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Occupy an Assembly Area


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1st Bn (TS)(EN)
2nd Bde 395th Reg
75th Div



AA Characteristics

Quartering Party Procedures

Activities in AA (P.O.W)

T&EO Revalidation

Quartering Party

Assembly Areas


Cont. Introduction


Consideration should be given when choosing an AA:


Cover from Direct & Indirect Fire

Defendable terrain

Drainage/Surface to support vehicle traffic

Exits/entrances w/adequate roads/trails

Space for personnel, equipment & vehicles

Assembly Area
(Part of TF)

Assembly Area (Company)



Quartering Party


Key Leadership Responsibilities


List vehicles

Staging area

Determine enemy situation

Lay out the route

Organize, brief, and dispatch the quartering party or reconnaissance party

March speed


Contingency plan

Service support

Chain of command



Risk Assessment



Clear area of enemy and contamination


Clear obstacles


Identify vehicle locations

Select command post location



Actions on contact

NBC unmasking procedures


Security teams and guides



Company Commander



Squad Leaders

Occupying An Assembly Area

Move vehicles from RP to assembly area without stopping

Guard and cover entrances and exits with weapon systems

Cover avenues of approach with weapon systems

Achieve mutual support (plts & vehs)

Ref: FM 71-1 APP B-9

Occupying An
Assembly Area

Establish a fire plan (co & plts)

Coordinate with flank units so fires are interlocking

Prepare camouflage (ground and air)

Send platoon status reports to company

Send company teams reports to higher commander

Ref: FM 71-1 APP B-9

Occupying An
Assembly Area

Make maintenance and equipment corrections

Establish a hot loop for commo

Issue orders

Establish dismount points

Enforce noise and light discipline

Ref: FM 71-1 APP B-9

Occupying An
Assembly Area

Organize and conduct security patrols and OPs

If hot loop cannot be established, maintain radio watch

Secure trains area in the company position

Establish command post

Ref: FM 71-1 APP B-9

Occupying An
Assembly Area

Deploy chemical detection equipment

Recon existing routes in case of artillery or ground attack

Designate rally point

Designate possible alternate AA

Disseminate challenge and password

Ref: FM 71-1 APP B-9

Unit actions in
the Assembly Area

Issue orders

Organize for the mission

Conduct maint (wpns, vehs, sldrs)

Prepare for PCC/PCI

Resupply, refuel, and rearm

Rehearse the upcoming operation

Ref: FM 71-1 APP B-6, B-7

Unit actions in
the Assembly Area

Verify weapon systems status (boresight, perform computer tests, and test fires)

Eat and rest

Ref: FM 71-1 APP B-6, B-7

Priorities of Work

Establish local security

Position security force

Position primary weapons

Position vehicles

Set up commo

Site final protective fires

Site other priority targets

Priorities of Work

Take NBC protective steps

Clear fields of fire

Prepare range cards

Compute ranges

Emplace protective wire and obstacles

Prepare fighting positions

Select supply-evac routes

Priorities of Work

Prepare supply-evac routes

Prepare alternate positions

Prepare supplementary positions

Prepare counterattack plans

Rehearse counterattack plans

Prepare dummy positions

Platoon Leader’s Responsibilities in AA

Set the example and the standards

Leads the plt in support of company and or battalion missions

Informs his commander of any changes to the mission

Plans with the help of the PSG, squad leaders and other key personnel

Platoon Sergeant’s Responsibilities in AA

Organizes and controls the platoon Command Post IAW the unit SOP, platoon leader guidance, and METT-T factors

Trains the crews and employs the platoon’s crew-served wpns IAW the platoon leader’s orders, appropriate field manuals, unit SOP, and METT-T factors.

Platoon Sergeant’s Responsibilities in AA

Receives squad leader’s requests for rations, water, and ammunition. Works with the company’s first sergeant or XO to request resupply.

Direct the platoon’s medic/combat lifesaver and platoon’s aid and litter teams in moving casualties to the rear.

Ensure M-8 alarm emplacement

Squad Leader’s
Responsibilities in AA

Control the maneuver of his squad and its rate and distribution of fire

Trains his squad on the individual and collective tasks required to sustain combat effectiveness

Manages the logistical and admin needs. Request and issues ammo, water, rations, and special equipment

Squad Leader’s Responsibilities in AA

Maintains accountability of his soldiers and equipment

Inspects the condition of soldiers’ weapons, clothing, and equipment

Keeps the platoon sergeant/leader informed on squad supply status and requirements


Wire may be the primary means of communication, However it may be supplemented by messenger, radio, and prearranged signals.

B/9th Training Support Battalion (Engr)

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