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*FM 7-7J

FIELD MANUAL
No. 7-7J

HEADQUARTERS
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
Washington, DC, 7 May 1993

 

FM 7-7J

MECHANIZED INFANTRY PLATOON AND SQUAD (BRADLEY)

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

Table of Contents


Preface

CHAPTER 1 - DOCTRINE

Section I - Fundamentals

1-1. Mission

1-2. Combat Power

1-3. Leader Skills

1-4. Soldier Skills

1-5. Training

Section II - Platoon Operations

1-6. Considerations for Employment

1-7. Movement

1-8. Offense

1-9. Defense

1-10. Security

CHAPTER 2 - OPERATIONS

Section I - Command and Control

2-1. Mission Tactics

2-2. Troop-Leading Procedure

2-3. Operation Order Format

2-4. Fire Control and Distribution

Section II - Security

2-5. Security During Movement

2-6. Security in the Offense

2-7. Security in the Defense

Section III - Movement

2-8. Formations

2-9. Movement Techniques

2-10. Actions at Danger Areas

Section IV - Offense

2-11. Movement to Contact

2-12. Attacks

2-13. Conduct of a Deliberate Attack

2-14. Consolidation and Reorganization

Section V - Defense

2-15. Conduct of the Defense

2-16. Defensive Techniques

2-17. Basic Tactics

2-18. Priority of Work

2-19. Weapons Emplacement

2-20. Range Cards

2-21. Types of Positions

2-22. BFV Positions

2-23. Squad Positions

2-24. Platoon Positions

2-25. Sector Sketches

2-26. Fire Control Measures

2-27. Coordination

2-28. Fighting Positions

Section VI - Other Operations

2-29. Withdrawal

2-30. Delay

2-31. Retirement

2-32. Linkup

2-33. Stay-Behind Operations

2-34. Relief in Place

2-35. Air Assault Operations

Section VII - Fire Support

2-36. Offensive Fire Support Planning

2-37. Defensive Fire Support Planning

2-38. Techniques of Indirect Fire Control

2-39. Technique for Direct-Fire Support From BFVs

Section VIII - Combat Service Support

2-40. Planning

2-41. Resupply Operations

2-42. Resupply Techniques

2-43. Other Resupply Considerations

2-44. Maintenance

2-45. Personnel Service Support

2-46. Health Services Support

Section IX - Bradley Fighting Vehicle and Tank Operations

2-47. Movement With Tanks

2-48. Communication With Tanks

Section X - Obstacles

2-49. Employment of Obstacles

2-50. Types of Obstacles

2-51. Enemy Obstacles

2-52. Breaching and Clearing of Obstacles

Section XI - Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Operations

2-53. Operations in a Nuclear Environment

2-54. Operations in a Chemical and Biological Environment

Section XII - Observation Posts

2-55. Considerations

2-56. Actions at the Observation Post

2-57. Squad-Sized Observation Post

2-58. Visual Terrain Search

Section XIII - Limited Visibility Techniques

2-59. Equipment Considerations

2-60. Limited Visibility Offense

2-61. Movement Considerations

2-62. Movement Formations

2-63. Movement Techniques

2-64. Navigation Technique

2-65. Identification

2-66. Attacks

2-67. Infiltration

2-68. Limited Visibility Defense

2-69. Positions

2-70. Command and Control in Limited Visibility Defense

2-71. Coordination

2-72. Occupation of a Defensive Position

CHAPTER 3 - BATTLE DRILLS AND CREW DRILLS

Section I - BATTLE DRILLS

Battle Drill 1. Platoon Attack (Dismounted)

Battle Drill 1A. Platoon Attack (Mounted)

Battle Drill 2. React to Contact (Platoon or Squad) (Dismounted)

Battle Drill 2A. React to Contact (Section or Platoon) (Mounted)

Battle Drill 3. Break Contact (Platoon or Squad) (Dismounted)

Battle Drill 3A. Break Contact (Section or Platoon) (Mounted)

Battle Drill 4. React to Ambush (Platoon or Squad) (Dismounted)

Battle Drill 4A. React to Ambush (Platoon) (Mounted)

Battle Drill 5. Enter Building/Clear Room/Building (Platoon)

Battle Drill 6. Enter/Clear a Trench (Platoon)

Battle Drill 7. Knock Out Bunkers (Platoon)

Battle Drill 8. Conduct Initial Breach of a Mined Wire Obstacle (Platoon)

Section II - CREW DRILLS

Crew Drill 1. Bail Out (Crew/Fire Team)

Crew Drill 2. Evacuate Injured Personnel From a BFV

Crew Drill 3. Extinguish a Fire (Crew)

Crew Drill 4. Dismount the Vehicle (Platoon/Squad)

Crew Drill 5. Mount the Vehicle (Platoon/Section)

Crew Drill 6. Change Formation (Mounted) (Platoon)

Crew Drill 7. Secure at the Halt (Platoon)

Crew Drill 8. Execute Action Right or Left (Platoon)

Crew Drill 9. Load the 25-mm Ammunition Ready Box (HE or AP)

Crew Drill 10. Engage Targets With the 25-mm Automatic Gun or 7.62-mm Coax (Crew)

Crew Drill 11. Reload a TOW Launcher (Crew)

Crew Drill 12. Engage Targets With the TOW (Crew)

Crew Drill 13. Remove a Misfired TOW (Crew)

Crew Drill 14. Load, Unload, and Stow Grenades for the M257 Smoke Grenade Launcher (Crew)

Crew Drill 15. Destroy or Abandon an M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle (Crew)

Crew Drill 16. Perform Before-, During-, and After-Combat-Operation Checks (Crew)

CHAPTER 4 - MECHANIZED INFANTRY PLATOON TACTICAL STANDING OPERATING PROCEDURES

APPENDIX A - ORGANIZATION

APPENDIX B - BRADLEY PLATOON REFERENCE GUIDE

APPENDIX C - STINGRAY EMPLOYMENT

APPENDIX D - M249 EMPLOYMENT

GLOSSARY

REFERENCES

AUTHORIZATION LETTER


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

*This publication supersedes FM 7-7J, 18 February 1986.



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