ANALYZE TECHNICAL AND TACTICAL REQUIREMENTS
1. Now that you have completed your administrative and logistic calculations
it is time to physically select a site based on what you have learned from the
extract of FM 24-18. As you were told in the extract, no site ever meets all
requirements, but each selection is a careful balance and trade-off of
tactical, technical, and logistical considerations.
In the following
paragraphs you will be shown a picture of a field location with its good and
bad features explained. In the examination, you will be required to select the
best site for tactical, technical, and logistical considerations.
Consider the site below:
2. At first glance, this may seem to be an ideal site. However, it has many
bad features. Logistically, it is on flat, level ground which makes it easy to
obtain service and support.
Technically, the location among evergreen trees
which only minimally absorb RF energy in the CF band, seems to make it a prime
candidate. However, tactically it has nearly everything wrong with it. Since
it is obviously located on a field road, there will be many annoying
distractions to the operation in the passage of personnel and vehicles.
lack of overhead cover, and the row of trees make it an easily spotted target
from the air, and to ground troops the lack of side cover and concealment also
make it an easily spotted target.
In order for this site to be marginally safe maximum effort would have
to be given to camouflage and concealment with