--Camouflage, Noise & Light Discipline

CAMOUFLAGE, NOISE, AND LIGHT DISCIPLINE

5-135. Leaders must ensure camouflage used by their Soldiers is appropriate to the terrain and season. Platoon SOPs specify elements of noise and light discipline.

Soldiers dressed in appropriate camouflage

Soldiers dressed in appropriate camouflage outside Combat Outpost Chergotah, Afghanistan.

5-136. If Soldiers need more illumination than an image intensifier can provide in infrared mode during movement, they should use additional infrared light sources. The combination should provide the light needed with the least risk of enemy detection. When using infrared light, leaders must consider the enemy’s night vision and infrared capabilities. For instance, an enemy with night vision capability can send infrared light signals, and he can concentrate direct and indirect fire on a platoon using infrared light.