Flashcards in 115-Infantry Deck (47):
What is the mission of the Marine division?
To execute amphibious assault operations and such other operations as may be directed
The MARDIV consists of approximately how many personnel?
The MARDIV must be able to provide what capability to an amphibious task force (ATF)?
Ground amphibious forcible-entry
How does the division commander fight?
Using combined-arms tactics. Tailors the force to the demands of each mission
What is the primary mission of the headquarters battalion in a MARDIV?
Exercise command and control and administration
What does the MARDIV headquarters company consist of?
H&S, Recon, MP , Communications and Truck companies + division band
What does the MARDIV headquarters company provide?
Command, admin, security functions, organic supply
What does the MARDIV recon company provide?
Ground recon and surveillance in support of the division and subordinate elements
What does the MARDIV MP company provide?
Route recon, evacuation and control of EPW, beach & perimeter defense, area security, crowd control and investigative services
What does the MARDIV communications company provide?
Installs, operates and maintains comm facilities
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
What does the infantry regiment consist of?
HQ Company + 2 or more infantry battalions
How many personnel does a regiment consist of?
Command and staff functions for the regiment are exercised through what group?
Compact operational command group
What does an infantry battalion consist of?
H&S, weapons and 3 rifle companies
When does a battalion form a BLT?
When combined with combat support and CSS units
What weapon does a fire team leader carry?
M16A2 and M203 grenade launcher
What does a squad automatic rifleman carry?
The weapons platoon has how many machine guns?
The weapons platoon has how many mortars?
Three M224 60mm
The weapons platoon has how many SMAWS?
Six 153 83mm
The weapons company mortar platoon has how many mortars?
Eight M252 81mm
The weapons company anti-armor platoon has how many dragons?
12 M47 dragons
The weapons company TOW section has how many TOWs?
The weapons company heavy machine gun platoon has how many machine guns?
Six M2 .50-cal, six MK19 40-mm grenade machine guns
The rifle squad consists of how many rifle teams?
What is the squad leader responsible for?
Appearance, training, discipline and welfare of squad. Economical use of weapons and equipment
What is the fire team leader responsible for?
Fire discipline and control of his fire team and economical use of weapons and equipment
The rifleman is trained as a ______?
The rifleman is trained as a ______?
Assigned sector of fire
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
State the three fighting positions:
Primary, alternate & supplementary
Supplementary fighting positions are prepared to guard against what?
Attack from directions other than those from which the main attack is expected
When available, how should movement to supplementary positions take place?
Covered and concealed routes
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
What are final protective fires (FPF)?
Final attempt to stop the enemy attack before he reaches the platoon's battle position
What is a checkpoint?
Predetermined point on the ground plotted along patrol route so parent unit can track progress to/from objective
What is a rally point?
Easily identifiable point on the ground where patrol can reassemble/reorganize if it becomes dispersed
An initial rally point must be coordinated with who?
Commander in whose area it lies
What are the 3 types of rally points?
Initial, en route, objective
How many meters from the enemy should you be to conduct counter ambush drills
How many types of patrols are used by a rifle squad?
What is the purpose of raid patrols?
Destroy or capture enemy personnel or equipment, destroy installations, free friendly POW
What is the purpose of contact patrols?
Establish and/or maintain contact with friendly or enemy forces
What is the purpose of economy of force patrols?
Perform limited objective missions (hold key terrain)
What is the purpose of ambush patrols?
Conduct ambushes on enemy patrols, carrying parties, foot columns, and convoys