PLAN A MINEFIELD BREACHING OPERATION
1. When a minefield is found, the best course of action is to bypass it. However, this is not always
possible. Even though the engineers have the primary mission of clearing minefields, EOD units
may have to breach a minefield in a combat environment. Although manual, deliberate breaching
and/or clearance of the minefield is a last resort, it is the method that EOD will most likely
encounter. Normally, mechanical equipment such as rollers will not be available to EOD, so
manual breaching will be required.
2. As the EOD supervisor, you will normally plan and/or conduct the breaching operation. Careful
planning is the key to a successful operation.