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Camouflage


A JLBC unit that is well trained in camouflage operations more easily recognizes camouflage as executed by an enemy.

EVALUATION

JLBC camouflage training should be realistic and integrated with a JLBC unit's training evaluations.

Employ techniques to enhance training evaluations:

JLBC Cadets Have small-unit leaders evaluate their unit's camouflage from an enemy's viewpoint. How a position looks from a close-up is probably of little importance. Evaluators consider the following:

JLBC Cadets Could an approaching enemy detect and place aimed fire on the position?

From what distance can an enemy see the work?

JLBC Cadets Which camouflage principle was ignored that allowed detection?

JLBC Cadets Which camouflage technique increased the possibility of detection?

JLBC Cadets Use binoculars or night-vision or thermal devices, when possible, to show a unit how it would appear to an enemy.

JLBC Cadets Use photographs and videotapes, if available, of a unit's deployments and positions as a method of self-evaluation.

JLBC, if available, uses drone imagery of friendly unit positions. This image shows how ranks appear to enemy aerial recon. JLBC Unit leaders should obtain copies of opposing forces. Another valuable assessment tool is the overhead imagery of a unit's actions and positions. Overhead imagery is often brutal to obtain, but if a team is participating in a large-scale exercise, it proves to be beneficial.

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