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NTC TRENDS AND TTPs
3rd & 4th Qtrs, FY99

NO. 01-12


TABLE OF CONTENTS

USER'S GUIDE

(Note: Trends are numbered sequentially for ease of reference and are not in any priority order.)

INTELLIGENCE BOS (TA.5)

Positive Performance

TREND 1: Scott Platoon IBP Process (TA.5.2.1)

Needs Emphasis

TREND 1: S2 Section Organization and Operations (TA.5)

TREND 2: Engineer Reconnaissance (TA.5.1)

TREND 3: Integration and Synchronization of Reconnaissance and Surveillance (R& Plans (TA.5.1)

TREND 4: Reconnaissance and Surveillance (R& Operations (TA.5.1)

TREND 5: Knowledge of Enemy Doctrine and Predictive Analysis (TA.5.1)

TREND 6: Integrating Intelligence Collection Assets for Reconnaissance and Surveillance (R& Planning (TA.5.1)

TREND 7: Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical (NBC) Reconnaissance (TA.5.1)

TREND 8: Priority Intelligence Requirements (PIR) Tracking (TA.5.2.1)

TREND 9: Assistant Brigade Engineer (ABE) and Engineer Battalion S2 Responsibilities (TA.5.1)

TREND 10: Engineer Involvement in Reconnaissance and Surveillance (R& Planning (TA.5.1)

TREND 11: Integration of Air Portion Into the Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield (IPB) (TA.5.2.1)

TREND 12: Engineer Battlefield Assessment (EBA) (TA.5.2.1)

TREND 13: Production of Imagery and Terrain Analysis Products (TA.5.2.1)

TREND 14: Terrain Analysis and Analytical Products (TA.5.2.1)

TREND 15: Understanding the Effects of the Terrain (TA.5.2.1)

TREND 16: Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield (IPB) (TA.5.2.1)

TREND 17: Terrain Analysis and Threat Integration (TA.5.2.1)

TREND 18: Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical (NBC) Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield (IPB) (TA.5.2.1)

TREND 19: Terrain Analysis (TA.5.2.1)

TREND 20: Aerial Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield (IPB) (TA.5.2.1)

TREND 21: Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield (IPB) (TA.5.2.1)

TREND 22: Brigade Staff Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield (IPB) (TA.5.2.1)

TREND 23: Task Force Terrain Analysis (TA.5.2.1)

TREND 24: Brigade Reconnaissance and Surveillance (R& Planning: Observers (TA.5.2.2)

TREND 25: Scout Platoon Use of Thermal Night Vision Equipment (TA.5.2.2)

TREND 26: Threat Evaluation and Enemy Course of Action (ECOA) Development (TA.5.3.1)

TREND 27: Threat Evaluation and Enemy Course of Action (ECOA) Development (TA.5.3.1)

TREND 28: S2's Analysis of Counter-Reconnaissance Planning (TA.5.3.1)

TREND 29: Templating Enemy Movement/Maneuver (TA.5.4.2)

TREND 30: Dissemination of Intelligence Information (TA.5.4.5)

MANEUVER BOS (TA.1)

Needs Emphasis

TREND 1: Movement to the Objective (TA.1.1)

TREND 2: Engineer Company Offensive Maneuver (TA.1.1.1.1)

TREND 3: Maneuver at the Engagement Area (TA.1.1.1.3)

TREND 4: FA Battery Reaction to Enemy Contact (TA.1.2)

TREND 5: Actions on Contact (TA.1.2)

TREND 6: Engagement Area Development (TA.1.2)

TREND 7: Actions on Contact (TA.1.2)

TREND 8: Integrating Direct Fire with Maneuver (TA.1.4)

FIRE SUPPORT BOS (TA.2)

Needs Emphasis

TREND 1: Targeting Process for Indirect Fires (TA.2.1)

TREND 2: Targeting Team Operations (TA.2.1)

TREND 3: Counterfire Operations (TA.2.2)

