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FM 90-2: Battlefield Deception

APPENDIX C

Sample Deception Implementation Schedule

Although the preparation of a deception annex to an OPORD may or may not be required, a deception implementation schedule is often required to ensure a coordinated, controlled, multidisciplined effort. The degree of detail and method of dissemination will vary according to the deception plan, but an implementation plan is an essential tool.

The schedule is completed through the initiation of the true operation to include final actions in terminating the deception. In constructing the implementation schedule, the planner must visualize the battle area, use his imagination, and keep in mind that the schedule is a chronological presentation of the deception plan, bringing together all activities to provide a scenario of the operations. It then becomes a script for the actors (units) as illustrated in Figure C-1 below.


IMPLEMENTATION
TIME
ASPECT OF DECEPTION
STORY SUPPORTED
TASK
ACTIONS
UNIT(S)
RESPONSIBLE
REMARKS
171630 2d Bde begins build-
up of troops to
south.
Begin movement
controls of
troops for
demonstration.
Vehicle traffic
movement and
control points.
1-3d Arty Bn
1-79 Inf Bn
1-80 Inf Bn
Movement control
enforced through-
out deception ops.
171730 1-3d Arty Bn shows
shift of direc-
tion toward city
of Bucoda.
Notional shift
of A/B Co 1-79
and 1-80 Inf
Bns.
Use visual/C-E
to indicate
recce and move-
ment.
1-3d Arty Bn
1-79 Inf Bn
1-80 Inf Bn
Emission patterns
to indicate rapid
build-up of forces
in 1-3d Arty Bn
sector. Continue
until 180500
(H-hour).
171850 A and B Co of 1-79
Inf Bn link up with
1-3d Arty Bn sector.
Show heavy
traffic in 1-3d
Arty Bn sector
Recce and coor-
dination parties
in 1-3d Arty Bn
sector.
A/B Co
1-79 Inf Bn
HHC and C Co 1-79
Inf Bn must conceal
true actions as
covering force for
retrograde ops.
171930 1-80 Inf Bn begins
movement toward
1-3d Arty Bn sector
for main attack.
Begin actual
activities to
show normal
actions asso-
ciated with
movement of Bn.
Recce and coor-
dination parties
along 1-3d Arty
and 1-79 Inf Bn
zones.
1-80 Inf Bn Must conceal ac-
tual intent of
1-80 Inf Bn using
electronic decep-
tion to replicate
heavy movement
traffic.
172130 All 2d Bde units
prepare for
attack in south.
Begin notional
activities to
show normal
actions in
preparation of
attack.
Route air recce
through sector
of attack.
Request
support
from Div
assets.
All air recon
flights should
take in city of
Bucoda to increase
plausibility of
deception.
172330 2d Bde issues
radio silence
order in prep-
aration for
attack.
Prepare no-
tional unit for
attack (set up
demonstration).
Use camouflage
to conceal
1-79 Inf Bn set
up of perimeter
defense for
retrograde ops.
HHC and B Co
1-79 Inf Bn
1-80 Inf Bn
Mask or conceal
all preparation for
1-80 Inf Bn commit-
ment at Tnon air
field
180300 Combat support to
2d Bde increases
for attack.
Break radio
silence. Portray
heavy C-E
traffic levels
throughout the
bde.
Increase vehicle
traffic within
2d Bde sector to
indicate readiness
for movement.
Also pad traffic
on bde comm nets
to give indication
of impending move-
ment (attack).
1-3d Arty Bn
1-79 Inf Bn
1-80 Inf Bn
.
180430 Begin road march
toward Bucoda.
Establish road
controls and
checkpoints via
FM radio.
Notional units
attachment to
1-3d Arty Bn by
MCD.
Also 1-80 Inf Bn
deception display.
1-3d Arty Bn
1-79 Inf Bn
1-80 Inf Bn
Units to pro-
vide RTOs
and radios for
MCD.
180445 Road march toward
Bucoda continues.
Indicate ar-
tillery support
to bde attack.
Notional attach-
ment of 1-41st
Arty Bn.
1-3d Arty Bn
1-41st Arty Bn
1-41st to pro-
vide RTOs and
radios for at-
tachment exer-
cise.
180500 Road march toward
Bucoda continues.
Co's A and B 1-79
Inf Bn performs
feint to hold
adversary forces
in Bucoda.
1-80 Inf Bn di-
verts its force to
mission objectives:
Tono Airfield.
1-80 Inf Bn 1-80 Inf Bn will
use secure
communications
during attack on
Tono Airfield.
180950 Combat support to
1-80 Inf Bn is
given.
Show artillery
and armor sup-
port to 1-80
Inf Bn.
Secure and set
perimeter defense
of Tono Airfield.
1-80 Inf Bn
1-3d Arty Bn
1-41 Arty Bn
Continue decep-
tion operations
until 1-3d Ary Bn
and A and B Co's
have returned to
defensive posture.

Figure C-1. Sample Implementation Schedule



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