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Purposes of the Offense 6:
1. Destroy enemy forces, equipment, and resources
2. Deceive and divert the enemy
3. Deprive the enemy of terrain relevant to his objective
4. Gain information on the enemy
5. Fix the enemy in place
6. Disrupt enemy actions or preparations
The purpose of the attack is to:
defeat, destroy, or neutralize the enemy.
Two types of attacks:
1. Hasty Attack – An attack in which preparation time is traded for speed to exploit opportunity.
2. Deliberate Attack – Offensive action characterized by preplanned coordinated employment of firepower and maneuver to close with and destroy the enemy.
Phases of the Attack 3:
1. Preparation
2. Conduct
3. Consolidation / reorganization
The preparation phase typically begins with a receipt of a __ __ or __ and will consist of the __ __ __ steps.
warning order-mission-six troop leading
Tactical Planning Analyze the order received from Higher 2:
o Higher’s Intent
o Squad Tasks / Mission
Main Effort:
The commander provides the bulk of hiscombat power to the main effort to maintain momentum and ensure accomplishment of the mission. The main effort is provided with the greatest mobility and the preponderance of combat support. The main effort is the commander’s bid for success.
Supporting Effort:
A supporting effort can be both offensive and defensive operations carried out in conjunction with a main effort and is designed to support the main effort.
Frontal Attack GOAL:
The attack's goal is to break through the enemy defense and disrupt the defensive system, achieving a penetration.
The frontal attack generally is the least preferred form of maneuver because it:
strikes the enemy where he is strongest.
A frontal attack may be appropriate 3:
o For overrunning a weak or disorganized enemy
o During a pursuit
o For fixing an enemy in place
Flanking Attack 2:
1 Usually (but not always) involves a supporting attack to suppress/fix the enemy.
2 A reconnaissance of the enemy positions enhances the attacker's ability to identify and avoid automatic weapons, key obstacles, and mines.
Types of Fires 4:
1 Preplanned / preparation fires
2 Fires in support of the attack
3 Fires in support of the consolidation
4 Targets of opportunity
Assembly Area (AA) 5:
1 Issue Order
2 Rehearsals
3 Ammunition draw
4 Weapons / Equipment / Communication checks
5 Extra / Special equipment drawn
Attack Position (ATK POS) 3:
o Last minute preparation / Final checks completed
o Deployment into initial attack formations
o Coordination with higher
prepare to deliver it to the unit.
Assault Position (ASLT POS) 4:
1 Easily recognizable on the ground
2 Make final preparations for the assault
3 Deployment into final assault formation
4 Call for supporting fires
Type of formation from:
Assembly area to attack position/line departure
• Column
Type of formation from: Line of departure to assault position
• Wedge
• Column
Type of formation from: Assault position to limit of advance
• Wedge
• Column
• Squad Line
• Depends on terrain or enemy
situation their movement.
The fire team leaders must be 2:
• Able to move short distances to the left, right, forward, and back during movement
• Careful to guide off the general direction and speed of the base unit so as not to fire into other teams
Fire and Maneuver:
Fire and maneuver is a technique of advance in which one element (the maneuver element) moves while being supported by another element (the support by fire element). A separate and distinct mission is assigned to each element.
Fire and Movement:
Fire and movement is a technique of advance in which elements and individuals provide their own suppression and move by bounds. Elements and individuals alternate the firing and moving so that movement is always covered by fire, and the assault's momentum is retained.
Consolidation / Reorganization
Phase 5:
1 Preparation for the enemy’s counter attack
2 Reestablish Command and Control within the unit
3 Reestablish communications with higher
4 Address casualties / ammo
5 Preparation to resume the attack / pursue the enemy
Ammo 2:
o Receive ammo percentage from fire teams using some type of brevity code. (i.e. green (90%), yellow (50%), red (25%), black (0%))
o Redistribution among the squad
Casualty 4:
1 Treat (self, buddy, corpsman)
2 Move to Casualty Collection Point (CCP)
3 Radio higher for movement to next higher level
4 Casevac/Medevac to next higher level of care
o Process and move to next higher level using
Security, Automatic Weapons, Fields of Fire, Entrenchment
Security 5:
1 Post local security (LP/OP, patrolling effort)
2 All SAW’s manned at all times (at a minimum)
3 All units are responsible for their own security
4 Security is continuous
5 Use clock method to establish 180 or 360 degree security (i.e. 11-1, 1-3, 9-11)
Automatic weapons 2:
1 Emplaced first and always manned
2 Cover all avenues of approach and key terrain
a Roads
b Trails
c Draws
Fields of Fire 4:
1 Established as soon as automatic weapons are
2 Must be interlocking
3 Remove obstructions, but do not clear cut
4 Entire fire team will cover the same sector of fire