Mortar Systems Training Concept Essay

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MEMORANDUM THRU Commander, Company Headquarters Support, 3rd Battalion,

FOR Commander, 3rd Battalion (S-3),

SUBJECT: HSC 3/10 SFG (A) Training Concept for Mortar Systems Training (MST) from 31 July 2013 until 2 August 2013.

1. REFERENCE:
FM 3-22.90 Mortars. December 2007.
STP 7-11B1-SM-TG Soldier’s Manual And Trainer’s Guide. MOS 11B. Infantry. Skill Level 1. 6 August 2004.
STP 7-11B24-SM-TG Soldier's Manual And Trainer's Guide, MOS 11B, Infantry, Skills Level 2, 3, and 4. 6 August 2004.
STP 7-11C14-SM-TG Soldier's Manual and Trainer's Guide, MOS 11C, Indirect Fire Infantryman, Skill Levels 1, 2, 3, and 4. 6 August 2004.
FM 7-15. The Army Universal Task List. February 2009.
AR 350-1. Army Training and Education. 9 April 2003.
AR 385-10. The Army Safety Program. 29 Feb 2001.
FM 3-0. Operations. 14 June 2001.
FM 7-0 (FM 25-100). Training the Force. 22 October 2002.
FM 7-1. Battle Focused Training. 15 September 2003.
FM 100-14. Risk Management. 23 April 1998.
TC 25-8. Training Ranges. 25 February 1992.

2. MISSION: HSC conducts Mortar Systems Training in order to ensure HSC personnel develop required tactical and technical proficiency required to effectively and safely utilize mortar systems to engage a target area.

3. TASK ORGANIZATION:
Name: Rank Duty Position

4. CONCEPT OF THE OPERATION: Conduct Mortar Systems Training addressing the M224 and M252 mortar systems from 31 July 2013 to 2 August 2013. Period of Instruction (POI) will include classroom presentation, demonstration, and practical exercise of the following: mortar squad and section organizational duties, components of the M224 and M252 mortar systems, operation of the M224 and M252, to include pre-mount checks, mounting of the mortar, safety checks before firing, the types of misfires, and the removal of misfires. Training will be conducted over a 72-hour period, with all learned tasks being executed during the course of the live-fire exercise conducted at MP27 on the final day of training. After Action Reviews (AARs) will be conducted periodically throughout the training as necessary.

a. Phase I – MST Training: (31 July 2013): Conduct Classroom portion of instruction addressing all portions of POI according to concept of application, demonstration, and application.

b. Phase II – Pre-Live Fire Preparation: (1 August 2013): Conduct Range walk. Conduct PMCS of M224 and M252 mortar systems prior to live fire exercise.

c. Phase III – Live Fire Exercise: (2 August 2013): Conduct refresher training prior to commencing live fire exercise. Conduct Live Fire Exercise employing all aspects of POI.

d. Phase IV – Recovery: (2 August 2013): Conduct 100% accountability of men, weapons, and equipment; address any necessary medical needs of participants; cadre AAR.

The desired end state of MST POI is to ensure that each soldier successfully attains and demonstrates the basic core skills necessary to safely and effectively operate the M224 and M252 mortar systems in order to engage a target area. 5. TASK AUTHORITY/ORIGINATOR: Headquarters Support Company, 3rd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne)

6. TIMELINE:
Date: Event:
31 July 2013: Conduct Range Walk

1 AUG 2013: -0900 Classroom presentation on mortar squad and section organizational duties

-0930 Classroom presentation and demonstration on the components of the 60mm, M224, and 81mm, M252, mortar systems

-1030 Classroom presentation and demonstration of the operation of the M224 and M252, to include pre-mount checks, mounting of the mortar, and safety checks before firing

-1130 Chow

-1300 Classroom presentation and demonstration of the types of misfires, and the removal of misfires

2 AUG 2013:
-0600 Accountability, PCC/PCI

-0630 Movement to range

-0645…