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ARMY CORRESPONDENCE COURSES
U.S. ARMY INFANTRY SCHOOL
Fort Benning, Georgia 31905

 

Subcourse IN0721
INFANTRY COMPANY IN OFFENSIVE OPERATIONS

 

GENERAL

Seven credit hours will be awarded for successful completion of this subcourse. This subcourse contains four lessons on Infantry Company in Offensive Operations. In each lesson you will learn to perform a specific task required in planning an infantry company offensive operation by applying doctrinal considerations to meet the requirements of the mission.

In Lesson 1, Conduct Initial Planning, you will achieve the following objective:

  • Task: Conduct initial planning.

  • Condition: Given a tactical situation, a map pertaining to the simulated tactical situation, a battalion operation order, and a worksheet designed to test your ability to develop input for a warning order.

  • Standard: The initial planning should include a plan for the use of available time, a completed warning order worksheet which includes addressees, the nature and the time of the operation, appropriate special instructions to subordinates, and the time and place for issuance of the complete operation order as well as who is to attend, and a selection of appropriate reconnaissance personnel.

In Lesson 2, Plan for a Passage of Lines, you will achieve the following objective:

  • Task: Plan for a passage of lines.

  • Condition: Given a tactical situation, a map pertaining to the simulated tactical situation, and a battalion operation order.

  • Standard: The input for paragraphs 3 and 4 of a company OPORD to plan for the passage of lines should include coordinates, measures for combat support, combat service support, exchange of tactical plans, transfer of responsibility, traffic control, communications, and execution.

In Lesson 3, Plan for the Consolidation of an Objective, you will achieve the following objective:

  • Task: Plan for the consolidation of an objective.

  • Condition: Given a tactical situation, a map pertaining to the simulated tactical situation, and a battalion operation order.

  • Standard: The plan selected must assign locations and specific areas of responsibilities to the maneuver platoons based on the terrain feature or clock methods, provide for security and deployment of supporting AT weapons to include assignment of a principle direction of fire, modify indirect preplanned fires as necessary, position OP's and patrols to the front and flanks, and provide for security of combat and combat service support elements organic and attached.

In Lesson 4, Complete an Infantry Attack Plan, you will achieve the following objective:

  • Task: Complete an infantry company attack plan.

  • Condition: Given a tactical situation, a map pertaining to the simulated tactical situation, a battalion operation order, and a worksheet designed to test your ability to develop input for a company OPORD.

  • Standard: Paragraphs 3 and 4 of the company OPORD worksheet are completed. Paragraph 3 must contain a scheme of maneuver based on the assigned mission, enemy situation, terrain, weather, and troops available, a fire support plan to complement the scheme of maneuver, special instructions to subordinate units, coordinating instructions (to include control measures, timings, consolidation, and reorganization), and provide for the accomplishment of all unit tasks in the battalion order. Paragraph 4 must cover the movement of company trains, provisions for the evacuation of wounded, handling of PW's, vehicle recovery and instructions pertaining to service support.

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

LESSON 1:     CONDUCT INITIAL PLANNING

Exercise 1:     Identifying doctrinal considerations

Practical Exercise 1

Exercise 2:     Planning the use of available time

Practical Exercise 2

Exercise 3:     Completing a warning order

Practical Exercise 3

Exercise 4:     Selecting reconnaissance personnel

Practical Exercise 4

EXTRACT OF FM 7-20

EXTRACT OF FM 7-10

LESSON 2:     PLAN FOR A PASSAGE OF LINES

Exercise 1:     Identifying doctrinal considerations

Practical Exercise 1

Exercise 2:     Developing a passage of lines plans

Practical Exercise 2

EXTRACT OF FM 7-10

LESSON 3:     PLAN FOR THE CONSOLIDATION OF AN OBJECTIVE

Exercise 1:     Identifying doctrinal considerations

Practical Exercise 1

Exercise 2:     Selecting a plan for the consolidation of an objective

Practical Exercise 2

LESSON 4:     COMPLETE AN INFANTRY COMPANY ATTACK PLAN

Exercise 1:     Identifying doctrinal considerations

Practical Exercise 1

Exercise 2:     Completing paragraphs 3 and 4 of a company OPORD

Practical Exercise 2

EXTRACT OF FM 7-10

REMINDER

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IN0721 Edition 4 Examination