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*FM 3-21.9
 
 
Field Manual
No. 3-21.9
Headquarters
Department of the Army
Washington, DC, 2 December 2002

 

FM 3-21.9

THE SBCT INFANTRY
RIFLE PLATOON AND SQUAD

 

COVER

PREFACE

CHAPTER 1. OVERVIEW OF THE SBCT INFANTRY RIFLE PLATOON AND SQUAD

Section I. Capabilities, Limitations, Organization, and Responsibilities

 

1-1   Capabilities

 

1-2   Limitations

 

1-3   Organization

 

1-4   Responsibilities

Section II. Combat Power and Considerations for Employment

 

1-5   Combat Power

 

1-6   Considerations for Employment

CHAPTER 2. COMMAND, CONTROL, AND THE TROOP-LEADING PROCEDURES

Section I. Command and Control

 

2-1   Leadership

 

2-2   Mission Oriented Command and Control

Section II. Plans and Orders

 

2-3   Mission Statement

 

2-4   Combat Orders

Section III. Troop-Leading Procedures

 

2-5   Receive the Mission

 

2-6   Issue a Warning Order

 

2-7   Make a Tentative Plan

 

2-8   Initiate Movement

 

2-9   Conduct Reconnaissance

 

2-10  Complete the Plan

 

2-11  Issue the Operations Order

 

2-12  Supervise and Refine

CHAPTER 3. TACTICAL MOVEMENT

 

3-1   Movement Formations

 

3-2   Dismounted Formations

 

3-3   Mounted Movement Formations

 

3-4   Movement Techniques

 

3-5   Actions at Danger Areas

 

3-6   Security during Movement

 

3-7   Maneuve

CHAPTER 4. OFFENSIVE OPERATIONS

Section I. Fundamentals of Offensive Operations

 

4-1   Characteristics of Offensive Operations

 

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. Battlefield Operating Systems Planning Considerations

 

4-11  Maneuver

 

4-12  Fire Support

 

4-13  Mobility, Countermobility, and Survivability

 

4-14  Air Defense

 

4-15  Combat Service Support

Section IV. Actions on Contact

 

4-16  Deploy and Report

 

4-17  Evaluate and Develop the Situation

 

4-18  Choose a Course of Action

 

4-19  Recommend and Execute a Course of Action

Section V. Platoon Offensive Operations

 

4-20  Deliberate Attack

 

4-21  Hasty Attack

Section VI. Other Offensive Operations

 

4-22  Movement to Contact

 

4-23  Planning Considerations

 

4-24  Approach March Technique

 

4-25  Search and Attack Technique

 

4-26  Exploitation

 

4-27  Pursuit

 

4-28  Attacks during Limited Visibility

Section VII. Special Purpose Attacks

 

4-29  Ambush

 

4-30  Raid

 

4-31  Counterattack

 

4-32  Spoiling Attack

 

4-33  Feint

 

4-34  Demonstration

Section VIII. Offensive Tactical Tasks

 

4-35  Seize

 

4-36  Clear

 

4-37  Suppress

 

4-38  Support by Fire

 

4-39  Attack by Fire

CHAPTER 5. DEFENSIVE OPERATIONS

Section I. Characteristics of the Defense

 

5-1   Preparation

 

5-2   Security

 

5-3   Disruption

 

5-4   Massing Effects

 

5-5   Flexibility

Section II. Sequence of the Defense

 

5-6   Reconnaissance, Security Operations, and Enemy Preparatory Fires

 

5-7   Occupation

 

5-8   Approach of the Enemy Main Attack

 

5-9   Enemy Assault

 

5-10  Counterattack

 

5-11  Consolidation and Reorganization

Section III. Battle Operating Systems Planning Considerations

 

5-12  Maneuver

 

5-13  Fire Support

 

5-14  Mobility, Countermobility, and Survivability

 

5-15  Air Defense

 

5-16  Combat Service Support

Section IV. Engagement Area Development

 

5-17  Identify Likely Enemy Avenues of Approach

 

5-18  Identify the Enemy Scheme of Maneuver

 

5-19  Determine Where to Kill the Enemy

 

5-20  Emplace Weapon Systems

 

5-21  Plan and Integrate Obstacles

 

5-22  Plan and Integrate Indirect Fires

 

5-23  Conduct an Engagement Area Rehearsal

Section V. Occupation and Preparation of Defensive Positions

 

5-24  Occupation of the Defense

 

5-25  Priority of Work

 

5-26  Security in the Defense

 

5-27  Establishment of Defensive Positions

 

5-28  Weapons Placement

 

5-29  Coordination

Section VI. Defensive Techniques

 

5-30  Defend in Sector

 

5-31  Defend a Battle Position

 

5-32  Defend a Strong Point

 

5-33  Defend a Perimeter

 

