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BRADLEY FIGHTING VEHICLE COMMANDER (OFFENSE)
Subcourse Number IN0478
Edition A

UNITED STATES ARMY INFANTRY SCHOOL
FORT BENNING, GEORGIA 31905-5593

7 CREDIT HOURS

Edition Date: October 1996

SUBCOURSE OVERVIEW

This subcourse identifies the organization and offensive combat operations of a mechanized infantry platoon equipped with the M2 Bradley fighting vehicle (BFV). You will learn how the Bradley platoon is organized for combat and the techniques which you will use when maneuvering the Bradley on the battlefield. You will also learn considerations for conducting a deliberate attack as well as criteria for conducting a deliberate or hasty attack in the mounted or dismounted mode. The subcourse also covers actions upon initial contact with the enemy, consolidation and reorganization after seizing an enemy position, and limited visibility operations.

There are no prerequisites for this subcourse.

This subcourse reflects the doctrine that was current at the time it was prepared. In your own work situation always refer to the latest publication.

The word "he","him", "his", and "men", when used in this publication, represent both the masculine and feminine genders unless otherwise stated.

Action: This subcourse is designed to present the necessary information to organize a Bradley platoon for combat, identify mounted and dismounted movement formations and techniques, correct action on contact, determine the criteria for mounted and dismounted attacks, consolidate and reorganize a platoon after an attack, and conduct limited visibility offensive operations.
Condition:

Given the subcourse material contained in this subcourse.

Standard:

The student will demonstrate his comprehension and knowledge of this subcourse by achieving a minimum of 70 percent on the examination.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Subcourse Overview
Lesson 1: Organization of a Bradley Fighting Vehicle (BFV) Platoon, and Movement Formations and Techniques Used by the BFV Platoon During Mounted and Dismounted Operations
  Part A: Identify the Organization of the Bradley Fighting Vehicle Platoon
  Part B: Identify Movement Techniques and Formations Used by the BFV Platoon During Mounting Operations
  Part C: Identify Movement Techniques and Formations Used by the BFV Platoon During Dismounted Operations
Practice Exercise
Lesson 2: Identify the Techniques and Procedures for a BFV Platoon Offensive Mission, Conduct Movement to Contact, Conduct a Deliberate Attack, and Consolidation and Reorganization
  Part A: Movement to Contact
  Part B: Attacks
  Part C: Conduct of a Deliberate Attack
  Part D: Consolidation and Reorganization
Practice Exercise
IN0478 Edition A Examination