The Largest Security-Cleared Career Network for Defense and Intelligence Jobs - JOIN NOW

Military

Appendix B

Movement Planning

This appendix discusses the factors a unit redeployment planner should consider to devise a movement plan. This appendix is particularly applicable to redeployment planning when units are redeploying to another theater or area of operations.

Movement plan format and planning factors should be stipulated in the major Army command (MACOM) and subordinate command regulations. Generally, a movement plan should consider the following steps during development--

  • Step 1 - Identify items to be moved.

  • Step 2 - Confirm TAT and not-to-accompany-troops (NTAT) requirements.

  • Step 3 - Identify items to move by air (advance parties, personnel, baggage, and some equipment) and by sea.

  • Step 4 - Identify hazardous, sensitive, and classified cargo for packaging, labeling, segregating, and placarding for movement.

  • Step 5 - Identify bulk cargo to be moved and develop packing lists (DD Form 1750).

  • Step 6 - Develop vehicle load plans for unit equipment. Equipment that cannot be loaded on organic vehicles should move commercially.

  • Step 7 - Identify BBPCT requirements. This short ton requirement will be extracted from TC-AIMS II.

  • Step 8 - Identify what needs to be moved into transportation terms (AUEL/DEL) using TC-ACCIS (soon to be TC-AIMS II) and report data through Service feeder systems into JOPES through appropriate command channels to the supporting major command, for example, FORSCOM; US Army, Pacific Command (USARPAC); or US Army, Europe (USAREUR).

  • Step 9 - Determine how personnel and equipment will be moved to the POEs.

  • Step 10 - Prepare the unit movement plan.

  • Step 11 - Update AUEL/DEL as changes occur in the OPLAN, operation plan in concept format (CONPLAN), equipment, and commander's intent, and upon mission execution (actual versus planning weights). Promptly report through appropriate channels (via TC-ACCIS/TC-AIMS II) to the supporting MACOM.

  • This appendix contains three annexes with the most critical information for movement planning during redeployment:

    Annex 1 - Movement Planning Checklist

    Annex 2 - Redeployment Documentation Requirements

    Annex 3 - Hazardous Cargo

    Additional information that may be useful in movement planning may be found in the appendix on movement planning in FM 100-17-4.

 

 

Annex 1 to Appendix B

Movement Planning Checklist

COMMANDER'S (UMO) CHECKLIST

 

YES

NO

NA

  • Have a unit movement officer and alternate been appointed and trained?
  •      
  • Does the unit have the required publications to support unit movement planning?
  •      
  • Has the unit movement plan been prepared?
  •      
  • Has the unit movement officer reviewed unit plans to ensure that they conform to directives of higher headquarters?
  •      
  • Does the unit have an approved redeployment movement plan?
  •      
  • Does the unit have established procedures for the following:
  •      
  • Identifying, loading, certifying, and transporting hazardous cargo?
  •      
  • Marking of vehicles for convoy movement?
  •      
  • Loading and unloading of vehicles prior and subsequent to movement?
  •      
  • En route maintenance during convoy movement?
  •      
  • Have SOPs been reviewed and staffed to ensure conformity to regulations?
  •      
  • Does the unit movement plan address the following:
  •      
  • Movement of the advanced detachment to the POE, if required?
  •      
  • Movement of the main body?
  •      
  • Movement of modified table of organization and equipment (MTOE) or common table of allowances (CTA) equipment to the POE?
  •      
  • Does the unit have the most current AUEL/DEL reflecting what is moving? Have MSLs been generated and applied to equipment to be moved?
  •      
  • For units with organic vehicles, have load plans been completed for each loaded vehicle and trailer?
  •      
  • For units with equipment that cannot be transported organically, has a request for commercial transportation been submitted?
  •      
  • Has BBPCT material been considered, requirements identified, sources identified, and coordination made with ASCC/supporting unit?
  •      
  • Have unit load teams been identified and trained?
  •      
  • For unit convoys, have convoy requirements been identified, appropriate coordination accomplished, and forms completed?
  •      
  • Has the unit identified, properly loaded, and certified hazardous cargo for movement?
  •      
  • Has the unit properly marked vehicles for convoy movement?
  •      
  • Does the unit maintain a record of lot numbers and expiration dates for chemical defense equipment?
  •      
  • If vehicles have been exposed to chemical agents, have decontamination procedures been conducted prior to arrival at the assembly area?
  •      

