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JRTC TRENDS
4QFY97 & 1QFY98

NO. 98-20
TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTELLIGENCE BOS (TA.5)

Postive Performance

TREND 1: Crater analysis (TA 5.2.1)

TREND 2: Analysis and control team (ACT) integration into the brigade tactical operations center (TOC) (TA 5.3.1.)

TREND 3: Battlefield area and threat evaluation (TA 5.3.1)

TREND 4: Development of the battalion situation template (TA 5.3.1)

TREND 5: Staff integration (TA 5.3.1.2)

TREND 6: Mine template (TA 5.4)

Needs Emphasis

TREND 1: Use of scouts (TA 5.2)

TREND 2: Terrain products (TA 5.2.1)

TREND 3: Human intelligence (HUMINT) collection (TA 5.2.1.3)

TREND 4: Intelligence input to targeting (TA 5.2.2)

TREND 5: The targeting process (TA 5.2.2)

TREND 6: The targeting meeting (TA 5.2.2)

TREND 7: Collection management by the S-2 (TA 5.3)

TREND 8: Force protection (TA 5.3.1)

TREND 9: Template the chemical threat (TA 5.4.3)

MANEUVER BOS (TA.1)

Positive Performance

TREND 1: Scout weapons team (SWT)-level tactics (TA 1.2)

TREND 2: Enter a building, and clear a room (TA 1.2.2)

TREND 3: Enter and clear a trench (TA 1.2.2)

Needs Emphasis

TREND 1: React to contact (TA 1.2)

TREND 2: Fire control and distribution (TA 1.2.1)

FIRE SUPPORT BOS (TA.2)

Positive Performance

TREND 1: Field artillery (FA) battalion S-2's involvement in the brigade targeting process (TA 2.1.1)

TREND 2: Commander/FSO integration (TA 2.3)

TREND 3: Field artillery support plan development (TA 2.3)

Needs Emphasis

TREND 1: Use of the Precision Lightweight GPS (global positioning system) Receiver (PLGR) (TA 2.1)

TREND 2: Company fire support execution matrix (FSEM) (TA 2.1.2)

TREND 3: Utilization of firepower control teams (FCTs) (TA 2.1.2)

TREND 4: Q36 operations (TA 2.1.2.1)

TREND 5: Out-of-traverse/6,400-mil missions (TA 2.1.3)

TREND 6: Howitzer range cards (TA 2.1.3)

TREND 7: Observer plans and use of triggers (TA 2.2)

TREND 8: Mortar employment in close contact (TA 2.2.1)

TREND 9: Accuracy of mortars (TA 2.2.1.1)

TREND 10: Indirect fires during small unit contacts (TA 2.3)

TREND 11: Light Tactical Fire Direction System (LTACFIRE) operations (TA 2.3)

TREND 12: Survey operations (TA 2.3)

AIR DEFENSE BOS (TA.3)

Positive Performance

TREND 1: Target engagement (TA 3.1)

TREND 2: Receive early warning (TA 3.1.1)

MOBILITY AND SURVIVABILITY BOS &
NUCLEAR/BIOLOGICAL/CHEMICAL (NBC) (TA.6)

Positive Performance

TREND 1: Production of an NBC annex for the brigade orders (TA 6.3.1.1)

TREND 2: Avenger emplacement (TA 6.3.1.1)

TREND 3: Plotting chemical attacks (TA 6.3.2)

TREND 4: Control of lines of communications (TA 6.3.2.1.1)

TREND 5: Smoke operations at the platoon level (TA 6.3.2.2.3)

Needs Emphasis

TREND 1: Breaching operations (TA 6.1.1.1)

TREND 2: Route clearance and mine awareness (TA 6.1.1.1.1)

TREND 3: Combined arms obstacle integration (TA 6.2.2)

TREND 4: Positioning of crew-served weapons (TA 6.3.1)

TREND 5: Force protection and perimeter defense (TA 6.3.1.1)

TREND 6: Survivability operations (TA 6.3.1.1)

TREND 7: Reaction to NBC threats (TA 6.3.1.1)

TREND 8: Force protection (TA 6.3.1.1)

TREND 9: Sensor employment and operations (TA 6.3.1.1.4)

TREND 10: Checkpoint operations (TA 6.3.2)

TREND 11: Base and base cluster operations (TA 6.3.4)

