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US ARMY INFANTRY OFFICER

PLANNING FOR INDIRECT FIRE SUPPORT AND AIR DEFENSE (PART I)

SUBCOURSE NO. IN0801

01 MAY 1995

US ARMY INFANTRY SCHOOL
Fort Benning, Georgia

Five Credit Hours

GENERAL

This subcourse is designed to teach the infantry officer the identification and characteristics of the field artillery fire support organizations organic to the five types of divisions. Also, the subcourse will explain and describe the non-field artillery fire support and its capabilities and limitations. The student will learn the terms, symbols, procedures, and techniques for targeting and the fundamentals for fire support planning and coordination.

The first lesson identifies and discusses the field artillery fire support organizations organic to each of the five types of divisions, and identifies the standard field artillery, nonstandard tactical and allied tactical, and on-order missions assigned to field artillery units.

The second lesson identifies and discusses the non-field artillery sources of fire support, their characteristics, capabilities and limitations, and considerations in planning their employment.

The third lesson identifies and discusses the target terms, procedures and techniques for targeting, and the fundamentals of fire support planning and coordination.

TASK:     Identify the field artillery fire support organizations organic to each of the five types of divisions; identify the standard field artillery, nonstandard tactical and allied tactical, and on-order missions assigned to field artillery units; identify non-field artillery sources of fire support, their characteristics, capabilities and limitations, and considerations in planning their employment; and identify target terms procedures for techniques for targeting and the fundamentals of fire support planning and consideration.

CONDITIONS:     Given the subcourse material, a training scenario and extracts, as applicable, the student will complete the examination at the end of this subcourse.

STANDARD:     The student will successfully answer 70 percent of the questions on a multiple-choice based examination for Subcourse IN0801 by identifying the field artillery fire support organizations organic to each of the five types of divisions; identifying the standard field artillery nonstandard tactical and allied tactical, and on-order missions assigned to field artillery units; identifying non-field artillery sources of fire support, their characteristics, capabilities and limitations, and considerations in planning their employment; and identifying target terms, procedures and techniques for targeting, and the fundamentals of fire support planning and coordination.

This objective supports military qualification standard (MQS) tasks:

FM 6-20-2J, Identify the field artillery fire support systems organic to the five types of divisions.

FM 6-20, Identify the four standard field artillery missions, allied tactical missions, nonstandard tactical missions, and on-order missions.

FM 6-20, Identify other fire support weapon systems for which fire support officers are responsible to plan and coordinate fires.

FM 6-20/FM 6-30, Identify the capabilities and limitations of field artillery assets and the target symbology to be included when planning and coordinating fires.

FM 6-20/FM 6-30, Identity the planning criteria and implementing procedures of a priority target and a final protective fire (FPF) in fire support planning.

FM 6-20, Identify the fire support coordination measures and explain how they are used in fire support planning.

FM 6-20, Identify the elements included in paragraph 3a(3) of the operation order.

01-2840.00-4210, Develop/review fire support plan to support unit mission.

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION

LESSON 1:     FIELD ARTILLERY SYSTEMS AND MISSIONS

Learning Event 1:     Identify the field artillery fire support systems organic to the five types of US Army divisions.

Learning Event 2:     Identify the four standard tactical missions for field artillery units and the inherent responsibilities and relationships of field artillery units assigned each of these missions.

Learning Event 3:     Identify the characteristics and circumstances for nonstandard, allied, and on-order missions and the inherent responsibilities and relationships of field artillery units assigned each of these missions.

Practice Exercise 1

LESSON 2:     NON-FIELD ARTILLERY SOURCES OF FIRE SUPPORT

Learning Event 1:     Identify the characteristics, capabilities and limitations, and employment considerations for 60-mm, 81-mm, and 107-mm mortars.

Learning Event 2:     Identify the components, characteristics, capabilities, and limitations of air support; the characteristics of the air-ground operations system; and the role of fire support coordinator (FSCOORD) in air support operations.

Learning Event 3:     Identify the characteristics, capabilities and limitations, and employment considerations for attack helicopters.

Learning Event 4:     Identify the composition, employment considerations, and FSCOORD considerations for joint air attack team (JAAT).

Learning Event 5:     Identify the characteristics, missions, capabilities, and limitations of naval gunfire support; the organization of naval gunfire support personnel; and FSCOORD and fire support team (FIST) responsibilities in the employment of naval gunfire support.

Practice Exercise 2

LESSON 3:     FIRE SUPPORT PLANNING

Learning Event 1:     Identify target terms and targeting techniques used in fire support planning.

Learning Event 2:     Identify artillery cannon and rocket characteristics.

Learning Event 3:     Identify the planning criteria and implementing procedures for a final protective fire.

Learning Event 4:     Identify the criteria for establishing, and the techniques for graphic portrayal of, fire support coordinating measures.

Learning Event 5:     Identify elements which comprise, and responsibilities for preparation of, paragraph 3a(3) and the fire support operation order.

Practice Exercise 3

IN0801 Edition B Examination


INTRODUCTION

To combat the Threat forces, there are many types of fire support to assist you, the infantryman, in fighting battles. In addition to our forces, support of attack helicopters, fixed-wing aircraft, and naval gunfire, you may be supported by allied forces of the same types. You must know the capabilities, characteristics, and limitations of each. In this way, you will know what to expect during combat situations requiring their direct and indirect support.

You must also understand the fundamentals of fire support planning and coordination. You need to be familiar with the targeting terms and targeting techniques that are used in fire support planning. You must know what criteria to use and the procedures needed to implement a final protective fire. A knowledge of fire support coordinating measures is also essential.