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LONG-RANGE SURVEILLANCE UNIT (LRSU) OPERATIONS

Subcourse Number IN 0484

Edition A

United States Army Infantry School
Fort Benning, Georgia 31905-5593

Five Credit Hours

Edition Date: August 1995

SUBCOURSE OVERVIEW

"Know your enemy" is an old military adage. It is as true today as it ever was. A critical factor for the victorious commander is knowledge of the enemy. Knowledge of enemy capabilities and intentions allows the commander and his staff to bring strength to bear on enemy weakness. It reduces the likelihood of friendly forces being surprised by the enemy.

The commander on the modern battlefield employs many different information collecting methods. One of these collection means is Human Intelligence (HUMINT). An important method of collecting HUMINT for the corps and division is through the use of LRSUs. As an infantry officer or noncommissioned officer (NCO) assigned to a LRSU, you must lead and train your subordinates during preparation for and the conduct of LRSU operations. As a staff officer or NCO, you assist in the planning, preparation, and execution of LRSU operations; you will also assist in the assignment and monitoring of both training and combat missions for LRSUs. This subcourse will provide you the knowledge of the objectives, organization, fundamentals, environments, and procedures involved in LRSU operations.

There are no prerequisites for this subcourse.

This subcourse reflects the doctrine that was current at the time it was prepared. In your own work situation, always refer to the latest publication.

The words "he," "him," "his," and "men," when used in this publication, represent both the masculine and feminine genders unless otherwise stated.

TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE

Action: Identify the objective, organization, and fundamentals of Long-Range Surveillance Unit (LRSU) operations; and identify the operational environments and characteristics of Long-Range Surveillance Unit (LRSU) operations.
Condition: Given the subcourse material contained in this subcourse.
Standard: The student will successfully answer 70 percent of the questions on a multiple-choice examination by identifying the objective, organization, and fundamentals of Long-Range Surveillance Unit (LRSU) environments and characteristics of Long-Range Surveillance Unit (LSRU) operations.

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

LESSON 1: OBJECTIVE, ORGANIZATION, AND FUNDAMENTALS OF LONG-RANGE SURVEILLANCE UNIT (LRSU) OPERATIONS

Learning Event 1:       Identify the objective of Long-Range Surveillance Unit (LRSU) operations

Learning Event 2:       Identify the organization, capabilities, and limitations of LRSUs

Learning Event 3:       Identify the fundamentals of LRSU operations

Practice Exercise

LESSON 2: OPERATIONAL ENVIRONMENTS AND CHARACTERISTICS OF LRSU OPERATIONS

Learning Event 1:       Identify the operational environments of LRSU operations

Learning Event 2:       Identify the characteristics of LRSU missions, how they are executed, and the phases of LRSU operations

Learning Event 3:       Identify the combat support and combat service support which may be available for LRSU operations

Learning Event 4:       Identify the communications and electronic warfare capabilities, characteristics, and techniques used in LRSU operations

Learning Event 5:       Identify LRSU team Standing Operating Procedure (SOP), briefback, and debriefing formats

Practice Exercise

IN0484 Edition A Examination