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    OP Patrol: Objective Wasp

    The purpose of this planning exercise is for you to conduct patrol planning for an Observation Post (OP) patrol against an enemy location. You can either complete this exercise privately or preferably post your solution on the MVT Forum. Includemaps along with your patrol brief. The information contained below should consist of enough of a reference guide for you to complete this exercise.

    If you are going to conduct surveillance/reconnaissance you have to develop your skills and train for it. It is a detailed process of planning and preparation in order to allow you to gather the required information without compromise.

    Scenario:

    This is a similar scenario, but not the same, to that contained in ‘Patriot Dawn‘:

    It is now SHTF, and has been for some time. Following a cyber-attack On the North American power grid, society collapsed. In the aftermath, Russian and Chinese forces invaded North America. You are part of a Resistance Company that is operating in and around the Shenandoah Valley, VA. You have a Resistance base located in the George Washington National forest, to the west of the Shenandoah Valley. You have been tasked to conduct a four man Observation Post (OP) patrol to get eyes on the Bridgewater Airpark, to be known as Objective Wasp.

    Airpark Annotated 2

    Above: Diagram showing the HESCO barrier around the Airpark, as it appears in the scenario

    You were given the following Warning Order (WARNO):

    SITUATION:

    Objective location: Objective Wasp: Location  38°21’52.38″N  78°57’34.66″W (Google Maps).

    Weather: Hot/humid: it is June. Chance of thunderstorms and heavy rain.

    Enemy Forces: GRU (Greater Russian Union) forces have moved in force into the Shenandoah Valley. They have moved a force of Hind attack helicopters into the location of Objective Wasp. These attack helicopters pose a serious threat to Resistance operations in the valley and surrounding areas. Local agents have reported that the Airpark has been fortified with a HESCO bastion perimeter and bunker-style machine-gun positions. A guard force of GRU infantry troops of minimum platoon size is occupying and guarding the base. Hind flights are ongoing from within Objective Wasp, conducting hunter-killer and support missions to the GRU forces in the valley. Resistance Agents were unable to gather information on ground patrolling activity from the base, although Traffic Control Points (TCPs) have been routinely established on surrounding roads. These TCPs are preventing any further drive-bys or Intel gathering by local agents

    The GRU infantry are equipped with a mix of BTR-90 and BMP2 armored vehicles. They have been known to conduct dismounted foot patrols. The enemy is also known to have night vision capability down to individual soldier level, and thermal surveillance (FLIR) capability mounted on vehicles and rotary wing aircraft. When dismounted, the infantry carry AK-74 rifles, 7.62 PKM machine-guns at squad level, and wear ballistic plates within their assault vests. They dress in distinctive Spetznaz-style camouflage overalls.

    Friendly Forces: You will conduct the patrol with your 4 man team. You are the team leader (TL). You will have a covert support team to support your infil/exfil.

    Infil: The covert four man team from the local Resistance network will pick you up in civilian covert vehicles from an rally point (to be determined) in the George Washington National Forest, and drop you at a Drop Off Point (DOP) of your choice as part of your infil. This will be a daytime drop to avoid movement on the roads during the night curfew (1800-0600 hrs). The team will use two vehicles:

    1) An advance vehicle, two agents, with no weapons and all required identification papers, carrying a concealed radio. This vehicle  will advance  the route and check for Traffic Control Points (TCPs) and enemy patrols. If they hit a threat, they will pass through and radio back.

    2) A covert ‘builders van’ with space in the back for the 4 man patrol to be moved to the DOP (Drop Off Point) concealed.

    Quick Reaction Force Support: The four man team will remain on task in a safe house in proximity to Objective Wasp (within radio range), and act as your QRF (Quick Reaction Force) extraction team in case of compromise on the objective. You will have no other immediate support. The QRF team will maintain a listening watch on the VHF radio.

