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INFANTRY PLATOON DEFENSE

Subcourse Number IN 0497

EDITION C

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

5 Credit Hours

Edition Date: March 1995

 

SUBCOURSE OVERVIEW

This subcourse is designed to teach the basic information on infantry platoon defense. This subcourse contains infantry platoon tactical defense, identifying defense plans, operation orders and fighting positions for squad members, identifying how to coordinate with adjacent platoons and execution of a platoon defense.

There are no prerequisites for this subcourse.

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

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

 

TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE

ACTION: Identify and analyze the fundamentals of defense and other considerations, analyze terrain using the five military aspects of terrain in the defense, identify control measures for the defense, prepare and issue an oral platoon operation order for a defensive mission, identify plans for conduct of the defense by a forward rifle platoon, designate fighting positions for squad members (less crew served weapons) in the defense, coordinate with adjacent platoons, and execute a rifle platoon defense.
CONDITIONS: You will be given the subcourse material, and a combat (training) scenario. You will complete the examination at the end of this subcourse.
STANDARDS: You will demonstrate your comprehension and knowledge of Subcourse IN0497 by achieving a minimum of 70% on a multiple-choice base examination and identify and analyze the fundamentals of defense, analyze terrain using the five military aspects of terrain in the defense, identify control measures for the defense, prepare and issue an oral platoon operation order for a defensive mission, identify plans for conduct of the defense by a forward rifle platoon, designate fighting positions for squad members (less crew served weapons) in the defense, coordinate with adjacent platoon, and execute a rifle platoon defense.

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Lesson 1: Infantry Platoon Tactical Defense

Part A: Fundamentals of the Defense

Part B: Analyze Military Aspects of Terrain in the Defense

Part C: Defense Control Measures

Practice Exercise

Lesson 2: Defense Plans, Operation Orders, and Fighting Positions For Squad Members

Part A: Prepare and Issue an Oral Defense Operation Order

Part B: Plan Defense for a Forward Rifle Platoon

Part C: Designate Fighting Positions for Squad Members

Practice Exercise

Lesson 3: Coordinate with Adjacent Platoons, and Execute a Rifle Platoon Defense

Part A: Coordinate with Adjacent Platoons

Part B: Execute a Rifle Platoon Defense

Practice Exercise

IN0497 Edition C Examination