PLAN A UNIT DEPLOYMENT
a. The number of moves an ordnance detachment is required to make will be governed by its
assigned mission and the tactical situation.
b. The mobility of the ordnance detachment also has a bearing on any motor moves it may make.
Moves should be made in one trip, when possible. This allows for rapid re-establishment in a
new location and speedy resumption of mission operations.
c. The general area in which the unit will conduct future operations will be denoted in the order
assigning it to that area. The commander later selects the specific area to be occupied by his
unit within the general area.
2. Task Assignment
a. Steps. There are definite steps the commander of an ordnance detachment must take when he
receives a new task assignment which involves moving the unit. These steps are taken to
ensure that loss of time is kept to a minimum. The first step is to issue a warning order to key
personnel for further dissemination to the rest of the detachment. The order accomplishes the
(1) Warns personnel of the impending move.
(2) Gives personnel time to start packing organizational and individual equipment for the move.
(3) Permits implementation of the loading plans and the securing of additional transportation, if
necessary and if possible.
(4) Allows the current task assignment to be phased out.
b. Plans. The commander will plan for his reconnaissance and advance party.
(1) Reconnaissance. The commander will make a reconnaissance if the time between the
receipt of the assignment and move allows. Normally, whatever other personnel he feels
necessary will accompany him. If time is critical, reconnaissance and advance parties will
go together. If the situation will permit use of a helicopter, the time required for the
reconnaissance can be greatly reduced. On reconnaissance the commander should do the