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Military

Field Manual

Headquarters

No. 3-21.11

Department of the Army

 

Washington, DC, 23 January 2003

 

FM 3-21.11

THE SBCT INFANTRY RIFLE COMPANY

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

COVER

 

PREFACE

 


CHAPTER 1.

OVERVIEW OF THE SBCT INFANTRY RIFLE COMPANY

Section   I

Introduction

 

1-1.   Characteristics of the SBCT Infantry Rifle Company

 

1-2.   Operational Premise

 

1-3.   Capabilities and Limitations of the SBCT Force

 

Section   II

Organization

 

1-4.   Brigade Organization

 

1-5.   SBCT Infantry Battalion Organization

 

1-6.   Company Organization

 

1-7.   SBCT Infantry Rifle Platoon

 

1-8.   Mobile Gun System Platoon

 

1-9.   Sniper Team

 

1-10.   SBCT Combat Support Assets

 

1-11.   SBCT Combat Service Support Assets

 

Section   III

Duties and Responsibilities of Key Personnel

 

1-12.   Company Commander

 

1-13.   Executive Officer

 

1-14.   First Sergeant

 

1-15.   Platoon Leader

 

1-16.   Platoon Sergeant

 

1-17.   Fire Support Officer

 

1-18.   Communications Specialist

 

1-19.   Radiotelephone Operator

 

1-20.   Supply Sergeant

 

1-21.   Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological NCO

 

1-22.   Mortar Section Leader

 

1-23.   Sniper Team Leader

 

1-24.   Armorer/Supply Specialist

 

1-25.   Company Medic

 

Section   IV.

Battlefield Operating Systems

 

1-26.   Command and Control

 

1-27.   Intelligence

 

1-28.   Maneuver

 

1-29.   Fire Support

 

1-30.   Air Defense

 

1-31.   Mobility and Survivability

 

1-32.   Combat Service Support


CHAPTER 2.

BATTLE COMMAND AND TROOP-LEADING PROCEDURES

Section   I

Command and Control

 

2-1.   Command and Control

 

2-2.   Concept of Command and Control

 

2-3.   Leadership

 

2-4.   Fundamentals of Command and Control

 

2-5.   Command and Control Responsibilities

 

2-6.   Combat Orders

 

Section   II.

Troop Leading Procedures

 

2-7.   Application of Troop-Leading Procedures

 

2-8.   Receive the Mission

 

2-9.   Issue a Warning Order

 

2-10.   Make a Tentative Plan

 

2-11.   Initiate Movement

 

2-12.   Conduct Reconnaissance

 

2-13.   Complete the Plan

 

2-14.   Issue the OPORD

 

2-15.   Supervise and or Refine


CHAPTER 3.

MOVEMENT

 

3-1.   Tactical Movement and Enemy Contact

 

3-2.   Movement Techniques

 

3-3.   Movement Formations

 

3-4.   Use of Movement Formations

 

3-5.   Control Techniques

 

3-6.   Security during Movement

 

3-7.   Movement as Part of a Battalion


CHAPTER 4.

OFFENSIVE OPERATIONS

Section   I

General Planning Considerations

 

4-1.   Characteristics of the Offense

 

4-2.   Types of Offensive Operations

 

4-3.   Forms of Maneuver

 

Section   II.

Sequence of Offensive Operation

 

4-4.   Assembly Area

 

4-5.   Reconnaissance

 

4-6.   Movement to the Line of Departure

 

4-7.   Maneuver

 

4-8.   Deployment

 

4-9.   Assault

 

4-10.   Consolidation and Reorganization

 

Section   III.

Planning Considerations

 

4-11.   Fire Support

 

4-12.   Mobility, Countermobility, and Survivability

 

4-13.   Air Defense

 

4-14.   Combat Service Support

 

4-15.   Aviation

 

4-16.   Integration of Vehicles

 

Section   IV.