    Exfil: The support team will pick you up from a designated rally point at a designated time post-mission. You will also need a secondary rally point. At the designated pick up time they will wait two hours at the primary rally point before moving to the secondary for a further two hours. These rally points swill also be used in case of contact/compromise, at which point the OP team will break radio silence to call for QRF and move to the primary or secondary rally point for extraction.

    Coordination: The TOC (Tactical Operations Center) requires your ‘Orders Group’ time and location in order to have the QRF team attend for a face to face meeting and coordination conference. They will require details of your DOP and PUP/rally point locations. Coordination and planning with the support team will nail down any extraneous details, signals, procedures, passwords etc

    Civilians: Although the local population in the valley is broadly patriotic and anti-GRU, the GRU forces have a policy of harsh reprisals against any civilians considered to be aiding and abetting Resistance forces. There is also a system of rewards, paid in food and supplies, for information on Resistance activity. This has created a real risk that civilians will inform to the GRU about any Resistance sightings. They will do this both for the reward and also to avoid reprisals. Villages have been wiped out by the GRU in response to Resistance attacks. As such, all civilians must be avoided and considered a potential risk of compromise, if not hostile.

    Although many of the houses and subdivisions  in the valley were evacuated, or the occupants killed, as part of the violence and die-off post -SHTF, you can expect that residency occupancy will vary between 30-50%. Thus, be wary of built up areas and sub-divisions. Some houses have been re-occupied or taken over by refugees from the cities. GRU forces, on invading and finding the FEMA camps overflowing, have also relocated some of the population back into sub-division housing, feeding them at centralized neighborhood soup kitchens.

    Capture

    Above: Bridgewater Airpark

    MISSION: 

    Conduct an Observation Post (OP) patrol on Objective Wasp in order to gather information to enable a Resistance attack.

    Commanders CCIR’s ( Commanders Critical Information Requirements):

    1) Pattern of life over a 72 hour period: routines and patterns (this means you need to be on task, in the OP, for 72 hours).

    2) Enemy strength and organization.

    3) Patrol activity/patterns & other defensive activity.

    4) Locations and layout of the objective.

    5) Helicopter activity: numbers, patterns.

    6) Equipment and weapons on the objective – type and location.

    7) Resupply/convoy activity.

    8) Obstacles, fields of fire and avenues of approach.

    EXECUTION:

    You will conduct an OP patrol onto Objective Wasp. The OP must be in place for a minimum of 72 hours in order to gather pattern of life information. Due to enemy Electronic Warfare (EW) capability, there will be no radio communication except in an emergency. Thus, you will log all information and return to base with your log book for  the Intel Cell to collate and analyze with other sources.

    (The detailed planning of the mission is the purpose of this planning exercise).

    Constraints:

    1) Rules of engagement:

    • Uniformed enemy forces: weapons free. However: the mission is the priority, over and above opportunistic engagements.
    • Hostile use of force by other actors: act proportionately in self defense, extract.

    2) Priorities:

    • First: Remain undetected/do not become compromised
    • Second: Gather the information required by the CCIR’s.

    3) Close Target Recce (CTR): not authorized. Gather the information from as safe a distance as you can.

    4) PW (Prisoners of War): not authorized.

    5) Civilian contact: not authorized. The environment is non-permissive.

    Map Airpark

    Above: Bridgewater Airpark

    SERVICE SUPPORT:

    You have the following equipment/supplies available (assume you have all the normal gear for a tactical patrol/class):

    • AR15 rifles and ammunition. ACOG x 4 optics.
    • MRE rations as required.
    • High powered sniper spotting scope, plus tripod,  with thermal (FLIR) attachment (exact make and specs not important – it will do the job out to 2000 meters).
    • PVS14/IR weapon mounted laser per man.
    • Canteens & water purification tablets/filters.
    • VHF radios – for use if needing to call the QRF (who will be in range).
    • Chicken wire – as required
    • Burlap & Camo netting – as required
    • Entrenching tools x 1 per man
    • Thermal shield tarps x 1 per man.
    • Sandbags – as required
    • IFAK per man.
    • AT4 x 2 (anti-tank missile with a  300 meter effective range).
    • White Phosphorous smoke grenades x 4
    • Signal smoke x 4. 2 x white, 2 x red.
    • Pen flare packs x 2. 1 x red, 1 x green.

