without significant loss of personnel or equipment, or breaches of security.
PERFORMANCE MEASURESGONO-GONA
1.Coordinated the passage (section sergeant).
 a.Sent a representative to the contact point with a stationary unit representative. _____ _____ _____
 b.Coordinated, at a minimum, the information listed in the SOP. _____ _____ _____
2. Executed the passage.
 a.Issued a FRAGO. _____ _____ _____
 b.Arrived at the contact point at the time specified, and displayed the proper recognition signals. _____ _____ _____
 c.Picked up guides, and moved through the passage lanes without halting. _____ _____ _____
 d.Employed stationary force indirect fires (as necessary). _____ _____ _____
 e.Completed the passage by the time specified in the higher headquarters' OPORD. _____ _____ _____
 f.Used stationary force service support assets, as necessary. _____ _____ _____
 g.Did not cause friendly fire casualties during the passage. _____ _____ _____
 h.Reported completion of the passage to next higher headquarters. _____ _____ _____

TASK: Select firing positions (171-123-1002) (STP 17-19D23-SM).
CONDITIONS: Given an operational scout vehicle with a crew.
STANDARDS: The section selects firing positions that are not on prominent terrain, have covered and concealed routes into and out of the positions, are as level as possible, and allow weapons-down firing without limiting the gunnerís field of fire. In offensive operations (overwatch), the positions allow placement of suppressive fire on known or suspected enemy positions and ATGM early warning.
PERFORMANCE MEASURESGONO-GONA
1.Selected a primary firing position. _____ _____ _____
2.Selected an alternate firing position. _____ _____ _____
3.Selected a supplementary firing position. _____ _____ _____
4.Selected overwatch positions in the offense. _____ _____ _____
5.Selected positions in the defense. _____ _____ _____
6.Emplaced stakes at firing position. _____ _____ _____
7.Completed range card and sent to higher. _____ _____ _____

TASK: Perform a zone reconnaissance (17-3-1018) (FM 17-98, ARTEP 17-57-10-MTP).
CONDITIONS: As part of a platoon, the section is ordered to conduct a zone reconnaissance. The enemy situation is unknown.
STANDARDS: The section provides the required information rapidly, accurately, and without significant loss of personnel or equipment.
PERFORMANCE MEASURESGONO-GONA
1.Planned the mission IAW troop-leading procedures (section sergeant). _____ _____ _____
2.Deployed in appropriate formation, and used the technique of movement specified in the OPORD. _____ _____ _____
3.Conducted the reconnaissance.
 a.Retained freedom to maneuver. _____ _____ _____
 b.Dismounted scouts, as necessary, to gather information and provide security. _____ _____ _____
 c.Collected and recorded terrain information. _____ _____ _____
  (1)     Determined trafficability of any major routes. _____ _____ _____
  (2)     Determined cross-country trafficability of all terrain in the zone. _____ _____ _____
  (3)     Gathered intervisibility information. _____ _____ _____
  (4)     Located and evaluated all bridges in the zone. _____ _____ _____
  (5)     Located suitable fording or crossing sites near all bridges in the zone. _____ _____ _____
  (6)     Located and evaluated all overpasses, underpasses, and culverts. _____ _____ _____
  (7)     Located mines, obstacles, and barriers in the zone. _____ _____ _____
  (8)     Located a bypass around built-up areas, obstacles, and contaminated areas. _____ _____ _____
  (9)     Located and reported all enemy in zone. _____ _____ _____
 d.Reported terrain information.
  (1)     Submitted a route classification overlay (if required). _____ _____ _____
  (2)     Submitted obstacle, bypass, and ford reports _____ _____ _____
 e.Identified all enemy forces within the zone, including--
  (1)     Location. _____ _____ _____
  (2)     Strength. _____ _____ _____
  (3)     Composition. _____ _____ _____
  (4)     Activity. _____ _____ _____
  (5)     Supporting weapons and units. _____ _____ _____
  (6)     Possible avenues of approach. _____ _____ _____
 f.Reported the situation to the platoon leader or platoon sergeant. _____ _____ _____
 g.Determined the existence of NBC contamination within the zone, if required. _____ _____ _____

