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An ACE report is a quick report given to the next-higher element leader regarding your element's status.
When giving an ACE report, only include the important parts.
- If your team is low on ammo, give details on it.
- This can be in general ("Low on ammo") or more specific ("AR is low on ammo, but we have plenty of rifle ammo").
- Simply reply with how many units are alive under his command (how many are "up").
- In the previous example, it would become: "Alpha 2, 3 up, one wounded".
If the team has lost any important equipment, it is noted here.
- For example, if the automatic rifle has been lost due to a casualty, and the AAR was unable to retrieve it, the team leader states so here.
- If the anti-tank weapons have been expended, state that as well.
- Equipment extends to any special equipment you were given for the mission.
As a squad leader, ACE reports from your fireteam leaders are compiled to form the sitrep that you give to the platoon commander.
Bringing it all together
Command: "Bravo this is Outlaw, ACE Report"
Bravo: "Outlaw this is Bravo, WAIT OUT"
--- 30-60 seconds pass - while information is gathered ---
Bravo: "Outlaw this is Bravo, Message"
Command: "Bravo, Outlaw, SEND IT"
Bravo: "Outlaw, Bravo - ACE Report: Ammo, Low on 5.56, Out of 9mm - Casualties, we have 5 up 1 wounded, Equipment, we're out of AT"
Command: "Bravo, Outlaw copies all - OUT"
Notice that Bravo doesn't mention in their report anything that isn't relevant.
UNITAF Standard Operating Proceedure (SOP) is adapted from two primary source materials - in addition to our own experience and past learnings:
US Army Techniques Publication, Infantry Platoon and Squad (ATP 3-21.8) ->view online
Dyslexi's Tactics, Techniques, & Procedures for Arma 3 (TTP3) -> view online