COMBAT SERVICE SUPPORT BOS (TA.7)

Positive Performance

TREND 1: Unit-level maintenance procedures (TA 7.3.2)

TREND 2: Preventive medical support (TA 7.4.1)

TREND 3: Medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) operations (TA 7.4.4.2)

TREND 4: Brigade use of a brigade evacuation liaison team (BELT) to coordinate and prioritize aerial evacuation assets (TA 7.4.4.2)

TREND 5: Casualty evacuation (CASEVAC) operations (TA 7.4.4.2)

TREND 6: Flexibility and willingness to learn (TA 7.4.5)

TREND 7: Use of through-put and rotary-wing assets for Class IV and V distribution in the defense (TA 7.5.1.2.2)

TREND 8: Sustainment operations (TA 7.5.2)

Needs Emphasis

TREND 1: Patient evacuation (TA 7.4.4.2)

TREND 2: Preventive medicine (TA 7.4.4.3)

TREND 3: Live-fire use of hand grenades and AT-4s (TA 7.4.5)

TREND 4: Limited visibility operations (TA 7.4.5)

TREND 5: Setup of the dismount point (TA 7.6.1)

TREND 6: Enemy prisoner-of-war operations (TA 7.7.1)

TREND 7: Civilians on the Battlefield (COB) (TA 7.9)

COMMAND AND CONTROL BOS (TA. 4)

Positive Performance

TREND 1: Military Intelligence company commander's participation in the brigade battle staff (TA 4.1)

TREND 2: The use of digital devices within the battery (TA 4.1.1)

TREND 3: FM communications (TA 4.1.1)

TREND 4: Unit communications (TA 4.1.1.2)

TREND 5: SINCGARS operations (TA 4.1.2)

TREND 6: Improved liaison operations (TA 4.3)

TREND 7: Integration of the chemical cell into the tactical operations center (TOC) at the brigade level (TA 4.3)

TREND 8: Firing battery movement order (TA 4.4)

TREND 9: Medical task force interaction (TA 4.4.4)

Needs Emphasis

TREND 1: Use of the chemical officer (TA 4.1)

TREND 2: Collection focus (TA 4.1.1.2)

TREND 3: NBC warning and reporting (TA 4.1.2)

TREND 4: Managing communications (TA 4.1.2)

TREND 5: Integration of slice elements (communications) at the intermediate staging base (TA 4.1.2)

TREND 6: Tactical operations center (TOC) situational awareness (TA 4.1.3)

TREND 7: Staff integration and air defense planning (TA 4.1.3)

TREND 8: Communications Security (COMSEC) procedures (TA 4.1.3)

TREND 9: Battle tracking and reporting (TA 4.1.3)

TREND 10: Initial-entry operations medical care (TA 4.2.2)

TREND 11: Forecasting requirements in planning (TA 4.2.2)

TREND 12: Brigade battle rhythm (TA 4.3)

TREND 13: Military Decision-Making Process (MDMP) (TA 4.3)

TREND 14: Air assault planning and execution (TA 4.3)

TREND 15: Heavy team integration during low-intensity conflict (LIC) operations (TA 4.3)

TREND 16: Medical task force integration (TA 4.3)

TREND 17: Staff planning (TA 4.3)

TREND 18: Integration of battalion task force engineers (TA 4.3)

TREND 19: Effective use of time (TA 4.3)

TREND 20: The targeting process and targeting meetings (TA 4.3)

TREND 21: Battle rhythm (TA 4.3)

TREND 22: Wargaming (TA 4.3)

TREND 23: Company-level operations orders (TA 4.3.1)

TREND 24: Use of available planning time (TA 4.3.1)

TREND 25: Fire support rehearsals (TA 4.4.1.1)

TREND 26: Command and Control (C2) Rehearsal/Communication Exercise (COMMEX) in the Initial Staging Base (ISB) (TA 4.4.1.1)

TREND 27: Rehearsals (TA 4.4.1.1)

TREND 28: Control of the brigade rear battle (TA 4.4.1.2)

TREND 29: Chemical asset integration (TA 4.4.1.2)

TREND 30: Platoon battle drills (TA 4.4)

TREND 31: Commander's guidance for fire support (TA 4.4.5)

TREND 32: Staff integration and synchronization (TA 4.4.5)

TREND 33: Synchronization of indirect fires (TA 4.4.5)


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