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The situation report, or SITREP, is a quick way for a leader to get information on his troops. It is intended to be a very concise and quick way for an entire element to report their status to their leader. For our purposes, a SITREP means: "What is your location and what is your activity?"
SITREPs can be asked for at all levels. Calling for a SITREP as a leader is as simple as saying "(element you are asking for), send a SITREP" or "(element you are asking for), report in".
- SITREPs are generally asked for during lulls in the action, at the close of an engagement, or when a higher-level leader asks for them.
- If a leader wants the status of a specific member or element, he will ask them directly.
- When a SITREP is asked for, the elements involved respond in the order according to the ORBAT.
- When being asked for a situation report, a junior leader can reply with "WAIT OUT", to let the senior leader know that he must deal with the situation at hand before he can report in detail.
- SITREPs are not intended to be incredibly in-depth, unless necessary. When a leader wants a more detailed report, they typically ask for an ACE report.
Platoon-level, via Platoon net:
DELTA 9: DELTA 3 THIS IS DELTA 9, SITREP.
DELTA 3: 9 this is 3, WAIT OUT
DELTA 3: 9 this is 3DELTA 9: 3 THIS IS 9
DELTA 3: SITREP - we are FIRM at Compound 6-6, awaiting orders
DELTA 9: ROGER OUT
(the use of WAIT OUT is optional, if the SITREP can be sent immediately it should be without the use of WAIT OUT)
UNITAF Standard Operating procedures (SOP) are adapted primarly from US Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC). Our written and audio procedures are a combination of the following primary source materials, as well as our own learnings, modifications and adaptations:
- US Army Techniques Publication, Infantry Platoon and Squad (ATP 3-21.8)
- Soldier’s Manual of Common Tasks Warrior Leader Skills Level 2, 3, and 4 (STP 21-24-SMCT)
- The Warrior Ethos and Soldier Combat Skills (FM 3-21.75 / FM 21-75)
- Leadership Development (FM 6-22)
- Dyslexi's Tactics, Techniques, & Procedures for Arma 3 (TTP3)