5-34  Reverse Slope

Section VII. Fighting and Survivability Positions

 

5-35  Principles

 

5-36  Standard Designs

 

5-37  Types of Fighting Positions

 

5-38  Vehicle Positions

 

5-39  Trenches

CHAPTER 6. URBAN OPERATIONS

Section I. General Planning Considerations

 

6-1   Employment Considerations for SBCT Platoons

 

6-2   Employment of Infantry and MGS Vehicles

 

6-3   METT-TC Factors

Section II. Offense

 

6-4   Planning Considerations

 

6-5   Task Organization (Platoon Attack of a Building)

 

6-6   Tactical Movement

 

6-7   Isolate the Objective or Building

 

6-8   Assault a Building

 

6-9   Enter and Clear a Building

 

6-10  Consolidation and Reorganization

 

6-11  Continuation of the Assault Mission

Section III. Defense

 

6-12  Planning the Defense

 

6-13  Hasty Defense

 

6-14  Priorities of Work and Defensive Considerations

 

6-15  Conduct of the Defense

 

6-16  Consolidation and Reorganization

 

6-17  Counterattack

Section IV. Combat Multipliers

 

6-18  Armored Vehicles

 

6-19  Engineers

 

6-20  Mortars

 

6-21  Field Artillery

 

6-22  Attack Helicopters

 

6-23  Antiarmor Weapons

 

6-24  Sniper Employment Considerations

CHAPTER 7. ENABLING OPERATIONS

 

7-1   Reconnaissance

 

7-2   Linkup Operations

 

7-3   Passage of Lines

 

7-4   Relief in Place

 

7-5   Withdrawals

 

7-6   Delay

 

7-7   Stay-Behind Operations

 

7-8   Air Assault Operations

 

7-9   Area Security Operations

 

7-10  Convoy and Route Security

 

7-11  Checkpoints, Roadblocks, and Observation Posts

CHAPTER 8. COMBAT SUPPORT

Section I. Fire Support

 

8-1   Fire Planning

 

8-2   Linking Fire Support Tasks and Maneuver Purpose

Section II. Indirect Fire Support

 

8-3   Fire Planning Process

 

8-4   Call for Fire

 

8-5   Adjust Fire

 

8-6   Mortar Support

 

8-7   Field Artillery Support

 

8-8   Fire Direction Assets

 

8-9   Platoon Forward Observer Duties and Responsibilities

 

8-10  Maneuver Company FIST Fire Request Channels

 

8-11  Close Air Support

  8-12  Attack Helicopters

Section III. Combat Engineer Support

 

8-13  Medium Engineer Company

 

8-14  Engineer Missions

  8-15  Mobility
 

8-16  Countermobility

 

8-17  Survivability

Section IV. Air Defense

 

8-18  Systems, Organization, and Capabilities

 

8-19  Employment of Air Defense Systems

 

8-20  Weapons Control Status

 

8-21  Early Warning Procedures

 

8-22  Reaction Procedures

Section V. Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Support

 

8-23  Reconnaissance Support

  8-24  Decontamination Support

CHAPTER 9. COMBAT SERVICE SUPPORT

 

9-1   Individual Responsibilities

 

9-2   Planning Considerations

 

9-3   Resupply Operations

 

9-4   Soldier's Load

 

9-5   Combat Load and Basic Load

 

9-6   Maintenance

 

9-7   Evacuation Procedures

 

9-8   Killed in Action

 

9-9   Enemy Prisoners of War

 

9-10  Aerial Sustainment

 

9-11  Casualty Evacuation

CHAPTER 10. PATROLLING

Section I. General

 

10-1   Organization

 

10-2   Initial Planning

 

10-3   Complete the Plan

 

10-4   Depart Friendly Lines

 

10-5   Patrol Bases

 

10-6   Rally Points

 

10-7   Leader's Reconnaissance

 

10-8   Reentry of Friendly Lines

 

10-9   Debrief

Section II. Types of Patrols

 

10-10  Reconnaissance Patrol

 

10-11  Combat Patrol

 

10-12  Presence Patrol

APPENDIX A. SBCT PLATOON AND COMPANY ORGANIZATION AND VEHICLE DISMOUNTING

APPENDIX B. M240B MACHINE GUN AND M249 SAW EMPLOYMENT

APPENDIX C. RISK MANAGEMENT

APPENDIX D. FRATRICIDE AVOIDANCE

APPENDIX E. BATTLE DRILLS AND CREW DRILLS

APPENDIX F. FIRE CONTROL AND DISTRIBUTION TECHNIQUES

APPENDIX G. JAVELIN EMPLOYMENT

APPENDIX H. RANGE CARDS AND SECTOR SKETCHES

GLOSSARY

REFERENCES

AUTHENTICATION

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