Flashcards in Rifle Squad Tactics Deck (29):
What is the definition of 'Offensive Operations'?
Operations which aim at destroying or defeating the enemy. Their purpose is to impose US will on the enemy & achieve decisive victory.
What is the purpose of the Offense?
1. Destroy enemy forces, equipment, & resources
2. Deceive & divert the enemy
3. Deprive the enemy of resources
4. Gain information on the enemy
5. Fix the enemy in place
6. Seize the terrain
7. Produce a reaction from the enemy
8. Disrupt enemy actions or preparations
What are the 4 types of Offensive Operations?
1. Movement to contact
Define 'movement to contact'?
Offensive operation that seeks to gain or regain contact & develop the situation in relation to an enemy whose general location is known, but exact location is unknown.
Offensive operation characterized by coordinated movement, supported by fire, conducted to defeat, destroy, neutralize, or capture the enemy.
Offensive operation that follows a successful attack & is designed to disorganize the enemy in depth.
Offensive operation designed to catch or cut off a hostile force attempting to escape, with the aim of destroying it.
What are the 2 types of 'attack'?
1. Hasty attack
2. Deliberate attack
Define 'hasty attack'?
An attack in which preparation time is traded for speed to exploit opportunity.
Define 'deliberate attack'?
Offensive action characterized by pre-planned coordinated employment of firepower & maneuver to close with and destroy the enemy.
What are the 3 phases of the 'attack'?
What are the 6 forms of maneuver?
1. Frontal Attack (squad level focus)
2. Flanking Attack (squad level focus)
4. Turning movement
What are some enemy-oriented tactical tasks?
2. Attack by fire
19. Support by fire
What are some terrain oriented tasks?
What are some friendly oriented tasks?
What is the mission of the squad?
Locate, close with, & destroy the enemy by fire & maneuver, or repel the enemy's assault by fire & close combat.
What are the organic weapons in a squad?
M-16; M-203; M-249
What is BuddyTeam/Pair?
When Marines have broken down to their smallest maneuver unit; smallest maneuver unit in the Marine Corps.
What are the roles/responsibilities of the buddy pair?
One Marine is in the fore position while the other Marine is in the aft position.
What cycles must a Marine go through as part of the buddy pair?
Suppress, Assess, & Move
What is the '300 mil rule'?
When a Marine rushes within the 300 mil buffer; used to limit the risk of fratricide.
What does ADDRAC stand for?
Description of Target
Assignment of Target
Control of Fire
What does the Squad Leader use the base unit fire team for?
Direction, Orientation, & Speed
What makes rushes effective?
What is Fire & Maneuver?
A technique of advance in which one element moves while being supported by another element.
What is Fire & Movement?
A technique of advance in which elements & individuals provide their own suppression & move by bounds.
When does consolidation/exploitation phase commence?
With the capture of the assigned objective & may involve the exploitation of momentum & success achieved during the attack through physical pursuit of the enemy.
What does SAFE stand for?
Fields of Fire