Move Tactically
Basic Rifle Platoon Grey = Platoon Leader Green = Platoon Sergeant Red = Squad Leader Blue = A Team Leader Yellow = B Team...
Team Formations <ul><ul><li>There are two basic team formations: Wedge and  file. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Echelon forma...
Team Wedge Formation Wedge Heavy Right Wedge Heavy Left <ul><ul><li>Wedge formation is the basic formation for the fire te...
Team File Formation <ul><ul><li>Both formations allow easy command and control </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Used when terrai...
Echelon Right/Left Echelon Left Echelon Right Rifleman Automatic Rifleman Grenadier Team Leader Rifleman Automatic Riflema...
Squad Formations <ul><ul><li>There are three basic squad formations: column, line, and file. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>10...
Squad Column Rifleman Automatic Rifleman Grenadier A Team Leader Rifleman Automatic Rifleman Grenadier B Team Leader Squad...
Advantages/Disadvantages Squad Column Formation <ul><ul><li>Most common formation. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides goo...
Squad Line Rifleman Automatic Rifleman Grenadier A Team Leader Rifleman Grenadier B Team Leader Automatic Rifleman <ul><ul...
Squad File A Team Leader Automatic Rifleman Grenadier Rifleman Automatic Rifleman Grenadier B   Team Leader Rifleman Squad...
Advantages/Disadvantages <ul><ul><li>Used when terrain does not allow use of the wedge formation.  (example: dense vegetat...
Platoon Formations <ul><ul><li>There are five basic platoon formations: Column,  line, wedge, “V”, and file. </li></ul></u...
Platoon Column <ul><ul><li>Most common formation. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides good dispersion laterally and in dep...
 
Platoon Line, Squads on line <ul><ul><li>Provides maximum firepower to the front. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Used when pla...
Platoon Line, Squads on line
Platoon Line, Squads in column <ul><ul><li>Used when the Platoon Leader does not want  to deploy all personnel on line, an...
Platoon line, Squads in column
Platoon Wedge <ul><ul><li>Provides a large volume of fire to the front  or flanks. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It allows th...
 
Platoon “V” <ul><ul><li>This formation has two squads up front to  provide a heavy volume of fire on contact  </li></ul></...
Platoon “V” Formation
Platoon File <ul><ul><li>This formation is used when visibility is poor due to terrain,  vegetation, or light conditions. ...
Platoon File
Movement Techniques <ul><ul><li>There are three basic movement techniques: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Traveling </li><...
Traveling <ul><ul><li>Traveling is used when contact with the  enemy is not likely and speed is needed </li></ul></ul>
 
