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DEFENSIVE AND RETROGRADE OPERATIONS

Subcourse Number IN0528

Edition C

STATES ARMY INFANTRY SCHOOL
FORT BENNING, GEORGIA 31905-5593

5 CREDIT HOURS

Edition Date: November 1995

 

SUBCOURSE OVERVIEW

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.

Condition:

You will be given information contained in this subcourse dealing with fundamentals, and considerations for the planning of the defense by a platoon.

Standard:

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

Subcourse Overview
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
  Practice Exercise
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
  Practice Exercise
IN0528 Edition C Examination