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 *FM 7-85
FIELD MANUAL
No. 7-85
HEADQUARTERS
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
Washington, DC, 9 June 1987

 

FM 7-85

RANGER UNIT OPERATIONS

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

 

Editor's Note: Distribution Restriction changed to "Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited" per HQ TRADOC (ATCD-K) Memorandum, 18 Jul 1991, Doctrinal Publications with Incorrect Distribution Restrictions, and HQ TRADOC Foreign Disclosure Office e-mail, 10 Jan 2001, Documents Approved for Public Release.

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS


Preface

 

CHAPTER 1.

Introduction

  1-1.
1-2.
1-3.
1-4.
1-5.
1-6.
1-7.
Mission
Purpose and Function
Fundamentals of Ranger Operations
Capabilities and Limitations
Employment Considerations
Command and Control
Communications

CHAPTER 2.

Organization and Equipment

  2-1.
2-2.
2-3.
2-4.
2-5.
Headquarters and Headquarters Company
Regimental Headquarters
Regimental Headquarters Company
Ranger Battalion
Special Teams and Elements

CHAPTER 3.

Deployment

  3-1.
3-2.
3-3.
3-4.
3-5.
3-6.
3-7.
3-8.
Readiness
Ranger Ready Force
N-Hour Sequence
Intelligence and Security
Operations
Logistics
Communications-Electronics
Remote Marshalling Base and Intermediate Staging Base

CHAPTER 4.

Insertion, Extraction, Escape, and Evasion

  4-1.
4-2.
4-3.
4-4.
4-5.
4-6.
4-7.
4-8.
4-9.
4-10.
4-11.
4-12.
4-13.
4-14.
4-15.
4-16.
4-17.
4-18.
4-19.
4-20.
Intelligence
Deception
Speed and Mobility
Stealth
Suppression
Security
Night Vision and Electronics Devices
Rehearsals
Sand Tables and Terrain Models
Communications
Planning Insertions
Air Insertion
Airborne Insertion
Air-Land Insertion (Fixed-Wing)
Air Assault Insertion
Amphibious Insertion
Land Infiltration
Stay-Behind Techniques
Extraction
Escape and Evasion

CHAPTER 5.

Strike Operations

  5-1.
5-2.
5-3.
5-4.
Application
Raid Operations
Interdiction Operations
Personnel and Equipment Recovery Operations

CHAPTER 6.

Special Light Infantry Operations

  6-1.
6-2.
6-3.
6-4.
6-5.
6-6.
6-7.
6-8.
6-9.
6-10.
6-11.
Movement
Ambush Operations
Antiarmor Operations
Military Operations on Urbanized Terrain
Perimeter Defense
Breakout from Encirclement
Linkup Operations
Passage of Lines
Reconnaissance Platoon Operations
Reconnaissance Planning
Execution of Insertion

CHAPTER 7.

Combat Support

  7-1.
7-2.
7-3.
7-4.
7-5.
7-6.
Intelligence Support
Electronic Warfare Support
Communications Support
Fire Support
Aviation Support
Engineer Support

CHAPTER 8.

Combat Service Support

  8-1.
8-2.
8-3.
8-4.
8-5.
8-6.
Ranger Support Element
Logistics and Personnel
Resupply
Military Police
Counterintelligence
Personnel Service Support

APPENDIX A.

Organization and Equipment of the Ranger Regiment

APPENDIX B.

Composition and Equipment of Ranger Regiment Liaison Teams

APPENDIX C.

Equipment Density

  C-1.
C-2.
Communication Equipment
Weapons and Equipment Each Battalion

APPENDIX D.

Standing Orders, Rogers' Rangers

APPENDIX E.

The Ranger Creed

APPENDIX F.

Ranger History

APPENDIX G.

Training

  C-1.
C-2.
C-3.
C-4.
C-5.
C-6.
C-7.
C-8.
C-9.
C-10.
C-11.
C-12.
C-13.
Application and Guidance
Philosophy
Mission Analysis
Unit Training
Individual Training
Collective Training
Performance-Oriented Training
Evaluation
Field Training
Professional Development
Physical Training
Environmental and Specialized Training
Ranger Indoctrination Program

Glossary

 

References

 

Authorization

 

 



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