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45 Cards in this Set

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Key Terrain
Observation and fields of fire
Cover and Concealment
Avenues of Approach
What is steps 1 and 2 of patrol planning?
1. Study the Mission

2. Plan the use of time
What are steps 3 and 4 of patrol planning?
3. Study the Terrain and Situation

4. Organize a patrol
What are steps 5 and 6 of patrol planning?
5. Select Personnel, Weapons, and Equipment

6. Issue the Warning Order
What are steps 7 and 8 of patrol planning?
7. Coordinate

8. Make Recon
What are steps 9 and 10 of patrol planning?
9. Complete Detailed Plans

10. Issue Patrol Order
What are steps 11 and 12 of patrol planning?
11. Supervise, inspect, rehearse and Reinspect

12. Execute the Mission
Define a SALUTE report
Initial report of enemy activity

Define a SPOT Report
Report of an enemy engagement

Contains all the same info as SALUTE plus Friendly and Enemy KIA and WIA, POWs, and Equipment Captured
Describe a Security Patrol
Provides Physical Security
Describe a Reconnaissance Patrol
Dectects the enemy movement toward the unit's position

Locate or observe an enemy position

Discover enemy avenues of approach
Discuss the acronym SAFE as it applies to establishing a defense
Automatic Weapons
Fields of Fire

Considers four defensive principles of war:
Unity of Command
What are the three echelons of a defense?
FDA (forward Defense Area)
-Area where the frontline defensive positions are dug

Security Area
-Area in front of FDA
-Listening and observation posts are places here

Reserve Area
-Area behind FDA that reserve posts
Call for fire for indirect weapon support
Mortors or Arty
Observer requesting suppord calls into Fire Direction Control
FDC plots request on firing board
FDC announces this data to the morar crew as fire commands
What are the 6 elements of a Call for Fire?
Observer Identification

Target Location

Method of Engagement

Warning Order

Target Description

Method of fire and control
Assigning Direct Fire
Used to Direct and Control the fire of a squad

Close Air Support
Air action by fixed and rotery assult on enemy position close proximity to friendlies
Elements of a fire position
Combat positions:
1. Primary (Backbone)
2. Alternate (Fallback)
3. Supplementary (flank)
Sectors of Fire
Area assigned to Personnel to defend.
Lateral linits extend from firing position to an easily identifiable terrain feature
Fire Discipline
Ability to efficiently apply fire on a target.
Ability to select and designate targets
Preserve surprise until desired moment
Describe the procedures for handling detainees/EPWs
Speed to the Rear
Threat Levels
Level 1
- Agents, terrorism, sympathizers

Level 2
-Small units, guerilla

Level 3
-Large forces with air/missile attack
Threat Conditions
-General threat

-Large scale ops conducted in within 24 hours

-Full scale ops are immenint
When is deadly force authorized?
Self Defense, defense of others, Equipment and Property

Prisoner Escape
How is Protective wire used?
Placed along the fighting positions @50m
How is Tactical wire used?
Placed along the front of the defensive line

Hampers Aggression
How is Supplementary wire used?
To conceal the exact line of the tactical wire
Triple-Strand Concertina
Consist of two lines of concertina serving as the base with a third on top
Double Apron Fence
2 types:
4 and 2 pace (more common and effective)

6 and 3 pace
Low Wire Entanglement
4 and 2 pace double apron fence with medium pickets

Used when concealment of the barrier is essential
Know the enemy's location

Be wary of signs
-Crushed Grass
-No children in villages
-workers in a field
Size up Situation
Undue haste makes waste
Remember where you are
Vanquish fear
Value Life
Act like natives
Learn basics
If captured try and escape immediately
(your strength is at it's peak when first captured)
Convoy Commander's Checklist
Mission Requirements
Mission Requirements
-Current intel
-Task, security and Maintenance of vics
-Materials Handling Equipment
-Lighting/Black out conditions
Convoy Commander's Checklist
-Map and Photo
Convoy Commander's Checklist
Route selection
Convoy Commander's Checklist
Liaison and Coordinate
-Units along route
-Units bein' moved
What is on the Convoy Commander's Checklist?
Mission Requirements


Route Selection


Liaison and Coordinate

Convoy Organization

Movement Plan

Security En-Route

Service Support

How are convoy routes classified?
Through weather Conditions and conditions of the roads


-Limited all weather

-Fair weather route
Article I
I am an American, fighting in the forces which guard my country and our way of life. I am prepared to give my life in their defense
Article II
I will never surrender of my own free will. If in command I will never surrender the members of my command while they still have means to resist
Article III
If I am captured, I will continue to resist by all means available. I will make every effort to escape and aid others in escape
Article IV
If I become a pow I will keep faith with my fellow prisoners. I will give no info or take part in any action which might be harmful to my comrades. If I am senior I will take command. If not I will obey the orders of those appointed over me
Article V
When questioned, should I become a pow I am required to give my name, rank, service number, and dob. I will make no oral or written statements disloyal to my country and its allies or harmful to their cause
Article VI
I will never forget that i am an American, fighting for freedom, responsible for my actions, and dedicated to principles which made my country free. I will trust in my God and in the USA