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Inspection

Warning Order

Did the PL ensure all patrol members were present before issuing the warning order?

Did the PL issue a brief statement on the enemy situation?

Did the PL issue a brief statement on the friendly situation?

Did the PL state the mission in a clear, positive manner?

Did the PL list all members of the patrol including attachments?

Was the chain of command for the patrol covered fully?

Were all members of the patrol asigned positions and duties in particular squads and teams?

Were all the necessary individual duties assigned?

Did the PL follow established principles in organizing the patrol into squads and teams?

Was each patrol member assigned a particular weapon to carry on patrol?

Did the PL list all special equipment needed to accomplish the mission?

Was required special equipment assigned to the proper element to carry?

Did the PL select uniform and equiment common to all based on METT-T?

Coordination with Adjacent Units

Did the PL coordinate with other patrols operating to the right and left?

Was the route out and back coordinated?

Was the time of departure and return cocordinated?

Were call signs and frequencies coordinated?

Was a signal for the FPF coordinated so as not to approach friendly lines during this time?

Coordination With Front Line Units

Did the coordinator pass the size of the patrol?

Was the time of departure and return coordinated?

Did the coordinator give a general area of oeprations for the patrol?

Did the coordinator ask for information on known or suspected enemy positions and/or obstacles?

Did the coordinator ask about information on the latest enemy activity?

Did the coordinator ask for detailed information on friendly fire support avalable and the unit’s barrier plan?

Was the location of the IRP established and coordinated?

Did the coordinator ask the forward unit to monitor their patrol frequency?

Was the current challenge and password confirmed?

Did the coordinator request that all information coordinated be passed on to any relieving unti?

Patrol Order

Did the PL check to ensure all patrol members were present before issuing the patrol order?

Did the PL issue the patrol order in a forceful, confident manner?

Did the PL make maximum use of available visual aids in issuing the patrol order (i.e., terrain model, sand table, map board, chalkboard)?

Did the PL issue the patrol order in correct sequence?

Did the PL issue the entire patrol order without allowing interruptions by patrol members?

Did the PL adequately answer all questions asked by patrol members

Did Enemy Situation include —

A weather forecast for the period of operation?

A description of the terrain over which the patrol was to operate?

Identification or description of enemy units known to bein the area of operations?

Known locations of enemy units?

Recent activity of enemy units?

Stength of enemy units in the operating area?

Did Friendly Situation include —

Mission of the next higher unit?

Locations, missions, and planned actions of units on right and left?

Fire support available to support the patrol (as per the coordination)?

Missions and routes of other patrols operating in the immediate area?

Did Commander’s Intent include—

All views and ides of what the commander wants to be accomplished?

The final result desired by the commander?

Did Attachments and Detachments include—

All attachments to patrol and effective time of attachment?

All detachments from patrol and effective time of detachment?

Did Mission include, at a minimum—

Who was to conduct the patrol?

What the patrol was tasked to do (i.e., conduct a point recon patrol)?

Where the action was to take place?

Why the action was to take place (i.e., the purpose)?

Did a Commander’s Intent and Concept of Operations include—

A complete concept of operations?

A detailed description of the mission of elements?

A detailed description of the mission of teams?

A detailed description of the duties of specific individuals (i.e., navigator, compass man, pace m an, corpsman, APL)?

Time of departure and time of return?

Type of formations and order of movement to be used?

Description of the route and alternate routes(s) to include azimuths and distances between checkpoints as a minimum?

Techniques to be used in the departure from friendly areas?

Techniques to be used for the reentry into friendly areas?

Location of the IRP and a tentative ORP, to include grid coordinates and recognizable terrain features?

Method for designating and passing rally points?

Actions to be taken at rally points if their use became necessary?

Actions to be taken in the event of enemy contact?

Actions to be taken at danger areas?

Complete, detailed description of actions to be taken at the objective?

Times and locations for rehearsals and the order of priority for rehearsals?

Times and lcoations for inspections and the methods of conduct (to include uniform and equipment to be worn and/or carried)?

Where, when, and by whom the debriefing is to be conducted?

Did Administration and Logistics include—

Rations to be carried or reference to the warning order if there is no change?

Arms and ammunition to be carried or reference to the warning order if there is no change?

Uniform and equipment to be worn and carried or reference to the warning order if there is no change?

Method for handling wounded or dead?

Method for handling prisoners?

