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PLAN FOR INDIRECT FIRE SUPPORT AND AIR DEFENSE (PART II)

SUBCOURSE NO. IN0802

US Army Infantry School
Fort Benning, Georgia

7 Credit Hours

1 Feb 1994

 

GENERAL

The purpose of this subcourse is to identify the principles, responsibilities, procedures and organization for fire support planning at company, battalion, and task force levels. It will also identify considerations and procedures for planning fire support for the tactical operations of the maneuver units. As such, you need to know how planning and coordination of fire support determine the use of resources and the action needed to make the plan happen.

TASK: Identify the principles, responsibilities, procedures, and organization for fire support planning and coordination at the company/team and battalion/task force levels; and identify considerations and procedures for planning fire support for the tactical operations of maneuver units.
CONDITIONS: Given the subcourse material, a training scenario and extracts, as applicable, the student will complete the examination at the end of this subcourse.
STANDARD: The student will successfully answer 70 percent of the questions on a multiple-choice based examination for Subcourse IN 0802 by identifying the principles, responsibilities, procedures, and organization for fire support planning and coordination at the company/team and battalion/task force levels, and identifying considerations and procedures for planning fire support for the tactical operations of maneuver units.

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION

LESSON 1: FIRE SUPPORT PLANNING AND COORDINATION
  Learning Event 1: Identify the relationship that exists between the maneuver commander and the supporting fire support coordinator (FSCOORD), the role of the maneuver commander in fire support planning, and the principles of fire support
  Learning Event 2: Identify the characteristics of, and FSCOORD responsibilities for, fire support planning and coordination
  Learning Event 3: Identify the organization, equipment, communications, duties and fire support planning and coordination functions of the company/troop fire support team (FIST) and the observation/lasing teams
  Learning Event 4: Identify the organization, equipment, communications, and fire support planning and coordination functions of the battalion/task force fire support section, and their fire support planning considerations and procedures
  Practical Exercise 1
LESSON 2: TACTICAL FIRE SUPPORT PLANNING
  Learning Event 1: Identify the fire support planning considerations and procedures for offensive operations
  Learning Event 2: Identify the fire support planning considerations and procedures for defensive operations
  Learning Event 3: Identify the fire support planning considerations and procedures for retrograde operations, military operations on urbanized terrain (MOUT), and other operations
  Learning Event 4: Identify the fire support planning considerations and procedures for the employment of illumination and smoke munitions
  Learning Event 5: Identify the characteristics and phases of preparation fires and the purposes and techniques of quick fire support planning
  Practice Exercise 2
IN0802 Edition A Examination

 

INTRODUCTION

Relationships between infantry, field artillery, aviation and naval support will play a major role in AirLand Battle. Fire support planning and coordination are functions in the command channels. All forces must work and fight together to win future wars.

Success on the battlefield depends on careful planning and integration of all assets available. Offensive and defensive operations depend on how well everyone is trained and how they perform together.

This subcourse will provide procedures for planning fire support for tactical operations. It will also train you in the roles of the different fire support coordinators at each level they represent.

To be proficient, an infantry officer must be able to plan, coordinate support, and successfully complete his mission.

On the modern battlefield, as well as during peacetime, all infantry soldiers must feel confident that their leaders know how to support each type of mission they must endure.