Traveling Overwatch <ul><ul><li>Used when contact is possible, but speed is  still necessary. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A...
50 meters
Bounding Overwatch <ul><ul><li>Used when contact is expected. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Two types of bounding overwatch: ...
Bounding Overwatch (cont.) <ul><ul><li>NEVER BOUND BEYOND SIGHT OR  MAXIMUM EFFECTIVE RANGE OF  YOUR OVERWATCHING  WEAPONS...
Successive
Alternating
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  1. 1. Move Tactically
  2. 2. Basic Rifle Platoon Grey = Platoon Leader Green = Platoon Sergeant Red = Squad Leader Blue = A Team Leader Yellow = B Team Leader Black = Riflemen, Automatic Riflemen, and Grenadiers
  3. 3. Team Formations <ul><ul><li>There are two basic team formations: Wedge and file. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Echelon formation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>10 meter interval between soldiers. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Whenever possible wedge formation should be utilized. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>VISUAL CONTACT WITH OTHER TEAM MEMBERS IS ESSENTIAL!!!! </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Team Wedge Formation Wedge Heavy Right Wedge Heavy Left <ul><ul><li>Wedge formation is the basic formation for the fire team. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Used when crossing open danger areas such as fields. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contracts during rough terrain or limited visibility. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expands during open terrain and unlimited visibility. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wedge allows immediate fires in all directions the best 360 degree security. </li></ul></ul>Rifleman Automatic Rifleman Grenadier Team Leader Rifleman Automatic Rifleman Grenadier Team Leader
  5. 5. Team File Formation <ul><ul><li>Both formations allow easy command and control </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Used when terrain does not allow use of the wedge formation. (example: dense vegetation) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Masks most fires to the front and rear, but good fires to the flanks. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flexibility of maneuver is limited when in file formation. </li></ul></ul>Automatic Rifleman Grenadier Team Leader Rifleman
  6. 6. Echelon Right/Left Echelon Left Echelon Right Rifleman Automatic Rifleman Grenadier Team Leader Rifleman Automatic Rifleman Grenadier Team Leader
  7. 7. Squad Formations <ul><ul><li>There are three basic squad formations: column, line, and file. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>10 meter interval between soldiers. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Whenever possible column formation should be utilized. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>VISUAL CONTACT WITH OTHER TEAM MEMBERS IS ESSENTIAL!!!! </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Squad Column Rifleman Automatic Rifleman Grenadier A Team Leader Rifleman Automatic Rifleman Grenadier B Team Leader Squad Leader
  9. 9. Advantages/Disadvantages Squad Column Formation <ul><ul><li>Most common formation. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides good dispersion laterally and in depth without sacrificing command and control. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facilitates maneuver. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lead team is the base fire team. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rear team in maneuver team. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rear team rifleman falls in in the center to provide rear security. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows good volume of fire to the flanks, but limits fires to the front and rear. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides the best 360 degree security. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Squad Line Rifleman Automatic Rifleman Grenadier A Team Leader Rifleman Grenadier B Team Leader Automatic Rifleman <ul><ul><li>Provides maximum firepower to the front. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Used when squad is acting as the base of fire squad. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Good security to front and rear, but lacks to the flanks. </li></ul></ul>Squad Leader
  11. 11. Squad File A Team Leader Automatic Rifleman Grenadier Rifleman Automatic Rifleman Grenadier B Team Leader Rifleman Squad Leader (Normal) Squad Leader (Option)
  12. 12. Advantages/Disadvantages <ul><ul><li>Used when terrain does not allow use of the wedge formation. (example: dense vegetation) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Masks most fires to the front and rear, but good fires to the flanks. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flexibility of maneuver is limited when in file formation. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Squad Leader may move forward to the second or third position to increase control over the formation and be immediately available to make key decisions. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rear Team Leader may move to the second to last position to provide additional control over the rear of the formation. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Least amount of 360 degree security, good to the flanks, but lack to the front and rear. </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Platoon Formations <ul><ul><li>There are five basic platoon formations: Column, line, wedge, “V”, and file. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>At least 10 meters between soldiers. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Whenever possible column formation should be utilized. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>VISUAL CONTACT WITH OTHER TEAM MEMBERS IS ESSENTIAL!!! </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Platoon Column <ul><ul><li>Most common formation. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides good dispersion laterally and in depth without sacrificing command and control. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facilitates maneuver. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lead squad is the base fire squad. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rear squads are maneuver elements. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows good volume of fire to the flanks, but limits fires to the front and rear. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides the best 360 degree security. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>METT-TC will determine where crew-served weapons move in the formation. They normally move with the platoon leader so he can quickly establish a base of fire. </li></ul></ul>
  15. 16. Platoon Line, Squads on line <ul><ul><li>Provides maximum firepower to the front. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Used when platoon is acting as the base of fire platoon. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Good security to front and rear, but lacks to the flanks. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Difficult to control. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This is the basic platoon assault formation. </li></ul></ul>
  16. 17. Platoon Line, Squads on line
  17. 18. Platoon Line, Squads in column <ul><ul><li>Used when the Platoon Leader does not want to deploy all personnel on line, and when he wants the squads to react to unexpected contact. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easier to control than squads on line. </li></ul></ul>
  18. 19. Platoon line, Squads in column
  19. 20. Platoon Wedge <ul><ul><li>Provides a large volume of fire to the front or flanks. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It allows the platoon leader to make contact with a squad and still have one or two squads to maneuver. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The lead squad is the base of fire squad. </li></ul></ul>
  20. 22. Platoon “V” <ul><ul><li>This formation has two squads up front to provide a heavy volume of fire on contact </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It also has one squad in the rear that can either overwatch or trail the other squads. </li></ul></ul>
  21. 23. Platoon “V” Formation
  22. 24. Platoon File <ul><ul><li>This formation is used when visibility is poor due to terrain, vegetation, or light conditions. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The distance between soldiers is less than normal to allow communication by passing messages up and down the file. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Masks most fires to the front and rear, but good fires to the flanks. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flexibility of maneuver is limited when in file formation. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Platoon Leader may move forward to the second or third position to increase control over the formation and be immediately available to make key decisions. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rear Squad Leader or Platoon Sergeant may move to the second to last position to provide additional control over the rear of the formation. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Least amount of 360 degree security, good to the flanks, but lack to the front and rear. </li></ul></ul>
  23. 25. Platoon File
  24. 26. Movement Techniques <ul><ul><li>There are three basic movement techniques: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Traveling </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Traveling Overwatch </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bounding Overwatch </li></ul></ul></ul>
  25. 27. Traveling <ul><ul><li>Traveling is used when contact with the enemy is not likely and speed is needed </li></ul></ul>
  26. 29. Traveling Overwatch <ul><ul><li>Used when contact is possible, but speed is still necessary. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attached weapons move near the squad leader and under his control so he can employ them quickly. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>50 meters between lead squad/team and trailing squad/team. </li></ul></ul>
  27. 30. 50 meters
  28. 31. Bounding Overwatch <ul><ul><li>Used when contact is expected. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Two types of bounding overwatch: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Successive – Each element bounds only as far as the overwatch element. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Alternate – Bounding element bounds past overwatch element. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Both team leaders must know if successive or alternate bounds will be used and which team the squad leader will be with. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The overwatching team leader must know the route and destination of the bounding team. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The lead fire team overwatches first. Soldiers scan for enemy positions. The squad leader usually stays with the overwatch team. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The trail fire team bounds and signals the squad leader when his team completes its bound and is prepared to overwatch the movement of the other team. </li></ul></ul>
  29. 32. Bounding Overwatch (cont.) <ul><ul><li>NEVER BOUND BEYOND SIGHT OR MAXIMUM EFFECTIVE RANGE OF YOUR OVERWATCHING WEAPONS!!!! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>COMMUNICATION DURING BOUNDING IS ESSENTIAL!!! </li></ul></ul>
  30. 33. Successive
  31. 34. Alternating

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