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*FM 7-92

HEADQUARTERS
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
Washington, DC, 23 December 1992

FM 7-92

THE INFANTRY RECONNAISSANCE PLATOON AND SQUAD (AIRBORNE, AIR ASSAULT, LIGHT INFANTRY)

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


TABLE OF CONTENTS

  1. PREFACE


  2. CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION


    1. 1-1. ROLE OF THE RECONNAISSANCE PLATOON
    2. 1-2. LEADER SKILLS
    3. 1-3. SOLDIER SKILLS
    4. 1-4. ORGANIZATION
    5. 1-5. MISSION
    6. 1-6. EMPLOYMENT
    7. 1-7. TRAINING

  3. CHAPTER 2 COMMAND AND CONTROL


    Section 1. COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEM

    1. 2-1. BATTALION COMMAND AND CONTROL
    2. 2-2. COMMANDER'S INTENT AND CONCEPT
    3. 2-3. PLATOON COMMAND AND CONTROL

    Section II. COMMAND AND CONTROL PROCESS

    1. 2-4. TROOP-LEADING PROCEDURES
    2. 2-5. ESTIMATE OF THE SITUATION
    3. 2-6. INTELLIGENCE CYCLE
    4. 2-7. COMMUNICATIONS

  4. CHAPTER 3 MOVEMENT


    Section I. PLANNING

    1. 3-1. COORDINATION
    2. 3-2. DETECTION
    3. 3-3. SECURITY
    4. 3-4. FIRE SUPPORT

    Section II. MOVEMENT FORMATIONS AND TECHNIQUES

    1. 3-5. SQUAD FORMATIONS
    2. 3-6. PLATOON FORMATIONS
    3. 3-7. MOVEMENT TECHNIQUES

    Section III. METHODS OF MOVEMENT

    1. 3-8. FOOT MOVEMENT
    2. 3-9. AIR MOVEMENT
    3. 3-10. VEHICLE MOVEMENT
    4. 3-11. WATER MOVEMENT

    Section IV. INFILTRATION

    1. 3-12. PLANNING
    2. 3-13. TECHNIQUES

  5. CHAPTER 4 RECONNAISSANCE


    1. 4-1. FUNDAMENTALS
    2. 4-2. PLANNING
    3. 4-3. SENSORY TECHNIQUES
    4. 4-4. AREA RECONNAISSANCE
    5. 4-5. ZONE RECONNAISSANCE
    6. 4-6. ROUTE RECONNAISSANCE

  6. CHAPTER 5 SECURITY OPERATIONS


    Section 1. SECURITY FUNDAMENTALS

    1. 5-1. FUNDAMENTALS
    2. 5-2. SCREENING FORCE
    3. 5-3. GUARD FORCE
    4. 5-4. COVERING FORCE

    Section II. SCREENING MISSIONS

    1. 5-5. SCREEN
    2. 5-6. OBSERVATION POST
    3. 5-7. MOVING AND STATIONARY SCREENS

    Section III. COUNTERRECONNAISSANCE

    1. 5-8. PLANNING RESPONSIBILITIES
    2. 5-9. SECURITY OPERATIONS TASKS
    3. 5-10. ASSETS

  7. CHAPTER 6 OTHER MISSIONS


    1. 6-1. ASSEMBLY AREAS
    2. 6-2. PASSAGE OF LINES
    3. 6-3. LINKUP
    4. 6-4. RELIEF IN PLACE
    5. 6-5. GUIDES
    6. 6-6. TRACKING

  8. CHAPTER 7 COMBAT SUPPORT


    Section I. INDIRECT FIRE SUPPORT

    1. 7-1. FIRE PLANNING
    2. 7-2. CLOSE AIR SUPPORT
    3. 7-3. ATTACK HELICOPTERS

    Section II. AIR DEFENSE, COMBAT ENGINEERS, AND MILITARY INTELLIGENCE

    1. 7-4. AIR DEFENSE
    2. 7-5. COMBAT ENGINEERS
    3. 7-6. MILITARY INTELLIGENCE

  9. CHAPTER 8 COMBAT SERVICE SUPPORT


    1. 8-1. ORGANIZATION
    2. 8-2. ADMINISTRATION
    3. 8-3. LOGISTICS
    4. 8-4. MAINTENANCE
    5. 8-5. RECOVERY AND DESTRUCTION
    6. 8-6. MEDICAL SUPPORT
    7. 8-7. PRISONERS OF WAR
    8. 8-8. SOLDIER'S LOAD

  10. APPENDIX A LIMITED VISIBILITY OPERATIONS


  11. APPENDIX B NUCLEAR, BIOLOGICAL, OR CHEMICAL ENVIRONMENT OPERATIONS


  12. APPENDIX C DIRECTED-ENERGY WEAPONS


  13. APPENDIX D STANDING OPERATING PROCEDURE


  14. APPENDIX E COMMUNICATIONS


  15. APPENDIX F PLATOON/SQUAD DRILLS


  16. GLOSSARY


  17. REFERENCES


  18. AUTHORIZATION LETTER




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