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THIS WEEK: HIGH SCHOOL RECONNAISSANCE
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HIGH SCHOOL RECRUITING PROGRAM
Utilize School Recruiter Zone
Don’t take short cuts. That is very short-sighted and will take years…and probably a new RRNCO to recover from.
After a focused intelligence gathering it is not time for Recon.
Chapter 3 ATP 3-20.98 5 April 2013
STEALTHY, FORCEFUL, DELIBERATE, AND RAPID RECONNAISSANCE
3-11. Reconnaissance can be characterized as stealthy, forceful, deliberate, or rapid. Through his intent, the commander defines when key reconnaissance tasks are accomplished in relationship to the end-state of the missions. This allows the platoon leader to exercise initiative in determining how to meet the commander’s intent.
3-12. Stealthy reconnaissance occurs when the platoon conducts a methodical, time-consuming mission that minimizes chance enemy contact. It is usually conducted dismounted, and stealth is strongly emphasized. The lighter an organization, the more stealth becomes essential. Stealthy reconnaissance takes maximum advantage of covered and concealed terrain, and reduced battlefield signatures. However, stealth cannot be guaranteed and units attempting to conduct stealthy reconnaissance must have immediate access to supporting fires, and be drilled to react correctly once the enemy makes contact. The platoon can expect to operate over extended distances long before combat is executed.
3-13. Forceful reconnaissance is the opposite of stealthy, and involves mounted tasks conducted at a faster pace. Because the units are less concerned with being detected by the enemy, CFV and motorized reconnaissance platoons are better suited for this type of reconnaissance. Dismounted reconnaissance platoons may need vehicle augmentation. A platoon conducting aggressive reconnaissance uses movement to rapidly develop the situation. Direct and indirect fire systems are also employed. Firepower, aggressive exploitation of actions on contact, operations security, and training are required for the unit to survive and accomplish the mission.
3-14. Deliberate reconnaissance entails slow, detailed, broad-based operations where the platoon may accomplish several tasks. Mounted reconnaissance platoon leaders ensure that subordinates understand the slower tempo and the use of dismounted scouts to collect the required information.
3-15. Rapid reconnaissance focuses on collecting a few key pieces of information required by the troop commander. CFV and motorized reconnaissance platoons are better suited for this type of reconnaissance. Dismounted reconnaissance platoons may need vehicle augmentation.
3-16. The platoon leader’s instruction for tempo should be based on the higher commander’s guidance. Specific information for the execution should include: Planning timelines. Tasks to subordinate units. Specific information requirements. Latest time information. Movement techniques. Reconnaissance methods (mounted, dismounted, aerial, sensor). Tactical risk.
3-17. A key factor in reconnaissance execution is the time available to conduct the mission. Platoon leaders recognize and accept the increased risk to the reconnaissance element and the main body when the pace is accelerated. This risk can be offset by employing air reconnaissance and technical means to cover open terrain or areas of lower threat.
Review Mission Statement
- Mission Statement: (from Student Handbook)
- Fayetteville High School (FHS) engages all students In a rigorous, relevant, curriculum to inspire a passion for attaining their highest academic and civic potential.
- Vision Statement: (from Student Handbook)
- All learners engage in challenging, collaborative learning experiences in a personalized environment that prepares them to be continuous learners and successful contributors in their global community.
Initial Questions: Don’t assume anything. Everyone is a helpful and has key information until they prove that isn’t true. Even then it is good to know who is a friend and who is a foe.
Set Recon Goals:
- Meet and retain the names of:
- 1 High school senior
- 1 High school junior
- 1 Teacher
- 2 Levels of Gatekeepers
- 1 Staff member
- Determine the parking place and policy
- Determine the sign/poster procedures
- Ask for a tour