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 *FM 7-10
Field Manual
No. 7-10
HEADQUARTERS
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
Washington, DC, 14 December 1990

 

FM 7-10

THE INFANTRY RIFLE COMPANY

Editor's Note: This version incorporates provisions of Change 1, 31 October 2000. New or changed material is indicated by a small star ().

IMPORTANT
U.S. Army Infantry School Statement on
U.S. NATIONAL POLICY CONCERNING ANTIPERSONNEL LAND MINES

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS


Change 1, 31 October 2000

PREFACE

 

CHAPTER 1.

INTRODUCTION

  Section I.
1-1.
1-2.
1-3.
1-4.
Preparation for War
The Soldier
The Leader
The Unit
The Training Program
  Section II.
1-5.
1-6.
1-7.
AirLand Battle
Combat Power
Tenets of AirLand Battle
AirLand Battle Imperatives
  Section III.
1-8.
1-9.
1-10.
1-11.
1-12.
1-13.
1-14.
Battlefield Operating Systems
Intelligence System
Maneuver System
Fire Support System
Mobility, Countermobility, and Survivability System
Air Defense System
Combat Service Support System
Command and Control System
  Section IV.
1-15.
1-16.
1-17.
Organization
Mission
Employment Considerations
Company Organizations

CHAPTER 2.

COMMAND AND CONTROL

  Section I.
2-1.
2-2.
2-3.
2-4.
2-5.
2-6.
2-7.
2-8.
2-9.
Command and Control System
Definitions
Commander's Leadership
Mission-Oriented Command and Control
Commander's Intent
Mission Orders
Duties and Responsibilities of Key Personnel
Succession of Command
Orders Group
Company Command Post
  Section II.
2-10.
2-11.
2-12.
Command and Control Process
Troop-Leading Procedures
Communications
Electronic Counter-Countermeasures
  Section III.
2-13.
2-14.
2-15.
2-16.
2-17.
2-18.
2-19.
2-20.
2-21.
2-22.
2-23.
The Estimate of the Situation
Conduct a Detailed Mission Analysis
Analyze the Situation
Analyze the Terrain
Analyze the Enemy
Analyze Troops Available
Analyze the Time
Develop Courses of Action
Analyze the Courses of Action
Compare the Courses of Action
Make a Decision
Complete the Tentative Plan
  Section IV.
2-24.
2-25.
2-26.
2-27.
Continuous Operations
Sustained Operations
Degradation of Combat Capability
Techniques to Sustain Operations
Unit Sleep Plan

CHAPTER 3.

MOVEMENT

  3-1.
3-2.
3-3.
3-4.
3-5.
3-6.
3-7.
Fundamentals
Locations of Key Leaders and Weapons
Movement formations
Movement Techniques
Control Techniques
Security During Movement
Movement as Part of a Battalion

CHAPTER 4.

OFFENSIVE OPERATIONS

  Section I.
4-1.
4-2.
4-3.
4-4.
4-5.
Offensive Fundamentals
Purpose
Characteristics of Offensive Operations
Phases of Offensive Operations
Offensive Framework
Forms of Maneuver
  Section II.
4-6.
4-7.
Infiltration
Fundamentals
Considerations
  Section III.
4-8.
4-9.
4-10.
4-11.
Movement to Contact
Fundamentals
Considerations
The Search-and-Attack Technique
The Approach-March Technique
  Section IV.
4-12.
4-13.
4-14.
4-15.
4-16.
4-17.
Attacks
Types
Offensive Concept Development
Actions on the Objective
Reorganization
Consolidation
Fire Support
  Section V.
4-18.
4-19.
4-20.
4-21.
4-22.
Attack Techniques
Assault of a Strongpoint
Attack During Limited Visibility
Deception Operations
Security Operations
Rifle Company as the Reserve

CHAPTER 5.

