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Duties Of A Patrol

Categories: PATROLLING
Military Handbooks: The Plattsburg Manual Advanced Training

Each reconnoitering patrol is given a certain mission (duty) to perform.

The name, reconnoitering, meaning to survey, to view, indicates that

its first duty is to get information, and information is always greatly

increased in value if the enemy does not know it has been obtained.

Having obtained valuable information, its next duty is to send this

information to the officer sending out the patrol.