TASK: Coordinate with an adjacent platoon (071-326-5775) (STP 21-24-SMCT).
CONDITIONS: The section is participating in an operation as part of a larger element.
STANDARDS: The section coordinates with adjacent elements for offensive and defensive operations to ensure mutually supporting positions, fires, and signals.
PERFORMANCE MEASURESGONO-GONA
1.In the offense, coordinated--
 a.Lateral distance between all attacking elements. _____ _____ _____
 b.Movement routes, to make sure mutual support by fire and maneuver could be maintained between the lead elements. _____ _____ _____
 c.Visual signals, such as hand-and-arm signals and pyrotechnics. _____ _____ _____
 d.Radio call signs/challenge and passwords. _____ _____ _____
2. In the defense, coordinated the following items to make sure there were no gaps and that the fires interlocked and were mutually supporting:  
 a.Location of positions (primary, alternate, and supplementary). _____ _____ _____
 b.Location of key weapons. _____ _____ _____
 c.Sectors of fire. _____ _____ _____
 d.Dead space between units. _____ _____ _____
 e.Location of observation posts. _____ _____ _____
 f.Signals. _____ _____ _____
 g.Patrols and ambushes (size, type, times of departure and return, and routes). _____ _____ _____
3. If a final protective fire was allocated to the section, coordinated with the FIST FO and integrated the final protective fire into the fire plan for the larger element. _____ _____ _____

TASK: Perform an area reconnaissance (17-3-1019, 171-121-3008) (FM 17-98, STP 17-19D23-SM, ARTEP 17-57-10-MTP).
CONDITIONS: The element is ordered to conduct an area reconnaissance. The enemy situation is unknown.
STANDARDS: The section collects and reports all information specified in the OPORD or FRAGO, orients on the reconnaissance objective, retains freedom to maneuver, and gains and maintains contact with the threat, if present. The formations and movement techniques are determined by the likelihood of enemy contact. (See STP 17-19D23-SM for the critical tasks.)
PERFORMANCE MEASURESGONO-GONA
1.Planned the mission IAW troop-leading procedures (section sergeant). _____ _____ _____
2.Deployed in the appropriate formation and used the technique of movement specified in OPORD. _____ _____ _____
3.Conducted the reconnaissance.   
 a.Retained freedom to maneuver. _____ _____ _____
 b.Dismounted scouts, as necessary, to gather information. _____ _____ _____
 c.Collected and recorded terrain information.   
 (1)     Determined trafficability of all major routes. _____ _____ _____
  (2)     Determined cross-country trafficability of terrain within the area. _____ _____ _____
  (3)     Located and evaluated all bridges in the area. _____ _____ _____
  (4)     Located suitable fording or crossing sites near all bridges in the area. _____ _____ _____
  (5)     Located and evaluated all overpasses, underpasses, and culverts. _____ _____ _____
  (6)     Located mines, obstacles, and barriers in the area. _____ _____ _____
  (7)     Located bypasses around built-up areas, obstacles, and contaminated areas. _____ _____ _____
  (8)     Located landing or drop zones. _____ _____ _____
  (9)     Reconnoitered terrain dominating the area, if required. _____ _____ _____
 d.Reported information to higher headquarters. _____ _____ _____
 e.Identified all enemy forces within the area.   
  (1)     Determined enemy locations. _____ _____ _____
  (2)     Determined enemy strength. _____ _____ _____
  (3)     Determined enemy composition. _____ _____ _____
  (4)     Determined enemy activity. _____ _____ _____
  (5)     Located enemy activity. _____ _____ _____
  (6)     Identified possible avenues of approach. _____ _____ _____
  (7)     Reported the situation to higher headquarters. _____ _____ _____
 f.Determined the existence and extent of NBC contamination in the area, if required. _____ _____ _____

