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1 MSL 301, Lesson 5b : Tactical Movement Squad Tactics: Tactical Movement

2 MSL 301, Lesson 5b : Tactical Movement Basic Army Elements Team or Crew Squad Platoon Company Battalion Regiment/Group Brigade Division I II III X XX

3 MSL 301, Lesson 5b : Tactical Movement Organization of a Rifle Squad

4 MSL 301, Lesson 5b : Tactical Movement Squad Tactics Formations Fire Team Wedge Fire Team File Squad Column Squad Line Squad File Movement Techniques Traveling Traveling Overwatch Bounding Overwatch

5 MSL 301, Lesson 5b : Tactical Movement Movement Formations: Purpose Control Security Flexibility Fire Capability Teams, Squads, and Platoons use formations for:

6 MSL 301, Lesson 5b : Tactical Movement Movement Formations: Fire Team File Use when terrain/visibility precludes use of wedge 10 meters between soldiers Return to wedge as soon as terrain permits Team LeaderRiflemanGrenadierAuto Rifleman

7 MSL 301, Lesson 5b : Tactical Movement Movement Formations: Fire Team Wedge Basic formation 10 meter interval between soldiers Expand/contract depending on terrain Team LeaderRiflemanGrenadierAuto Rifleman

8 MSL 301, Lesson 5b : Tactical Movement Movement Formations:

9 MSL 301, Lesson 5b : Tactical Movement Squad Movement Formations: Squad Column – Normally used as the primary formation Squad Line – Used when maximum fire power is required to the front (i.e. laying base of fire) Squad File – Used within close terrain, vegetation, limited visibility conditions

10 MSL 301, Lesson 5b : Tactical Movement Movement Formations: Squad Column Basic formation 10 meters between soldiers Distance between teams depends on terrain, visibility, and likelihood of enemy contact Team Leader (Pointman) Rifleman (Pace) Auto Rifleman Grenadier (Compass) Squad LeaderTeam LeaderRiflemanGrenadierAuto Rifleman

11 MSL 301, Lesson 5b : Tactical Movement Movement Formations: Squad Line Basic assault formation Places maximum firepower to the front Limited flexibility, control and security Team Leader Auto Rifleman GrenadierSquad Leader Team Leader Auto Rifleman Grenadier Rifleman

12 MSL 301, Lesson 5b : Tactical Movement Movement Formations: Squad File Same characteristics as fire team file Position of leaders and weapons depends on the situation Team LeaderRiflemanAuto RiflemanGrenadierSquad LeaderTeam LeaderRiflemanGrenadierAuto Rifleman

13 MSL 301, Lesson 5b : Tactical Movement Squad Movement Formations

14 MSL 301, Lesson 5b : Tactical Movement Squad Movement Techniques Movement Techniques: Traveling (Contact not likely) Traveling Overwatch (Contact possible) Bounding Overwatch (Contact expected)

15 MSL 301, Lesson 5b : Tactical Movement Movement Techniques THE PLATOON LEADER CONSIDERS THE METT-T AND THE ABOVE CHARACTERISTICS THEN DIRECTS WHICH MOVEMENT TECHNIQUE THE SQUAD WILL USE

16 MSL 301, Lesson 5b : Tactical Movement Squad Movement Techniques: Traveling Use when enemy contact is not likely Squad column, teams close together Speed is essential. Not normally used in enemy territory. Team Leader (Pointman) Grenadier (Compass) Auto RiflemanRifleman (Pace) Squad LeaderTeam LeaderGrenadierAuto RiflemanRifleman ±20 meters

17 MSL 301, Lesson 5b : Tactical Movement Squad Movement Techniques: Traveling Overwatch Use when enemy contact is possible Squad column, teams farther apart Default technique Team Leader (Pointman) Grenadier (Compass) Auto RiflemanRifleman (Pace) Squad LeaderTeam LeaderGrenadierAuto RiflemanRifleman ±50 meters

18 MSL 301, Lesson 5b : Tactical Movement Squad Movement Techniques: Bounding Overwatch Use when: Enemy contact is expected. When the squad leader feels the enemy is near. When crossing a large, open danger area. Team LeaderGrenadierAuto RiflemanRiflemanSquad LeaderTeam LeaderGrenadierAuto RiflemanRifleman

19 MSL 301, Lesson 5b : Tactical Movement Squad Movement Techniques: Bounding Overwatch Overwatch Team is positioned to cover the Bounding Teams movement. Team Leader (Pointman) Grenadier (Compass) Auto RiflemanRifleman (Pace) Squad Leader Team Leader Grenadier Auto Rifleman Rifleman Overwatch Team Bounding Team

20 MSL 301, Lesson 5b : Tactical Movement Bounding overwatch is used when approaching an objective, or in a tactical situation where enemy contact is likely or expected, and when speed of movement is not important. Bounding Overwatch


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