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Convoy Brief

Movement Orders#/Convoy #:(Insert Number)

References:(maps, relevant docs)

Administrative Personnel

a. Responsibilities

CC Driver/NAV:

Counter-Assault Element Leader:


Designated Marksman:


Medics/Combat Life Saver:

Drivers (primary/alternate):


CSW Operator:

Higher HQ Rep:

b. Sectors of fire

(by weapon system, vehicle, priority, and phase)

c. Task Organization

(internal organization for the convoy, e.g., manifest)


(Describe the situation that will be faced on this mission.)

a. Enemy Forces

(1) Weather.

(General forecast and road conditions).

(2) Light Data.

(MR, MS, EENT, BMNT, % Illumination).

(3) Discuss the enemy.

Identification of enemy (if known). Composition/capabilities/strength/equipment. Location (hot spots highlighted on the map) Most likely/most dangerous COA (attack, defend, reinforce, delay, and withdraw).

b. Friendly Forces

(1) Operational support provided by higher headquarters.

Units along the route.

Aviation support:

ASOC Call Sign:


DASC Call Sign:


JSTARS Call Sign:


Mobile Security Forces/Quick reaction forces (QRFs).

MP escorts/FSE.



Fire support elements:



Frequency/Call Sign

Attachments: (From outside the organization)


(Provide a summary of who will be completing the mission, what the task is, when it will take place, where the location is, and why it needs to be completed.)

Example: Unit D executes a tactical convoy to FOB YY at 16:00 on January 5, 2023, and returns to FOB ZZ NLT 285000ZBAF07 to provide a resupply of CL V (ammo).


(Review precisely how the operation will be executed and prepare for potential issues like accidents or hazards on route.)

a. Concept of Operations

Convoy execution and task(s) of elements, teams, and individuals at the objective(s). (Broad general description from beginning to end.)

b. Tasks to Subordinate Units

(review manifest and include attached or OPCON elements.):

c. Coordinating Instructions

(Instructions for all units)

(1) Order of march:

(location of support elements/spacing of units)

(2) Routes

(Strip map displayed separately; includes SP, checkpoints, rally points, refuel points, mandatory halts, RONs, and traffic control points. Mileage to each should be indicated.)

(3) Additional movement issues:

Interval: Day



Max Catch-up:

Night/Limited Vis:


Civ Vehs:


(4) Accidents:

Alert convoy/serial CDR; move to/pull to a safe stopping location or pull as far onto shoulder/off the roadway as possible; assess for casualties; contact higher; set emergency markers and flashers; begin sworn statements;

(5) Uniform:

ACH, Eye-Pro, Ear-Pro, Gloves,

(6) Actions at danger/hazard areas

(SOPs or BD to be rehearsed)

Lead vehicle ID’s hazard to element;

(7) Rules of Engagement:

Convoy/Serial CDR to speak to authorities or others involved in an accident;

(8) Safety/Risk Management

(see risk assessment and mitigation measures)

  1. Overall Risk.

  2. Headlights on during all movements.

  3. Seatbelts worn at all times.

  4. Ground guides.

  5. Security at Halts:

  6. Rotate Drivers:

  7. Rest Halts:

  8. No Smoking:

  9. Adjust speed/interval:

  10. Tolls:

  11. Only guards and maintenance allowed on the traffic side of the vehicle.

4. Review Timeline

(State the timeline for the operation, e.g., from rehearsal, to vehicle loading, to readiness condition, to start point, and finally, to the estimated time of arrival or return to base.)

a. Rehearsals:

b. Load Vehicles:

c. REDCON 1:

d. SP:

e. ETA/RTB/Arrival:

5. Service Support

(Provide the essential logistical information required to sustain the convoy during the operation. Also, include combat service support instructions and arrangements that support the operation).

a. Ration/Water Plan


b. Ammunition

(individual/combat loads/tracer mix)

c. Medical

(internal treatment/evac procedures other than SOP and external procedures/spt)

d. Petrol, Oil, and Lubricants

(internal and external)

e. Maintenance/Recovery

(internal and external)

Breakdowns: AMP: Alert convoy/serial CDR; Move to/pull to a safe stopping location or pull as far onto shoulder/off roadway as possible; Place emergency markers and turn on flashers; contact higher.

f. Remain Over Night (RON) Facilities


6. Command and Signal

(State where command and control nodes and key leaders will be located during the operation.)

a. Commander (s)/Positioning (manifest)


b. Communications (manifest)

Call Signs;

c. Signals

(primary/alternate other than SOP)





d. Reports (individual to higher)

(1) SP:


(2) CPs:


(3) Hazards:


(4) SALT:

As required;

7. Questions

(Allow time for questions.)



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