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JANUARY 2003

HEADQUARTERS

DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY

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FM 3-21.11

Field Manual

Headquarters

No. 3-21.11

Department of the Army

Washington, DC, 23 January 2003

THE SBCT INFANTRY RIFLE COMPANY

CONTENTS

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PREFACE...........................................................................................................................x CHAPTER 1. OVERVIEW OF THE SBCT INFANTRY RIFLE COMPANY

Section

I. Introduction ......................................................................................... 1-1

1-1.

Characteristics of the SBCT Infantry Rifle Company............. 1-1

1-2.

Operational Premise ................................................................ 1-1

1-3.

Capabilities and Limitations of the SBCT Force .................... 1-1

Section

II. Organization ........................................................................................ 1-2

1-4.

Brigade Organization .............................................................. 1-2

1-5.

SBCT Infantry Battalion Organization.................................... 1-3

1-6.

Company Organization............................................................ 1-4

1-7.

SBCT Infantry Rifle Platoon................................................... 1-6

1-8.

Mobile Gun System Platoon.................................................. 1-10

1-9.

Sniper Team .......................................................................... 1-11

1-10. SBCT Combat Support Assets .............................................. 1-12

1-11. SBCT Combat Service Support Assets ................................. 1-13

Section

III. Duties and Responsibilities of Key Personnel .................................. 1-14

1-12. Company Commander........................................................... 1-14

1-13. Executive Officer .................................................................. 1-14

1-14. First Sergeant......................................................................... 1-15

1-15. Platoon Leader....................................................................... 1-16

1-16. Platoon Sergeant.................................................................... 1-16

1-17. Fire Support Officer .............................................................. 1-16

1-18. Communications Specialist ................................................... 1-17

1-19. Radiotelephone Operator....................................................... 1-17

1-20. Supply Sergeant..................................................................... 1-17

1-21. Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological NCO .............................. 1-18

1-22. Mortar Section Leader........................................................... 1-18

1-23. Sniper Team Leader .............................................................. 1-18

1-24. Armorer/Supply Specialist .................................................... 1-18

1-25. Company Medic .................................................................... 1-19

Section

IV. Battlefield Operating Systems........................................................... 1-19

1-26. Command and Control .......................................................... 1-19

1-27. Intelligence ............................................................................ 1-20

1-28. Maneuver............................................................................... 1-20

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1-29. Fire Support........................................................................... 1-20

1-30. Air Defense............................................................................ 1-20

1-31. Mobility and Survivability .................................................... 1-21

1-32. Combat Service Support........................................................ 1-21

CHAPTER 2. BATTLE COMMAND AND TROOP-LEADING PROCEDURES

Section

I. Command and Control ........................................................................ 2-1

2-1.

Command and Control ............................................................ 2-1

2-2.

Concept of Command and Control.......................................... 2-1

2-3.

Leadership ............................................................................... 2-2

2-4.

Fundamentals of Command and Control................................. 2-2

2-5.

Command and Control Responsibilities.................................. 2-3

2-6.

Combat Orders ........................................................................ 2-4

Section

II. Troop Leading Procedures .................................................................. 2-5

2-7.

Application of Troop-Leading Procedures.............................. 2-5

2-8.

Receive the Mission ................................................................ 2-7

2-9.

Issue a Warning Order........................................................... 2-22

2-10. Make a Tentative Plan........................................................... 2-22

2-11. Initiate Movement ................................................................. 2-26

2-12. Conduct Reconnaissance....................................................... 2-27

2-13. Complete the Plan ................................................................. 2-27

2-14. Issue the OPORD .................................................................. 2-28

2-15. Supervise and or Refine ........................................................ 2-28

CHAPTER 3. MOVEMENT

3-1.

Tactical Movement and Enemy Contact ................................. 3-1

3-2.

Movement Techniques ............................................................ 3-2

3-3.

Movement Formations ............................................................ 3-8

3-4.

Use of Movement Formations............................................... 3-19

3-5.

Control Techniques ............................................................... 3-22

3-6.

Security during Movement.................................................... 3-23

3-7.

Movement as Part of a Battalion ........................................... 3-24

CHAPTER 4. OFFENSIVE OPERATIONS

Section

I. General Planning Considerations ........................................................ 4-1

4-1.

Characteristics of the Offense ................................................. 4-1

4-2.

Types of Offensive Operations................................................ 4-2

4-3.

Forms of Maneuver ................................................................. 4-3

Section

II. Sequence of Offensive Operation........................................................ 4-7

4-4.

Assembly Area ........................................................................ 4-7

4-5.

Reconnaissance ....................................................................... 4-8

4-6.

Movement to the Line of Departure ........................................ 4-8

4-7.