    CONVOY COMMANDER'S CHECKLIST

  • Has a reconnaissance of the approved route been made and a strip map prepared?
  •      
  • Have overweight, oversize, or exceptionally slow vehicles been identified and provisions made for their movement?
  •      
  • Is there a listing of contacts, available along the route in case of incident or accident?
  •      
  • Are specific provisions made to preclude the carrying of passengers in the last vehicle of an element?
  •      
  • Are convoy identifying signs available and in good repair?
  •      
  • Are trucks that are to carry personnel equipped with first aid kits?
  •      
  • Do vehicles that are required to operate at night have the "L" shaped reflective symbol in the lower left corner of the tailgate?
  •      
  • Are flags (BLUE for lead vehicle, GREEN for trail vehicle, and BLACK and WHITE for the convoy commander) available and in good order?
  •      
  • Does each vehicle of the proposed convoy contain a basic highway warning kit appropriate for the vehicle?
  •      
  • Do vehicles transporting compressed gases, explosives, or flammables have flashing lanterns in lieu of flares or fuses?
  •      
  • Have HAZMAT been packed, marked, and placarded according to law and regulation?
  •      
  • Have packing, marking, and placard of HAZMAT items been certified by a properly trained individual?
  •      
  • Have provisions been made to pay for toll roads, bridges, etc.?
  •      
  • Have possible rest stops or break areas along the route been identified on strip maps?
  •      
  • Is a comprehensive checklist for the convoy available?
  •      
  • Have provisions been made for inoperable vehicle recovery?
  •      
  • Has a start point been identified?
  •      
  • Have all host nation convoy requirements been met?
  •      
  • Have shipping papers for HAZMAT been completed and signed by a DOD school-trained certifier?
  •      
  • Has the release point been identified?
  •      
  • Has the convoy movement order been reviewed to determine the route?
  •      
  • Can bridges and narrow passageways safely accommodate all loaded or tracked vehicles?
  •      
  • Are critical points known and listed on strip maps?
  •      
  • Has the size of march units been determined?
  •      
  • Has the rate of march on the convoy movement order been verified?
  •      
  • Has the vehicle interval on open road been determined?
  •      
  • Has the type of column been determined?
  •      
  • Have provisions been made for refueling, if required?
  •      
  • Has a suitable bivouac site been selected, if required?
  •      
  • Have convoy clearances been obtained, if required? Is clearance documentation available for inspection en route?
  •      
  • Is escort required and has it been requested?
  •      
  • Are spare trucks available for emergencies?
  •      
  • Are vehicles fully serviced, clean, and ready for loading?
  •      
  • Are loads proper, neat, and balanced?
  •      
  • Are drivers properly briefed?
  •      
  • Is the convoy marked front and rear of each march unit?
  •      
  • Are guides in place?
  •      
  • Are blackout lights functioning?
  •      
  • Are maintenance services alerted?
  •      
  • Is maintenance truck in rear?
  •      
  • Are medics in rear?
  •      
  • Is there a plan for casualties?
  •      
  • Are all interested parties advised of the estimated time of arrival?
  •      
  • Are all vehicles properly marked and do they have a military shipment label (MSL) applied?
  •      
  • Is officer at rear of convoy ready to take necessary corrective action such as investigating accidents, unusual incidents, and changing loads?
  •      
  • Has a trail officer been identified?
  •      
  • Is there a personnel/cargo loading plan?
  •      
  • Has a plan been made for feeding personnel?
  •      
  • Has time been established for formation of convoy?
  •      
  • Has time been established for releasing trucks?
  •      
  • Is a written operations order on hand, if required?
  •      
  • Will a log of road movement be required at end of trip?
  •      
  • Has weather forecast been obtained?
  •      
  • Do all personnel have proper clothing and equipment?
  •      
  • Is there a communications plan?
  •      
  • Are personnel prohibited from riding in the cargo compartments of vehicles transporting ammunition?
  •      
  • Are drivers of ammunition vehicles briefed on accident emergency response procedures and the required withdrawal distances in the event of a fire? (DD Form 836)
  •      
  • Are the marshaling areas for ammunition or explosive laden vehicles separated from unrelated personnel, equipment, and facilities by the appropriate distance?
  •      

    LOGISTICS PLANNING CHECKLIST FOR REDEPLOYMENT TO ANOTHER THEATER

    Unit Supply Operations

         
  • Is the unit prepared to redeploy with current publications, plans, SOPs, or pre-positioned documents?
  •      
  • Are required unit supply regulations/publications on hand current?
  •      
  • Are maintenance/technical manuals for unit equipment on hand current?
  •      
  • Does unit have sufficient, up-to-date publications to execute its supply operations in support of redeployment operations?
  •      

