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Appendix D

CMOC Operational Techniques

   

CA RESOURCE REPORT

 
 

D-1.   A CA resource report provides a summary of the civilian resources found in the AO (normally division-level, but situation-dependent) available for military and civil-military use. The report can be sent electronically or by messenger to the appropriate HQ and staff sections at specified intervals. The report is normally unclassified, but its precedence should never be lower than the current priority.

D-2.   The CA resource report is filled out as follows:

  • The classification should be filled in if it has been previously or if classified information has been newly inserted.
  • The FROM is the unit represented.
  • The TO is the element to which the report is being sent.
  • LINE 1 is where levels of civilian supplies are listed.
    • 1a is for petroleum, oils, and lubricants (POL).
    • 1b is for foodstuffs.

NOTE: Both should list the type, location, and quantity of the sources.

  • LINE 2 is for transportation assets. It should list type (trucks, rail, and so on).
  • LINE 3 is for construction equipment or materials to include barrier equipment. List type, quantity, and location.
  • LINE 4 is where medical equipment, supplies, and facilities should be listed.
    • 4a is a breakdown of the hospital's capacity, quality, and level of stock.
    • 4b is a listing of the number of doctors, nurses, and technicians, and where they are located.
  • LINE 5 is where public utilities are listed.
    • 5a lists sources and locations of local power utilities.
    • 5b lists sources and locations of underground and aboveground water supplies, potable water, and water that can be purified.
    • 5c lists sewage facilities and system description.
    • 5d lists warehouses and their location, contents, square footage, and cold storage.
    • 5e lists maintenance facilities and location of vehicular, aircraft, and electronic facilities, and descriptions of their capabilities.
  • LINE 6 lists the number and location of all skilled and unskilled labor along with wage rates and payment system.

D-3.   Figure D-1 provides the format of the CA resource report. Figure D-2, provides an example.

Figure D-1. CA Resource Report Format

Figure D-1. CA Resource Report Format

Figure D-2. Example of CA Resource Report

Figure D-2. Example of CA Resource Report

   

CA SPOT REPORT

 
 

D-4.   A spot report is used to present timely information as it is collected that will impact on the situation. This report does not have a specific format, but there are different types of spot reports used by maneuver units governed by their doctrine and SOP. The type of information will dictate the type of report. All will answer the basic who, what, when, where, and why questions, and should include a report on actions taken. Upon completion, distribute this information through the chain of command via the fastest route possible (usually radio or telephone).

D-5.   The CA spot report includes the following:

  • The TO line will be the call sign or code name of the unit's TOC that is being supported.
  • The FROM line is the call sign or code name.
  • Declare the type of report. Unit SOP may dictate a code word for the report.
  • LINE 1 lists the DTG of the occurrence.
  • LINE 2 lists the subject of the report or the specialty the report applies to.
  • LINE 3 lists the location of the occurrence or subject.
  • LINE 4 lists all supporting information or actions taken.

D-6.   Figure D-3 provides the spot report format. Figure D-4, provides an example.

Figure D-3. CA Spot Report Format

Figure D-3. CA Spot Report Format

Figure D-4. CA Spot Report Examples

Figure D-4. CA Spot Report Examples

   

CA PERIODIC REPORT

 
 

D-7.   The CA periodic report is submitted to the higher CA HQ. The time period between reports is posted by the command. The report covers all CA unit activities for the period prescribed and will cover all of the functional specialties. However, if there is no new information in the reporting period, the sections can be omitted. The CA periodic report paragraphs coincide with the sections of the CA workbook.

D-8.   The CA periodic report is prepared as follows:

  • The classification is entered by the person preparing the report.
  • The period covered block lists the DTG of the start of the period to the DTG of the actual report.
  • References section lists all the materials used to prepare the report.
  • Paragraph 1 is a general overview of all CA unit activity in the AO.
  • Paragraph 2 contains information pertaining to the specialties within the Government Functions section.
  • Paragraph 3 contains information pertaining to the specialties within the Economic and Commerce section.
  • Paragraph 4 contains information pertaining to the specialties within the Public Facilities section.
  • Paragraph 5 contains information pertaining to the specialties within the Special Functions section.
  • Paragraph 6 contains any miscellaneous information that the author wishes to pass along.
  • After all the new information is listed, the signature block of the person preparing the report is entered.
  • Lastly, the distribution is listed (the personnel who will get copies of the report).

D-9.   Figure D-5, provides the report format. Figure D-6, provides an example.

Figure D-5. CA Periodic Report Format

Figure D-5. CA Periodic Report Format

Figure D-6. Example of CA Periodic Report

Figure D-6. Example of CA Periodic Report

   

CA PERSONNEL STATUS REPORT

 
 

D-10.   The CA personnel status report is submitted to the higher CA HQ. The time period between reports is posted by the command. The report covers all CA unit activities for the period prescribed, and will cover all of the functional specialties. However, if there is no new information in the reporting period, the sections can be omitted. Figure D-7, provides an example.

Figure D-7. Example of CA Personnel Status Report

Figure D-7. Example of CA Personnel Status Report

   
 

D-11.   This report is used to track all the durable equipment that the CMOC is responsible for by name, description, and status. It is also posted daily on the status side of the map board and updated prior to each staff change. Figure D-8, provides an example.

Figure D-8. Example of Equipment Status Report

Figure D-8. Example of Equipment Status Report

   

SENSITIVE ITEMS REPORT

 
 

D-12.   This report lists all sensitive items assigned to the section or CMOC. It will list the description of each item, the serial number, the status of the item, and an explanation if the item is missing. (A sensitive item is any material that requires a high degree of protection due to its characteristics, such as fragile, delicate, or hazardous material; special weapons except ammunition; or equipment that is highly technical in nature.) Figure D-9, provides an example.