    NOTE: If you have specific RFI’s (Requests for Information) that you would feed back to your commander based on this WARNO, you can either make an assumption for the purposes of the exercise, or actually email me and ask for input.

    PLANNING REQUIREMENTS

    For this exercise, you will need to do the following, the processes and considerations for which are laid out in detail below:

    • Detailed map study. Terrain, routes, rally points, inter-visibility, vegetation (season). You task is simplified by using Google Earth, with map/ground view and satellite imagery.
    • Consider, based on your map study and planning as per the notes below:
      • Locations of DOP/PUP/Emergency Rally Points (primary and secondary).
      • Actions On (see bel0w)
      • Routes for infil and exfil/movement/day/night
      • OP Location and alternate
      • Equipment
      • Profile
      • Procedures

    TACTICAL CHECK NOTES

    Consider the following as par of your planning, if the information is available to you:

    Enemy: (some of the information is your mission to gather)

    • Intent
    • Strength
    • Weapons/equipment
    • Dispositions
    • Routine
    • Morale

    Friendly Forces:

    • Your commanders intent
    • Mission and concept of operations
    • Dispositions of friendly troops
    • locations of boundaries/flanking units – in this case you have free rein to set up the OP at any point of the compass from Objective Wasp.
    • Defensive fire/air support

    Planning Aids:

    • Ground/air recce
    • Air photographs
    • Patrol reports
    • Intel summaries
    • Map estimates/recce
    • Weather forecast

    Battle procedure:

    • Receive warning order
    • Time analysis
    • Mission Analysis
    • Issue Warning Order
    • Combat Estimate
    • Orders
    • Rehearsals
    • Inspections
    • Deployment

    Preliminary Moves:

    • Method of movement
    • Load Plan
    • Order of March
    • Location of/route to/security at PUP/DOP
    • (For the purpose of this exercise, the move from the PUP in the George Washington National Forest, in the covert vehicles, is notional. You need to plan from the DOP and onward).

    Routes:

    • Different out/in
    • Cover from view, fire, air
    • Deconflict with other patrols
    • Locations of/actions in Rally Points, Emergency Rally Points, Objective Rally Point.
    • Navigation methods
    • Check navigators/pacers

    Execution (group tasks):

    • Composition
    • Command
    • Tasks
    • Routes
    • Order of march/formations
    • Signals
    • Sectors
    • Timings

    Actions On:

    • Halts
    • Lights
    • Casualties
    • Enemy
      • Pre-seen
      • Contact (chance encounter)/ambush
      • Compromise in OP
    • Obstacles/linear danger areas
    • Lost/separation procedure
    • Separation procedure
    • Lost communications
    • Prisoners of war (PW)
    • Civilians/refugees

    SECURITY!

    Combat Service Support:

    • SOP Variations: Dress, weapons/equipment, signals, vehicle loading
    • Combat Supplies: ammo, rations, water, batteries, IPE, replen plan
    • Transport: method, recovery, POL
    • Medical: location of CAP, casevac procedure, litters, medical gear, pain meds
    • Other: holding and evacuation of PW (prisoners of war).

    OP Patrol:

    Site Selection:

    • Observation of target
    • Fields of view/fire
    • Cover/concealment, ground/ air/ thermal masking
    • Coverage of sectors
    • Covered approach/exit
    • Concealment/cover of OP
    • Comms
    • Location of rear protection/admin area if applicable
    • Alternate positions

    You may choose to run a split OP with an OP and rest/rear protection location, a short distance apart. Or you may decide to have all 4 people in one location, rotating through the duties.

