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Squad Formations. 2 Terminal Learning Objective Action: React to Squad Formation orders Conditions: Given a classroom environment and IET Soldier Handbook.

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1 Squad Formations

2 2 Terminal Learning Objective Action: React to Squad Formation orders Conditions: Given a classroom environment and IET Soldier Handbook Standards: Identify the three Squad Formations and the positions each Soldier has in each formation

3 3 Rifle Squad

4 4 Squad Column Team Leader Team Leader Automatic Rifleman Automatic Rifleman Grenadier Rifleman Squad Leader (Point Man) (Pace) (Compass)

5 5 Squad Line Team Leader Team Leader Automatic Rifleman Automatic Rifleman Grenadier Rifleman Squad Leader

6 6 Squad File Team Leader Team Leader (Normal) Automatic Rifleman Grenadier Rifleman Squad Leader (Optional) Team Leader (Optional) Squad Leader (Normal)

7 7 Characteristics of a Squad Column Squad Column When Normally UsedSquad primary formation ControlGood FlexibilityFacilitates maneuver Food dispersion laterally and in depth Fire Capabilities and Restrictions Allows large volume of fire to the flank Limited volume to the front SecurityAll-round

8 8 Characteristics of a Squad Line Squad Line When Normally UsedWhen maximum fire power is required in front ControlNot as good as squad column FlexibilityLimited maneuver capability (both fire teams committed) Fire Capabilities and Restrictions Allows maximum immediate fire to the front SecurityGood to the front Little to the flanks and rear

9 9 Characteristics of a Squad File Squad File When Normally UsedClose terrain, vegetation, limited visibility conditions ControlEasiest FlexibilityMost difficult formation from which to maneuver Fire Capabilities and Restrictions Allows immediate fire to the flank Masks most fire to front and rear SecurityLeast

10 10 Terminal Learning Objective Action: React to Squad Formation orders Conditions: Given a classroom environment and IET Soldier Handbook Standards: Identify the three Squad Formations and the positions each Soldier has in each formation


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