Did Signal include—

Complete description of all signals, code words, frequencies, and call signs to be used within the patrol?

Were signals adequate?

Radio call signs to be used?

Primary and alternate frequencies to be used?

Call signs and frequencies to be used with other units in the area of oeprations (if applicable)?

Required reports to be transmitted to higher headquarters, along with occasions for reporting?

Code words and brevity codes to be used between the patrol and higher headquarters?

Current challenge and password to be used in friendly held areas?

Current challenge and password to be used forward of FEBA?

Did Command include—

Chain of command or reference to the warning order if there is not change?

Location of the PL during all stages of operation?

Location of the APL during all stages of operation?

Inspection Rehearsal

Did the PL adequately use the allotted inspection time?

Was the inspection conducted in an orderly manner?

During the inspection, did the PL check the following:

Completeness and correctness of uniform?

Completeness of all equipment necessary to accomplish the mission?

Operational condition of equipment?

Did the PL question members to ensure they knew—

The mission of the patrol?

The concept of operations?

Their individual duties and responsibilities?

Chain of command and succession?

Duties and responsibilities of key personnel?

Did the PL utilize the rehearsal area to conform as much as possible to area of operations?

Were the following major actions rehearsed:

Actions at the objective?

Actions at danger areas?

Actions on enemy contacts?

Departure and reentry of friendly lines?

Did the PL critique each action after it had been rehearsed?

Were interpatrol communications and control measures checked at rehearsal?

Did the PL maintain control of the patrol during the rehearsal?

Movement

Did the PL use proper formations for movement?

Did the PL adequately control the point team?

Did the PL check the compass men?

Was the PL aware of his position at all times?

Was light and noise discipline enforced?

Was the rate of movement appropriate for the mission?

Did the PL make full use of pace?

Did the PL make full use of count?

Was proper security maintained during movement?

Did the PL select and pass proper rallying points?

Did the PL ensure that all members knew location of rallying points?

Did the PL properly use arm and hand signals?

Did the PL recognize and halt the patrol a safe distance from a danger area?

If the PL conducted a map check, did he conduct it properly (light discipline, security, etc.)

Did designated individuals reconnoiter the far side of a danger area properly?

Were support teams emplaced properly?

Did the PL use a proper formation in crossing the danger area?

Were reports made on enemy contact and at checkpoints?

Actions on Enemy Contact

Did the PL halt patrol a safe distance from a tentative ORP?

Did the PL issue an adequate frag order before departing to look for a tentative ORP?

Did the PL take appropriate personnel to look for the ORP?

Did the PL select a suitable ORP?

Did the PL secure the site adequately?

Did the patrol occupy the ORP as stated in the patrol order or subsequent frag order?

Did the patrol occupy the ORP in an orderly manner?

Did the PL maintain control of the patrol during occupation of the ORP?

Did the PL issue a satisfactory contingency plan to the APL before departing on a leader’s recon?

Did the PL take appropriate personnel on a leader’s recon?

Did the PL maintain or ensure that the patrol leader had communications with the patrol?

Did the patrol avoid being detected by the enemy during the leader’s recon?

If contact was made, did the PL take appropriate action?

Was security maintained during the leader’s recon?

Did the PL ensure the objective was kept under surveillance?

Were appropriate orders given to surveillance teams?

If a leader recon proved a tentative ORP unsuitable, did the PL move the ORP?

Was a satisfactory leader’s recon conducted?

Was the ORP move conducted in a satisfactory and orderly manner?

On return to the ORP, did the PL issue appropriate frag order and allow enough time for dissemination?

Actions at Objective

Did the PL issue a frag order for action at the objective?

Was security emplaced prior to the teams departing from the ORP?

Did the PL employ the terrain at the objective to the best advantage?

Was stealth maintained while moving into the objective?

Did the Pl exercise positive control of squads, teams, and individuals at the objective?

Were actions at the objective in accordance with the details outlined in the patrol order?

Did the PL make use of supporting arms at the objective?

Was the action at the objective successful?

Was withdrawal from the objective accomplished quickly and orderly?

Did units withdraw according to the details reflected in the patrol order?

Was reorganization at the ORP completed in an expeditious and orderly manner?

Did the patrol withdraw from the ORP quickly and quietly?

Completion

Recommendations

Inspector (Full Name and Signature)

Patrol Evaluation Checklist

Created by: SafetyCulture Staff | Industry: General |

A patrol evaluation checklist is used by unit leaders to evaluate the performance of a patrol officer. It helps to assess if the critical patrolling steps, techniques, and procedures were followed and applied at the workplace.