    Occupation:

    • Sentries posted front and rear
    • Comms check, if applicable
    • Digging/construction
    • Report OP operational (if applicable)

    When constructing the OP, you have some stores available in  your equipment list. It is best to dig the OP in, covertly dispersing the dirt (sandbags available) and covering it with concealment. That is what the chicken-wire/burlap/camouflage netting is for, plus locally obtained branches etc. The chicken-wire can be molded to shape above the OP dug in position. If you garnish the top cover with vegetation, you w ill need to change it out every night to prevent the obvious sign of dead vegetation. Make sure leafy branches are laid the right way up.  You are best to dig the OP in at night so you can do it without being seen. You need to consider noise (range) and enemy night vision/FLIR capability. You need to carefully site the OP so it has cover/concealment. You can rig up the thermal shield tarps/cam netting in trees/bushes as a a screen at night to provide concealment to work behind. Consider the background/silhouette of the OP and make sure there is no light behind the observers position in the interior to frame the faces. Rear of the OP must be closed by the overhead concealment/top cover to keep the interior of the OP in darkness.

    Routine:

    • Observation
    • Logging and reporting
    • Changeover procedure

    Depending if you have a split location or a single location, you may consider:

    Single: 1 man on observation. 1 man logging. 1 man resting. 1 man rear security. Rotate every hour.

    Split (4 man team): OP: 1 man observation. 1 man logging. Rear Area: 1 man rear protection. 1 man resting. This will require more movement between the two positions or the OP party will be up forever!

    or OP: 1 man observation. 1 man resting. Rear area: 1 man rear protection. 1 man resting. Change over as agreed, maybe every 12 hours.

    (The split location is done best as a squad, with 8 men, two 4 man teams, who can rotate out of the OP position).

    Admin:

    • Hygiene
    • Food and water
    • Clothing
    • Kit & equipment (including spares/batteries)

    Extraction:

    • Priority of work for collapse of OP
    • Routes
    • Covert or in contact
    • Emergency Rally Points: primary and alternate
    • Emergency communications plan/QRF

    PATROL PLANNING/ORDERS

    You will need to plan in order to be able to give orders that cover the following:

    1) Preliminaries: Seating, security of the orders group, task organization, map coordinates, describe the model/ground, weather, moon state, first light/last light.

    2) SITUATION: Enemy Forces/Friendly Forces/Civilians

    3) MISSION

    4) EXECUTION:

    a) Concept of operations:

    • Patrol Commanders Intent (what do we want to achieve?)
    • Scheme of Maneuver (How, outline of the patrol in phases etc).
    • Main Effort

    b) Preliminary Moves:

    • method of movement
    • load plan
    • order of march
    • route to DOP
    • location of DOP
    • action at DOP
    • actions on

    c) Route Out:

    • Navigation legs
    • formations
    • rally points: locations/descriptions/actions in

    d) Occupation of the ORP:

    • ORP Recce Group: method of recce, signal to move off, time on recce, return to remainder.
    • Remainder: return of ORP recce group, cut off time.

    e) Initial Action on the Objective (OP site):

    • Cover group: signal for fire support
    • Recce group: method of recce, time on task
    • ORP protection party (if applicable): cut off time

    f) Occupation of the OP:

    • OP Group: initial task: observation, radio, sentries, construction, state of equipment, report OP ready.
    • Base group (if applicable): as per OP group.

    g) Routine in the OP:

    • OP Group: observation, logging and reporting, changeover procedure, sentries, food and water, defecation, clothing, kit/equipment.
    • Base Group: Changeover procedure, sentries, food/water. defecation, clothing, kit/equipment.

    h) Withdrawal:

    • By groups
    • Signal to withdraw
    • Order of march and sequence
    • Action in ORP
    • Passage of information
    • Head check

    i) Route Back: to PUP. see route out

    j) Extraction:

    • Method of movement
    • Load plan
    • Order of march
    • Meet up procedures with support team
    • Route to base
    • Action at base (debrief/admin etc).