    Ammunition Requirements

         
  • Is the ammunition basic load listing current and available?
  •      
  • Is the ammunition basic load listing updated and signed by the commander (required annually and after MTOE change)?
  •      
  • Are pre-positioned Request for Issue and Turn-In of Ammunition (DA Forms 581) available for requesting ammunition?
  •      
  • Are procedures for distribution of TAT ammunition and non-TAT ammunition covered in the unit SOP?
  •      
  • Does the unit have a designated supporting ammunition suply point (ASP) for issue of pre-positioned stocks?
  •      
  • Does the unit SOP contain a by-bunker breakout of the ammunition basic load (ABL)?
  •      
  • Are blocking and bracing requirements for packing ammunition for surface shipment identified?
  •      
  • Are blocking, bracing, and tie-down materials included in the AUEL?
  •      

    Basic, Prescribed, and Operating Loads of Classes I, II, III, IV, and IX Requirements

         
  • Are computed stockage levels adequate to support the unit?
  •      
  • Are computation lists for UBLs on hand and current?
  •      
  • Has the unit included provisions for classes of supply in the AUEL?
  •      
  • Have significant shortages been identified to higher headquarters and supply support activities for fill upon redeployment?
  •      
  • Are on hand UBLs serviceable/deployable?
  •      
  • If required by the OPLAN, are the unit commander and supply personnel aware of requirements, availability, and necessary quantities of contingency stocks and equipment?
  •      
  • Are they aware of points of storage and pickup for these stocks?
  •      
  • Is the completed supply request, Request For Issue or Turn-In (DA Form 3161) for rations to be consumed en route on hand and current?
  •      
  • Does the unit have a plan for feeding soldiers prior to redeployment which is not dependent on meals ready to eat (MREs)?
  •      
  • Has the unit correctly closed out its dining facility and provided alternate meal facilities for its soldiers?
  •      
  • Does the unit SOP, or other standing guidance, include procedures for--
  •      
  • Organization and training of specialized teams such as load teams, interim property book officer for rear detachment, etc.?
  •      
  • Delineation of redeployment preparation responsibilities for unit members, that is, designation of person responsible for load planning, supply requirements, etc.?
  •      
  • Submission of pre-positioned supply requests (packing and crating materials; Class I, V, VII contingency items)?
  •      
  • Reporting of MTOE and CTA equipment shortages to higher headquarters for assistance in obtaining needed equipment?
  •      
  • Reporting of equipment requiring maintenance assistance to redeploy?
  •      

    CTA 50-900

         
  • Are A and B bags packed according to the SOP?
  •      
  • Does each soldier have required CTA 50-900 items? Are items in serviceable condition?
  •      
  • Does unit have list of required zone clothing for possible contingency?
  •      
  • Does unit have list of sizes for all personnel?
  •      

    NBC

         
  • Does the unit have a written plan showing distribution of NBC equipment down to the soldier level?
  •      
  • Is the NBC hand receipt accurate in terms of authorized MTOE and CTA items?
  •      
  • Does unit have on hand the required chemical defense equipment (CDE)?
  •      
  • Are there any valid document numbers for CDE shortages on requisition?
  •      
  • Does the unit have a list of battle dress uniform (BDU), overshoes, and gloves requirements by size?
  •      
  • Does the unit have anyone on the signature card to pick up the Nerve Agent Antidote Kit (NAAK) and Nerve Agent Pyridostigmine Pretreatment (NAPP)?
  •      
  • Does the unit have a packing and loading plan for redeployment for CDE?
  •      
  • Does the unit have a resupply and distribution plan for CDE?
  •      
  • Does the unit draw and/or load the proper amount of CDE as required?
  •      
  • Does every soldier have a properly fitted and serviceable protective mask?
  •      
  • Are the authorized quantities of MTOE and CTA items of NBC equipment on hand?
  •      
  • Is NBC equipment serviceable?
  •      
  • If equipment is not serviceable, does the unit have a viable plan to replace unserviceable equipment?
  •      
  • Does the unit maintain records and track individuals who require optical inserts?
  •      
  • Are all pieces of CDE requiring calibration calibrated within prescribed timelines?
  •      
  • Does the unit maintain proper packaging and shipping place cards for CDE which contain radioactive sources?
  •      
  • Does the unit maintain a record of lot numbers and expiration dates for CDE?
  •      
  • Does the unit have a written plan on how it will draw, obtain, and ship DS2, STB, or other decontaminating agents?
  •      

    Annex 2 to Appendix B

    Redeployment Documentation Requirements

    COMMON FOR OVERSEAS MOVEMENTS

    VEHICLES(1)

