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1. Scope

This unclassified publication is for warfighting personnel at the operational and tactical levels for use during wartime operations. It describes the unexploded submunition hazards to land operations, addresses unexploded ordnance (UXO) planning considerations, and describes the architecture for the reporting and tracking of UXO hazard areas.

2. Purpose

The purpose of this publication is to assist commanders operating in USO rich environments to achieve an optimum balance between force protection and operational efficiencey. The staff functions and responsibilities for planning, tracking, reporting, and clearing UXO are identified to assist commanders and units in achieving missions with minimal disturbance and casualties.

3. Application

The tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTP)described in this publication apply to all elements of a joint force, from individual service and component through the joint force level. This publication uses approved and emerging joint doctrine and terminology as its foundation. The publication identifies methodologies to use existing service command and control systems to report and trace unexploded hazards in joint operations areas (JOAs) from service and joint perspective.

4. Implementation Plan

Participating service command offices of primary responsibility (OPRs) will review this publication, validate the information, and reference and incorporate it in service manuals, regulations, and curricula as follows:

Army. The Army will incorporate the procedures in this publication in US Army training and doctrinal publications as directed by the commander, US Army Training and Doctrine command. Distribution is in accordance with DA Form 12-11E.

Marine Corps. The marine Corps will incorporate the procedures in this publication in US Marine Corps training and doctrinal publications as directed by the commanding general, US Marine Corps combat Development Command. Distribution is in accordance with MCPDS.

Navy. The Navy will incorporate these procedures in US Navy training and doctrinal prublications as directed by the commander, Naval Doctrine Command Distrubition is in accordance with MILSTRIP Desk Guide and NAVSOP Pub 409.

Combat Air Forces. The Air Combat Command (ACC) will incorporate the procedures in ACC training and doctrinal publications as directed by the commander, ACC. PACAF and USAFE will validate and incorporate appropriate procedures in accordance with applicable major command and other governing directives. ACC, PACAF, and USAFE distribution symbols are "F."

5. User Information

a. The TRADOC-MCCDC-NDC-ACC Air Land Sea Application (ALSA) Center developed this publication with the joint participation of the approving service commands. ALSA will review and update this publication as necessary.

b. We encourage recommended changes for improving this publication. Key your comments to the specific page and paragraph and provide a rational for each recommendation. Send comments and recommendation directly to--

c. This publication reflects current joint and service doctrine, command and control organizations, facilities, personnel, responsibilities, and procedures. Changes in service protocol, appropriately reflected in joint and service publications, will likewise be incorporated in revisions to this document.

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