TASK: Perform a route reconnaissance (17-3-1017) (FM 17-98, ARTEP 17-57-10-MTP).
CONDITIONS: The section is ordered to conduct a route reconnaissance, as part of a platoon. The enemy situation is unknown.
STANDARDS: The section provides the required information rapidly, accurately, and without significant loss of personnel or equipment.
PERFORMANCE MEASURESGONO-GONA
1.Planned the mission IAW troop-leading procedures (section sergeant). _____ _____ _____
2.Deployed in the appropriate formation and used the technique of movement specified in the OPORD. _____ _____ _____
3.Conducted the reconnaissance.   
 a.Retained freedom to maneuver. _____ _____ _____
 b.Dismounted scouts, as necessary, to gather information. _____ _____ _____
 c.Collected information about the route and adjacent terrain.   
  (1)     Determined trafficability along the route. _____ _____ _____
  (2)     Reconnoitered terrain dominating the route. _____ _____ _____
  (3)     Reconnoitered built-up areas and bypasses. _____ _____ _____
  (4)     Reconnoitered lateral routes. _____ _____ _____
  (5)     Determined the existence and extent of NBC contamination. _____ _____ _____
  (6)     Reconnoitered bridges, underpasses, culverts, and tunnels. _____ _____ _____
 d.Identified all enemy forces that could affect the route.   
  (1)     Determined enemy location. _____ _____ _____
  (2)     Determined enemy strengths. _____ _____ _____
  (3)     Determined enemy composition. _____ _____ _____
  (4)     Determined enemy activity. _____ _____ _____
  (5)     Located enemy supporting weapons and units. _____ _____ _____
  (6)     Identified possible avenues of approach. _____ _____ _____
  (7)     Reported the situation to higher headquarters. _____ _____ _____
 e.Reported terrain information.   
  (1)     Submitted route classification overlay. _____ _____ _____
  (2)     Submitted obstacle, bypass, and ford reports. _____ _____ _____

TASK: Perform reconnaissance by fire (FM 17-95).
CONDITIONS: Given all vehicles, weapons, and equipment organic to an indirect-fire element and scout section.
STANDARDS: The section identifies the suspected enemy position within 200 meters and adjusts fire to suppress the target area.
PERFORMANCE MEASURESGONO-GONA
1.Reported. _____ _____ _____
2.Called for fire. _____ _____ _____
3.Observed enemy movement. _____ _____ _____
4.Developed the situation using indirect fire. _____ _____ _____
5.Continued to reconnoiter suspected enemy positions. _____ _____ _____

TASK: Prepare a route reconnaissance overlay (051-196-3009) (STP 17-19D23-SM).
CONDITIONS: Given a military map, transparent paper (or similar material), pencils, critical information gathered from reconnaissance of a route (including applicable, completed reconnaissance report forms or reconnaissance messages), and references for standard reconnaissance, topographic, and military symbols.
STANDARDS: The section prepares an overlay, IAW FM 5-36, so that all critical characteristics that affect traffic flow, and all mission-essential information, are depicted. Standard topographic and military symbols from FM 21-31 and FM 101-5-1 are included, as required.
PERFORMANCE MEASURESGONO-GONA

Note. The overlay must be legible to receive a GO.

1.Used transparent paper or similar material to draw the overlay. _____ _____ _____
2.Drew two grid reference points on the overlay. _____ _____ _____
3.Drew a north directional arrow on the overlay. _____ _____ _____
4.Drew the reconnoitered route to map scale, with the end points marked with limit-of-sector symbols, and named the route. _____ _____ _____
5.Drew a reconnaissance party information block on the overlay, with required data printed in the block. _____ _____ _____
6.Prepared the correct route classification formula, and printed it directly above the reconnaissance party information block. _____ _____ _____
7.Prepared and drew applicable symbols on the overlay for each characteristic affecting traffic flow. _____ _____ _____
8.If abbreviated symbols or engineer resource symbols were used, attached applicable report forms and messages to the overlay. _____ _____ _____

