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3rd & 4th Qtrs, FY98

NO. 99-10



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


Positive Performance

TREND 1: S2 Understanding of the Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield (IPB) Process (TA.5.2.1)

TREND 2: TF S2 use and understanding of Terrabase (TA.5.3.2)

Needs Emphasis

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

TREND 2: Reconnaissance and Surveillance (R&S) Planning (TA.5.1)

TREND 3: Reconnaissance and Surveillance (R&S) (TA.5.1)

TREND 4: Reconnaissance and Surveillance Planning (TA.5.1)

TREND 5: Engineer Task Force (TF) Employment of Reconnaissance (TA.5.1)

TREND 6: Engineer Battalion Use of the Engineer Reconnaissance Team (ERT) (TA.5.1)

TREND 7: Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield (IPB) (TA.5.2.1)

TREND 8: Aerial Reconnaissance Operations (TA.5.2.1)

TREND 9: S2 Evaluation of Threat Information (TA.5.3.1)

TREND 10: Event Templates and Matrices (TA.

TREND 11: Intelligence Reporting (TA.5.4)

TREND 12: Enemy Course of Action (ECOA) Development (TA.5.4.2)


Needs Emphasis

TREND 1: Use of Dismounted Infantry in the Offense (TA.1.1.1)

TREND 2: Paladin Battery Movement and Maneuver (TA.1.1.1)

TREND 3: FA Battery Paladin Movement Planning and Execution (TA.1.1.1)

TREND 4: Engineer Company Maneuver in Offensive Missions (TA.

TREND 5: Actions on Contact (TA.1.2)

TREND 6: Actions on the Objective (TA.1.2)

TREND 7: Offensive Direct Fires (TA.1.2.1)

TREND 8: Boresighting and Gunnery Skills (TA.1.2.1)

TREND 9: Mortar Target Line Orientation (TA.

TREND 10: Integrating Direct Fire with Maneuver (TA.1.4)

TREND 11: Integrating Direct Fire with Maneuver (TA.1.4)


Needs Emphasis

TREND 1: Targeting Process (TA.2.1)

TREND 2: Task Force Observation Post (OP) Planning (TA.2.1.1)

TREND 3: Fire Support Observation Plan (TA.2.1.1)

TREND 4: Fire Support Observation Plan and Target Location (TA.2.1.1)

TREND 5: Engagement Area (EA) Development (TA.2.1.1)

TREND 6: Clearance of Fires (TA.2.1.3)

TREND 7: Fire Support Planning (TA.2.2.1)

TREND 8: Development of Essential Field Artillery Tasks (EFATs) (TA.2.2.1)

TREND 9: Task Force Fire Support Planning (TA.2.3)

TREND 10: Integrating Fire Support with the Task Force Scheme of Maneuver (TA.2.3)

TREND 11: Integrating Fire Support with Maneuver Operations (TA.2.3)

TREND 12: Integrating Fire Support with Maneuver Operations (TA.2.3)

TREND 13: Integrating Fire Support with Maneuver Operations (TA.2.3)

TREND 14: Integrating Fire Support with Maneuver: Observation Plan (TA.2.3)

TREND 15: Fire Support Team (FIST) Degraded Operations (TA 2.3)

TREND 16: Integrating Fires and Maneuver (TA.2.3)

TREND 17: Integrating Fire Support: Critical Friendly Zones (CFZs) (TA.2.3)

TREND 18: Fire Support Integration into Engagement Area Development (TA.2.3)

TREND 19: Critical Friendly Zone (CFZ) Refinement and Activation (TA.2.3)

TREND 20: FA Battalion Radar Zone Management (TA.2.3)


There were no air defense trends submitted by the O/Cs for the period 3QFY98 and 4QFY98


Needs Emphasis

TREND 1: Breach Planning at the Brigade Level (TA.6.1.1)

TREND 2: Breaching Operations: Lane Marking Materials (TA.

TREND 3: Employment of the Modular Pack Mine System (MOPMS) (TA.

TREND 4: CSS Unit Protection (TA.

TREND 5: Use of the M8A1 Automatic Chemical Agent Alarm (ACAA) (TA.