TREND 4: Development of Essential Fire Support Tasks (EFSTs) (TA.2.2.1)

TREND 5: Transition of Fires (TA.2.2.1)

TREND 6: Essential Fire Support Task (ESFT) Development (TA.2.2.1)

TREND 7: Fire Support Planning (TA.2.3)

TREND 8: Fire Support Planning (TA.2.3)

TREND 9: Observation Plans (TA.2.3)

TREND 10: Integration of Fires into the Reconnaissance and Surveillance (R& Plan (TA.2.3)

TREND 11: Fire Support Team (FIST) Degraded Operations (TA.2.3)

TREND 12: Integration of Fires and Maneuver (TA.2.3)

TREND 13: Fire Support Integration into Engagement Area Development (TA.2.3)

TREND 14: Radar Zone Management (TA.2.3)

TREND 15: Integrating Mortars into the Fire Plan (TA.2.3)

AIR DEFENSE BOS (TA.3)

There were no air defense trends submitted by the O/Cs for the period 3QFY99 and 4QFY99.

MOBILITY/SURVIVABILITY BOS (TA.6)

Needs Emphasis

TREND 1: Engineer Understanding of Enemy Mobility and Survivability (M/S) Capabilities (TA.6)

TREND 2: Military Police (MP) Integration into Maneuver and Mobility Support (MMS) Operations (TA.6.1)

TREND 3: Brigade Level Breach Planning (TA.6.1.1.1)

TREND 4: Marking Breach Lanes and Bypass Lanes (TA.6.1.1.1.1)

TREND 5: Combined Arms Breaching Operations (TA.6.1.1.1)

TREND 6: Situational Obstacles (TA.6.2.1)

TREND 7: Employment of Situational Obstacles (TA.6.2.1)

TREND 8: Task Force Engineer Situational Obstacle Planning (TA.6.2.1)

TREND 9: Integration of Obstacles with Fires (TA.6.2.2)

TREND 10: Situational Obstacles (TA.6.2.2)

TREND 11: Employment of Modular Pack Mine System (MOPMS) (TA.6.2.2.1)

TREND 12: Survivability: Vehicle Fighting Positions (TA.6.3)

TREND 13: Survivability: Close Combat Operations (TA.6.3)

TREND 14: Defense of the Combat Trains (TA.6.3)

TREND 15: Unit Ministry Team (UMT) Survivability (TA.6.3)

TREND 16: Company Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical (NBC) Staff (TA.6.3.1)

TREND 17: Rear Area Security (TA.6.3.1)

TREND 18: Soldier Contamination Prevention Measures (TA.6.3.1.1)

TREND 19: Base Defense of the Brigade Support Area (TA.6.3.1.1)

TREND 20: Chemical Defense Equipment (CDE) (TA.6.3.1.1.4)

TREND 21: Force Protection (TA.6.3.1.1.4)

TREND 22: Task Force Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical (NBC) Operations (TA.6.3.1.2)

TREND 23: Decontamination Planning and Support (TA.6.3.1.2.1)

TREND 24: Chemical Casualty Decontamination Planning and Support (TA.6.3.1.2.1)

TREND 25: Security Operations (TA.6.3.2)

TREND 26: Integration of Mechanical Smoke (TA.6.3.2.2.3)

TREND 27: Smoke Integration (TA.6.3.2.2.3)

COMBAT SERVICE SUPPORT BOS (TA.7)

Positive Performance

TREND 1: Techniques for Responsive Logistical Support (TA.7)

TREND 2: Company Maintenance Team (TA.7.3.2)

TREND 3: Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS) (TA.7.3.2.1)

TREND 4: Medical Team Clinical Application and Protocol (TA.7.4.4.1)

TREND 5: Air Evacuation of Casualties (TA.7.4.4.2)

Needs Emphasis

TREND 1: Logistical Operations (TA.7)

TREND 2: Maintenance Management (TA.7.3.2)

TREND 3: Form 5988E Flow (TA.7.3.2.1)

