071-326-5775 (SL4) – Coordinate with an Adjacent Platoon
071-326-5775 (SL4) - Coordinate with an Adjacent Platoon
Standards: Coordinated with the adjacent platoon-size elements for offensive and defensive operations to ensure mutually supporting positions, fires, and signals.
Conditions: Given a platoon-size element with two
adjacent platoon-size elements.
Coordinated with the adjacent platoon-size
elements for offensive and defensive
operations to ensure mutually supporting
positions, fires, and signals.
1.Coordinate with adjacent elements. After receiving
an order for an offensive or defensive
operation and during the planning
phase, consider coordination with
adjacent elements.If you receive the order while all other platoon-size
element leaders are present, take that
opportunity to coordinate as much as
possible to avoid delays later in the
operation. While many of the details that
must be coordinated will vary with the
situation, always coordinate essential
2.Coordinate in the offense. In the offense,
a. Lateral distance between
all attacking elements.
b. Movement routes, to
ensure that mutual support by fire
or maneuver can be maintained
between the lead elements.
c. Visual signals, such as
arm-and-hand signals and
d. Radio call signs.
3.Coordinate in the defense. In the defense,
coordinate to ensure that there are no
gaps, and that fires interlock and are
mutually supporting. Information coordinated
a. Location of positions
(primary, alternate, and
b. Dead space between units.
c. Location of observation
e. Patrols and ambushes
(size, type, time of departure and
return, and routes).
f. Location and types of
h. Control measures.
Allocate final protective fire. If
a mortar or artillery final protective
fire is allocated to the platoon-size
elements, coordinate it with the fire
support team (FIST) forward observer
(FO) and integrate it into the fire
plan for the element.
In the defense, provide a field location
with varying terrain, two adjacent element
leaders, and the last fighting position for
each of the flanking elements. In the
offensive, provide a field location with
varying terrain, and two element leaders
from adjacent platoons.
Soldier: Tell the soldier that he is the
center platoon leader and must coordinate
with both adjacent element leaders.
with adjacent element leaders for
a. Lateral distance between
f. Control measures.
2.Coordinated with adjacent leaders for defensive
a. Location of primary
of alternate position.
of supplementary position.
space between units.
and types of constructed obstacles.
j. Control measures.
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
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