PART B: EVACUATION PROCEDURES
Captured enemy NBC equipment is an important source of NBC technical intelligence. Trained
intelligence personnel can quickly produce useful information once they gain possession of the
materiel. Materiel is usually captured by squads and platoons of front-line units. Normally, captured
materiel should be evacuated with as little delay as possible.
1. Recovery and Evacuation of Materiel.
Within a theater of operations, captured items are exploited at predesignated collecting points at
division, corps, field army, and theater. Technical intelligence collection teams are sent forward of the
division collecting points to examine captured items, at or near the scene of acquisition, and to arrange
for evacuation, if necessary. Collection points are facilities to which abandoned or unserviceable U.S.
and captured foreign materiel is evacuated for classification, segregation, and proper disposition.
Captured items, except Class V, can be evacuated directly from the division collecting point to the
technical intelligence company at field army for exploitation. Collecting points for Class V ordnance
should be either the conventional or special ammunition supply points, including missiles.
The immediate headquarters of the unit, finding or acquiring items of foreign materiel and related
documents, is responsible for obtaining and providing prompt disposition instructions, about whether
the items will be evacuated through technical intelligence or logistics channels; as well as assisting the
acquiring unit in safeguarding, recovery, and evacuation of the items, as required. Technical
intelligence elements are responsible for providing prompt instructions on the need for, and the
evacuation of, foreign items for technical intelligence purposes. They will perform on-site analysis and
are responsible for exploiting, securing, and storing all items of foreign materiel while in technical
Intelligence officers and staffs at all levels of command are responsible for ensuring that prompt
instructions concerning the need for, and evacuation of, foreign materiel for technical intelligence are
provided to the acquiring unit. They must coordinate with their logistics counterparts concerning the
policies and procedures governing the recovery and evacuation of foreign materiel. They also provide
supervision over the evacuation of foreign materiel through intelligence channels.