Review these policies, checklists and general COMCAM/VI operational guidance designed to provide best practices and not prescriptive instructions. The materials are intended as a guide to support military personnel engaged in providing COMCAM/VI assets for exercises and operations. It highlights commonly used practices and formats for deployed operations. Service members are encouraged to use this information to supplement or create a unit-specific COMCAM/VI reference book.
Combat Camera/VI imagery is an information resource that provides a timely, accurate, "you-are-there" perspective on military operations while providing imagery for use to other information capabilities. These tools are intended to help COMCAM/VI service members better perform their critical mission of providing essential battlefield information in support of strategic, operational and tactical mission objectives.
This in turn provides commanders and staff with visual tools and imagery to accomplish operational assessments, reconnaissance, decision-making and terrain analysis while supporting further strategic communication. In an age of increasing information density, providing timely and concise imagery to on-scene commanders is essential to conducting proper Civil Affairs, MISO and Information Operations, and supports planners and warfighters at the tactical level by providing them with straightforward essential information.