Maneuver................................................................................. 4-8

4-8.

Deployment ............................................................................. 4-9

4-9.

Assault ..................................................................................... 4-9

4-10. Consolidation and Reorganization ........................................ 4-10

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Section

III. Planning Considerations.................................................................... 4-10

4-11. Fire Support........................................................................... 4-10

4-12. Mobility, Countermobility, and Survivability....................... 4-11

4-13. Air Defense............................................................................ 4-11

4-14. Combat Service Support........................................................ 4-11

4-15. Aviation ................................................................................. 4-12

4-16. Integration of Vehicles .......................................................... 4-13

Section

IV. Actions on Contact ............................................................................ 4-13

4-17. Developing Actions on Contact ............................................ 4-14

4-18. Time Requirements for Actions on Contact.......................... 4-14

4-19. The Four Steps of Actions on Contact .................................. 4-14

Section

V. Company Offensive Operations ........................................................ 4-17

4-20. Attack Characteristics............................................................ 4-17

4-21. Hasty and Deliberate Attacks ................................................ 4-18

4-22. Attacks during Limited Visibility.......................................... 4-21

Section

VI. Other Offensive Operations............................................................... 4-21

4-23. Planning Considerations........................................................ 4-21

4-24. The Search-and-Attach Technique........................................ 4-22

4-25. The Approach-March Technique .......................................... 4-28

4-26. Considerations ....................................................................... 4-31

4-27. Exploitation ........................................................................... 4-33

4-28. Pursuit.................................................................................... 4-33

Section

VII. Special Purpose Attacks .................................................................... 4-33

4-29. Ambush ................................................................................. 4-34

4-30. Raid ....................................................................................... 4-35

4-31. Spoiling Attack...................................................................... 4-35

4-32. Counterattack......................................................................... 4-36

4-33. Feint....................................................................................... 4-36

4-34. Demonstration ....................................................................... 4-37

Section

VIII. Attack Techniques............................................................................. 4-37

4-35. Assault of a Strongpoint ........................................................ 4-37

4-36. Attack during Limited Visibility ........................................... 4-45

Section

IX. Common Offensive Activities........................................................... 4-54

4-37. Infiltration.............................................................................. 4-54

4-38. Overwatch ............................................................................. 4-58

4-39. Follow and Support ............................................................... 4-59

4-40. Bypass ................................................................................... 4-60

4-41. Clear an Objective ................................................................. 4-60

4-42. The Company as Reserve ...................................................... 4-62

4-43. Security Operations ............................................................... 4-63

CHAPTER 5. DEFENSIVE OPERATIONS

Section

I. General Planning Considerations ........................................................ 5-1

5-1.

Defensive Operations .............................................................. 5-1

5-2.

Purposes................................................................................... 5-2

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II. Characteristics of the Defense............................................................. 5-2

5-3.

Preparation............................................................................... 5-2

5-4.

Security......................................................................................52

5-5.

Disruption................................................................................ 5-2

5-6.

Mass and Concentration .......................................................... 5-2

5-7.

Flexibility ................................................................................ 5-3

Section

III. Sequence of the Defense ..................................................................... 5-3

5-8.

Reconnaissance and Security Operations and

Enemy Preparatory Fires ......................................................... 5-3

5-9.

Occupation and Preparation .................................................... 5-4

5-10. Approach of the Enemy Main Attack...................................... 5-4

5-11. Enemy Assault......................................................................... 5-4

5-12. Counterattack........................................................................... 5-4

5-13. Consolidation and Reorganization .......................................... 5-5

Section

IV. Planning Considerations...................................................................... 5-5

5-14. Maneuver................................................................................. 5-5

5-15. Fire Support............................................................................. 5-7

5-16. Air Defense.............................................................................. 5-8

5-17. Mobility, Countermobility, and Survivability......................... 5-8

5-18. Combat Service Support........................................................ 5-13

Section

V. Preparation and Integration ............................................................... 5-13

5-19. Defensive Techniques ........................................................... 5-13

5-20. Sector Defense....................................................................... 5-14

5-21. Battle Position Defense ......................................................... 5-16

5-22. Strongpoint Defense .............................................................. 5-19

5-23. Perimeter Defense ................................................................. 5-21

5-24. Linear Defense ...................................................................... 5-26

5-25. Nonlinear Defense................................................................. 5-27

5-26. Reverse Slope Defense.......................................................... 5-28

5-27. Engagement Area Development............................................ 5-31

5-28. Priority of Work .................................................................... 5-38

5-29. Adjacent Unit Coordination .................................................. 5-41

Section

VI. Retrograde Operations....................................................................... 5-41

5-30. Delay ..................................................................................... 5-42

5-31. Planning................................................................................. 5-42

5-32. Delay Techniques .................................................................. 5-43

5-33. Withdrawal ............................................................................ 5-45

5-34. Phases .................................................................................... 5-46

5-35. Unassisted Withdrawal.......................................................... 5-46

5-36. Assisted Withdrawal.............................................................. 5-47

5-37. Retirement ............................................................................. 5-48

CHAPTER 6. URBAN OPERATIONS

Section

I. General Planning Considerations ........................................................ 6-1

6-1.

