Accession Number:

AD1144000

Title:

Our Reaction to an Improvised Explosive Device

Descriptive Note:

[Technical Report, Research Paper]

Corporate Author:

ARMY SERGEANTS MAJOR ACADEMY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-09-20

Pagination or Media Count:

10

Abstract:

8 July 2004, during a Combat Logistic Patrol heading north on the Samara bypass, my unit reacted to a detonated Improvise Explosive Device and another unexploded device in close proximity, which rendered four casualties to include my Battalion Commander and Command Sergeant Major. In my opinion, while we experienced some human errors, the severity of the injuries and the failure of the attack against our convoy were simply due to Soldiers readiness and training. Prior to any mission, soldiers undergo extensive rehearsals and training on reacting to contact, MEDEVAC, recovery procedures, Landing Zone LZ procedures, and communications training. That day, every tactic, technique and procedure we rehearsed the day prior, we exercised during the attack. In the Fog of War Soldiers have only their training to rely on, it is imperative that while training your Soldiers, you train and replicate the environment as much as possible as it will save your battle buddys life.

Descriptors:

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

[A, Approved For Public Release]