Process Captured Material. Terminal Learning Objective. References. Administrative Notes. SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS NONE RISK ASSESSMENT LOW ENVIRON. CONSIDERATIONS NONE EVALUATION YES. Did you know……….
A Union soldier found a copy of General Lee’s march order for the Army of Northern Virginia. Information from that document led to the Confederate defeat at the Battle of Antietam, stopped the South’s first major invasion of the North, and provided President Lincoln the needed victory to permit his announcement of the Emancipation Proclamation.
Purpose: Military Application & Technical Intelligence (TECHINT)
Question: Why can’t US service members take home souvenirs from their combat time; (i.e., pieces of weapons systems, personal effects of enemy soldiers, manuals, etc.)?
Answer: CEE becomes the property of the US and needs to be exploited for tactical and intelligence value.
Question: If you found a tank, or a missile, you would assign a guard to the item until you received further instructions. What are some reasons why you wouldn‘t leave it in place?
Answer: It could be recaptured, destroyed or damaged before it was able to be exploited.
Question: Would the following items have military or technical value:
Enemy land mine?
Enemy equipment decontamination kit?
Enemy machine gun?
Enemy new weapons with associated manual?
Enemy Medical or Ration Wastes?
Enemy track vehicle with associated manual?
Enemy firing tables?
Question:How would you report the capture of an 8 “x 11” Bosnian map, as you were on a 0430 (0930Z) hours patrol in the vicinity of DN34346767?
Answer: S- 8” x 11”; A-Bosnian wartime activities; L-DN34346767; U-Unknown; T-0930Z; E-map
Tag all CEM found on the battlefield with no known association to an EPW.
CAPTURED DOCUMENT TAG
________________________________ NATIONALITY OF CAPTURING FORCE
1. DATE/TIME CAPTURED: 091756ZAPR99
2. PLACE CAPTURED: TA 123456
3. CAPTURING UNIT: ICO/2/3/4 REGT
4. IDENTITY OF SOURCE (IF APPLICABLE):_____________________
5. CIRCUMSTANCES OF CAPTURE:FOUND IN ABANDONED
Information to include is:
Attach a Coversheet, marked “TECHDOC” to the CED associated with a particular piece of CEM.
SERIAL NO: 1234567
DATE/PLACE CAPTURED: 02 FEB 99
CAPTURING UNIT: 2 INF CO/2/3 REGT
QUANTITY: ONE EACH
BELOW FOR USE BY TECH INTEL UNITS ONLY
THIS EQUIPMENT IS BEING HELD FOR:
BY AUTHORITY OF THE JOINT U.S. FORCES COMMANDER.
SIGNATURE PRINTED NAME
Question:What is the definition of a TECHDOC?
Answer: A TECHDOC is documentation associated with a piece of equipment, such as an operator’s manual. It is the highest priority.
UNIT 16 INF DIV (L)
FILE RECEIVED DOCUMENT INCOMING TRANS- FORWARDING RECEIVED TIME & PLACE OF
NO. DTG SERIAL NO. MISSION NO. UNIT BY CAPTURE (DTG)
0001 111910Z US-AR-1910 NA 4TH BDE ROYCE 110719ZNC123456
Question:If you capture a surface-to-Air missile system and are directed not to move it for evacuation, what should you do?
Answer: Assign personnel to guard the item to avoid the item being recaptured, destroyed or damaged before it is exploited and await further instructions.
Question:What information should be listed on CEE tags?
Answer: Provide the nomenclature and serial number of the equipment, date and place captured, capturing unit and the quantity of item captured.
Question:What information should be listed on CED tags?
Answer: Provide the date and time of capture, six or eight didit grid coordinate of the location of capture, the capturing unit, identity of source from whom document was taken, if known, and the circumstances of capture.
Question:You found a document which you believe to be signal operation instructions. What must you do with this document?
Answer: Handle the document in close coordination with communication personnel, treat it as a secret document, tag it and evacuate it through secure channels without delay
Question:Should your soldiers collect harmless souvenirs on the battlefield to take home?
Answer: No. Items found on the battlefield become United States property that needs to exploited for tactical and technical intelligence value.
The proper and timely processing and evacuation of CEM is an important segment of the intelligence gathering process. Information developed from captured materiel will aid the intelligence officer in keeping the commander informed of the enemy situation..………
If you find it, REPORT IT!