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SECTION II

P - POSITIVE PERFORMANCE


TA.1 MANEUVER

TA.1 Positive Trend 1: Use of GPS

Observation frequency:4QFY941QFY952QFY953-4QFY951-2QFY96
11

1QFY95
SUCCESS 1-1: Maneuver units have improved land navigation with the use of GPS and map reading techniques.

2QFY95
SUCCESS 1-2: Field Artillery batteries are using the precision lightweight GPS receiver (PLGR) with the backup computer systems (BUCS) as a hasty method to determine position and azimuth orientation data to meet the accurate unit location condition for accurate predicted fires (APF).

TA.2 FIRE SUPPORT

TA.2 Positive Trend 1: Observers to support deep operations

Observation frequency:4QFY941QFY952QFY953-4QFY951-2QFY96
11

4QFY94
SUCCESS 1-1: Brigades generally made good use of Combat Observation Lazing Teams (COLTs), scouts, and aerial observers to support deep operations. Observers inserted deep had a much greater success rate in surviving long enough to accomplish their mission, resulting in an increase in the effectiveness of deep fires.

3-4QFY95
SUCCESS 1-2: (Repeat of Success 1-1) Brigades generally make good use of Combat Observation Lasing Teams (COLTs), scouts and aerial observers to support deep operations.

TA.4 COMMAND AND CONTROL

TA.4 Positive Trend 1: Command posts locations and operations

Observation frequency:4QFY941QFY952QFY953-4QFY951-2QFY96
211

2QFY95
SUCCESS 1-1: Generally command post locations are adequately planned and executed, and their movements included in the wargame process. There is also substantial improvement in the work division between the TOC, TAC, and command group during the battle.

SUCCESS 1-2: Brigade S-1s and S-4s successfully integrate their respective sections into the battle operations at rear command post (RCP). Units actively seek information by monitoring the brigade command net, A/L net and by dropping down and monitoring TF nets. Units are tracking both friendly and enemy combat elements. However, there is still some difficulty tracking CSS elements because of a lack of dissemination of CSS overlays to the rear CP from brigade elements.

3-4QFY95
SUCCESS 1-3: Selection of command post locations has improved with respect to ability to maintain communications.

  1. TAC operations have improved in battle tracking and in supplemental FM and MSE communications supporting its forward position on the battlefield.
  2. Brigade HHC commanders select better locations based upon ability to communicate with subordinate task forces and battalion CPs.
  3. Substantial improvements in work division among TOC, TAC, and command group during battle.
  4. CP movements included during wargaming process
1-2QFY96
SUCCESS 1-4: (Repeat of Success 1-2) Brigade S-1 and S-4 successfully integrate their respective sections into battle operations at the rear command post (RCP).

TA.4 Positive Trend 2: Engineer Battalion OPORDS and CSS integration

Observation frequency:4QFY941QFY952QFY953-4QFY951-2QFY96
111

1QFY95
SUCCESS 2-1: OPORDS have sufficient detail to synchronize engineer operations across the brigade sector.

2QFY95
SUCCESS 2-2: The Engineer battalion OPORD CSS annex provides more detail and critical information for line companies. This is the result of better integration of the S-1s and S-4s in the planning process. This assists commander's COA decisions by providing clearer information about personnel and logistical supportability.

3-4QFY95
SUCCESS 2-3: (Repeat of Success 2-2) Engineer battalions are improving the integration of S-1 and S-4 staff officers into the planning process.
RESULTS:

  1. CSS annex to Engineer battalion OPORD provides more detail and critical information for line companies.
  2. CSS annex is often the sole source of information to line companies because they do not receive brigade or TF orders.
  3. Commander receives clearer picture of his ability to support a particular COA based upon CSS.

TA.4 Positive Trend 3: Forward Support Battalion TOC operations

Observation frequency:4QFY941QFY952QFY953-4QFY951-2QFY96
111

2QFY95
SUCCESS 3-1: The level of detail in Forward Support Battalion (FSB) battle tracking is improving, particularly in the use of graphic control measures for both enemy and friendly elements.

3-4QFY95
SUCCESS 3-2: FSB TOC operations and battle tracking have improved due to increased level of detail in battle tracking and use of battle graphics. RESULT: FSB TOC's function better as the information nerve center for the brigade support area (BSA).

1-2QFY96
SUCCESS 3-3: (Repeat of Success 3-1 and 3-2) FSB showed consistent improvement in its ability to function as the information "nerve center" for the brigade support area (BSA)

  1. Improvement in the level of detail of FSB TOC battle tracking
  2. Improvement in FSB's ability to see the enemy and use of battle graphics.

TA.4 Positive Trend 4: Risk assessment

Observation frequency:4QFY941QFY952QFY953-4QFY951-2QFY96
11

1QFY95
SUCCESS 4-1: Units are conducting assessments for safety, fratricide prevention and tactical risk during planning and preparation. While assessment of risk is improving, units must do better developing risk-reduction control measures and then communicating both risks and control measures to subordinate elements.

2QFY95
SUCCESS 4-2: (Repeat of Success 4-1) Units increasingly apply risk assessment during the planning and preparation of combat operations encompassing safety, fratricide prevention and tactical risk. Units need to improve in the development of risk reduction/control measures and communicating both risks and controls to subordinate elements.

TA.4 Positive Trend 5: Adherence to the 1/3 - 2/3 planning rule

Observation frequency:4QFY941QFY952QFY953-4QFY951-2QFY96
11

1QFY95
SUCCESS 5-1: Engineer companies are proactive in seeking information from the task force (TF) staff. The engineers then issue orders and task organize engineer assets quickly.

3-4QFY95
SUCCESS 5-2: Company/team commanders are making a good effort to meet the 1/3 - 2/3 planning time frame. This is providing the platoon more time for their own planning and critical preparation for upcoming missions.

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