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.
Reorganized the unit (squad, platoon, or
mortar section) in the defense following
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.
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.
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.
Ensure all enemy prisoners of
war (EPWs), enemy material, and
enemy information are collected,
reported, and evacuated (if
Ensure all crew-served
weapons are manned and positioned on
likely avenues of approach.
Issue to higher headquarters,
a LACE report to include:
L – Liquid, how much water each
soldier has left (canteens per).
A – Ammunition, how much
ammunition does the squad or
platoon have per man (after
C – Casualties, how many
casualties did the squad or
E – Equipment, how much
special equipment does the squad
and platoon have remaining.
3. For mortar section-
Reestablish section communications.
Reestablish the FDC.
Provide a squad or platoon in an established
defensive position, simulated casualties,
simulated EPWs, simulated destroyed
crew-served weapons, blank ammunition, and a
Soldier: Tell the soldier this task
should be conducted and evaluated in a
realistic field environment using a
realistic combat scenario.
1. Reestablished and disseminated the chain of
2. Evacuated the dead and seriously wounded.
3. Ensured all positions remained mutually supporting.
4. Checked sectors of fire.
5. Redistributed or resupplied ammunition, weapons,
and fuel if needed.
Ensured squad leaders and
platoon sergeants passed out
additional ammunition if available.
Ensured all EPWs were reported
and evacuated ASAP.
Ensured all crew-served weapons
Issued a LACE report to higher
communications (mortar section).
Reestablished the FDC (mortar
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