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INFANTRY PLATOON DEFENSE (BRADLEY FIGHTING VEHICLE)

Subcourse Number IN 0499

EDITION C

United States Army Infantry School
Fort Benning, Georgia 31905-5593

5 Credit Hours

Edition Date: May 1995

 

SUBCOURSE OVERVIEW

This subcourse is designed to teach the basic information on defensive operations for a mechanized infantry M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle (BFV) platoon. Contained within this subcourse are instructions on how to issue an oral operation order, conduct a defense by a platoon, conduct a defense by a M2 BFV platoon, consolidate a platoon following enemy contact while in the defense, reorganize a platoon following enemy contact while in the defense, conduct a disengagement by a platoon while under enemy pressure, plan a withdrawal not under enemy pressure, employ an M2 BFV platoon in the aerial role, conduct a point antiarmor ambush by an BFV squad, and supervise employment of smoke. 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

TASKS: This subcourse is designed to teach the necessary information on how to issue an oral operation order, conduct a defense by a platoon, conduct a defense by an M2 BFV platoon, consolidate a platoon following enemy contact while in the defense, reorganize a platoon following enemy contact while in the defense, conduct a disengagement by a platoon while under enemy pressure, plan a withdrawal not under enemy pressure, employ an M2 BFV platoon in the aerial role, conduct a point antiarmor ambush by an M2 BFV squad, and supervise employment of smoke.
CONDITIONS: Given the subcourse material, a combat (training) scenario the student will complete the examination at the end of the course.
STANDARDS: The student will successfully answer 70% of the questions on a multiple-choice based examination for Subcourse IN 0499. The student will identify, prepare and issue an oral platoon defensive operation order, designate primary, alternate and supplementary fighting positions for key weapons in the defense, conduct a disengagement by a platoon while under enemy pressure, prepare an M2 Bradley platoon defensive position, direct M2 Bradley platoon fires in the defense, employ an M2 Bradley platoon on battle positions, employ an M2 Bradley platoon in the aerial defense role, conduct a defense by an M2 Bradley platoon, organize an antiarmor ambush with an M2 BFV squad, supervise employment of smoke, consolidate and reorganize an M2 Bradley platoon following enemy contact, and plan a withdrawal not under enemy pressure and under enemy pressure.

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Subcourse Overview
Lesson 1: Plan, Prepare and Conduct a Platoon Defense Using the M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle
  Part A: Issue an Oral Operation Order
  Part B: Conduct a Defense by a Platoon
  Part C: Conduct a Defense by an M2 BFV Platoon
  Part D: Consolidate and Reorganize a Platoon Following Contact While in Defense
  Practice Exercises
Lesson 2: Plan and Conduct a Withdrawal
  Part A: Plan a Withdrawal not Under Enemy Pressure
  Part B: Conduct a Disengagement by a Platoon While Under Enemy Pressure
  Practice Exercises
Lesson 3: Other Roles for the M2 Bradley While In the Defense
  Part A: Employ an M2 Bradley Platoon in the Aerial Role
  Part B: Supervise Employment of Smoke
  Part C: Conduct a Point Antiarmor Ambush by an M2 BFV Squad
  Practice Exercises
IN0499 Edition C Examination