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6 Cards in this Set

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Define Combat
engaging the enemy with individual or crew
served weapons; being exposed to direct or indirect enemy fire; and otherwise
undergoing a high probability of direct contact with enemy personnel and firepower, to
include the risk of capture.”
Identify nine elements
usually encountered in combat
1. Confusion and lack of information.
2. Casualties.
3. Violent, unnerving sights and sounds.
5. Communication breakdowns.
6. Individual discomfort and fatigue.
7. Fear, stress, and mental fatigue.
8. Continuous operations.
9. Homesickness.
Identify five stresses of combat
1 Boredom 2 Fog of War 3 Casualties 4 Discomfort and Fatigue 5 Extreme risk and fear.
Extreme Risk and Fear Factors that mitigate fear are
• Morale. • Discipline. •Esprit de corps. • Proficiency. • Motivation. • Training.
assess the effects of combat stress on the human dimension
Mild Battle Fatigue Symptoms
Physical Signs Emotional Signs
• Trembling; tears.
• Jumpy, nervous.
• Cold sweat; dry mouth.
• Pounding heart; dizzy.
• Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea.
• Fatigue.
• Thousand-yard stare.
• Anxious; indecisive.
• Irritable; complaining.
• Forgetful; unable to concentrate
Marine Corps principles for overcoming fear
• Morale.
• Discipline.
• Esprit de corps.
• Proficiency.
• Motivation.
• Training