    5) Coordinating Instructions:

    k) Timings: meals, rest, rehearsals, weapons test, inspection, time out/in, debrief.

    l) Actions On:

    • Halts
    • Lights
    • Casualties
    • Enemy
      • Pre-seen
      • Contact (chance encounter)/ambush
      • Compromise/contact in OP
    • Obstacles/linear danger areas
    • Lost/separation procedure
    • Separation procedure
    • Lost communications
    • Prisoners of war
    • Civilians/refugees

    m) Fire Plan: Not applicable here, but you could replace with coordination with the support/QRF team.

    n) Rehearsals: 

    • Location
    • Dress
    • Equipment
    • Drill/actions on

    o) Deception Plans:

    • Preparatory movement
    • On objective
    • On withdrawal – in and out of contact

    6) SUMMARY OF EXECUTION:

    • Sell the Plan/lead!
    • “Notebooks down, look in.”
    • Describe the plan and put it all together on the model/sand-table.

    7) SERVICE SUPPORT:

    • SOP Variations
    • Combat Supplies
    • OP Supplies
    • Surveillance Equipment
    • Batteries
    • Medical
    • NBC
    • Transport

    8) COMMAND & SIGNAL :

    • Command succession
    • radio procedures
    • codes
    • passwords
    • signals
    • procedures to coordinate with the support team:
      • Radio procedures and codes
      • Visual recognition
      • passwords
      • signals/signs at rally points /PUP: clear/compromise

    9) SYNCHRONIZE WATCHES/QUESTIONS

    10) REHEARSALS/INSPECTIONS:

    • Time/location
    • Noisy/silent

    For visual learners, you may find the video at this link useful: Training Video: SAS Patrol – Behind Enemy Lines

    If you want to find out how this went down, read: ‘Patriot Dawn: The Resistance Rises’ for the attack on Objective Wasp. The scenario is a little different in the book, and I had to OPs remain in place throughout. Rather than exfilling with their log books, they were sending the info back to a dead drop every couple of days, for recovery by local agents. This kept eyes on the target until the attack went in.

    Patriot Dawn: The Resistance Rises

    Live Hard.

    Die Free.

    Max

    #30367
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    Joe (G.W.N.S.)
    Moderator

    This is a repost of my previous solution to this Exercise.

    PATROL PLANNING/ORDERS

    1) Preliminaries
    Objective location: Reconnaissance Objective Wasp: Location
    38°21’52.38″N 78°57’34.66″W.

    Weather: (only included day one for brevity, include all mission days plus 2 days)
    Wednesday 06/18 Precipitation 20%
    Mostly sunny. High 93F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.
    Wednesday Night 06/18 Precipitation 20%
    Mainly clear. Low 66F. Winds light and variable.

    Eastern Daylight Time
                              SUN
             Begin civil twilight   5:20 a.m.
             Sunrise                5:52 a.m.
             Sun transit            1:17 p.m.
             Sunset                 8:42 p.m.
             End civil twilight     9:14 p.m.

                              MOON
             Moonset                   11:00 a.m. on preceding day
             Moonrise                  12:14 a.m.
             Moon transit              6:08 a.m.
             Moonset                   12:09 p.m.
             Moonrise                  12:51 a.m. on following day

    Phase of the Moon on 18 June:  waning gibbous with 62% of the Moon’s visible disk illuminated.
    Last quarter Moon on 19 June 2014 at 2:39 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

    2) SITUATION

    Enemy Forces: GRU (Greater Russian Union) forces have moved in force into the Shenandoah Valley. They have moved a force of Hind attack helicopters into the location of Objective Wasp. These attack helicopters pose a serious threat to Resistance operations in the valley and surrounding areas. Local agents have reported that the Airpark has been fortified with a HESCO bastion perimeter and bunker-style machine-gun positions. A guard force of GRU infantry troops of minimum platoon size is occupying and guarding the base. Hind flights are ongoing from within Objective Wasp, conducting hunter-killer and support missions to the GRU forces in the valley. Resistance Agents were unable to gather information on ground patrolling activity from the base, although Traffic Control Points (TCPs) have been routinely established on surrounding roads. These TCPs are preventing any further drive-bys or Intel gathering by local agents.