TASK: Emplace and retrieve a hasty protective minefield (17-3-1026) (FM 17-98, ARTEP 17-57-10-MTP).
CONDITIONS: The section is in continuous operations. Mines from basic load are available, and the use of mines is allowed.
STANDARDS: The section plans and emplaces the mines to provide local security or to cover characteristics that affect traffic flow and all mission-essential information (such as dead space), then retrieves all mines prior to departure.
PERFORMANCE MEASURESGONO-GONA
1.Reported intentions and requested authorization to emplace a minefield (section sergeant). _____ _____ _____
2.Reconnoitered and selected the minefield location.   
 a.Selected a location to block the most-likely avenues of approach. _____ _____ _____
 b.Made sure the site would tie in with the natural obstacles and could be covered with direct fires and observation. _____ _____ _____
3.Established security.   
 a.Designated a security element. _____ _____ _____
 b.Positioned the element to provide local security until the mines had been emplaced. _____ _____ _____
4.Installed the mines.   
 a.Received permission to install the minefield. _____ _____ _____
 b.Reported initiation of mine placements. _____ _____ _____
 c.Selected and marked mine locations. _____ _____ _____
 d.Emplaced, but did not arm, mines. _____ _____ _____
 e.Recorded the minefield on DA Form 1355-1-R (see Figure C-1). _____ _____ _____
 f.Armed and camouflaged the mines, starting with the row nearest the enemy. _____ _____ _____
 g.Collected and stored the safeties and shipping plugs, pending the recovery of the mines. (The storage location must be known by the section and platoon.) _____ _____ _____
 h.Moved the minefield, to include safety lanes. (The markings were visible only from the friendly side.) _____ _____ _____
 i.Recovered the security element. _____ _____ _____
 j.Reported completion to the platoon leader or platoon sergeant. _____ _____ _____
5.Retrieved the mines.   
 a.Received orders to retrieve the minefield. _____ _____ _____
 b.Emplaced security. _____ _____ _____
 c.Brought the safeties and shipping plugs for the recovery. _____ _____ _____
 d.Using DA Form 1355-1-R, disarmed the mines, starting with the row nearest the friendly positions. _____ _____ _____
 e.Removed and stored the mines for future use. _____ _____ _____
 f.Reported the completion of the retrieval to the platoon leader or platoon sergeant. _____ _____ _____

Figure C-1. Sample of a Completed DA Form 1355-1-R.


TASK: Execute a dismounted patrol (17-3-1024) (FM 17-98, ARTEP 17-57-10-MTP).
CONDITIONS: The section is ordered to execute a dismounted patrol with its organic personnel and equipment. Enemy contact is possible.
STANDARDS: The section gathers the necessary information without significant loss of personnel or equipment.
PERFORMANCE MEASURESGONO-GONA
1.Prepared for the mission (section sergeant).
 a.Planned the patrol using troop-leading procedures, with specific attention to--   
  (1)     The organization of the patrol. _____ _____ _____
  (2)     Equipment necessary to accomplish the mission. _____ _____ _____
  (3)     Required coordination, to include--   
  (a)     Special equipment. _____ _____ _____
  (b)     Resupply. _____ _____ _____
  (c)     Transportation. _____ _____ _____
  (d)     Departure or reentry of friendly lines. _____ _____ _____
  (e)     Fire plan. _____ _____ _____
  (4)     Primary and alternate routes. _____ _____ _____
  (5)     Rally points (IRP, ORP, RERP). _____ _____ _____
  (6)     Signals (visual and audio). _____ _____ _____
 b.Issued the order.   
  (1)     New challenge or password for use beyond FEBA. _____ _____ _____
  (2)     Signals. _____ _____ _____
  (3)     Tasks to be conducted at the objective. _____ _____ _____
  (4)     Location of control measures. _____ _____ _____
2.Conducted the patrol.   
 a.Departed friendly lines.   
  (1)     Halted at the IRP. _____ _____ _____
  (2)     Linked up with guide(s), as necessary. _____ _____ _____
  (3)     Moved through the friendly unit without incident. _____ _____ _____
 b.Conducted the mission.   
  (1)     Controlled movement using graphic control measures. _____ _____ _____
  (2)     Maintained all-around security. _____ _____ _____
  (3)     Collected and recorded information about areas or zones, including--   
  (a)     Location of the enemy. _____ _____ _____
  (b)     All lateral and axial routes. _____ _____ _____
  (c)     Proposed and actual obstacle locations. _____ _____ _____
  (d)     Specific information required by the OPORD. _____ _____ _____
 c.Conducted actions on contact.   
  (1)     Freeze. _____ _____ _____
  (2)     Hasty ambush. _____ _____ _____
  (3)     Immediate assault. _____ _____ _____
  (4)     Dispersal, using clock system. _____ _____ _____
 d.Conducted actions at rally points.   
  (1)     Rallied at last rally point, if dispersed en route. _____ _____ _____
  (2)     Assembled until the predetermined number of patrol members arrived, then continued the mission under the senior man present. _____ _____ _____
  (3)     Established 360-degree security at the rally point. _____ _____ _____
 e.Returned to friendly lines.   
  (1)     Coordinated prior to departure. _____ _____ _____
  (2)     Halted at the RERP. _____ _____ _____
  (3)     Contacted the friendly unit. _____ _____ _____
  (4)     Linked up with the guide. _____ _____ _____
  (5)     Moved through the friendly unit without incident. _____ _____ _____
3.The element debriefed the patrol members.   
 a.Prepared the patrol report. _____ _____ _____
 b.Reviewed the patrol report with the patrol members to ensure accuracy and completeness. _____ _____ _____
 c.Submitted the patrol report to the platoon leader or platoon sergeant. _____ _____ _____

