(Recon soldier parachuting in)
|The objective of a Force Recon team is to conduct
pre assault and distant post assault recon in support of landing forces. Force Recon
teams accomplish their missions through various types of reconnaissance: zone recon,
obtaining information on all routes, obstacles, terrain and enemy forces within certain
boundaries; providing real time information through surveillance of areas of interest; and
photographs and sketches, to provide accurate visual aids describing areas and
enemies. In addition, they posses the capability to engage the enemy by supporting
arms, implant sensors, capture selected prisoners, conduct initial terminal guidance
operations, and conduct specialized terrain reconnaissance.
The picture to your left shows a Force Recon soldier
parachuting into a combat situation. This is one of many ways that they may deploy
into hostile environments.