    The GRU infantry are equipped with a mix of BTR-90 and BMP2 armored vehicles. They have been known to conduct dismounted foot patrols. The enemy is also known to have night vision capability down to individual soldier level, and thermal surveillance (FLIR) capability mounted on vehicles and rotary wing aircraft. When dismounted, the infantry carry AK-74 rifles, 7.62 PKM machine-guns at squad level, and wear ballistic plates within their assault vests. They dress in distinctive Spetznaz-style camouflage overalls.

    Friendly Forces: A covert support team to support your infil/exfil has been assigned..

    Infil: The covert four man team from the local Resistance network will pick you up in civilian covert vehicles from an rally point (to be determined) in the George Washington National Forest, and drop you at a Drop Off Point (DOP) of your choice as part of your infil.

    Quick Reaction Force Support: The four man team will remain on task in a safe house in proximity to Objective Wasp (within radio range), and act as your QRF (Quick Reaction Force) extraction team in case of compromise on the objective. You will have no other immediate support. The QRF team will maintain a listening watch on the VHF radio.

    Exfil: The support team will pick you up from a designated rally point at a designated time post-mission. At the designated pick up time they will wait two hours at the primary rally point before moving to the secondary for a further two hours. These rally points swill also be used in case of contact/compromise, at which point the OP team will break radio silence to call for QRF and move to the primary or secondary rally point for extraction.

    Civilians: Although the local population in the valley is broadly patriotic and anti-GRU, the GRU forces have a policy of harsh reprisals against any civilians considered to be aiding and abetting Resistance forces. There is also a system of rewards, paid in food and supplies, for information on Resistance activity. This has created a real risk that civilians will inform to the GRU about any Resistance sightings. They will do this both for the reward and also to avoid reprisals. Villages have been wiped out by the GRU in response to Resistance attacks. As such, all civilians must be avoided and considered a potential risk of compromise, if not hostile.

    Although many of the houses and subdivisions in the valley were
    evacuated, or the occupants killed, as part of the violence and die-off post -SHTF, you can expect that residency occupancy will vary between 30-50%. Thus, be wary of built up areas and sub-divisions. Some houses have been re-occupied or taken over by refugees from the cities. GRU forces, on invading and finding the FEMA camps overflowing, have also relocated some of the population back into sub-division housing, feeding them at centralized neighborhood soup kitchens.

    3) MISSION: Conduct a four man 72 hour Observation Post (OP) reconnaissance of the Bridgewater Airpark, known as Objective Wasp.

    4) EXECUTION:

    a) Concept of operations:

    Conduct clandestine insertion, reconnaissance, and extraction of
    Objective Wasp.

    Avoid detection and contact at all costs, no radio communication except in an emergency.

    Conduct waterborne infiltration from DOP to planned OP.

    OP site selected to take advantage of natural barrier North River
    provides in defense, this is enhanced further by the 727 bridge
    connecting the US11 Lee HWY being down. This will hamper GRU ground forces by increasing travel time and distance.*(see Reaction North/South graphics) OP is located in/or around abandoned riverside house near downed bridge.

    Ensure the following CCIR’s are achieved:
    1) Pattern of life over a 72 hour period: routines and patterns.
    2) Enemy strength and organization.
    3) Patrol activity/patterns & other defensive activity.
    4) Locations and layout of the objective.
    5) Helicopter activity: numbers, patterns.
    6) Equipment and weapons on the objective – type and location.
    7) Resupply/convoy activity.
    8) Obstacles, fields of fire and avenues of approach. Patrol Commanders Intent (what do we want to achieve?)

