Useful Checklist


From a reader:

For those not familiar with the little reference cards that the Army issues out, here is a good one that has good reports on them that could be useful in a Post SHTF time period.

You will have to change some of them to fit your situation or needs.

GTA 7-1-38
INFANTRY LEADERS’ REFERENCE CARD

TROOP-LEADING PROCEDURES
1. Receive mission
2. Issue warning order
3. Make a tentative plan
4. Start Movement
5. Reconnoiter
6. Complete plan
7. Issue plan
8. Supervise

Operation Order
Task Organization
1. Situation
A. Enemy
B. Friendly
C. Attachments/Detachments
2. Mission
Who, what, where, when and why
Task and Purpose
3. Execution
A. Concept of operation
1. Maneuver
2. Fire Support
3.Engineer
B. Tasks to maneuver units
C. Tasks to combat support units
D. Coordination instructions
4. Service Support
A. General
B. Materiel and services
C. Casualty evacuation
5. Command and signal
A. Command
B. Signal

SPOT REPORT
1. Size
2. Activity
3. Location
4. Unit/uniform
5. Time
6. Equipment

MEDEVAC REQUEST
1. Requesting unit identification
2. Location
3. Number of patients by type (litter or ambulatory)
4. Type of injuries
5. Special equipment needed
6. Tactical situation

DELIBERATE ATTACK CONSIDERATIONS
1. Reconnoiter pinpoint objective/enemy positions
2. Determine weak points; designate supporting positions
3. Assign platoon/squad objectives-identify the decisive point
4. Determine main attack, supporting attack reserve
5. Assign breach support assault missions
6. Designate fire control/measures
7. Coordinate indirect/direct fires and CAS to time attack
8. Control measures during attack
9. Secure (ground and air)
10. Consolidate and reorganize

DEFENSIVE PLANNING CONSIDERATIONS
1. Establish security (OP/patrols)
2. Position key weapons
A. Coordinate with units on left and right
B. Establish FPF or PDF for machine gun
C. Ensure mutual support between machine guns
D. Cover armor approaches with anti-armor systems
E. Establish fire control measures
3. Prepare positions:
A. Check sectors of fire
B. Check overhead cover and view positions from enemy vantage
C. Position in depth and achieve mutual support between positions
D. Select/prepare alternate and supplementary positions
4. Integrate indirect fires CAS and obstacles with direct and indirect fire
5. Check communications and establish emergency signals
6. Designate ammunition, supply, PW, and casualty points

SHELL REPORT
1. Observer identification
2. Location (coded)
3. Azimuth to flash or sound
4. Time(from and to)
5. Area Shelled
6. Nature of fire
7. Type rounds received
8. Damage (coded)

Weapon (FM 7-8)
TYPE MAX EFF RANGE (m)
M16A2 580 (pt) 800 (area) 200 (moving)
M203 150 (pt) 350 (area)
M249 600 (pt) 800 (area)
M136 (AT4) 300
M47 (Dragon) 1000 (sta) 100 (mov)
MK19 1500 (pt) 2212 (area)
M60 MG 1 100 (600 grazing)
.50 Caliber MG 1 800 (1000 grazing)
TOW 3 00 (ping purposes)
TOW2 3 750
105 mm 11 500
105 mm Tank 2 to 2.5 km
120 mm Tank 2 to 2.5 km
25 mm BFV 2,200
155 mm M109A3 18,100
M198 24,000
8-in Howitzer 22,900

One response to “Useful Checklist

  1. A couple of copies, laminated, will serve you well.