TREND 6: Use of M9 Chemical Agent Detector Paper (TA.

TREND 7: Physical Security: Cargo Tie-Down Procedures (TA.


Needs Emphasis

TREND 1: Brigade Maintenance Meetings (TA.7.3.2)

TREND 2: Direct Support (DS) Maintenance and Class IX Management (TA.7.3.2)

TREND 3: Materiel Readiness: Maintenance and PMCS (TA.

TREND 4: Field Sanitation (TA.7.4.2)

TREND 5: Medical Company Operations (TA.7.4.4)

TREND 6: Casualty Evacuation (CASEVAC) of Scout Platoons (TA.

TREND 7: Casualty Evacuation (CASEVAC): Battalion Aid Station (BAS) Locations (TA.

TREND 8: Casualty Evacuation (CASEVAC): Unit Casualty Reporting (TA.

TREND 9: Integrating Non-Standard Aircraft for CASEVAC into the Brigade Combat Health Support (CHS) Plan (TA.

TREND 10: Night Convoy Operations (TA.

TREND 11: Supply Management: Logistics Status (LOGSTAT) Reporting (TA.7.5.2)

TREND 12: Development of Unit Basic Loads (UBLs) (TA.7.5.2)

TREND 13: Field Artillery Battalion Rearm, Refuel, Resupply, and Survey Point (R3SP) Operations (TA.7.5.2)


Positive Performance

TREND 1: Tactical Communications (TA.4.1.2)

TREND 2: Parallel Planning (TA.4.1.2)

TREND 3: Battle Tracking in the Combat Trains Command Post (CTCP) (TA.4.1.3)

TREND 4: Risk Assessments (TA.4.2)

Needs Emphasis

TREND 1: Field Artillery Battalion S2 Coordination (TA.4.1)

TREND 2: Automation of Combat Service Support (CSS) Operations (TA.4.1)

TREND 3: Communicating Information: Operation of the CTCP Net Control Station (TA.4.1.1)

TREND 4: Use of the Nuclear/Biological/Chemical (NBC) Warning and Reporting System (TA.4.1.1)

TREND 5: Fire Support Team (FIST) Reporting Standards (TA.

TREND 6: Communicating Information: Battalion/Brigade Signal Officer (SIGO) Duties (TA.4.1.2)

TREND 7: Task Force TOC Battle Tracking and Information Management (TA.4.1.3)

TREND 8: Battle Tracking and Situational Awareness in the Field Trains Command Post (FTCP) (TA.4.1.3)

TREND 9: Battle Tracking in the FA Battalion Tactical Operations Center (TOC) (TA.4.1.3)

TREND 10: S2 Battle Tracking and Predictive Analysis (TA.4.1.3)

TREND 11: Engineer Company Battle Tracking (TA.4.1.3)

TREND 12: Casualty Reporting and Tracking Within the Engineer Battalion Administrative and Logistics Command Post (ALOC) (TA.4.1.3)

TREND 13: Mission Analysis: Engineer Battlefield Assessment (EBA) (TA.4.2)

TREND 14: Mission Analysis: Participation by CSS Leadership (TA.4.2)

TREND 15: Engineer Company Risk Management (TA.4.2)

TREND 16: Battle Staff Mission Analysis (TA.

TREND 17: Mission Analysis: Signal Officer (SIGO) (TA.

TREND 18: Predictive Analysis (TA.4.2.2)

TREND 19: Forecasting Supply Requirements (TA.4.2.2)

TREND 20: Military Decision-Making Process (MDMP): Integration of the Signal Officer (SIGO) (TA.4.3)

TREND 21: Military Decision-Making Process (MDMP): Application of the S2's Products (TA.4.3)

TREND 22: Military Decision-Making Process (MDMP): Integration of the Aviation LNO (TA.4.3)

TREND 23: Brigade Fire Support Planning (TA.4.3)

TREND 24: Fire Direction Officer (FDO) Integration into the Military Decision-Making Process (MDMP) (TA.4.3)

TREND 25: CSS Integration Into the Battalion Military Decision-Making Process (MDMP) (TA.4.3)

TREND 26: Engineer Battalion Integration Into the Brigade Planning Process (TA.4.3)

