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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.





2.   Made a tentative plan.





3.   Started the preparations.





4.   Conducted the reconnaissance.





5.   Finalized the plan.





6.   Continued preparations.





7.   Requested supplies.





8.   Received supplies.





9.   Conducted rehearsals.





10. Conducted final inspection.





11. Controlled movement.





12. Controlled fires.





13. Reported contact to the company.





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


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