Combat (tactical) documentation covers the following:
a. Battlefield documentation, which extends from the forward line
troops (FLOT) to Corps, consists of the following types of media coverage:
(1) Military operations from day one of the battle and information of
immediate value to commanders and their staffs for use in planning, conducting
(2) Friendly positions before, during, and after the battle.
includes providing front and reverse panoramics, camouflage discipline, and
fields of fire.
(3) Opposing forces (OPFOR) positions should also be documented,
(5) Aerial spot imagery which provides motion media of friendly and
(6) Military operations to furnish HQDA staff, training developers, and
military historians with combat and doctrinal material for evaluation and
development of effective counter measures.
operational tacticians and logisticians immediate
effective counter measures.
(8) Battlefield damage to indigenous property for use by Civil Affairs
in adjudicating claims.
(9) Battlefield damage of OPFOR equipment to provide operational
tacticians and logisticians immediate information on effectiveness of friendly
weapons and tactics and to provide information for long-range research and
(10) Field medical procedures as required by the field medical
commander, to furnish visual and audio information of immediate intelligence
and operations value.
(11) Initial battle engagements of new weapons and support systems and
revised tactics to provide HQDA staff and commanders and their staffs at all
levels, and Combat, doctrinal, material and training developers, information
for validation of new equipment doctrine.
personnel and documents for commanders and their staffs at all
service support activities. This material may be of