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INTRODUCTION TO PLANNING
RIVER-CROSSING OPERATIONS

Subcourse EN5482

EDITION B

United States Army Engineer Center and School
Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri 65473

6 Credit Hours

Edition Date: 1 November 2001

SUBCOURSE OVERVIEW

This subcourse addresses the fundamentals of river-crossing operations and engineer support to the crossings. Lesson 1 outlines the fundamentals of river-crossing operations. Lesson 2 addresses the command and control (C2) of river-crossing operations. Lesson 3 addresses the planning of a river-crossing operation, the requirements for a division deliberate river-crossing operation, and the tactics and techniques used to conduct a retrograde river-crossing operation. The performance of all operations will be consistent with environmental laws and regulations.

There are no prerequisites for this subcourse.

This subcourse reflects the doctrine that was current at the time of preparation. In your work, always refer to the latest official publications.

Unless otherwise stated, the masculine gender of singular pronouns is used to refer to both men and women.

TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE:

ACTION: You will identify the fundamentals and planning processes of river-crossing operations to include deliberate and retrograde river-crossing operations.
CONDITION: You will be given the material in this subcourse.
STANDARD: To demonstrate competency of this task, you must achieve a minimum of 70 percent on the subcourse examination.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Subcourse Overview
Lesson 1: Fundamentals
  Practice Exercise
Lesson 2: Command and Control
  Practice Exercise
Lesson 3: Planning and Execution
  Practice Exercise
EN5482 Edition B Examination
Appendix A:   List of Common Acronyms
  FM 90-13/MCWP 3-17.1, published JAN 98.