TREND 4: Unit Ministry Team (UMT) (TA.7.4.3.4)

TREND 5: Casualty Evacuation (CASEVAC) Operations (TA.7.4.4.2)

TREND 6: Casualty Reporting (TA.7.4.5)

TREND 7: Gunnery Skills (TA.7.4.5)

TREND 8: Soldier Skills (TA.7.4.5)

TREND 9: Class IV and V Operations (TA.7.5.2)

TREND 10: Forecasting CSS Requirements (TA.7.5.2)

TREND 11: Ammunition Tracking, Management, and Distribution (TA.7.5.2)

TREND 12: Ammunition Planning and Management (TA.7.5.2)

TREND 13: Resupply of Class V for Mortar Platoons (TA.7.5.2)

TREND 14: Tracking Supplies in the Field Trains Command Post (FTCP) (TA.7.5.2)

TREND 15: Supply Management: Logistics Packages (LOGPACs) (TA.7.5.2)

TREND 16: Class VIII Resupply System (TA.7.5.2)

TREND 17: Civilians on the Battlefield (TA.7.7.2)

TREND 18: Civil Military Operations (CMO) (TA.7.7.2)

TREND 19: Riot Control Equipment (TA.7.7.2)

COMMAND AND CONTROL BOS (TA.4)

Positive Performance

TREND 1: Scout Platoon Leader Situational Awareness (TA.4.1)

TREND 2: Line-of-Sight (LOS) Planning (TA.4.1.2)

TREND 3: TOC Configurations (TA.4.1.2)

TREND 4: Mission Analysis (TA.4.2.1.1)

TREND 5: Soldier Morale (TA.4.4)

TREND 6: Troop-Leading Procedures (TLP) (TA.4.4)

TREND 7: Scout Platoon Pre-Combat Checks (PCCs) (TA.4.4.4)

TREND 8: Aviation Integration into the Scheme of Maneuver (TA.4.4.5)

TREND 9: BOS Representation in the Planning Process (TA.4.4.5)

Needs Emphasis

TREND 1: Civilians on the Battlefield (COB) Reporting (TA.4.1.1.4)

TREND 2: Fratricide Reports (TA.4.1.1.4)

TREND 3: Combat Service Support (CSS) Reporting (TA.4.1.1.4)

TREND 4: Communications Network Planning (TA.4.1.2)

TREND 5: Signal Soldier Maintenance of Communications Equipment (TA.4.1.2)

TREND 6: Mobile Subscriber Equipment (MSE) Communications Networks (TA.4.1.2)

TREND 7: Signal Plans (TA.4.1.3)

TREND 8: Contingency Planning for Command and Control (C2) Systems (TA.4.1.2)

TREND 9: Communications Plan Coordination with Tactical Operations Center (TOC) Personnel (TA.4.1.2)

TREND 10: Situational Awareness and Force Protection (TA.4.1.3)

TREND 11: Airspace Control Measures Management (TA.4.1.3)

TREND 12: Battle Tracking in Rear Command Post (CP) Operations (TA.4.1.3)

TREND 13: Situational Awareness - Signal (TA.4.1.3)

TREND 14: Operational Graphics (TA.4.1.3)

TREND 15: Aviation Battle Tracking in the Tactical Operations Center (TOC) (TA.4.3)

TREND 16: Situational Awareness (TA.4.1.3)

TREND 17: Task Force Tactical Operations Center (TOC) Information Management (TA.4.1.3)

TREND 18: Tactical Operations Center (TOC) Battle Tracking (TA.4.1.3)

TREND 19: Staff Integration During Execution (TA.4.3.1)

TREND 20: Field Trains Command Post (FTCP) Battle Tracking (TA.4.1.3)

TREND 21: Medical Platoon Situational Awareness and Battle Tracking (TA.4.1.3)

TREND 22: Company/Team Situational Awareness (TA.4.1.3)

TREND 23: Situational Awareness (TA.4.1.3)

