Lesson 3/Learning Event 1
Learning Event 1
TACTICAL MAINTENANCE SITES
The tactical situation and mobility requirements may limit the type and size
of facilities which can be established. Therefore, available resources must
be organized for maximum production. Each unit must develop SOPs for moving
to a new area, establishing and conducting maintenance operations, and
moving on to a new location, if necessary.
The speed with which the
on the productive maintenance time available.
unfamiliar bivouac area.
After this, the commander sends out a
reconnaissance party to select operating sites and explore primary and
Have ready access to supported elements, the main supply route (MSR),
and the local road Net.
Be large enough to spread out yet small enough to defend, with room,
if possible, for vehicles, facilities, repair parts, and supply storage.
Be reasonably flat, with firm soil and good drainage to permit parking
and movement of heavy vehicles.
Be free of nuclear, biological, chemical (NBC) contamination and be
upwind from known contaminated areas and likely NBC attack targets.
Be easy to secure, with streams and marshes, where available, used for
Have terrain features that provide cover and concealment.
features between the site and likely NBC targets should give
Be outside Natural air corridors to reduce the chance of air attack
and to assist in air defense.