TASK: Conduct a defense by a squad (071-430-0002) (STP 21-24-SMCT).
CONDITIONS: Given a priority of work and locations for crew-served weapons, designated by the section leader in his OPORD or FRAGO. The section must prepare an assigned sector for the defense.
STANDARDS: Within the time specified in the section leaderís order, the section completes preparation for the defense while maintaining security, camouflage, and concealment.
PERFORMANCE MEASURESGONO-GONA
1.Followed priority of work IAW unit SOP. _____ _____ _____
2.Maintained security.   
 a.Established OPs. _____ _____ _____
 b.Organized patrols. _____ _____ _____
 c.Planned for the use of STANO devices. _____ _____ _____
3.Made sure the position offered cover and concealment. _____ _____ _____
4.Maintained noise, light, and litter discipline. _____ _____ _____
5.Supervised the construction of fighting positions. _____ _____ _____
6.Made sure the fighting positions were mutually supporting. _____ _____ _____
7.Made and submitted range cards to higher. _____ _____ _____

TASK: Reorganize a squad following enemy contact while in the defense (071-430-0004) (STP 21-24-SMCT).
CONDITIONS: The section is defending as part of a larger unit that has just repelled an enemy assault.
STANDARDS: After enemy contact, the section reorganizes and consolidates in the defense.
PERFORMANCE MEASURESGONO-GONA
1.Reorganized.
 a.Replaced key personnel and made sure all members knew the chain of command. _____ _____ _____
 b.Made sure the key weapons were manned. _____ _____ _____
 c.Moved the casualties to a covered and concealed location. _____ _____ _____
 d.Redistributed the ammunition within the section. _____ _____ _____
 e.Collected and reported captured enemy material and information. _____ _____ _____
 f.Made sure the turret weapons ready racks were reloaded. _____ _____ _____
2.Consolidated in the defense.   
 a.Reestablished security (OPs). _____ _____ _____
 b.Replaced camouflage. _____ _____ _____
 c.Replaced obstacles. _____ _____ _____
 d.Reassigned sectors of fire. _____ _____ _____

TASK: Conduct unmasking procedures (031-503-3002) (STP 21-24-SMCT).
CONDITIONS: The section soldiers are wearing protective masks. Chemical agents have been used. A chemical agent detector may or may not be available.
STANDARDS: The section conducts unmasking procedures without incurring casualties by following the proper sequence with and without the M256 or M256A chemical agent detector kit.
PERFORMANCE MEASURESGONO-GONA
1.Initiated unmasking procedures (chemical agent detector kit was available).   
 a.Used the chemical agent detector kit. _____ _____ _____
 b.Determined that chemical agent was not present. _____ _____ _____
 c.Had two or three soldiers unmask for five minutes, then remask for ten minutes. _____ _____ _____
 d.Checked soldiers for chemical symptoms. _____ _____ _____
 e.Determined if an agent was present. _____ _____ _____
 f.Unmasked or remained masked (as appropriate). _____ _____ _____
 g.Continued to be alert for symptoms. _____ _____ _____
2.Initiated unmasking procedures (chemical agent detector kit was not available).   
 a.Had two or three soldiers keep their eyes wide open, break the seal of their mask, and hold their breath for 15 seconds. _____ _____ _____
 b.Had soldiers reseal, clear, and check their masks; waited ten minutes (preferably in the shade). _____ _____ _____
 c.Checked soldiers for symptoms. _____ _____ _____
 d.If they had no symptoms, had them unmask for ten minutes. _____ _____ _____
 e.Checked soldiers for chemical symptoms. _____ _____ _____
 f.If they had no symptoms, told the rest of the soldiers to unmask. _____ _____ _____
 g.Continued to be alert for symptoms. _____ _____ _____

