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Army units execute missions in preplanned, organized ways, adapting where necessary to the situation on the ground to accomplish their mission.The four-Soldier riﬂe ﬁre team is the smallest tactical combat element that can ﬁre and maneuver. The squad leader controls two ﬁre teams; one team provides protective ﬁre to cover the other team as it maneuvers. Squad leaders learn to select formations that afford the best control, security, ﬂexibility, and ﬁre capability whenconducting tactical movement.
Combat can be an extremely chaotic, mind-numbing experience. Combat situations demand that ofﬁcers and NCOs make split-second decisions, as you can see from this story of a patrol in the Korean War.
Originally posted by kaskad
Brake contact/react to and traveling/overwatch is all you really need unless your family consists of military age males...
Avoid any kind of contact, unless have to. Stay off the roads. Move through shi**y terrain/one that is less likely to be traveled through. METTTC, learn it, use it.
5-9. Commanders use the factors of METT-TC to assess the situation. Staff estimates and collaborative information sharing among commanders refine and deepen their situational understanding. Commanders then visualize the operation, describe it within their intent, and direct their subordinates toward mission accomplishment. Depending on echelon, commanders examine the elements of operational design and determine factors that will shape the operation. Commanders direct operations and synchronize the BOS through plans and orders. They personally apply the leadership element of combat power through their presence and priorities (see Figure 5-1).