    Conduct waterborne exfiltration of OP to planned PUP with alternate PUP2 available if required.

    b) Preliminary Moves:

    The covert four man team from the local Resistance network will
    transport recon element to DOP as part of your infil. This will be a daytime drop to avoid movement on the roads during the night curfew (1800-0600 hrs).


    DOP location 38°21’38.1″N 78°56’02.6″W

    Move into positions of concealment and observe for reaction to presence.

    Assemble two Greenland II Folbots and wait for sunset at 2042L utilizing MVT Shield. Move to ORP in two boat stagger, rear man paddling front at the ready, lead boat utilizing thermal, rear utilizing NODs. Conduct multiple drifts for counter detection. Ensure arrival at ORP prior to Moonrise at 0014L.

    c) Route Out:

    Follow waterborne egress of ORP to South on Cooks Creek to North River or secondary North River to Rally Point/PUP/PUP2.

    PUP 38°20’11.8″N 78°54’47.1″W

    PUP2 38°18’12.5″N 78°54’39.9″W

    Move to PUP in a two boat stagger, rear man paddling front at the ready, lead boat utilizing thermal, two utilizing NODs. Conduct multiple drifts for counter detection. Ensure arrival at PUP prior to Sunrise at 0548L in order to establish security and clear/compromise/duress covert visual signals.

    d) Occupation of the ORP:

    Observe area of planned OP for threats before moving to secure OP.

    Anchor and sink Greenland II Folbots using provided ballast. (Greenland II Folbot is a Skin on Frame folding kayak, it has almost no inherent buoyancy and is easily sunk and refloated as needed for covert storage)

    e) Initial Action on the Objective (OP site):

    Establish two man cover/security element.

    Two man set up team will establish OP surveillance equipment and begin OP operations.

    Security/rest element will establish housekeeping and begin their
    respective duties.

    f) Occupation of the OP:

    Prepare equipment for rapid departure as appropriate. Practice standard patrol light discipline.

    g) Routine in the OP:

    OP Group: 1 man on observation. 1 man logging. 1 man resting. 1 man rear security. Rotate 3 active members every hour with resting member rotating in at 3 hour intervals. This provides 3 hours sleep every 9 hours

    h) Withdrawal:

    By standard Buddy Pair cover and movement.

    Reestablish ORP and Two man security element while two man Folbot
    recovery team prepares kayaks for launch. Prior to launch deposit covert Data backup IAW Recon SOP to ensure data recovery if team is lost.

    If waterborne egress compromised beyond recovery head East to RR tracks and South to Rally Point/PUP.

    i) Route Back:

    See exfil

    j) Extraction:

    IAW unit SOP’s and checklists.

    k) Timings:

    IAW unit SOP’s and checklists.

    l) Actions On:

    IAW unit SOP’s and checklists.

    m) Fire Plan:

    The four man QRF team will remain on task in a safe house in proximity to Objective Wasp (within radio range), and in case of compromise on the objective. You will have no other immediate support. The QRF team will maintain a listening watch on the VHF radio. The QRF’s primary focus will be to cause disruption/distraction operations to confuse GRU forces and prevent full focus on Recon team in contact. Then Conduct E&E in
    accordance with SOP’s.

    n) Rehearsals:

    Will be limited to tabletop exercise and practice assembly of Greenland II Folbot.

    Detailed discussion of drill/actions in accordance with SOP’s.

    o) Deception Plans:

    In the event of prolonged contact Auxiliary members will conduct several brief radio communication calls and movements to complicate GRU RDF operations.

    6) SUMMARY OF EXECUTION:

    Sell the Plan/lead!
    “Notebooks down, look in.”
    Describe the plan and put it all together on the model/sand-table.

    7) SERVICE SUPPORT:

    Will be in accordance to unit SOP’s and Checklists

    8) COMMAND & SIGNAL :

    IAW unit SOP’s and checklists.

    PUP: clear/compromise/duress covert visual signals for current
    operation.

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