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ORGANIZATION, ELEMENTS, AND CAPABILITIES
OF AN INFANTRY BATTALION

Subcourse Number IN 0503

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

5 Credit Hours

SUBCOURSE OVERVIEW

This course is designed to teach you about the organization, elements, and capabilities of an infantry battalion. The subcourse contains information on light infantry battalions, infantry air assault battalions, airborne battalions, and a mechanized infantry task force.

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 masculine and feminine genders unless otherwise stated.

TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE

TASK: Identify the organization, elements, and capabilities of a light infantry battalion, air assault battalion, airborne battalion, or mechanized infantry task force.
CONDITIONS: Given the subcourse material and a combat (training) scenario, the student will complete the examination at the end of this subcourse.
STANDARD: The student will demonstrate his comprehension and knowledge of this subcourse by achieving a minimum of 70% on a multiple-choice based examination for Subcourse IN 0503 by identifying the organization, elements, and capabilities of a light infantry battalion, infantry air assault battalion, airborne battalion, and a mechanized infantry task force.

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Subcourse Overview
Lesson: Organization, Elements, and Capabilities of an Infantry Battalion
  Part A: AirLand Battle
  Part B: Light Infantry Battalion
  Part C: Infantry Airborne and Air Assault Battalions
  Part D: Tank and Mechanized Infantry Task Force
  Practice Exercise