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FUNDAMENTALS OF THE OFFENSE

SUBCOURSE NUMBER IN0500

EDITION D

UNITED STATES ARMY INFANTRY SCHOOL
FORT BENNING, GEORGIA 31905-5593

5 CREDIT HOURS

Edition Date: July 1995

SUBCOURSE OVERVIEW

This subcourse is designed to teach the basic information on the fundamentals and purpose of the offense. This subcourse contains information on platoon movement formations, conducting movement to contact, fire and movement, tactical control measures, and consolidation and reorganization of a platoon following enemy contact.

There are no prerequisites for this subcourse.

This subcourse reflects the doctrine which was current at the time it was prepared. In your own work situation, always refer to the latest publications.

The words "he", "him", "his", and "men", when used in this publication, represent both the masculine and feminine genders unless otherwise stated.

TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE

Action: Identify the fundamentals and purpose of the offense; select platoon movement formations; identify the considerations for conducting movement to contact; identify the procedures for directing fire and movement of a platoon against an enemy position; identify tactical control measures (offense); and consolidate and reorganize a platoon following enemy contact (offense).
Condition: Given the subcourse material contained in this subcourse.
Standard: To demonstrate competency of this subcourse, you must achieve a minimum of 70% on the subcourse examination.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Subcourse Overview
Lesson 1: Platoon Tactical Movements
  Part A:   Fundamentals and Purpose of the Offense
  Part B:   Movement Techniques
  Part C:   Movement to Contact
  Part D:   Maneuver of a Platoon, Maneuver a Mechanized M113 and BFV Platoon, and Attack by a Platoon
  Practice Exercise
Lesson 2: Tactical Control Measures, Consolidation, and Reorganization in the Offense
  Part A:   Offensive Tactical Control Measures
  Part B:   Consolidation and Reorganization
  Practice Exercise
  IN0500 Edition D Examination