Actions on Contact

 

4-17.   Developing Actions on Contact

 

4-18.   Time Requirements for Actions on Contact

 

4-19.   The Four Steps of Actions on Contact

 

Section   V.

Company Offensive Operations

 

4-20.   Attack Characteristics

4-21.   Hasty and Deliberate Attacks

 

4-22.   Attacks during Limited Visibility

 

Section   VI.

Other Offensive Operations

 

4-23.   Planning Considerations

 

4-24.   The Search-and-Attach Technique

 

4-25.   The Approach-March Technique

 

4-26.   Considerations

 

4-27.   Exploitation

 

4-28.   Pursuit

 

Section   VII.

Special Purpose Attacks

 

4-29.   Ambush

 

4-30.   Raid

 

4-31.   Spoiling Attack

 

4-32.   Counterattack

 

4-33.   Feint

 

4-34.   Demonstration

 

Section   VIII.

Attack Techniques

 

4-35.   Assault of a Strongpoint

 

4-36.   Attack during Limited Visibility

 

Section   IX.

Common Offensive Activities

 

4-37.   Infiltration

 

4-38.   Overwatch

 

4-39.   Follow and Support

 

4-40.   Bypass

 

4-41.   Clear an Objective

 

4-42.   The Company as Reserve

 

4-43.   Security Operations


CHAPTER 5.

DEFENSIVE OPERATIONS

Section   I.

General Planning Considerations

 

5-1.   Defensive Operations

 

5-2.   Purposes

 

Section   II.

Characteristics of the Defense

 

5-3.   Preparation

 

5-4.   Security

 

5-5.   Disruption

 

5-6.   Mass and Concentration

 

5-7.   Flexibility

 

Section   III.

Sequence of the Defense

 

5-8.   Reconnaissance and Security Operations and Enemy Preparatory Fires

 

5-9.   Occupation and Preparation

 

5-10.   Approach of the Enemy Main Attack

 

5-11.   Enemy Assault

 

5-12.   Counterattack

 

5-13.   Consolidation and Reorganization

 

Section   IV.

Planning Considerations

 

5-14.   Maneuver

 

5-15.   Fire Support

 

5-16.   Air Defense

 

5-17.   Mobility, Countermobility, and Survivability

 

5-18.   Combat Service Support

 

Section   V.

Preparation and Integration

 

5-19.   Defensive Techniques

 

5-20.   Sector Defense

 

5-21.   Battle Position Defense

 

5-22.   Strongpoint Defense

 

5-23.   Perimeter Defense

 

5-24.   Linear Defense

 

5-25.   Nonlinear Defense

 

5-26.   Reverse Slope Defense

 

5-27.   Engagement Area Development

 

5-28.   Priority of Work

 

5-29.   Adjacent Unit Coordination

 

Section   VI.

Retrograde Operations

 

5-30.   Delay

 

5-31.   Planning

 

5-32.   Delay Techniques

 

5-33.   Withdrawal

 

5-34.   Phases

 

5-35.   Unassisted Withdrawal

 

5-36.   Assisted Withdrawal

 

5-37.   Retirement


CHAPTER 6.

URBAN OPERATIONS

Section   I.

General Planning Considerations

 

6-1.   Employment Considerations for Company-Size Combined-Arms Teams

 

6-2.   Employment of Infantry and MGS Vehicles

 

Section   II.

Offense

 

6-3.   General Offensive Considerations

 

6-4.   METT-TC Factors

 

6-5.   Battle Command

 

6-6.   Task Organization

 

6-7.   Movement

 

6-8.   Deliberate Attack

 

6-9.   Isolate an Urban Objective

 

6-10.   Assault a Building

 

6-11.   Attack a Block or Group of Buildings

 

6-12.   Consolidation and Reorganization

 

Section   III.

