(2) Normally, ordnance detachments move by motor transport. This may include not only the
organic vehicles, but also any other vehicles obtained to assist in the move. Most of the
time ordnance units will face the same problem in convoy movements as any other units.
Solutions to many of these problems can be found in FM 55-10, FM 55-30, and FM 101-10-
1. Procedures listed in FM 55-10 apply primarily to nontactical Army transportation
activities, but they may be modified for use by all elements of the Army engaged in motor
movements. Highway clearances for convoy movements should be obtained from the local
transportation movements office or highway regulation unit as appropriate.
(3) The detachment commander will coordinate his move with higher headquarters to assure
that his move will not conflict with other traffic using the same route. The move should be
planned carefully with a definite time to cross the SP (starting point). The movement should
be so controlled that the unit arrives at the new area at a predesignated time. If the move is
a long one, movement plans will provide for rest stops, feeding of personnel, and refueling
(4) The commander should consider making the move at night to deny the enemy observation
of the move.
d. Priority of tasks in the new area. After the move into the new area is completed, the
commander immediately informs his higher headquarters and confirms the location. Then the
following tasks are performed in order indicated:
(1) Complete the perimeter defense and camouflage.
(2) Make preparations for technical operations.
(3) Notify supported units of new location.
(4) Complete housekeeping facilities for unit personnel.