Figure D-9. Example of Sensitive Item Status Report

Figure D-9. Example of Sensitive Item Status Report

   

PROTECTED TARGET LIST

 
 

D-13.   The CA protected target list (PTL) is a tool used to assist the commander in meeting his moral and legal obligations by reducing collateral damage to the civilian populace and economy. The PTL will help minimize collateral damage to cultural, religious, historical, economic, political, and high-density civilian population centers. It establishes a control measure to reduce civilian interaction and interference. The PTL will cover all four functional areas (government, economics and commerce, public facilities, and special functions) and have an overlay key to identify the listed items on the protected target overlay. The CA PTL is only a recommendation. It must be submitted through the supported unit to the FSCOORD who will make the determination on which items will be integrated into the overall PTL. CA personnel must be able to support their selection of protected targets for the PTL to the FSCOORD and the commander.

D-14.   Figure D-10, provides an example of the PTL. Protected targets are listed by description, grid coordinate, and the designation on the protected target overlay.

Figure D-10. Example of Protected Target List

Figure D-10. Example of Protected Target List

   
 

D-15.   The diagram in Figure D-11, shows what a protected target overlay will look like. The overlay will normally be written on a piece of clear acetate. This example depicts eight protected sites-two from each functional area. It also includes two grid reference points and the classification on both the top and bottom. Further guidance on how to properly prepare an overlay is in Chapter 7, FM 3-25.26, Map Reading and Land Navigation.

Figure D-11. Diagram of Protected Target Overlay

Figure D-11. Diagram of Protected Target Overlay

   

CMOC SOP

 
 

D-16.   The CMOC SOP is a simply written record of the daily procedures followed within the CMOC. It should be started before or on the first day of operations. It should include the who, what, where, when, and how of conducting daily operations within the CMOC and should be constantly updated. If maintained properly, the SOP will aid in the training of additional personnel as well as allowing for a smooth transition between changing shifts within the center or cell. The SOP also serves as a tool for outgoing personnel when transitioning and turning operations over to follow-on personnel.

 
RESOURCE CARD FILE
 

D-17.   The resource card file is used to provide a quick reference format for information that would cause clutter on a map overlay. The file consists of 3 x 5 cards arranged in alphabetical order. A number in the top right-hand corner of the card will correspond with a reference point on the resource overlay. Hard copy or electronic versions are equally functional. Figure D-12, provides an example of the resource card.

Figure D-12. Example of Resource Card

Figure D-12. Example of Resource Card

   
 

D-18.   Fill out a resource card as follows:

  • Write the coinciding message number from the DA 1594 and the date it was logged in the top left corner of the card.
  • List the resource in the top center of the card.
  • List the reference point on the situation map in the top right corner of the card.
  • List the description, quantity, time, and location of the resource in the body of the card. Once the resource is committed or used, annotate the using unit, quantity, and DTG information.
 

MAP BOARD

 
 

D-19.   The map board in the CMOC is used to track ongoing operations and provide a status of critical items of information. When properly maintained, the map board can become the focal point for unexpected briefings and media visits. The contents and organization of the board will be dependent on the unit's SOP and the amount of space available.

D-20.   The map board includes the following information:

  • DAY CODE: Displays the day of the operations. The D stands for D-day, the unnamed day on which a particular operation begins or is to begin. An operation may be the beginning of hostilities. The code consists of "D+" what day into the operation it is, then the date in DDMMMYY format (for example, D+7/20DEC02).
  • MISSION: The mission of the supported unit. The civil-military mission may also be displayed beneath the unit mission.
  • INTENT: The intent of the supported unit commander.
  • PERSONNEL STATUS: The duty status of all personnel, military or civilian, whose primary place of duty is in the CMOC, using the status form shown in Figure D-7.
  • EQUIPMENT STATUS: The status of all durable equipment in the CMOC using the status form shown in Figure D-8.
  • INFORMATION STATUS: The status of key CA essential elements of information requests.
  • REPORTS: Status of CA reports. Lists all reports: when the last required report was submitted and when the next report is due.
  • PROJECTS: Status on projects the CMOC is tracking.
  • CURRENT: Key events planned for the day.
  • LAST 24 HOURS: Key events that occurred during the last 24 hours.
  • NEXT 24 HOURS: Key events planned for the next 24 hours.
  • SITUATION MAP AND OVERLAYS: The situation map will serve as a focal point for all CA data collected. It will have all the information regarding the supported unit, the AO boundaries, MSRs, as well as unit locations. The types of overlays used to depict this information are dependent upon the operation and situation, informational needs, and the classification of the information posted. Typical CA overlays will include resources, DCs, protected targets, political boundaries, PSYOP product distribution areas, and critical infrastructure.

D-21.   Figure D-13 provides the format of the map board. Figure D-14, provides an example.

Figure D-13. Map Board Format

Figure D-13. Map Board Format

Figure D-14. Map Board Example

Figure D-14. Map Board Example

   

DAILY STAFF JOURNAL, DA 1594

 
 

D-22.   This form is used by CA operators to record CMO activities chronologically. It is used to recount situations and establish details of actions taken. The form should be closed at 2400 hours daily and filed. Figure D-15, provides a sample.

Figure D-15. Sample of Daily Staff Journal

Figure D-15. Sample of Daily Staff Journal

   

CA WORKBOOK

 
 

D-23.   This is an informal, indexed collection of CA data obtained from all sources. It is indexed by subject area or functional specialty. It is used to detect patterns in civilian activity, prepare CA periodic reports and estimates, and used as a current operation management tool. Figure D-16, provides the format.

Figure D-16. CA Workbook FormatFigure

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