DEFENSIVE OPERATIONS

  Section I.
5-1.
5-2.
5-3.
Defensive Fundamentals
Purpose
Characteristics of the Defense
Defensive Framework
  Section II.
5-4.
5-5.
5-6.
5-7.
5-8.
5-9.
5-10.
Plans and Preparations
Defensive Concept Development
Sectors and Battle Positions
Company Fire Plan
Security Requirements
Employment of the Reserve
Logistics Considerations
Command Post Location
  Section III.
5-11.
5-12.
5-13.
5-14.
5-15.
5-16.
5-17.
5-18.
Conduct of Operations
Reconnaissance
Occupation of the Defense
Priority of Work
Time Management
Daylight Scenario
Defensive Battle
Counterattack
Reorganization
  Section IV.
5-19.
5-20.
5-21.
5-22.
5-23.
5-24.
5-25.
Defensive Techniques
Nonlinear Defense
Defense in Sector
Defense from Battle Positions
Defense on a Reverse Slope
Perimeter Defense
Linear Defense
Defense of a Strongpoint

CHAPTER 6.

OTHER TACTICAL OPERATIONS

  Section I.
6-1.
6-2.
6-3.
6-4.
6-5.
Passage of Lines
Purpose
General Considerations
Specific Considerations
Conduct of the Forward Passage
Conduct of a Rearward Passage
  Section II.
6-6.
6-7.
6-8.
Relief in Place
Purpose
Planning Considerations
Conduct of the Relief
  Section III.
6-9.
6-10.
6-11.
Retrograde Operations
Delays
Withdrawals
Retirements
  Section IV.
6-12.
6-13.
Linkups
Planning
Conduct of the Linkup
  Section V.
6-14.
6-15.
Water Crossing
With Opposition
Without Opposition
  Section VI.
6-16.
6-17.
6-18.
6-19.
6-20.
Patrolling
Involvement
Organization
Raid
Ambush
Patrol Base
  Section VII.
6-21.
6-22.
6-23.
6-24.
Stay-Behind Operations
Purpose
Types
Planning
Breakout from Encirclement

CHAPTER 7.

COMBAT SUPPORT

  Section I.
7-1.
7-2.
Relationships
Command Relationships
Support Relationships
  Section II.
7-3.
7-4.
Nonorganic Assets
Battalion
Supporting Units
  Section III.
7-5.
7-6.
7-7.
7-8.
7-9.
7-10.
7-11.
7-12.
7-13.
7-14.
Fire Support Planning
Maneuver Commander's Intent
Planning Process
Targets
Final Protective Fires
Special Munitions
Forward Observer's Positions
Rehearsal and Execution
Communications
Indirect Fires in Close Support
Tactical Air Support

CHAPTER 8.

COMBAT SERVICE SUPPORT

  Section I.
8-1.
8-2.
8-3.
Fundamentals
AirLand Battle Imperatives
Battalion Support
Responsibilities and Organization
  Section II.
8-4.
8-5.
8-6.
8-7.
8-8.
8-9.
Resupply Operations
Requirements
Distribution of Supplies from Battalion to Company
Company Resupply Techniques
Considerations
Transportation
Maintenance
  Section III.
8-10.
8-11.
8-12.
Soldier's Load
Load Planning
Load Calculation
Load Management Techniques
  Section IV.
8-1.
8-2.
Personnel Service Support
Personnel Services
Replacement Operations
  Section V.
8-15.
8-16.
8-17.
Medical Support
Preventive Medicine
Treatment
Evacuation of Casualties

APPENDIX A.

Low Intensity Conflict

APPENDIX B.

Light/Heavy Operations

APPENDIX C.

Obstacles

APPENDIX D.

Helicopter Support

APPENDIX E.

Company Mortars

APPENDIX F.

Nuclear, Biological, or Chemical Environment Operations

APPENDIX G.

Orders Formats and Supplements

APPENDIX H.

Road Marches and Assembly Areas

APPENDIX I.

Demolition Guard

APPENDIX J.

Employment of Antiarmor Weapons

APPENDIX K.

Directed-Energy Weapons

APPENDIX L.

Urban Operations

Glossary

 

References

 

Authorization

 

DISTRIBUTION RESTRICTION -Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.

*This publication supersedes FM 7-10 (HTF), 8 January 1982 and FM 7-71, 28 August 1987.



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