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• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Pg. 7 12 14 15 24 26 41 45 70 95 99 114 129 131 134 136 140 Section Primary Comms Plan Medical Support Heat Cat Info Timeline PLT/SQD Organization Garrison Evaluations and OPORDs STX STX East STX West Patrolling Patrols East Patrols West Patrol Bases Risk Assessment AAR Format Appendix A: Training References Appendix B: Secondary Comms
Fighting Mustang Battalion, Surfrider Battalion, and Bulldog Battalion conduct a Joint FTX to include SQD STX, PLT Patrolling, and Land Navigation from 26 April 2012 to 29 April 2012 at Camp San Luis Obispo to prepare and evaluate MSIII Cadets for LDAC attendance and to prepare MSI and MSII Cadets for future advancement to the MSIII level.
Purpose: Through a Joint University effort, UCSB, Fresno, and Cal Poly Cadets conduct a simulated LDAC FTX. Key Tasks: (1) Provide LDAC quality Squad STX lanes to stress Cadets’ leadership and decision-making abilities. (2) Conduct challenging Platoon Patrolling lanes to simulate LDAC operations. (3) Conduct Day and Night Land Navigation training and evaluation. (4) Conduct two nights of patrol base operations to simulate conditions at LDAC. End State: Cadets from all three universities are challenged both mentally and physically, MSIIIs are prepared for LDAC, and MSIs and MSIIs are better trained for further responsibility in the ROTC program.
Concept of the Operation
26APR12 Phase 1: Movement to Camp San Luis Obispo. All personnel on post, ready to train NLT 1600. Phase 2: Conduct SQD/PLT Integration and Written Land Navigation Exam (MSIIIs only). MSIs & MSIIs attend round robin classes. Once the exam is finished, all cadets attend round robin training. 27APR12 Phase 3: STX Lanes, Patrol Base Operations, and Night Land Navigation. 1st PLT moves to East, 2nd PLT to West. Each SQD conducts 5 STX lanes. After chow, the PLT will move as one unit to the first PB. They will leave their rucks and all will return for Night Land Nav. 28APR12 Phase 4: Patrolling Lanes and Patrol Base Operations. PLTs will form into their patrolling elements and switch sides. SQD pairings will be 1/3 SQD and 2/4 SQD, each will conduct 3 lanes, after chow they will move to separate PBs. 29APR12 Phase 5: Night Land Navigation and Day Land Navigation. MSIIIs conduct Night Land Nav before dawn. All Cadets conduct Day Land Nav after morning chow. Phase 6: Recovery and Return to Schools. Key tasks include weapons cleaning, accountability of all Cadets, sensitive items, and equipment and clearing of all facilities and training areas. 5
Area of Operations
Barracks/DFAC/Main Gate East Side
Primary Communications for STX and PTRL Lanes will be radios. Each respective site (East & West) will use a specific set of radios that will only work within the range of that training site. Radios will be issued by S-4 at he TOC prior to movement to the training areas. STX: Each lane will have two radios to communicate between Evaluator and OPFOR. Each lane will remain on their assigned CHANNEL at all times during training. PATROL: Each evaluation group will have two radios to communicate between Evaluator and OPFOR. Each Patrol is assigned two radios for communication between PL and APL. Prior to beginning the lane, change CHANNEL to the specific lane you will be running. NET CALL: At the conclusion of the AAR, the Evaluator(s) will move the SQD or PTRL to the next lane. For STX, establish a positive link-up and return to your assigned lane Prior to the start of each rotation, CDT OICs will radio each Evaluator to confirm SQD arrival. For PATROL, remain with Patrol throughout day. Prior to the start of each rotation, CDT OICs will radio each Evaluator to confirm Patrol’s arrival to next lane.
IMPORTANT NOTES: Lane Evaluators/OPFOR: Only change to CHANNEL 6 (CDT...