Figure 11-29.--To direct helicopter forward.
Figure 11-32.--To direct helicopter to land.
Figure 11-30.--To direct helicopter backward.
Figure 11-33.--To direct helicopter to take off.
Figure 11-31.--To direct helicopter sideways.
An NMCB's standard operating procedures (SOPs)
are a set of written orders issued by the battalion
commander. They cover the battalion administrative and
tactical operations that lend themselves to a definite or
Figure 11-34.--To direct helicopter to hold its present position.
a standardized procedure without loss of effectiveness.
The uses of SOPs are as follows:
To promote understanding and teamwork
between the battalion commander and his
To simplify the preparation and transmission of
Written orders are prepared to cover battalion
To simplify and perfect training of the troops;
operations and are available to all personnel for
guidance in the absence of other instructions or orders.
To facilitate operations;
The details contained in SOPs depend on the desires of
To minimize confusion and errors; and
the commander and the direction of the higher