    CONTAINERS

    PALLETS, CRATES, CONEX

    PERSONAL BAGGAGE

    Warning Placards (when applicable) (for hazardous cargo)

    X

    X

    X

     

    Signature and Tally Record (DD Form 1907) (when applicable) (for sensitive cargo accountability

    X

    X

    X

     

    Unit identification code (UIC) and Shipment Unit Number (Stenciled)

    X(1)

    X(2)

    X

     

    Military Shipment Label (DD Form 1387)

    X(3)

    X(3)

    X(3)

     

    Packing Lists (DD Form 1750/DD Form 5748-R)

    X(4)

    X

    X

     

    *Security Seal

    X(5)

    X

    X(6)

     

    *Military Customs Inspection Label (*DD Form 1253) or Tag (DD Form 1253-1)

    X

    X

    X

    X

    *US Customs Accompanied Baggage Declaration

         

    X

    *Decontamination Tag (DD Form 2271)

    X

    X

    X(6)

     

    Commander's Certificate (No ammo or body parts)

    X

         

    Registration of War Trophy Firearms (DD Form 603) (when applicable)

       

    X

    X

    AIR

           

    Passenger Manifest (DD Form 2131)

         

    X

    Cargo Manifest (DD Form 2130 Series)

    X

     

    X(7)

     

    Joint Airlift Inspection Record (DD Form 2133)

    X

     

    X(7)

     

    Pallet Identifier (Air Force Form 2279) or compatible form (DD Form 2775)

       

    X(7)

     

    Special Handling Data/Certification

    (DD Form 1387-2) (for sensitive and classified)

    X

    X

    X

     

    Shipper Declaration for Dangerous Goods (for hazardous)

    X

    X

    X

     

    Military Shipment Label (DD Form 1387)

    X(3)

    X(3)

    X(3)

     

    Advanced Transportation Control and Movement Document (ATCMD) (TC ACCIS product copied to disk)

    X

    X

    X

     

    SEA

           

    Military Shipment Label (DD Form 1387)

    X

    X

    X

     

    Container Packing Certificate/Vehicle Packing Declaration (for hazardous) (DD Form 2781)

    X

    X

    X(6)

     

    RAIL/COMMERCIAL TRUCK

           

    Government Bill Of Lading (GBL) (Prepared by the Transportation Office)

    X

    X

    X(6)

     

    Military Shipment Label (DD Form 1387)

    X(3)

    X(3)

    X(3)

     

    CONVOY

           

    Military Shipment Label (DD Form 1387)

    X(3)

    X(3)

    X(3)

     

    Convoy Clearance Request (DD Form 1265)

    X

         

    Special Handling Permit (DD Form 1266) (when required)

    X

         

    Motor Vehicle Inspection (DD Form 626) (when applicable)

    X

         

    Shipping Paper and Emergency Information for Special Instructions For Motor Vehicle Drivers (DD Form 836)

    X

         

    Notes:

    X     Identifies documentation requirement

    *     Asterisk identifies that US Customs or USDA inspection may substitute CF for DD Forms.

    (1)     Stencil the UIC and SUN on the front and rear bumpers in 2-inch lettering.

    (2)     Only stencil/mark unit-owned containers. On vehicles stencil the unit's UIC and shipment unit number (SUN) from DEL on the front and rear bumpers in 2-inch lettering.

    (3)     All consolidated shipments (containers, CONEX, and 463L pallets), regardless of the mode of shipment, must have military shipment labels (DD Form 1387) applied on two adjacent sides. For vehicles, labels are placed on the front (driver's side) bumper and on the left (driver's side) door.

    (4)     For vehicles when secondary loads unitized with individual packing lists.

    (5)     Seal affixed to all cargo access areas.

    (6)     CONEX only.

    (7)     463L pallets.

    **The DA Form 5748-R is an authorized substitute for the DD Form 1750.

     

     

    Annex 3 to Appendix B

    Hazardous Cargo

    All hazardous cargo must be prepared and documented according to appropriate regulations. When equipment is packed and loaded, HAZMATs must be identified and properly segregated. All HAZMATs moving by air must be certified in accordance with Air Force Joint Manual (AFJM) 24-204/TM 38-250/Naval Supplement (NAVSUP) Pub 505/Marine Corps Operations Pamphlet (MCOP) 4030.19F/Defense Logistics Agency Manual (DLAM) 4145.3.

    Documenting Hazardous Cargo Material for Surface Shipment

    The following steps may be used as a guide when shipping HAZMATs. Use this guide in accordance with Title 49 US Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Parts 100-177. The planner should--

    • Determine the proper shipping name and identification number. The shipper selects the proper shipping name of the materials as listed in the Hazardous Materials Table.