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Inspection

Warning Order

Did the PL ensure all patrol members were present before issuing the warning order?

Did the PL issue a brief statement on the enemy situation?

Did the PL issue a brief statement on the friendly situation?

Did the PL state the mission in a clear, positive manner?

Did the PL list all members of the patrol including attachments?

Was the chain of command for the patrol covered fully?

Were all members of the patrol asigned positions and duties in particular squads and teams?

Were all the necessary individual duties assigned?

Did the PL follow established principles in organizing the patrol into squads and teams?

Was each patrol member assigned a particular weapon to carry on patrol?

Did the PL list all special equipment needed to accomplish the mission?

Was required special equipment assigned to the proper element to carry?

Did the PL select uniform and equiment common to all based on METT-T?

Coordination with Adjacent Units

Did the PL coordinate with other patrols operating to the right and left?

Was the route out and back coordinated?

Was the time of departure and return cocordinated?

Were call signs and frequencies coordinated?

Was a signal for the FPF coordinated so as not to approach friendly lines during this time?

Coordination With Front Line Units

Did the coordinator pass the size of the patrol?

Was the time of departure and return coordinated?

Did the coordinator give a general area of oeprations for the patrol?

Did the coordinator ask for information on known or suspected enemy positions and/or obstacles?

Did the coordinator ask about information on the latest enemy activity?

Did the coordinator ask for detailed information on friendly fire support avalable and the unit’s barrier plan?

Was the location of the IRP established and coordinated?

Did the coordinator ask the forward unit to monitor their patrol frequency?

Was the current challenge and password confirmed?

Did the coordinator request that all information coordinated be passed on to any relieving unti?

Patrol Order

Did the PL check to ensure all patrol members were present before issuing the patrol order?

Did the PL issue the patrol order in a forceful, confident manner?

Did the PL make maximum use of available visual aids in issuing the patrol order (i.e., terrain model, sand table, map board, chalkboard)?

Did the PL issue the patrol order in correct sequence?

Did the PL issue the entire patrol order without allowing interruptions by patrol members?

Did the PL adequately answer all questions asked by patrol members

Did Enemy Situation include —

A weather forecast for the period of operation?

A description of the terrain over which the patrol was to operate?

Identification or description of enemy units known to bein the area of operations?

Known locations of enemy units?

Recent activity of enemy units?

Stength of enemy units in the operating area?

Did Friendly Situation include —

Mission of the next higher unit?

Locations, missions, and planned actions of units on right and left?

Fire support available to support the patrol (as per the coordination)?

Missions and routes of other patrols operating in the immediate area?

Did Commander’s Intent include—

All views and ides of what the commander wants to be accomplished?

The final result desired by the commander?

Did Attachments and Detachments include—

All attachments to patrol and effective time of attachment?

All detachments from patrol and effective time of detachment?

Did Mission include, at a minimum—

Who was to conduct the patrol?

What the patrol was tasked to do (i.e., conduct a point recon patrol)?

Where the action was to take place?

Why the action was to take place (i.e., the purpose)?

Did a Commander’s Intent and Concept of Operations include—

A complete concept of operations?

A detailed description of the mission of elements?

A detailed description of the mission of teams?

A detailed description of the duties of specific individuals (i.e., navigator, compass man, pace m an, corpsman, APL)?

Time of departure and time of return?

Type of formations and order of movement to be used?

Description of the route and alternate routes(s) to include azimuths and distances between checkpoints as a minimum?

Techniques to be used in the departure from friendly areas?

Techniques to be used for the reentry into friendly areas?

Location of the IRP and a tentative ORP, to include grid coordinates and recognizable terrain features?

Method for designating and passing rally points?

Actions to be taken at rally points if their use became necessary?

Actions to be taken in the event of enemy contact?

Actions to be taken at danger areas?

Complete, detailed description of actions to be taken at the objective?

Times and locations for rehearsals and the order of priority for rehearsals?

Times and lcoations for inspections and the methods of conduct (to include uniform and equipment to be worn and/or carried)?

Where, when, and by whom the debriefing is to be conducted?

Did Administration and Logistics include—

Rations to be carried or reference to the warning order if there is no change?

Arms and ammunition to be carried or reference to the warning order if there is no change?

