Precombat checks (PCC) are conducted by unit leaders to ensure that the unit can perform its combat mission. The PCC can be either formal or informal depending on the current operation. The leader needs to ensure all mission essential equipment is on hand and is fully operational. PCCs ensures the unit has all weapon systems, communications equipment, NBC protective gear, vehicles, NBC equipment, manuals, and any other equipment that is authorized.
Each vehicle commander should conduct a PCC with each squad leader conducting spot checks prior to each mission. The platoon sergeant should supervise the overall precombat preparation of the platoon. Each squad leader should report the status of his squad to the platoon sergeant in sufficient time that any necessary corrective action can be taken.
The PCC/PCI form at table K-1 can be used as a checklist.
These are more detailed and formal than PCCs and are normally conducted prior to deployment.
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