DEFENSIVE AND RETROGRADE OPERATIONS
Subcourse Number IN0528
STATES ARMY INFANTRY SCHOOL
FORT BENNING, GEORGIA 31905-5593
5 CREDIT HOURS
Edition Date: November 1995
This subcourse is designed to teach you defensive and retrograde operations. Various comparisons of defense techniques and planning considerations between mechanized and light platoons are discussed. Also discussed are the various components of retrograde operations to include delays, withdrawals, and retirements.
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 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:||You will be able to identify the reason, fundamentals, and considerations for the planner of the defense by a platoon; the major advantages of the defender; the three types of retrograde operations; the mission, enemy, terrain, troops, and time available (METT-T) considerations for retrograde operations; and planning techniques and control measures for the mechanized and light infantry platoons.|
|You will be given information contained in this subcourse dealing with fundamentals, and considerations for the planning of the defense by a platoon.|
|You will identify the planning and control measures for defensive and retrograde operations used by light and mechanized infantry platoons as well as the techniques employed by both.|
TABLE OF CONTENTS
|Lesson 1:||Planning Defense Operations|
|Part A: Mechanized Defensive Planning|
|Part B: Major Differences Between Employing Infantry and Mechanized Infantry in Defensive Positions|
|Part C: Control Measures in the Defense with Mechanized Infantry Platoons and Opposing Forces|
|Lesson 2:||Retrograde Operations|
|Part A: Fundamentals and Considerations for Planning the Platoon Defense and Identification of the Three Types of Retrograde Operations|
|Part B: Conduct of Infantry Retrograde Operations with METT-T and Major Advantages of the Defender|
|Part C: Common Defensive Techniques Employed by Light Infantry Platoons|
|IN0528 Edition C Examination|