SPECIAL ENVIRONMENTS OPERATIONS (DESERT)
Subcourse Number IN0828
United States Army Infantry School
Fort Benning, Georgia 31905-5593
5 Credit Hours
Edition Date: June 1992
This subcourse is designed to teach you to survive, operate and conduct warfare in special environments. You will identify and select the characteristics of the Desert in accordance with the key word METT (Mission, Enemy, Terrain, and Time). You will identify and plan for special considerations in the prevention, identification and treatment of hot and cold weather injuries in the desert. You will identify the effects of changes within the environment to include battlefield light, noise and range estimation. You will determine and select methods, techniques and procedures used in camouflaging self and equipment in a desert environment to include protection of eyes and skin from overexposure during extreme heat, protection from the sun during daylight hours, and how to construct a field expedient shelter in the desert. You will be able to demonstrate supervisory skills in directing and supervising weapons maintenance in a desert environment and identify and select the desert's environmental effects on personnel and equipment. You will be able to determine and select factors and considerations for preparation of desert operations and explain how the desert environment affects deception operations. You will be able to plan for and explain the methods of employment when conducting operations against the enemy in desert operations. You will identify and select the fundamentals, considerations, and methods of attacks used in offensive operations in a desert environment. You will select fundamentals and environmental considerations used in defensive operations in a desert environment.
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 the masculine and feminine genders unless otherwise stated.
TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE
|TASK:||You will identify the procedures used to survive, operate and conduct warfare in a desert environment.|
|CONDITIONS:||You will have information from FM 90-3, FM 21-76 and Newsletter No. 90-7, Special Edition, Aug 90.|
|STANDARDS:||You will identify and perform the procedures used to survive, operate, and conduct warfare in a desert environment in accordance with FM 90-3, FM 21-76 and Newsletter No. 90-7, Special Edition, Aug 90.|
TABLE OF CONTENTS
|Lesson 1:||Characteristics, Weather Injuries,and Effects of Changes within the Desert Environment|
|Part A:||Characteristics of the Desert According to METT-T (Mission, Enemy,Terrain, Troop, and Time available)|
|Part B:||Prevention, Identification, and Treatment of Hot and Cold Weather Injuries in the Desert|
|Part C:||Effects of Changes Within the Environment, Including Battlefield Lights, Noises and Range Estimation|
|Lesson 2:||Camouflaging Self and Equipment, Weapons Maintenance, Environmental Effects on Personnel and Equipment, and Preparations for Desert Operations|
|Part A:||Camouflaging Self and Equipment in a Desert Environment|
|Part B:||Weapons Maintenance in a Desert Environment|
|Part C:||Effects on Personnel and Equipment in a Desert Environment|
|Part D:||Preparation for Desert Operations|
|Lesson 3:||Tactics for Desert Operations|
|Part A:||Tactical Operations in the Desert Environment|
|Part B:||Plans and Methods of Employment Against the Enemy in Desert Operations|
|Part C:||Tips On Fighting In The Desert.|
|Lesson 4:||Attacks and Defense|
|Part A:||Attacks Used in Offensive Operations in a Desert Environment|
|Part B:||Defensive Operations Used in a Desert Environment|
|IN0828 Edition B Examination|