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1

What is the primary mission of a Recon BN?

-To conduct ground reconnaissance and observation in support of the Marine division and its elements.

2

What is the Difference with Force/BN Recon units?

-Force Recon performs missions farther behind enemy lines and is employed by the Marine Expeditionary Force.
-BN Recon performs its missions closer to friendly lines and is employed by the division.

3

What are the 10 tasks performed by a Recon BN?

-Conduct pre-H-hour recon
-Engage the enemy w/supporting arms as directed or authorized by the division commander.
-Implant and monitor sensors
-Capture selected prisoners
-Conduct specialized terrain recon like: beach,road/route, and HLZ,DZ, recon missions
-Conduct initial terminal guidance
-Perform special missions

4

What is the organization of a Recon Bn?

-Headquarters,Service Comp, and 4 Recon companies
-Each Recon Comp includes a headquarters section and 3 platoons of surface swimmers and inflatable boat handlers.
-Limited # are trained as underwater swimmers and parachutists

5

What is the sole objective of Recon training?

-Successful execution of the Recon Combat Mission.
-Capable of conducting undetected activities on enemy ground under conditions of limited support from sources outside the teams.
-Ex. Patrol movement, info collection submissions of patrol reports, debriefing, submission of final reports.
-Accomplished by stressing team integrity, balance, and realism throughout all phases of recon training

6

What are the 4 phases of Recon training?

-Basic Individual Training, Advanced Individual Training, Basic Unit Training, and Advanced Unit Training

7

What is included in Phase 1 of Basic Individual Training?

-Preparatory parachute training, Demolitions, Weapons Training and Re-qualification, Reporting routes and Communication, Communications Training, Survival-Evasion-Resistance-Escape Training, Intelligence Training, Prelimiary SCUBA Training

8

What is included in Phase 2 of Basic Individual Training?

-Physical Training, Parachute Training, Swimmer Equipment Training, Scuba Qualification Training, Surf and Open Water Training, Submarine Training, Inflatable Boat Handling, Recon Patrolling, Initial Terminal Guidance Training

9

What is included in Phase 3 of Basic Unit Training?

-Basic Unit Training is conducted to weld individuals into effective operating teams.
-Conducted concurrently w/ Advanced Individual Training

10

What is included in Phase 4 of in Advanced Unit Training?

-Advanced Unit Training may be conducted in support of landing exercises planned by other units or during exercises and executed soley by the recon unit