Flashcards in 121-recon Battalion Deck (12):
What is the primary mission of the recon battalion?
To conduct ground recon and observation in support of the Marine division and its elements
Where does force recon perform its mission?
Farther behind enemy lines
Where does battalion recon perform its misison?
Closer to friendly lines (employed by the division)
What 10 tasks are performed by the recon battalion?
-conducts amphibious recon and advanced nautical navigation
-conducts pre-&post-assault ground recon
-conducts specialized recon
-conducts long range comm and digital imagery
-assists in the replacing and recovery of ground sensors
-possesses specialized insert capability
-provides initial and terminal guidance
-conducts battlefield shaping operations
-conducts post-strike recon
How is the recon battalion organized?
Organic to division, HQ, service company, 4 recon companies
Each recon company organized how?
HQ section and 3 platoons (surface swimmers, boat handlers, underwater swimmers and parachutists)
What is the sole objective of reconnaissance training?
Successful execution of the reconnaissance combat mission
Reconnaissance training progresses through what 3 phases?
Entry level training
Advanced level training
What are specific training requirements for Entry Level training?
-Execute duties through a recon patrol
-basic weapons handling
-calling for fire
-basic boat handling
-operations and navigation
-identifying foreign weapons,vehicles and equipment
-emplacement of remote sensors
What topics are taught during advanced level training?
-write a patrol order
-issue a warning order and operation order
-lead a patrol
-coordinate the re supply of a unit
-operation of advanced weapons systems
-advanced nautical skills
-duties in an recon operations center
-operating from leading ambushes and raids
-calling Close Air Support Missions
What topics are taught during Collective training?
-Execute a deliberate ambush
-conduct submarine operations
-conduct heliborne operations