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APPENDIX D

Detachment Operating Base Observation Checklists

Appendix C:  Long-Range Surveillance DOB Self-Assessment
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Appendix E:  Center for Army Lessons Learned Take-Home Package Format
This is a consolidated list of items of interest to the LRS O/Cs at JRTC. Taken in conjunction with Chapter 1 and Appendix C, it provides a comprehensive guide for LRS DOB preparation and training for the JRTC and for other missions.

PREDEPLOYMENT PHASE

POC ADVON
READ TACSOP
ISSUE KEYS AND SIGN OVER BUILDING
LISTEN TO COORDINATION PROBLEMS WITH ADVON
TALK TO 1SG, PSG, AND OPS NCO FOR FOCUS ITEMS
OVERALL SET UP OF DOB
SAFETY ISSUES (ANTENNA MAST, WIRE, GEN GROUNDED)

PLANNING PHASE

MISSION BRIEF FROM G-2 (DOB OR SOUTH FORT PLANS EMC)
DET WARNORD TO TEAMS (ANY GUIDANCE GIVEN BY 1SG REHEARSAL, INSPECTIONS, ETC.)
NCO INVOLVEMENT IN MDMP/COA (RED HAT)
DET OPORD TO TEAMS
TEAM COA DECISION BRIEF TO CDR; WHICH NCOs ARE PRESENT? COMMO, OPS, 1SG, LNO
OVERALL COORDINATION, OPS NCO/1SG/XO
SOLDIERS LOAD VS. RATE OF MOVEMENT -- SUSTAINMENT-MISSION SUCCESS
RISK ASSESSMENT (DID THEY DO ONE IN OPS?)
TEAM BACKBRIEFS: WHO IS PRESENT? COMMO, 1SG, OPS NCO
AMBULANCE PLANE/VEHICLE SIDE
AIRCRAFT/VEHICLE PREP/REHERSAL. STATUS OF HANDSETS, SANDBAGS, RADIOS, ETC.
PZ POSTURE
DOB REHEARSALS WITH TEAMS/HIGHER; W/WITHOUT CREWS/LNO
ALL EPAs: TEAM/PILOTS/DRIVERS/LNOs
WHAT WILL AFFECT INSERTION/AO/AI?
WAS A FINAL INSPECTION CONDUCTED BY THE DOB/1SG/OPS NCO?

INSERTION PHASE

ALL ASSETS TURNED ON/RADIO CHECKS (NFA,TGTs, UAV, FFU, SEAD)
HOW ARE THEY TRACKING INSERTION AIRCRAFT/VEHICLE?

ACTIONS ON THE OBJECTIVE

ANGUS REPORT: SEND IN TIME STANDARD AS PER OPORD
TRACKING CHARTS/MAPS FOR ALL TEAMS, ENEMY, FRIENDLY, AIR, FUTURE OPERATIONS
DETAIL OF LOG
HOW MUCH DETAIL IN REPORTS? DOB SENDING INCOMPLETE REPORTS TO ACE
SCREENING INTUM/OPSUM
RECEIVING AIR TACKING ORDER (SPINS) AND ACO
OVERALL TRACKING SYSTEM IN PLACE FOR BATTLE TRACKING AND KNOWN BY ALL
DOB SHIFT CHANGE BRIEFS (OPs, COMMO, LNOs, ALL IN UNIT)
DOES DOB HAVE CONTINGENCY TO JUMP TOC?
RELATIONSHIP WITH ACE
WHAT IS COMMO SECTION DOING?
COMMO AND DOB LOG THE SAME AS UP AT THE ACE (MSG#, FORMATS, TIMES)
ADJUSTING NFAs AND TGTs WITH DIV FSE AS NEEDED
IS THE UNIT KEEPING THE DIV INFORMED ON STATUS OF TEAMS?
DOB SENDING (PARA#1) UPDATES TO TEAMS

EXTRACTION PHASE

WHO AUTHORIZED THE EXTRACTION? (DID IT COME FROM DIV?)
HAS THE UNIT LOST MISSION FOCUS?
DOB/TEAMS KNOW DTG, LOC, ALT SITE, AND SIGNALS FOR EXTRACTION
WHO IS COORDINATING EXTRACTION?
DOES LNO FLYING/DRIVING KNOW SIGNALS FOR LINK UP?
COMMO/NO-COMMO PLAN
DOB CONSIDER ENEMY AND FRIENDLY SITUATION ON RETURN ROUTES AIR AND GROUND
IS DOB TRACKING EXTRACTION VEHICLE?

RECOVERY PHASE

DEBRIEF TYPE AND BY WHOM (CDR, ACE, OPS); WHO WAS PRESENT?
WHO IS TALKING -- TL OR ENTIRE TEAM ?
RECOVERY PLAN ISSUED BY DOB
MAINTENANCE PLAN FROM DOB
ACCOUNTABILITY
NOTIFED DIV OF TEAM'S RETURN
TURNED OFF NFAs AND TGTs
IF LNO USED, ARE THEY FORGOTTEN?
RETRAINING, PLAN ISSUED
AAR

Appendix C:  Long-Range Surveillance DOB Self-Assessment
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Appendix E:  Center for Army Lessons Learned Take-Home Package Format



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