TREND 24: Risk Management (TA.4.2)

TREND 25: Integration of the Battalion Maintenance Officer (BMO) in the Planning Process (TA.4.2.1.1)

TREND 26: Decision Point Development(TA.4.2.3)

TREND 27: Air Defense Artillery (ADA) Officer Integration into the Military Decision-Making Process (MDMP) (TA.4.3)

TREND 28: Integrating the Air Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield (IPB) into the Planning Process (TA.4.3)

TREND 29: Establishing Air Defense Priorities (TA.4.3)

TREND 30: Integration of the Judge Advocate into the Military Decision-Making Process (MDMP) (TA.4.3)

TREND 31: Integration of the Chaplain Assistant into Battle Planning (TA.4.3)

TREND 32: Integration of the Military Police (MP) Platoon into the Military Decision-Making Process (MDMP) (TA.4.3)

TREND 33: S6 Integration into the Military Decision-Making Process (MDMP) (TA.4.3)

TREND 34: Integration of the Signal Officer (SIGO) into the Military Decision-Making Process (MDMP) (TA.4.3)

TREND 35: Mortar Platoon Integration into the Military Decision-Making Process (MDMP) (TA.4.3)

TREND 36: Task Force Planning (TA.4.3)

TREND 37: Task Force Military Decision-Making Process (MDMP) (TA.4.3)

TREND 38: Commander's Intent (TA.4.3.1)

TREND 39: Course of Action (COA) Development (TA.4.3.2)

TREND 40: Course of Action (COA) Development (TA.4.3.2)

TREND 41: Wargaming(TA.4.3.3)

TREND 42: Brigade Wargames (TA.4.3.3)

TREND 43: Troop Leading Procedures (TLP) (TA.4.4)

TREND 44: Scout Platoon SOP Knowledge and Understanding (TA.4.4)

TREND 45: Task Force Tactical SOPs (TACSOPs) (TA.4.4.4)

TREND 46: Direct Fire Planning (TA.4.4.1)

TREND 47: Direct Fire Planning (TA.4.4.1)

TREND 48: Planning Critical Friendly Zones (CFZs) (TA.4.4.1)

TREND 49: Employment of ADA Assets (TA.4.4.1)

TREND 50: Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical (NBC) Annex (TA.4.4.1)

TREND 51: Logistics Integration and Planning (TA.4.4.1)

TREND 52: CSS Operations (TA.4.4.1)

TREND 53: Mutual Supported Unit (MSU) Operations (TA.4.4.1)

TREND 54: Jump Tactical Operations Center (J-TOC) Operations (TA.4.4.1)

TREND 55: Military Police (MP) Operation Orders (OPORDs) (TA.4.4.1)

TREND 56: Risk Assessment (TA.4.4.1)

TREND 57: Aviation Asset Management (TA.4.4.1)

TREND 58: Integrating Signal Systems (TA.4.4.1)

TREND 59: Decision Support Matrix (DSM) (TA.4.4.1)

TREND 60: Roles of the Aviation Liaison Officer (LNO) (TA.4.4.1)

TREND 61: Forward Support Battalion (FSB) Integration with Tenant Units (TA.4.4.1)

TREND 62: Direct Fire Planning (TA.4.4.1)

TREND 63: Platoon SOPs (TA.4.4.1)

TREND 64: Integrating the Scout Platoon Sergeant and NCOs into the Orders Process (TA.4.4.1)

TREND 65: Scout Platoon OPORD SOP (TA.4.4.1)

TREND 66: Direct Fire Planning (TA.4.4.1)

TREND 67: Task Force Fragmentary Orders (FRAGOs) (TA.4.4.1)

TREND 68: Battery Level Rehearsals (TA.4.4.1.1)

TREND 69: ADA Platoon Rehearsals (TA.4.4.1.1)

TREND 70: Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical (NBC) Operations Rehearsals (TA.4.4.1.1)

TREND 71: CSS Rehearsals (TA.4.4.1.1)

