Orders: Scout Platoon
by Brendan B. McBreen and James Marker
The purpose of Orders: Scout Platoon is to share best practices for issuing orders to the scout platoon of the infantry battalion. The primary audience is scout platoon commanders and scout team leaders, along with battalion commanders, operations officers, and intelligence officers who task scouts, and company commanders who are supported by scouts.
A second audience is other R&S Marines who execute similar collection tasks: Leaders of reconnaissance, LAR, GSP, UAS, and CHD units, as well as leaders of radio reconnaissance platoons, RRT, and signal support platoons and SI/EW teams.
Orders: Scout Platoon addresses orders for scouts conducting R&S, fires, and other missions.