    • Determine the hazard class or classes. Materials are classed by the proper name in the Hazardous Materials Table. (Hazard class definitions are found in 49 CFR) If the materials have more than one hazard class, classify the materials based on the order of hazard precedence.

    • Determine the modes of transport to the destination area. The shipper ensures that the shipment complies with the various modal requirements. Mode of transport affects the packaging, quantity per package, labeling, segregation and location of HAZMATs.

    NOTE: Most countries enforce the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code for import surface shipments of HAZMATs. Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations require HAZMATs to be classed and labeled according to 49 CFR.

    • Select the proper labels and apply as required. Refer to the proper section of the Hazardous Materials Table.

    NOTE: Labels are not needed for fuel in vehicle fuel tanks.

    • Determine and select the proper packaging. When selecting an authorized container, consider the quantity per package, cushioning material, proper closure, reinforcement, and pressure, as required.

    • Mark the packaging. Apply the required markings, proper shipping name, and identification number, as required, and the TCN or UIC/shipment unit number (SUN).

    • List HAZMATs packed inside containers or vehicles (refer to Steps 1 through 3).

    NOTE: Only authorized abbreviations are permitted for HAZMATs. Refer to 49 CFR.

    • Determine the proper placards. Refer to 49 CFR.

    • Determine segregation requirements for HAZMATs. HAZMAT may be shipped by rail, ocean vessel, highway, or a combination of these modes. If two or more modes transport the cargo, segregation standards for each mode used must be met.

    • Prepare appropriate shipping papers.

    • Ensure water commodity and special handling codes are used on the AUEL/DEL.

    • Ensure compliance with DOT emergency response guide book (DOT P5800).

     

    Preparing Shipment Units of Hazardous Material

    Rules governing segregation requirements for hazardous cargo must be met. When in doubt about shipping any hazardous or questionable materials, separate them from the rest of the unit cargo. If the hazard class or classes cannot be identified, consult the port operator at the POE. Failure to follow these rules results in sealed or locked shipping containers being opened, noncompatible cargo being removed from vehicle cargo beds, and loads being separated from prime movers. These actions not only hamper cargo accountability techniques but also increase work load and throughput congestion. The deploying unit ensures--

    • Loose ammunition and explosives are removed from all containers and vehicles. Ammunition is not permitted into the port or aboard vessels without prior authorization from MTMC.

    • Vehicle fuel tanks are no more than three-quarters full. This is permitted by DOT Exception 7280. (Hazardous placards are not required for fuel in vehicle tanks.)

    • Fire extinguishers are not removed from motor vehicles.

    • Oxygen and acetylene tanks are marked with the prime mover UIC/SUN.

    • Trailer-mounted equipment container combustion engines, such as generator sets, are no more than 50 percent full.

    • Five-gallon fuel cans, field cans, water heaters, gasoline lanterns, portable generators, blow torches, and similar equipment in which combustibles or fuel other than diesel are used or stored are completely drained and cleaned before shipment. Under a declared national emergency, fuel may be carried in 5-gallon fuel cans. These cans must remain in built-in cradles designed for this purpose (see DOT Exemption 3498).

    • The battery box and cover are serviceable. The battery box and cover must be positioned so as to not touch the terminals and to prevent arcing.

    • Batteries of non-self-propelled equipment, such as generators, are disconnected and terminal ends are protected from arcing and corrosion.

    • Bulk fuel carriers are drained and placarded appropriately. If required, units purge bulk fuel carriers according to the respective technical manual.

     

    Planning Ammunition Shipments

    Ammunition shipments are normally scheduled through military ammunition ports. To meet redeployment requirements, ammunition may be moved through a commercial port.

    If the unit is redeployed through a commercial seaport, the United States Coast Guard (USCG) must grant a HAZMAT permit. Permits are required for munitions above .60 caliber. They are granted on a case-by-case basis and issued according to 33 CFR. The unit must submit HAZMAT data to the port manager to ensure the permit is coordinated with the USCG for pre-positioning. These data include the following:

    • The Department of Defense address activity code (DODAAC).

    • The quantity/unit of ammunition.

    • The total weight in pounds per box.

    • The total net explosive weight (NEW).

    • The DOT class code/number.

    • The Quality Distance (QD).

    • The storage compatibility of ammunition.

    The USCG representative to the port issues the HAZMAT permit. The permit specifically identifies the amount of ammunition per unit, states the name of the commercial port, and grants clearance for a specific amount of ammunition through the port.

     

     



    NEWSLETTER
    Join the GlobalSecurity.org mailing list