Uncoiling Process

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Transportation in the decisive action and the uncoiling of a heavy division has not be reviewed in depth since 2003. Our Army has marginalized the importance of this critical task for the better part of 15 years. However, Major General Wayne Grigsby, Commanding General of the First Infantry Division, identified the need in understanding how critical the uncoiling process is in the decisive action. 1st ID in preparation for Warfighter Exercise (WFX 16-04), conducted a series of Command Post Exercise’s (CPX) which afforded multiple opportunities for the Division headquarters to work through these problems sets prior to execution. Nowhere in our current doctrine does it cover the uncoiling process. Leaving several unanswered questions for …show more content…
The fans vehicles act as the tactical unit preparing to conduct an orderly movement (Maneuver Units), the parking lot security acts as the Movement Control Team (MCT), and the Manhattan Police Department plays the role of the Movement Control Battalion (MCB). Think of the parking lot at Bill Snyder Stadium as the Tactical Assembly Area (TAA), and the vehicles are departing to their homes or designated Passage Points (PP) in preparation to conduct a Forward Passage of Lines (FPOL). Back to the parking lot security (MCT), they call vehicles forward in an orderly fashion towards the predesignated Start Point (SP). Accidents, and or traffic jams, will more than likely occur if the start of the movement is not strictly enforced by the MCT. The Manhattan Police Department regulates the predetermined routes for the vehicles to take while conducting this movement. The police covert the routes into one-way trafficable corridors, similar to how a MCB plans large scale movements of tactical formations. In order to facilitate the volume of vehicles departing the game; they place additional police at major intersections that act as Checkpoints (CP). At these CP’s they assist in forward flow of traffic, gather critical intelligence on ground, and call back to the SP which will then either hold vehicles in place or bring more forward. The end state is the successful movement of vehicles out of the …show more content…
The G3 by far is the single most critical component in maneuvering units; it is an operation, which is only executable through the product of orders. The G3 produces the Task Organization of all Divisional elements down to the Battalion level, and this feeds the DTO with critical information for planning purposes. An important side note, in a decisive action the DTO should be placed into the G3 office in order to better facilitate the ever change Task Organization revisions. The G3 ultimately provides the scheme of maneuver, the order of march, and what passage points the subordinate units need to be arrayed at prior to conducting the FPOL. The DTO, in conjunction with the MCB, can then plan the route, or corridor(s), and determine the vehicle density of the

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