Uniform and equipment to be worn and carried or reference to the warning order if there is no change?

Method for handling wounded or dead?

Method for handling prisoners?

Did Signal include—

Complete description of all signals, code words, frequencies, and call signs to be used within the patrol?

Were signals adequate?

Radio call signs to be used?

Primary and alternate frequencies to be used?

Call signs and frequencies to be used with other units in the area of oeprations (if applicable)?

Required reports to be transmitted to higher headquarters, along with occasions for reporting?

Code words and brevity codes to be used between the patrol and higher headquarters?

Current challenge and password to be used in friendly held areas?

Current challenge and password to be used forward of FEBA?

Did Command include—

Chain of command or reference to the warning order if there is not change?

Location of the PL during all stages of operation?

Location of the APL during all stages of operation?

Inspection Rehearsal

Did the PL adequately use the allotted inspection time?

Was the inspection conducted in an orderly manner?

During the inspection, did the PL check the following:

Completeness and correctness of uniform?

Completeness of all equipment necessary to accomplish the mission?

Operational condition of equipment?

Did the PL question members to ensure they knew—

The mission of the patrol?

The concept of operations?

Their individual duties and responsibilities?

Chain of command and succession?

Duties and responsibilities of key personnel?

Did the PL utilize the rehearsal area to conform as much as possible to area of operations?

Were the following major actions rehearsed:

Actions at the objective?

Actions at danger areas?

Actions on enemy contacts?

Departure and reentry of friendly lines?

Did the PL critique each action after it had been rehearsed?

Were interpatrol communications and control measures checked at rehearsal?

Did the PL maintain control of the patrol during the rehearsal?

Movement

Did the PL use proper formations for movement?

Did the PL adequately control the point team?

Did the PL check the compass men?

Was the PL aware of his position at all times?

Was light and noise discipline enforced?

Was the rate of movement appropriate for the mission?

Did the PL make full use of pace?

Did the PL make full use of count?

Was proper security maintained during movement?

Did the PL select and pass proper rallying points?

Did the PL ensure that all members knew location of rallying points?

Did the PL properly use arm and hand signals?

Did the PL recognize and halt the patrol a safe distance from a danger area?

If the PL conducted a map check, did he conduct it properly (light discipline, security, etc.)

Did designated individuals reconnoiter the far side of a danger area properly?

Were support teams emplaced properly?

Did the PL use a proper formation in crossing the danger area?

Were reports made on enemy contact and at checkpoints?

Actions on Enemy Contact

Did the PL halt patrol a safe distance from a tentative ORP?

Did the PL issue an adequate frag order before departing to look for a tentative ORP?

Did the PL take appropriate personnel to look for the ORP?

Did the PL select a suitable ORP?

Did the PL secure the site adequately?

Did the patrol occupy the ORP as stated in the patrol order or subsequent frag order?

Did the patrol occupy the ORP in an orderly manner?

Did the PL maintain control of the patrol during occupation of the ORP?

Did the PL issue a satisfactory contingency plan to the APL before departing on a leader’s recon?

Did the PL take appropriate personnel on a leader’s recon?

Did the PL maintain or ensure that the patrol leader had communications with the patrol?

Did the patrol avoid being detected by the enemy during the leader’s recon?

If contact was made, did the PL take appropriate action?

Was security maintained during the leader’s recon?

Did the PL ensure the objective was kept under surveillance?

Were appropriate orders given to surveillance teams?

If a leader recon proved a tentative ORP unsuitable, did the PL move the ORP?

Was a satisfactory leader’s recon conducted?

Was the ORP move conducted in a satisfactory and orderly manner?

On return to the ORP, did the PL issue appropriate frag order and allow enough time for dissemination?

Actions at Objective

Did the PL issue a frag order for action at the objective?

Was security emplaced prior to the teams departing from the ORP?

Did the PL employ the terrain at the objective to the best advantage?

Was stealth maintained while moving into the objective?

Did the Pl exercise positive control of squads, teams, and individuals at the objective?

Were actions at the objective in accordance with the details outlined in the patrol order?

Did the PL make use of supporting arms at the objective?

Was the action at the objective successful?

Was withdrawal from the objective accomplished quickly and orderly?

Did units withdraw according to the details reflected in the patrol order?

Was reorganization at the ORP completed in an expeditious and orderly manner?

Did the patrol withdraw from the ORP quickly and quietly?

Completion

Recommendations

Inspector (Full Name and Signature)