Defense

 

6-13.   METT-TC Factors

 

6-14.   Command and Control

 

6-15.   Hasty Defense

 

6-16.   Company Defense of a Village

 

6-17.   Defense of a Block or Group of Buildings

 

6-18.   Defense of Key Terrain

 

6-19.   Defense of an Urban Strongpoint

 

6-20.   Delay


CHAPTER 7.

TACTICAL ENABLING OPERATIONS

Section   I.

Reconnaissance

 

7-1.   Reconnaissance Planning

 

7-2.   Reconnaissance Execution

 

7-3.   Reconnaissance Before and After Operations

 

7-4.   Reconnaissance during Operations

 

7-5.   Forms of Reconnaissance

 

Section   II.

Linkup

 

7-6.   Linkup Situations

 

7-7.   Linkup Planning

 

7-8.   Steps of the Linkup Operation

 

Section   III.

Security Operations

 

7-9.   Forms of Security Operations

 

7-10.   Planning Considerations

 

7-11.   Screen

 

7-12.   Guard

 

7-13.   Local Security

 

Section   IV.

Vehicle Laager

 

7-14.   Planning Considerations

 

7-15.   Occupying Vehicle Laager Sites

 

Section   V.

Passage of Lines

 

7-16.   Planning Considerations

 

7-17.   Reconnaissance Coordination

 

7-18.   Forward Passage of Lines

 

7-19.   Rearward Passage of Lines

 

Section   VI.

Breaching

 

7-20.   Breaching Tenets

 

7-21.   Types of Breaches

 

Section   VII.

Air Assault Operations

 

7-22.   Planning Considerations

 

7-23.   Reverse Planning Sequence


CHAPTER 8.

STABILITY OPERATIONS

Section   I.

Planning Considerations

 

8-1.   Rules of Engagement

 

8-2.   Rules of Interaction

 

8-3.   Force Protection

 

8-4.   Task Organization

 

8-5.   CSS Considerations

 

8-6.   Media Considerations

 

8-7.   Operations with Outside Agencies

 

Section   II.

Types of Operations

 

8-8.   Peace Operations

 

8-9.   Foreign Internal Defense

 

8-10.   Security Assistance

 

8-11.   Humanitarian and Civic Assistance

 

8-12.   Support to Insurgency

 

8-13.   Support to Counterdrug Operations

 

8-14.   Combating Terrorism

 

8-15.   Noncombatant Evacuation Operations

 

8-16.   Arms Control

 

8-17.   Show of Force Operations

 

Section   III.

Company Tasks

 

8-18.   Establish and Occupy a Lodgment Area

 

8-19.   Conduct Negotiations

 

8-20.   Monitor Compliance with an Agreement

 

8-21.   Establish Observation Posts

 

8-22.   Establish Checkpoints

 

8-23.   Conduct Patrol Operations

 

8-24.   Conduct Convoy Escort

 

8-25.   Open and Secure Routes

 

8-26.   Conduct Reserve Operations


CHAPTER 9.

SUPPORT OPERATIONS

Section   I.

Characteristics of Support Operations

 

9-1.   Types of Support Operations

 

9-2.   Domestic Support Operations

 

9-3.   Foreign Humanitarian Assistance

 

Section   II.

Forms of Support Operations

 

9-4.   Relief Operations

 

9-5.   Support to Domestic CBRNE Consequence Management

 

9-6.   Support to Civil Law Enforcement

 

9-7.   Community Assistance

 

Section   III.

Considerations for Support Operations

 

9-8.   Provide Essential Support to the Largest Number of People

 

9-9.   Coordinate Actions with Other Agencies

 

9-10.   Establish Measures of Effectiveness

 

9-11.   Hand Over to Civilian Agencies As Soon As Feasible

 

Section   IV.

Phases of Support Operations

 

9-12.   Response Phase

 

9-13.   Recovery Phase

 

9-14.   Restoration Phase


CHAPTER 10.

COMBAT SUPPORT OPERATIONS

Section   I.

Command and Support Relationships

 

10-1.   Command Relationships

 

10-2.   Support Relationships

 

Section   II.

