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What is the mission of the Marine division?

​To execute amphibious assault operations and such ​other operations as may be directed

1

The MARDIV consists of approximately how many personnel?

17,000

2

The MARDIV must be able to provide what capability to an amphibious task force (ATF)?

​Ground amphibious forcible-entry

3

How does the division commander fight?

​Using combined-arms tactics. Tailors the force to the ​demands of each mission

4

What is the primary mission of the headquarters battalion in a MARDIV?

​Exercise command and control and administration

5

What does the MARDIV headquarters company consist of?

​H&S, Recon, MP , Communications and Truck companies + division ​band

6

What does the MARDIV headquarters company provide?

​Command, admin, security functions, organic supply

7

What does the MARDIV recon company provide?

​Ground recon and surveillance in support of the division and subordinate elements

8

What does the MARDIV MP company provide?

​Route recon, evacuation and control of EPW, beach & ​perimeter ​defense, area security, crowd control and ​investigative services

9

What does the MARDIV communications company provide?

​Installs, operates and maintains comm facilities

10

What is the mission of infantry REGIMENT, BATTALION, COMPANY, PLATOON, SQUAD?

​To locate, close with, and destroy the enemy by fire and ​maneuver or to repel his assault by fire and close combat

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What does the infantry regiment consist of?

​HQ Company + 2 or more infantry battalions

12

How many personnel does a regiment consist of?

Approximately 3,400

13

Command and staff functions for the regiment are exercised through what group?

​Compact operational command group

14

What does an infantry battalion consist of?

H&S, weapons and 3 rifle companies

15

When does a battalion form a BLT?

When combined with combat support and CSS units

16

What weapon does a fire team leader carry?

​M16A2 and M203 grenade launcher

17

What does a squad automatic rifleman carry?

M249 SAW

18

The weapons platoon has how many machine guns?

6

19

The weapons platoon has how many mortars?

Three M224 60mm

20

The weapons platoon has how many SMAWS?

Six 153 83mm

21

The weapons company mortar platoon has how many mortars?

Eight M252 81mm

22

The weapons company anti-armor platoon has how many dragons?

12 M47 dragons

23

The weapons company TOW section has how many TOWs?

8

24

The weapons company heavy machine gun platoon has how many machine guns?

​Six M2 .50-cal, six MK19 40-mm grenade machine ​guns

25

The rifle squad consists of how many rifle teams?

3

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What is the squad leader responsible for?

​Appearance, training, discipline and welfare of squad. ​Economical ​use of weapons and equipment

27

What is the fire team leader responsible for?

​Fire discipline and control of his fire team and ​economical ​use of weapons and equipment

28

The rifleman is trained as a ______?

Scout

29

The rifleman is trained as a ______?

Assigned sector of fire

30

What should a fighting position offer?

​Allow for good fields of fire, make max use of ​available ​cover/concealment, facilitate exercise of fire ​control by ​unit leader

31

State the three fighting positions:

Primary, alternate & supplementary

32

Supplementary fighting positions are prepared to guard against what?

​Attack from directions other than those from which the ​main attack is ​expected

33

When available, how should movement to supplementary positions take place?

​Covered and concealed routes

34

What 8 guidelines should be observed when clearing fields of fire?

​*Avoid excessive clearing
​*clear forward to limits of effective fire
​*leave thin natural screen of foliage
​*remove low branches in lightly wooded areas
​*in heavy woods thin undergrowth and narrow lane of ​fire for automatic weapons
​*demolish walls forward
​*move cut brush to your advantage
​*ensure fields of fire open for M203

35

What are final protective fires (FPF)?

​Final attempt to stop the enemy attack before he ​reaches the platoon's battle position

36

What is a checkpoint?

​Predetermined point on the ground plotted along patrol ​route so parent unit can track progress to/from objective

37

What is a rally point?

​Easily identifiable point on the ground where patrol can ​reassemble/reorganize if it becomes dispersed

38

An initial rally point must be coordinated with who?

​Commander in whose area it lies

39

What are the 3 types of rally points?

Initial, en route, objective

40

How many meters from the enemy should you be to conduct counter ambush drills

50

41

How many types of patrols are used by a rifle squad?

5

42

What is the purpose of raid patrols?

​Destroy or capture enemy personnel or equipment, destroy installations, free friendly POW

43

What is the purpose of contact patrols?

​Establish and/or maintain contact with friendly or ​enemy forces

44

What is the purpose of economy of force patrols?

​Perform limited objective missions (hold key terrain)

45

What is the purpose of ambush patrols?

​Conduct ambushes on enemy patrols, carrying parties, ​foot columns, ​and convoys

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What is the purpose of security patrols?

​Detect infiltration by the enemy, kill or capture infiltrators, and ​protect against surprise/ambush