In support of decades-long drug interdiction programs in Latin America the 22nd MEU has been deployed to to serve as a tactical asset for the theater commanders in the area.
After the successful destruction of a large portion of the enemy's logistics and manufacturing assets they have fled via watercraft to the currently deserted island of Utes. Aerial reconnaissance shows that the enemy has once again built up facilities and assets for the manufacture and distribution of narcotics.
Field commanders in the area have detached a reinforced USMC rifle squad from the 22nd MEU to perform an amphibious raid on two primary installations (objective 1 & objective 2).
Date of Execution: 30July 2016
Time of Execution: 12:00 (19:00 EST)Situation
Time - 30 July 2016 12:00 Local
Task Organization - 1x infantry squad, 5 x combat rubber raiding craft(s) (CRRC)
Area of Interest - AO Charlie. AO Charlie is an extremely rural island with moderate elevation and very light foliage.
Area of Operation - AO Charlie - AO Charlie includes the area marked in Figure 1. See Figure 1 for a map of the area.
Observation and Fields of Fire - Elevated areas of the island, specifically hill 80 & 63, will provide the best opportunity to perform 360 degree recon. Fields of fire on the island itself will be almost unrestricted due to the lack of significant foliage or elevation changes.
Avenues of Approach - The planned scheme of maneuver is to move to hill 63 and utilize it as an OP. The element will then utilize the beach to maneuver to hill 80 and utilize it as a second OP. Personnel will then move into OB-1 -- from OB-1 the element will move due north to utilize the beach to assault OB-2 from its northern side.
Key Terrain - The most critical terrain in AO Charlie is hill 80 which directly overlooks OB-1 and the airfield in the center of the island.
Cover and Concealment - AO Charlie consists of very light foliage that is not sufficent to provide effective concealment or cover. Cover on the island itself is also limited. The island consists of several dangerous areas that lack cover of any kind. Movement into theses areas should be avoided at all times. The only cover offered on AO Charlie is changes in elevation and the rare buildings that will be along the element's planned route of movement.
Weather - 95 degrees F. Chance of precip 75%. Winds light and variable. Visibility > 4KM. High chance of fog capable of degrading visibility.
Composition - Unknown. If contact is made with enemy forces they will be militant forces involved in drug manufacturing operations.
Disposition - Assumed Defensive posture.
Strength - Unknown.
Recent Activities - Fled from previously destroyed drug manufacturing facility.
MLCOA - Defend in place.
MDCOA - Contesting the amphibious landing with static weaponry.
NO ADDITIONAL FORCES
US Mission - Destroy enemy's ability to manufacture narcotics. Kill or capture personnel involved in drug manufacture.
US Endstate - Minimal injury to personnel. Enemy unable to manufacture narcotics. Enemy unable to flee after destruction of enemy facilities and assets.
Civilian Presence - No civilian presence anticipated -- island has been uninhabitable according to local reports.Mission
On order, USMC personnel will conduct a amphibious assault on the island of Utes. They will maneuver on foot to assault OB-1 and OB-2 from advantages positions and will kill or capture personnel found at those objectives. They will destroy equipment and assets used by the enemy to transport or manufacture illegal narcotics.Execution
Commander's Intent - Completion of mission with minimal USMC injury and death.
Scheme of Maneuver - Element will insert by CRRC. Element will maneuver on foot to complete objectives. Element will exfil by CRRC.
Fire Support Plan - NO FIRE SUPPORT AVAILABLE.Administration/Logistics
Logistics - Load outs forced by LEA. An ammo-box will be available to change weapon optics if needed.
NOTE: THOSE PERSONNEL USING M249 SAWS WILL NOT BE ABLE TO UTILIZE OPTICS DUE TO MGO ATTACH LIMITATIONS.
Medical - Self aid -> Buddy aid -> Corspman
ROE - Weapons free on armed personnel.
EPW - Disarm, restrain & leave on site.
Command and Signal
Green Smoke: Friendly Position
Red Smoke: Enemy Position
White Smoke: Concealment
Yellow Smoke: Concealment
Blue Smoke: General Emergency / Unit In Distress
Purple Smoke: Causality / Medical Emergency
Radio Channels (AN/PRC-343)
1-1 Alpha: Ch1
1-1 Bravo: Ch2
1-1 Charlie Ch3
1-2 Alpha: Ch4
1-2 Bravo: Ch5
1-2 Charlie: Ch6
Radio Channels (AN/PRC-148 or other VHF)
Platoon Command: Ch1
1-1 Squad net: Ch2
1-2 Squad net: Ch3
Map: Utes (stock)
Updated ACE mod (by Kokesh)
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