TREND 27: Combat Support Equipment (CSE) Platoon Augmentation and Integration (TA.4.3)

TREND 28: Integrating the Forward Support Battalion (FSB) Security, Plans, and Operations Officer (SPO) into the Brigade Military Decision-Making Process (MDMP) (TA.4.3)

TREND 29: Course of Action (COA) Development (TA.4.3.2)

TREND 30: Wargaming (TA.4.3.3)

TREND 31: Wargaming (TA.4.3.3)

TREND 32: Wargaming (TA.4.3.3)

TREND 33: Development and Use of Tactical SOPs: Scout Platoon (TA.4.4)

TREND 34: Troop Leading and Discipline: LOGPAC Operations SOPs (TA.4.4)

TREND 35: Troop-Leading Procedures in Medical Platoons (TA.4.4)

TREND 36: Troop-Leading Procedures (TLPs): Engineer Units (TA.4.4)

TREND 37: Troop-Leading Procedures (TLP): Task Force Signal Officer (SIGO) and NCOICs (TA.4.4)

TREND 38: Engineer Company Use of Tactical SOPs (TACSOPs) (TA.4.4)

TREND 39: Engineer HHC Commander Troop-Leading Procedures (TLPs) (TA.4.4)

TREND 40: Development and Use of Tactical SOPs: Task Force TOC Displacement (TA.4.4.1)

TREND 41: Direct Fire Planning (TA.4.4.1)

TREND 42: Operations Order (OPORD) Preparation Process (TA.4.4.1)

TREND 43: Operations Order (OPORD) Preparation: Integrating the Medical Platoon Leader (TA.4.4.1)

TREND 44: Direct Fire Planning: Battalion Engagement Area (EA) Development (TA.4.4.1)

TREND 45: Preparing and Completing Orders: FA Battery Defensive Operations (TA.4.4.1)

TREND 46: Movement and Commitment of Combat Health Support (CHS) Assets (TA.4.4.1)

TREND 47: Supply Company Orders and Mission Preparation (TA.4.4.1)

TREND 48: Task Force Rehearsals: Fire Support (TA.

TREND 49: Troop Leading and Discipline: Fire Support Team (FIST) Pre-Combat Checks and Pre-Combat Inspections (PCCs/PCIs) (TA.

TREND 50: Task Force Rehearsals (TA.

TREND 51: Rehearsals: CSS (TA.

TREND 52: Task Force (TF) Rehearsals (TA.

TREND 53: Rehearsals: Actions in the Engagement Area (TA.

TREND 54: Operations Order (OPORD): Assignment of Task and Purpose (TA.

TREND 55: Graphic Control Measures (TA.

TREND 56: Engineer Company and Task Force Breach Rehearsals (TA.

TREND 57: Integration of Engineer Class IV/V Operations in the Brigade Combat Team (BCT) Plan (TA.

TREND 58: Medical Unit Rehearsals (TA.

TREND 59: Brigade Combat Team (BCT) Combat Service Support (CSS) Rehearsals (TA.

TREND 60: Role of the Engineer Battalion HHC Commander in the Brigade Rear Area (TA.4.4.3)

TREND 61: Unit Discipline (TA.4.4.4)

TREND 62: Pre-Combat Checks (PCCs) and Pre-Combat Inspections (PCIs) (TA.4.4.4)

TREND 63: Engineer HHC Individual Soldier Skills (TA.4.4.4)

TREND 64: Supply Company Pre-Combat Checks and Pre-Combat Inspections (PCCs/PCIs) (TA.4.4.4)

TREND 65: Synchronization of Fires and Maneuver (TA.4.4.5)

TREND 66: Aviation Integration with Ground Maneuver (TA.4.4.5)

TREND 67: Army Airspace Command and Control (A2C2) (TA.4.4.5)

TREND 68: Synchronization of Fires and Maneuver (TA 4.4.5)

TREND 69: Building of Combat Power During Reception, Staging, Onward Movement and Integration (RSO&I) (TA.4.4.5)

TREND 70: Engineer Battalion Rear Command Post (CP) Operations (TA.4.4.5)








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