Military Scouts of America

Military Terms: Military Operations Defined.

Division Headquarters: The office of the commander of the military corps from which orders are issued.

Situation Room: A secured room from which the president and his general staff conduct, monitor and officiate ground forces in a maneuver to attack the opposing force.

Operation Room A secured room opposite of the Situation Room where strategy and logistics of the battle are monitored and reported back to the Situation Room.

Field Headquarters: Field office of the commander on maneuvers.
Commander General or Colonel

Field Operations: Field base where operations are carried out.
Commander Colonel or Lt. Colonel

Bivouac: A temporary base camp for the purpose of recon scouting.

Field Bivouac: A reserve camp to support the defensive line to the opposition force.  Command Lt. Colonel or Major

Field Maneuvers: Engagement of the opposition force.
Commander Major or Captain

Special Orders: Special orders can only come from the General Staff.
Special orders are sealed in a vanilla envelope and bear the wax Seal of HQ. Special orders will be delivered to the Field Operations Commander by carrier. The Field Commander cannot break the wax seal to open the special orders unless two lower ranking officers are present. Special Orders contain the outline of the battle for the strategy of defense. A Major or Captain will assign special orders to the platoon and squad.

Special Duty: Special duty is the privilege of every scout and each scout will perform their duty to the best of their ability without question or regard to their own personal glory. Every individual scout is an important part of the unit in the decisive force against the opposition and for the cause of victory.

Post: Any person, place or thing that must be guarded by a sentry.

Troop Post: The meeting place for individual Troop Meets consisting of Units, Squads, Platoons or Company.

Command Post:The field post where the commander and command staff issue orders, guarded by sentries.

Observation Post: A strategic field advantage position for observing the opposing force without being seen usually from a high place or position.

Supply Depot: The temporary storage facility of battle supplies near the front line until the supplies can be distributed to the military units.

Fuel Depot: The temporary storage facility of fuel near the front line until the fuel can be distributed to the military units.

Mobile Operations: The strategic movement of men and equipment to meet the opposing objective.

Intelligence Operations: The research and gathering of information against the opposition needed to prepare for a strategic defense or for a plan of attack.

Recognizance: Scouting of the oppositions force and probing for weakness and strength in order to form a plan of attack.

Maneuvers: Field operations for training Troops in a plan of action as a part of a strategy to be carried out in the event of a real emergency.

Amphibious Operations: Plan of attack from the water either by boat, by swim or by scuba gear.

Defense: The defensive position taken on the front line to stop the opposing force from breaking through the line.

Infantry: A massive strong military force of troops that is sizeable to be a supportive combat unit, to form a direct attack on the opposing force supported by armor and artillery.

Seals Special Forces: Amphibious stealth attack.

Delta Special Forces: A behind the lines strike force attack for special operations.

Rangers: Special forces on the front line of battle.

Paratroopers: An Infantry Troop dropped by parachute behind the opposing forces line.

Air Borne: Special operations behind the opposing force lines dropped in by airplane.

Artillery: The firing of munitions behind the opposing force front line far beyond the range of small arm fire between the defensive front line and the opposing force.

Armor: Tank support for attacking infantry.

Color Guard: Drum, bugle and flag for parade march in review.

Honor Guard: A ceremonial guard for memorial parade, funerals or ceremonial post guard.

Signal Corps: Signals of operations between two units either by hand signals, flag signals, sun and mirror signals or wire signals using Morris code.

Medical Corps: Responsible for the health and First Aid of the troops.

Corps of Engineers: Construction of base camp, bridges, towers, damns.

Chemical Corps: Operations in chemical warfare and cleanup.

Cyber Corps: Operations to protect cyber communications in the use of cyber technology.

KP: Kitchen police. Responsible for feeding the troops.

MP: Military police, Based at HQ. Tasked for keeping order among the ranks.

S O P: Standard Operating Procedure.

Transfer Point; The strategic loading point for the transfer of troops, fuel, food or supply in route to a field operation.

Military Rule: What is required of one is required of all.

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