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BST Communications – Submit a Message

Submit a message

Training Support Package (TSP) Battle Skills Test (BST)

 TASK: Submit a message

CONDITION: Given a situation, and reporting formats,

STANDARD: Report any activity in the assigned area

TIME TO TRAIN: 10 minutes

TIME TO EVALUATE: 5 minutes per Marine

PERFORMANCE STEPS:
  1. Develop a report
  2. Transmit the message
REFERENCES: 
  1. MCRP 2-10A.7 – Reconnaissance Reports Guide
  2. MCTP 3-01A – Scouting and Patrolling
SUPPORT REQUIREMENTS:  Report formats.

PERFORMANCE STEP 1: Develop a report.

Reports that Marines may have to call for when seeing the enemy are the SALUTE report, SITREP, SPOTREP, and POSREP.

SALUTE Report. The acronym SALUTE provides a simple method for remembering how and what to report about the enemy.

Line 1. Size

Line 2. Activity

Line 3. Location

Line 4. Unit

Line 5. Time

Line 6. Equipment

An example of such report is “Seven enemy soldiers, traveling SW, crossed road junction on black ridge on 211300 August.  They were wearing green uniforms and carrying one machinegun and one rocket launcher”.

Situation Report (SITREP).  A Situation Report is the report that is giving a situation in an area of a reporting unit or formation.

Line 1. Date Time Group (DTG)

Line 2. Friendly position

Line 3. Activities conducted since last report

Line 4. Actions planned next 12 hours

Line 5. Logistical requirements

Line 6. Personnel casualties since last report

Line 7. Remarks

Spot Report.  A Spot Report is a concise narrative report of essential information covering events or conditions that may have immediate and significant effect on current planning and operations that is afforded the most expeditious means of transmission consistent with the requisite security. Usually reported after a significant event such as enemy contact.

Line 1. Event

Line 2. Time and date of event

Line 3. Location of friendly

Line 4. Action taken

Line 5. Friendly casualties

Line 6. Enemy casualties

Line 7. Detainees

Line 8. Weapons/equipment captured

 

POSITION ReportA Position Report (PosRep) is the report that is giving a unit or individual position in an area of operation.

Line 1. Unit

Line 2. Location

Line 3. Direction of movement/speed of movement

Line 4. Remarks (status, activity, etc.)

 

PERFORMANCE STEP 2: Transmit message

Using the phonetic alphabet and procedural words transmit the report. 

Phonetic AlphabetIdentifies letters precisely, either when communicating initials, abbreviations, or spellings of words.

A: Alpha         B: Bravo           C: Charlie         D: Delta            E: Echo            F: Foxtrot

G: Golf           H: Hotel            I: India             J: Juliet            K: Kilo             L: Lima

M: Mike          N: November    O: Oscar          P: Papa            Q: Quebec       R: Romeo

S: Sierra         T: Tango          U: Uniform       V: Victor           W: Whiskey      X: X-ray

Y: Yankee       Z: Zulu

 Procedural words.  Words or phrases for radio procedure used to communicate information in a condensed standard verbal format.

  1. “THIS IS…”. Alerts the receiver as to who is sending the transmission.
  2. “OVER”. Alerts the receiver that the sender has ended his transmission and is awaiting a response from the receiver.
  3. “OUT”. Alerts the receiver that the sender has ended his transmission and requires or expects no response/answer.
    1. OVER and OUT have different meanings. These two procedural words are never used together.
  4. “ROGER”. Indicates to the sender that the receiver hears and understands the message or question.
  5. “SAY AGAIN…”. Indicates to the sender that the receiver did not receive or understand that last transmission and requests the transmission be repeated.
  6. “I SAY AGAIN…”. This alerts the receiver that the sender is resending the transmission or the portion requested.

 

 

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Evaluation Checklist

 

MARINE BEING EVALUATED:

EVALUATOR:

DATE:

SUPPORT REQUIREMENTS: Report formats

EVALUATOR NOTE: The evaluator will guide the Marine through the checklist by asking questions.  Instructor will provide a scenario and instruct the Marine to develop one of the reports to construct and a make simulated radio transmission.

 

Performance Step Instructor Notes Pass or Remediate
1. Develop a report. Marine should develop one of the following reports:

SALUTE Report

1. Line 1.  Size

2. Line 2.  Activity

3. Line 3.  Location

4. Line 4.  Unit

5. Line 5.  Time

6. Line 6.  Equipment

Situation Report  (SITREP)

1. Line 1. Date Time Group (DTG)

2. Line 2. Friendly position

3. Line 3. Activities conducted since last report

4. Line 4. Actions planned next 12 hours

5. Line 5. Logistical requirements

6. Line 6. Personnel casualties since last report

7. Line 7. Remarks

Spot report   (SPOTREP)

1. Line 1. DTG

2. Line 2. Friendly position

3. Line 3. Activities conducted since last report

4. Line 4. Actions planned next 12 hours

5. Line 5. Logistical requirements

6. Line 6. Personnel casualties since last report

7. Line 7. Remarks

Position Report (POSREP)

1. Line 1. Unit

2. Line 2. Location

3. Line 3. Direction of movement/speed of movement

4. Line 4. Remarks (status, activity, etc.)

2. Transmit message. Marine should simulate transmitting the report using proper radio procedures.

 

Submit a message Training Support Package (TSP) Battle Skills Test (BST)