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UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS SCHOOL OF INFANTRY - EAST AND WEST TRAINING COMMAND CAMP LEJEUNE, NORTH CAROLINA 28542-0161 CAMP PENDELTON, CALIFORNIA 92055-5101 STUDENT OUTLINE SNIPER EMPLOYMENT CONTINGENCY AND PROCEDURES SSC0315 08/27/2015 LEARNING OBJECTIVE FOR THIS LESSON a. ENABLING LEARNING OBJECTIVE . (1) Given a mission and a sniper unit with mission essential equipment, develop sniper Standing Operating Procedures (SOP) to detail instructions to achieve uniformity of the performance of a specific action. (0317-PAT-2007a) STUDENT INFORMATION OVERVIEW : The purpose of this period of instruction is to familiarize you with contingencies that you and your platoon may encounter during operations, and the contingency procedures you will develop, practice and execute with your platoon. I will do this by covering contingency procedures, contingency planning during the five phases of a patrol, rendezvous points, no communications (no comm) plan, lost marine plan, emergency extractions procedures, planning and executing an Evasion Plan of Action (EPA), immediate action drills and actions on contact, and a Medical Evacuation (MEDEVAC) plan. CLASS PREPARATION : Read this handout prior to class. OUTLINE :
1. CONTINGENCY PROCEDURES . A contingency is an emergency involving military forces caused by natural disasters, terrorists, subversives, or by required military operations. Due to the uncertainty of the situation, contingencies require plans, rapid response, and special procedures to ensure the safety and readiness of personnel, installations, and equipment. a. Contingency Plan . Is a plan used in accomplishing different missions and anticipated major events before, during, and after operations. It is absolutely necessary that contingency plans are developed and practiced (immediate action drills) before departure of friendly lines, in order for them to be properly executed within a platoon. This will ensure that marines are prepared, react and respond to an adverse situation to the best of their abilities. 2. CONTINGENCY PLANNING DURING THE FIVE PHASES OF A PATROL . Contingency planning must be applied to each phase of a patrol (insertion, infiltration, actions on the objective, exfiltration and extraction). Preparing to have a response to adverse situations during each phase allows the scout sniper platoon members to be at the highest state of awareness and readiness. A contingency can arise at any time. Being able to execute contingency procedures at any point of a patrol will allow the sniper team to be more successful. 3. RENDEZVOUS POINTS . A rendezvous point (RP) is a pre-designated area along the sniper team’s route in which the team can relocate to in case of a contingency that halts or deters the mission’s progress. This can include but not be limited to the team breaking contact due to enemy forces, no communication, lost Marine, etc. The mission’s route should include two rendezvous points; pre- objective and post-objective.

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