Instructions: Read the following scenario and prepare an SOP in the proper format. Identify the purpose, distribution, and references. Apply the proper security classification marks (if applicable) and properly authenticate. Submit the completed SOP (electronically) to your course facilitator for evaluation and feedback. Click the “Next” arrow to begin the practical exercise. Practical Exercise: Prepare a Platoon SOP (continued) You are a squad leader in 3rd Platoon. Your platoon sergeant gave you an order to write a platoon SOP for the entire platoon (16 personnel) for the M4 or M4A1 carbine’s weekly maintenance.
· He instructed you to date the SOP with today’s date, your unit address and office file symbol, and to use the format prescribed by local procedures. · He wants you to address the clearing, disassembling, cleaning, inspection for serviceability, lubricating and reassembling of the carbine. · He provided you with the following doctrinal references: Lubricate order (LO); STP 21–1–SMCT; TM 9–1005–319–10; and DA Form 2404, Equipment Inspection and Maintenance Worksheet.
· This SOP could cause reasonable damage to the nation’s national security, if it falls into the enemy’s hands. You are to complete three copies of DA Form 2404 for each M4 or M4A1 carbine. Turn in one copy to the armorer, keep one copy for yourself and give a copy to your platoon sergeant. The arms room is open daily from 0900 hrs to 1630 hrs. With the above information, you may begin creating your SOP (Click to see sample SOP format). Submit the completed SOP (electronically) to your course facilitator for evaluation and feedback.