Fires and Effects

 

10-3.   Indirect Fire Capabilities

 

10-4.   Fire Support Planning and Coordination

 

10-5.   Maneuver Commander's Intent

 

10-6.   Planning Process

 

10-7.   Targets

 

10-8.   Final Protective Fires

 

10-9.   Special Munitions

 

10-10.   Smoke Support

 

10-11.   Observer Positions

 

10-12.   Rehearsals and Execution

 

10-13.   Communications

 

10-14.   Quick Fire Channel

 

10-15.   Indirect Fires in Close Support

 

10-16.   Fire Support Team

 

10-17.   Mortars

 

10-18.   Mortar Positions

 

10-19.   Mortar Employment

 

10-20.   Mortar Displacement

 

10-21.   Mortar Engagements

 

Section   III.

Engineers

 

10-22.   Organization and Capabilities

 

10-23.   Medium Engineer Company

 

10-24.   Mobility

 

10-25.   Countermobility

 

10-26.   Survivability

 

Section   IV.

Air Defense Artillery

 

10-27.   Systems, Organization, and Capabilities

 

10-28.   Employment of Air Defense Systems

 

10-29.   Weapons Control Status

 

10-30.   Early Warning Procedures

 

10-31.   Reaction Procedures

 

Section   V.

NBC Support

 

10-32.   Reconnaissance Support

 

10-33.   Decontamination Support


CHAPTER 11.

COMBAT SERVICE SUPPORT OPERATIONS

Section   I.

CSS Planning Considerations

 

11-1.   General Guidelines

 

11-2.   Company Responsibilities

 

Section   II.

Soldier's Load

 

11-3.   Load Planning

 

11-4.   Load Calculation

 

11-5.   Load Management Techniques

 

Section   III.

Trains

 

11-6.   SBCT Infantry Battalion Trains

 

11-7.   SBCT Infantry Company Trains

 

11-8.   Trains Security

 

11-9.   Communications

 

Section   IV.

CSS in the SBCT

 

11-10.   Brigade Support Battalion

 

11-11.   S1 Section

 

11-12.   Brigade Operational Law Team

 

11-13.   Unit Ministry Team

 

11-14.   Financial Management

 

11-15.   Enemy Prisoners of War

 

Section   V.

Supply and Transportation Operations

 

11-16.   Classes of Supply

 

11-17.   Routine Supply

 

11-18.   Emergency Resupply

 

11-19.   Prestock Operations

 

11-20.   Company Resupply Requirements

 

11-21.   Company Resupply Techniques

 

11-22.   Supply Considerations

 

11-23.   Transportation

 

Section   VI.

Maintenance Operations

 

11-24.   SBCT Maintenance Concept

 

11-25.   Maintenance Requirements

 

11-26.   Company Role

 

11-27.   Destruction

 

Section   VII.

Health Service Support

 

11-28.   Health and Hygiene.

 

11-29.   Soldiers Wounded in Action

 

11-30.   Casualty Evacuation

 

11-31.   Soldiers Killed in Action

 

Section   VIII.

Reorganization and Weapons Replacement

 

11-32.   Replacement and Cross-Leveling of Personnel

 

11-33.   Personnel Replacement Procedures

 

11-34.   Replacement and Salvaging of Equipment

 

11-35.   Weapons System Replacement Operations

 

APPENDIX   A.

JAVELIN EMPLOYMENT

APPENDIX   B.

THE MGS PLATOON

APPENDIX   C.

SNIPERS

APPENDIX   D.

TLP-MDMP INTEGRATION

APPENDIX   E.

RISK MANAGEMENT

APPENDIX   F.

FRATRICIDE AVOIDANCE

APPENDIX   G.

ROAD MARCHES AND ASSEMBLY AREAS

APPENDIX   H.

DIRECT FIRE PLANNING AND CONTROL
 
 

GLOSSARY

 

REFERENCES

 

AUTHENTICATION


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