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071-420-0021 (SL3) - Conduct a Movement to Contact by a Platoon

Standards: Developed a plan that included objectives, routes, key terrain, fire support, formations, and other required control measures. Included in the preparations the cleaning and test firing of weapons, maintenance of vehicles and equipment, and the resupply of ammunition or needed equipment. Made contact with the threat with the smallest possible element. Developed the situation by controlling movement and fires. Submitted situation reports as required.

Conditions: Given a platoon, and a mission requiring movement to contact, in a combat environment.

Standards:

  1.  Developed a plan that included objectives, routes, key terrain, fire support, formations, and other required control measures.

  2. Included in the preparations the cleaning and test firing of weapons, maintenance of vehicles and equipment, and the resupply of ammunition or needed equipment.

  3. Made contact with the threat with the smallest possible element. Developed the situation by controlling movement and fires. Submitted situation reports as required.

Performance Steps

1.   Receive and analyze the mission.

Note.  A warning order should be issued to provide subordinates as much preparation time as possible.

2.   Make a tentative plan.

3.   Start preparations.

4.   Conduct reconnaissance.

5.   Finalize the plan.

Note.  Preparation continues as the plan develops.  New information is incorporated into preparations.  The OPORD is issued at the time and place specified in the warning order.

6.   Continue preparations.

7.   Request supplies.

8.   Receive supplies.

9.   Conduct rehearsals.

10. Conduct final inspection.

11. Control movement.

12. Control fires.

13. Report the contact to the company.

Evaluation Preparation:

Setup: At the test site, provide an area in which a movement to contact can be conducted. Test this task during a platoon or larger tactical exercise.

Brief Soldier: Tell the soldier that he is the leader of a platoon conducting a movement to contact and that he must react properly to enemy fire.

Performance Measures

GO

NO GO

1.   Received and analyzed the mission.

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2.   Made a tentative plan.

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3.   Started the preparations.

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4.   Conducted the reconnaissance.

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5.   Finalized the plan.

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6.   Continued preparations.

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7.   Requested supplies.

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8.   Received supplies.

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9.   Conducted rehearsals.

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10. Conducted final inspection.

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11. Controlled movement.

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12. Controlled fires.

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13. Reported contact to the company.

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Evaluation Guidance: Score the soldier GO if all performance measures are passed. Score the soldier NO GO if any performance measure is failed. If the soldier fails any performance measure, show what was done wrong and how to do it correctly.

References

 

Required

Related

 

 

FM 7-7

 

 

FM 3-21.71

 

 

FM 7-8