TREND 72: Engineer Unit Dissemination of Graphic Control Measures (TA.4.4.1.1)

TREND 73: Company and Battalion Rehearsals (TA.4.4.1.1)

TREND 74: Rehearsals (TA.4.4.1.1)

TREND 75: Combined Arms Rehearsals (TA.4.4.1.1)

TREND 76: Integration of the Adjutant into Brigade Rehearsals (TA.4.4.1.1)

TREND 77: Fire Support Rehearsals (TA.4.4.1.1)

TREND 78: Time Management (TA.4.4.1.1)

TREND 79: Electronic Warfare (EW) Team Rehearsals (TA.4.4.1.1)

TREND 80: Brigade Fire Support Rehearsals (TA.4.4.1.1)

TREND 81: Rehearsals (TA.4.4.1.1)

TREND 82: Rehearsals (TA.4.4.1.1)

TREND 83: Rehearsals (TA.4.4.1.1)

TREND 84: Task Force Time Management (TA.4.4.1.1)

TREND 85: Assignment of Tactical Tasks to Achieve the Purpose (TA.4.4.1.1)

TREND 86: Task Force Rehearsals (TA.4.4.1.1)

TREND 87: Rehearsing Forward Passage of Lines (TA.4.4.1.1)

TREND 88: Task Force Rehearsals (TA.4.4.1.1)

TREND 89: Fire Support Rehearsals (TA.4.4.1.1)

TREND 90: Role of the Engineer Battalion HHC Commander in the Brigade Rear Area (TA.4.4.3)

TREND 91: Pre-Combat Checks/Pre-Combat Inspections (PCCs/PCIs) (TA.4.4.4)

TREND 92: Pre-Combat Checks/Pre-Combat Inspections (PCCs/PCIs) (TA.4.4.4)

TREND 93: Pre-Combat Checks/Pre-Combat Inspections (PCCs/PCIs) in the Tactical Operations Center (TOC) (TA.4.4.4)

TREND 94: Engineer Unit Preparation for Combat (TA.4.4.4)

TREND 95: Synchronization of Fires and Maneuver (TA.4.4.5)

TREND 96: Integration of Aviation and Ground Maneuver Operations (TA.4.4.5)

TREND 97: Synchronization of Fires and Maneuver: Scheme of Fires (TA.4.4.5)

TREND 98: Adjacent Unit Coordination (TA.4.4.5)

TREND 99: Synchronizing Tactical Operations (TA.4.4.5)

TREND 100: Tactical Operations Center (TOC) Synchronization of Tactical Operations (TA.4.4.5)

TREND 101: Synchronizing CSS with Maneuver (TA.4.4.5)

TREND 102: Synchronization of Indirect Fires with the Maneuver Plan (TA.4.4.5)

TREND 103: Tactical Operations Center (TOC) Displacement (TA.4.4.5)

TREND 104: Brigade Signal Officer (BSO) Adjacent Unit Coordination (TA.4.4.5)

TREND 105: Tactical Operations Center (TOC)/Jump-TOC (JTOC) Displacement Operations (TA.4.4.5)

TREND 106: Massing Combat Power (TA.4.4.5)

TREND 107: Heavy-Light Integration (TA.4.4.5)

TREND 108: Light-Heavy Operations (TA.4.4.5)

TREND 109: Electronic Warfare (EW) Matrices (TA.4.5)

TREND 110: Electronic Attack (Jamming) Operations (TA.4.5)


TA.5 INTELLIGENCE BOS NARRATIVE

TA.1 MANEUVER BOS NARRATIVE

TA.2 FIRE SUPPORT BOS NARRATIVE

TA.3 AIR DEFENSE BOS NARRATIVE

TA.6 MOBILITY/SURVIVABILITY BOS & NBC NARRATIVE

TA.7 COMBAT SERVICE SUPPORT BOS NARRATIVE

TA.4 COMMAND AND CONTROL BOS NARRATIVE


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