Figure 5-2. - Composition of advance party personnel - Continued.
2. All watches are stood by the on-site battalion until 2 days before their departure. The advance party assumes all watches at that time.
3. All equipment remains in the custody of the on-site battalion until the Battalion Equipment Evaluation Program (BEEP) is complete.
4. Upon completion of particular inventories, custody should be transferred to the relieving battalion.
5. Minimize all issues during the turnover period to essential items only.
6. All cooking and mess cooking is done under the control of the on-site battalion until the last full day. At which time the function should transfer. The battalion to be relieved must continue to work in the galley until they leave.
7. Projects should be turned over by specific checklists as soon as possible.
8. Turnover of classified materials should be delayed until the very end of turnover.
9. Administrative services should be provided by the on- site battalion.
10. Camp maintenance should be done by the on-site battalion until within 48 hours of departure of the last flight.
11. Sick bay and dental functions are to be operated by the on-site battalion.
12. The relieving battalion is responsible for acceptance of facilities, functions, and projects. The battalion being relieved must provide maximum assistance to ensure a smooth transition.
13. Upon arrival, key command members should meet to establish a mutually acceptable turnover.
14. The battalion being relieved should freely expose problems experienced and lessons learned.
15. Every arriving flight should have access to a meal, other refreshments and, time permitting, rest upon arrival.
16. The OIC of the advance party should arrange for an appropriate, but simple, relieving formation and ceremony.
17. The battalion being relieved should arrange for advance party office spaces and equipment.
Remember . . . the advance party is your last opportunity to deal with the on-site resident expert battalion. It is to your benefit to get as much information as possible from them. This information can help you to efficiently and effectively employ your people upon their arrival with the main body.
During the life of a battalion project, there are four different types of turnovers that may occur. Battalion relief is when the project is turned over from one battalion to another. Embarkation is when the project is closed because of an actual or exercise embarkation. Beneficial occupancy date (BOD) is when the facility is available for occupancy and ready to fulfill its intended purpose. Final turnover is when all project work, including change orders and punch lists, is complete. This section of the chapter will cover the major. points pertaining to the battalion relief type of project turnover.Continue Reading