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Reports Verbal / Radio

1. Contact Report

Utilize the 3 Ds (Distance, Direction, and Description).

2. ACE report

Ammo, Casuality, and Equipment. After every engagement ACE report should be requested by the leader.

  1. Ammunition
    1. Green: > 75% Ammo
    2. Red: < 50% Ammo
    3. Black: < 25% Ammo
  2. Casualties
    1. Green: No Casualties
    2. Yellow: Casualties, but still combat effective
    3. Red: Casualties or KIA
  3. Equipment
    1. Green: All equipment functional
    2. Black: Out of equipment

Example:

9 Actual, this is 9-3, ACE report, Green, Green, Black. How copy, Over.
9-3, this 9 Actual, Roger that, Green, Green, Black. Over.
9 Actual, 9-3 Out..

3. Contact Report

Used when there is a contact with enemy.
Example:

This is 9-2, Break, Break, Contact Grd 941901, Over.

4. SALUTE

SALUTE: Size, Activity, Location, Unit (Suspected enemy unit), Time, and Equipment.
Remember, not to be used in contact.
Example:

9 Actual, This is 9-2, SALUTE report to follow, Over.
9-2, This is actual, ROGER That, Over.
This is 9-2,
SIERRA 2x Inf Fireteams, Break,
ALPHA Setting up defensive position, Break,
LIMA Grd 042 091 NE, Break,
UNIFORM Eny SOF, Break,
TANGO 1245, Break,
ECHO 2x RPG and 1x RPK, Over.
9-2, ROGER, Out.