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(g) Reconnaissance for covered routes between the battalion and the regimental supply points and points of release of trains, and regulation of the movement of vehicles on these routes.

(h) Coordination of supply operations with the tactical situation, and the supply plans' with the tactical plans of the battalion commander, by keep- ing in close touch with the battalion command post at all times.

b. Battalion motor transport officer. (1) The bat- talion motor transport officer is a member of the battalion headquarters company. His staff duties as motor transport officer constitute his principal functions.

(2) The duties of the battalion motor transport officer include-

(a) Assisting the battalion S-4 in the supervision of such company transport and elements of the regi- mental trains as may be grouped under battalion control.

(b) Supervision, coordination, and expedition of the movement of company transport and ammuni- tion train vehicles between company areas and the battalion ammunition supply point so as to insure an adequate supply of ammunition to all companies.

(c) Supervision and coordination of first and second echelon motor maintenance activities within the battalion.

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