in a major loss of combat capability. Accomplishment
of the mission can be seriously jeopardized.
Effective embarkation planning by the embarka-
tion team is dependent upon the early receipt of infor-
mation from higher authority. Detailed planning
begins with the determination of team composition
and the assignment of shipping, The following infor-
mation should be included in the teams embarkation
Designation of the team embarkation officer(s);
Preparation and submission of basic loading
forms by troop units of the embarkation team;
Preparation of the detailed loading plan;
Designation of the ships platoon, billeting,
messing, and duty officers during the period of
Designation and movement of advance parties
and advance details to the embarkation area;
Establishment of liaison with the embarkation
control office in the embarkation area;
Preparation for the schedule for movement of
troops, vehicles, equipment, and supplies to the
embarkation area; and
Preparation of plans for the security of cargo in
the embarkation area.
Three basic embarkation plans are normally pre-
pared by the various command levels within the land-
ing force: the landing force embarkation plan, the
group embarkation plan, and the unit embarkation
LANDING FORCE EMBARKATION
PLAN. The landing force embarkation plan in-
cludes the organization for embarkation; supplies and
equipment to be embarked; embarkation points and
cargo assembly areas; control, movement and embar-
kation of personnel; and miscellaneous information.
The landing force embarkation plan contains informa-
tion from which the embarkation group commander
prepares a more detailed plan.
GROUP EMBARKATION PLAN. The group
embarkation plan, prepared by the embarkation group
commander, establishes the formation for embarka-
tion units and assigns shipping to each embarkation
unit. It contains the same information as the landing
force embarkation plan, but in much greater detail.
The group embarkation plan has attached to it or
included within the embarkation organization a ship-
ping assignment table.
UNIT EMBARKATION PLAN. The unit em-
barkation plan prepared by the embarkation unit com-
mander establishes the formation of embarkation
teams and assigns each embarkation team to a ship. It
contains, generally, the same information as the group
embarkation plan, but in greater detail. Attached to
the unit embarkation plan is the unit embarkation
organization and shipping assignment table. Naval
construction force (NCF) units embarking alone out-
side of the landing force, either by amphibious means
or by air, should prepare an embarkation plan incor-
porating all of the information necessary for proper
embarkation by the unit.
Standard boxing procedures are required to mini-
mize shipping, packing, and repacking of allowance
items and to establish uniformity among the NCF
units. Present mobility requirements necessitate being
partially packed for redeployment at all times. The
best method of obtaining this state of readiness is to
use packing boxes for day-to-day storage and for
dispensing all types of battalion allowance items.
Each NCF unit must fabricate mount-out boxes
according to the Embarkation Manual, COMCBPAC/
COMCBLANTINST 3120.1, for all authorized allow-
ance items within the units TOA that can be boxed.
Existing boxes may be used if the color and marking
codes conform with standard box markings.
Packing lists must be prepared for each box. One
copy is placed inside the box; one copy is mounted in
a protective packet on the outside of the box; one copy
is kept on file in the embarkation mount-out control
center; and, one copy is retained by the department to
which the supplies or equipment belong. Packing lists
must be sufficiently detailed to locate needed items
without having to open and search several boxes.