TASK: Cross a chemically contaminated area (03030C034) (FM 17-98, ARTEP 17-57-10-MTP).
CONDITIONS: The section is in continuous operations and is directed to cross a known, chemically contaminated area.
STANDARDS: The section remains capable of continuing operations, and does not suffer significant loss of personnel or equipment.
PERFORMANCE MEASURESGONO-GONA
1.Prepared for crossing the area.   
 a.Placed externally stored equipment inside, or covered it with available material. _____ _____ _____
 b.Directed the appropriate MOPP level for crossing, depending on the type of agent and protection available. _____ _____ _____
 c.Positioned the detector paper to provide warning. _____ _____ _____
 d.Made sure all drivers, vehicle commanders, and leaders knew the route of march or had strip maps. _____ _____ _____
 e.Made sure all vehicles were closed appropriately for the situation. _____ _____ _____
2.Crossed the area.   
 a.Avoided low ground, overhanging branches, and heavy brush to the extent allowed by the tactical situation. _____ _____ _____
 b.Dropped expendable, contaminated covering at the edge of the contaminated area. _____ _____ _____
 c.Conducted dismounted movement as rapidly as possible. _____ _____ _____
3.Exited the contaminated area.   
 a.Checked for contamination. _____ _____ _____
 b.If the mission permitted, completed chemical decontamination. _____ _____ _____
 c.If the mission did not permit decontamination, arranged for decontamination as soon as possible. _____ _____ _____

TASK: Prepare and submit NBC-4 reports (031-503-4004) (STP 21-24-SMCT).
CONDITIONS: Given the time of day, your location (six-digit coordinate), and the reading from an IM-174 radiacmeter taken at your location.
STANDARDS: The section prepares an NBC-4 report in the correct format and submits it to the platoon leader.
PERFORMANCE MEASURESGONO-GONA
1.Prepared an NBC-4 report.   
 a.Wrote the location of the reading (universal transverse Mercator [UTM]) on line Q. _____ _____ _____
 b.Wrote the IM-174 radiacmeter reading on line R. _____ _____ _____
 c.Wrote the date and time of reading (noted whether the time was in local or Zulu) on line S. _____ _____ _____
2. Submitted NBC-4 report. _____ _____ _____

