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Restricted U.S. Army Reconnaissance and Scout Platoon Manual

Restricted U.S. Army Reconnaissance and Scout Platoon Manual

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FM 3-20.98
AUGUST 2009
Reconnaissance and Scout Platoon
DISTRIBUTION RESTRICTION
. Distribution authorized to U.S. Government agencies and their contractors only to protect technical or operational information that is for official government use.This determination was made on 4 February 2008. Other requests for this document will bereferred to Commander, U.S. Army Armor Center, ATTN: ATZK-TDD-C, Building 1002, 204 1
st
 Cavalry Regiment Road, Fort Knox, Kentucky 40121-5123.
DESTRUCTION NOTICE
. Destroy by any method that will prevent disclosure of contents or reconstruction of the document.
Headquarters, Department of the Army
 
This publication is available at Army Knowledge Online (www.us.army.mil) andGeneral Dennis J. Reimer Training and DoctrineDigital Library at (www.train.army.mil).
 
*FM 3-20.98
DISTRIBUTION RESTRICTION:
Distribution authorized to U.S. Government agencies and their contractors onlyto protect technical or operational information that is for official government use. This determination was made on4 February 2008. Other requests for this document will be referred to Commander, US Army Armor Center, ATTN: ATZK-TDD-C, Building 1002, 204 1
st
Cavalry Regiment Road, Fort Knox, Kentucky 40121-5123.
DESTRUCTION NOTICE:
Destroy by any method that will prevent disclosure of contents or reconstruction of the document.* This publication supersedes FM 3-20.98, 2 December 2002.
3 August 2009 FM 3-20.98 i
Field Manual No. 3-20.98HeadquartersDepartment of the ArmyWashington DC, 3 August 2009
Reconnaissance and Scout Platoon
Contents
Page
PREFACE ......................................................................................................... xviii
 
INTRODUCTION ..................................................................................................xx
 
Chapter 1 OVERVIEW ........................................................................................................ 1-1
 
Section I – The Operational Environment ...................................................... 1-2
 
Variables of the OE ............................................................................................ 1-2
 
Cultural Awareness ............................................................................................ 1-2
 
Full Spectrum Operations ................................................................................... 1-3
 
 Area of Operations ............................................................................................. 1-4
 
Threat Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTP) .......................................... 1-5
 
Section II – Reconnaissance and Scout Platoon Organizations ................. 1-6
 
Platoon Missions ................................................................................................ 1-6
 
General Capabilities and Limitations .................................................................. 1-7
 
Organizations ..................................................................................................... 1-8
 
Section III – Integration of Sensors .............................................................. 1-25
 
Reconnaissance Management ......................................................................... 1-26
 
Organic Sensors ............................................................................................... 1-26
 
Chapter 2 COMMAND AND CONTROL ............................................................................. 2-1
 
Section I – Troop-Leading Procedures .......................................................... 2-1
 
Operational Considerations ................................................................................ 2-1
 
Military Decision-making Process ...................................................................... 2-2
 
Conduct of Troop-Leading Procedures .............................................................. 2-3
 

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