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071-430-0029 (SL3) - Reorganize a Unit

Standards: Reorganized the unit (squad, platoon, or mortar section) in the defense following enemy contact.

Conditions: Given a squad leader with squad, or platoon sergeant with platoon, or mortar section sergeant, or acting platoon leader defending as part of a larger unit; your element has just repelled an enemy assault.

Standards: Reorganized the unit (squad, platoon, or mortar section) in the defense following enemy contact.

Performance Steps

1.   The platoon leader must plan the required reorganization of the platoon while defending (either deliberate or hasty). He must include his plan in the order to the squad leaders. The plan must be tentative and flexible and may be changed as the situation evolves. The leader's plan must be complete and as detailed as possible.

2.   Reorganize a unit:

a. Reestablish the chain of command; fill all key positions from the remaining element members and ensure the new chain of command is disseminated down to the last member of your element.

b. Evacuate the dead and seriously wounded according to your casualty evacuation plan. Ensure all positions and sectors remain mutually supporting. Check all sectors of fire after all casualties are evacuated to ensure all sectors are covered. If necessary, shift positions or reassign sectors to cover any gaps in your sector.

c. Redistribute or resupply ammunition, weapons, and fuel. Ensure the squad leaders pass out additional ammunition (if available), or divide the remainder equally throughout the squad or platoon. Conduct a quick inventory and submit a supply request to higher headquarters if necessary.

d. Ensure all enemy prisoners of war (EPWs), enemy material, and enemy information are collected, reported, and evacuated (if possible).

e. Ensure all crew-served weapons are manned and positioned on likely avenues of approach.

f.  Issue to higher headquarters, a LACE report to include:

(1) L - Liquid, how much water each soldier has left (canteens per).

(2)  A - Ammunition, how much ammunition does the squad or platoon have per man (after redistribution).

(3)  C - Casualties, how many casualties did the squad or platoon encounter.

(4)  E - Equipment, how much special equipment does the squad and platoon have remaining.

3.   For mortar section-

     a. Reestablish section communications.

     b. Reestablish the FDC.

 

Evaluation Preparation:

Setup: Provide a squad or platoon in an established defensive position, simulated casualties, simulated EPWs, simulated destroyed crew-served weapons, blank ammunition, and a communication network.

Brief Soldier: Tell the soldier this task should be conducted and evaluated in a realistic field environment using a realistic combat scenario.

Performance Measures

GO

NO GO

1.   Reestablished and disseminated the chain of command.

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2.   Evacuated the dead and seriously wounded.

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3.   Ensured all positions remained mutually supporting.

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4.   Checked sectors of fire.

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5.   Redistributed or resupplied ammunition, weapons, and fuel if needed.

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6.   Ensured squad leaders and platoon sergeants passed out additional ammunition if available.

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7.   Ensured all EPWs were reported and evacuated ASAP.

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8.   Ensured all crew-served weapons were manned.

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9.   Issued a LACE report to higher headquarters.

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10. Reestablished section communications (mortar section).

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11. Reestablished the FDC (mortar section).

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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 scores NO GO, show what was done wrong and how to do it correctly.

References

 

Required

Related

 

FM 7-8

FM 3-21.71

 

 

FM  7-7

 

 

FM 7-10

 

 

FM 23-90