e. Preexecution Checks. During this phase, preexecution checks are developed. The responsibility for
developing them is fixed during the short-range planning phase. Three major environmental
considerations are:
Has an environmental risk assessment been completed and have safety considerations been
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Has a reconnaissance of the training ranges, sites, or facilities been conducted?
Have leaders been briefed on environmental considerations?
f. Preparation for the Execution of Training. Formal planning for training culminates with the
publication of the training schedule. Informal planning and coordination continue until the training is
performed. During rehearsals, platoon leaders ensure all safety and environmental considerations are
g. Execution. A unit executes training the same way it executes a combat mission. The chain of
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command is present, in charge, and responsible. During operations, platoon leaders ensure that
environmental practices and preventive measures are employed.
(1) Precombat Checks. Preexecution and precombat checks are key to ensuring that the trainers
and the soldiers are adequately prepared to execute the training to standard. Precombat checks are
the bridge between the preexecution checks and the execution of training. Leaders ensure the
execution of precombat checks by--
Briefing environmental considerations and listing them in the OPORD.
Including environmental considerations in safety checks and briefings.
Verifying the completion of precombat (before operations) PMCS (to include
environmental considerations) on the vehicles; the weapons; communications; and
nuclear, biological, and chemical (NBC) equipment.
Checking and confirming the vehicle load plans and securing the cargo, especially HM.
(2) Presentation of Training. Through the presentation of training, leaders provide soldiers with
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specific training objectives and the evaluation methods to be used. Environmental constraints may
alter the conditions under which the task is performed, but should never alter the task standards.
Presentation of training includes the following:
Conducting environmental-awareness training.
Supervising high-risk operations.
Conducting periodic environmental assessments.
Correcting problems on the spot.
Avoiding off-limits areas.
Preventing spills.


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