TASK: Prepare and submit NBC-1 reports (031-503-3005) (STP 21-24-SMCT).
CONDITIONS: Given a watch, compass, map, paper, pencil, and format for an NBC-1 report. An NBC attack has just occurred.
STANDARDS: The section submits an NBC-1 report (reporting as a minimum, lines B, D, H, and either C or F) within five minutes
PERFORMANCE MEASURESGONO-GONA
1.Prepared and submitted an initial NBC-1 (nuclear) report.   
 a.Measured the time from flash to bang. Used a watch or counted slowly (one thousand and one, one thousand and two, etc.). _____ _____ _____
 b.Wrote the number of seconds on line J. _____ _____ _____
 c.Wrote the time shown on the watch on line D (noted whether the time was local or Zulu). _____ _____ _____
 d.Wrote the type of burst (surface, air, or unknown) on line H.   
  (1)     Surface--if a crater or a thick, dense stem from the cloud to the earth was seen. _____ _____ _____
  (2)     Air--if the stem was not connected to the mushroom part of the cloud. _____ _____ _____
  (3)     Unknown--if the cloud was unclear. _____ _____ _____
 e.If the crater could be seen, used the compass to determine the azimuth to the center of the mushroom cloud. Wrote the azimuth on line C. _____ _____ _____
 f.Wrote the section's location on line B. _____ _____ _____
 g.Gave or sent the report to the supervisor (if the report had to be transmitted, gave it a flash precedence). _____ _____ _____
2.Prepared and submitted a subsequent NBC-1 (nuclear) report.   
 a.Measured the angular cloud within five minutes after the burst. Wrote the angle on line L. Used one of the following items to measure the angular cloud within five minutes after the burst:   
  (1)     Aiming circle. _____ _____ _____
  (2)     Battery commanderís (BC) scope. _____ _____ _____
  (3)     Theodolite. _____ _____ _____
  (4)     Compass _____ _____ _____
 b.Wrote the angles on line L. _____ _____ _____
 c.Measured the vertical angle from the ground to the top or bottom of the cloud ten minutes after the burst. Wrote down the vertical angle on line M. Also wrote whether the top or bottom was measured. _____ _____ _____
 d.Added line L or line M to the initial NBC-1 report. Sent or gave the entire message to the supervisor. If the report had to be transmitted, gave it an immediate precedence. _____ _____ _____
3.Prepared and submitted initial NBC-1 (chemical or biological) report.   
 a.Wrote the time the attack started on line D. _____ _____ _____
 b.Wrote the time the attack stopped on line E. _____ _____ _____
 c.Wrote the type of attack (biological or chemical) on line H. _____ _____ _____
 d.Wrote the location on line B. _____ _____ _____
 e.If the place attacked was not his position, wrote the location of the attack on line F. _____ _____ _____
 f.If the type of attack could be identified as artillery, aircraft, or other means, wrote the type of attack on line G. _____ _____ _____
 g.Gave or sent the report to the platoon leader. (If the report had to be transmitted, gave it a flash precedence.)
4.Prepared and submitted a subsequent NBC-1 (chemical) report. Used the M256 kit to identify the type of chemical. Within five minutes, sent the message to the platoon leader. (If the report had to be transmitted, gave it an immediate precedence.) _____ _____ _____

TASK: Calculate and designate placement of steel-cutting charges (051-193-3051) (STP 17-19D23-SM).
CONDITIONS: Given a steel target, explosives, and instructions on desired demolition results.
STANDARDS: The section determines the type of explosives needed, accurately calculates the minimum required, and places the charge on the target.
PERFORMANCE MEASURESGONO-GONA
1.Used Table 1, Characteristics of Explosives and Problem-Solving Format. (See STP 17-19D23-SM.) _____ _____ _____
2.Determined the correct calculation. _____ _____ _____
3.Placed the charge on the proper location. _____ _____ _____

TASK: Calculate and designate placement of timber-cutting charges (051-193-3052) (STP 17-19D23-SM).
CONDITIONS: Given a timber target, explosives, and instructions on desired demolition results.
STANDARDS: The section determines the type of explosives needed, calculates the minimum required, and places the charge on the target.
PERFORMANCE MEASURESGONO-GONA
1.Used Table 1, Characteristics of Explosives and Problem-Solving Format. (See STP 17-19D23-SM.) _____ _____ _____
2.Determined the correct calculation. _____ _____ _____
3.Placed the charge on the proper location. _____ _____ _____

TASK: React to indirect fire (FM 71-1, FM 17-12-1-1).
CONDITIONS: The section is operating in a tactical environment where enemy contact is possible or expected (the section may be either stationary or moving). The section observes artillery or smoke impacting near or on top of its position.
STANDARDS: The section reacts to indirect fire and is prepared to continue the mission.
PERFORMANCE MEASURESGONO-GONA
1.Reacted to indirect fire while on the move.   
 a.Executed evasive action to avoid the impact area. _____ _____ _____
 b.The crew dropped down inside the vehicle, and closed the hatches. _____ _____ _____
 c.Based on the enemy's expected use of chemical weapons and the type of rounds impacting, all personnel stopped breathing and masked. _____ _____ _____
 d.Continued to move out or away from the impact area. _____ _____ _____
2.Reacted to indirect fires while stationary.   
 a.The crew remained inside the vehicle. _____ _____ _____
 b.Based on the enemy's expected use of chemical weapons and the type of rounds impacting, all personnel stopped breathing, and masked. _____ _____ _____
 c.If indirect fire effectively suppressed the section's position and the section mission allowed, the section moved out of the impact area to adequate cover. _____ _____ _____