Employment Considerations for Company-Size

Combined-Arms Teams .......................................................... 6-1

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6-2.

Employment of Infantry and MGS Vehicles........................... 6-3

Section

II. Offense .............................................................................................. 6-10

6-3.

General Offensive Considerations......................................... 6-10

6-4.

METT-TC Factors................................................................. 6-11

6-5.

Battle Command.................................................................... 6-16

6-6.

Task Organization ................................................................. 6-18

6-7.

Movement.............................................................................. 6-20

6-8.

Deliberate Attack................................................................... 6-21

6-9.

Isolate an Urban Objective .................................................... 6-23

6-10. Assault a Building ................................................................. 6-25

6-11. Attack a Block or Group of Buildings................................... 6-28

6-12. Consolidation and Reorganization ........................................ 6-29

Section

III. Defense.............................................................................................. 6-30

6-13. METT-TC Factors................................................................. 6-30

6-14. Command and Control .......................................................... 6-40

6-15. Hasty Defense........................................................................ 6-42

6-16. Company Defense of a Village ............................................. 6-43

6-17. Defense of a Block or Group of Buildings............................ 6-45

6-18. Defense of Key Terrain ......................................................... 6-46

6-19. Defense of an Urban Strongpoint.......................................... 6-48

6-20. Delay ..................................................................................... 6-50

CHAPTER 7. TACTICAL ENABLING OPERATIONS

Section

I. Reconnaissance ................................................................................... 7-1

7-1.

Reconnaissance Planning ........................................................ 7-1

7-2.

Reconnaissance Execution ...................................................... 7-1

7-3.

Reconnaissance Before and After Operations......................... 7-2

7-4.

Reconnaissance during Operations ......................................... 7-4

7-5.

Forms of Reconnaissance........................................................ 7-4

Section

II. Linkup ................................................................................................. 7-5

7-6.

Linkup Situations .................................................................... 7-5

7-7.

Linkup Planning ...................................................................... 7-5

7-8.

Steps of the Linkup Operation................................................. 7-6

Section

III. Security Operations ............................................................................. 7-8

7-9.

Forms of Security Operations.................................................. 7-8

7-10. Planning Considerations.......................................................... 7-8

7-11. Screen .................................................................................... 7-11

7-12. Guard ..................................................................................... 7-13

7-13. Local Security........................................................................ 7-17

Section

IV. Vehicle Laager .................................................................................. 7-18

7-14. Planning Considerations........................................................ 7-18

7-15. Occupying Vehicle Laager Sites ........................................... 7-19

Section

V. Passage of Lines ................................................................................ 7-19

7-16. Planning Considerations........................................................ 7-20

7-17. Reconnaissance Coordination ............................................... 7-20

7-18. Forward Passage of Lines...................................................... 7-21

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7-19. Rearward Passage of Lines.................................................... 7-22

Section

VI. Breaching........................................................................................... 7-23

7-20. Breaching Tenets................................................................... 7-23

7-21. Types of Breaches ................................................................. 7-26

Section

VII. Air Assault Operations ...................................................................... 7-26

7-22. Planning Considerations........................................................ 7-26

7-23. Reverse Planning Sequence................................................... 7-27

CHAPTER 8. STABILITY OPERATIONS

Section

I. Planning Considerations...................................................................... 8-1

8-1.

Rules of Engagement............................................................... 8-1

8-2.

Rules of Interaction ................................................................. 8-2

8-3.

Force Protection ...................................................................... 8-2

8-4.

Task Organization ................................................................... 8-3

8-5.

CSS Considerations................................................................. 8-3

8-6.

Media Considerations.............................................................. 8-4

8-7.

Operations with Outside Agencies .......................................... 8-4

Section

II. Types of Operations ............................................................................ 8-4

8-8.

Peace Operations ..................................................................... 8-4

8-9.

Foreign Internal Defense ......................................................... 8-5

8-10. Security Assistance.................................................................. 8-5

8-11. Humanitarian and Civic Assistance ........................................ 8-5

8-12. Support to Insurgency ............................................................. 8-5

8-13. Support to Counterdrug Operations ........................................ 8-5

8-14. Combating Terrorism .............................................................. 8-6

8-15. Noncombatant Evacuation Operations.................................... 8-6

8-16. Arms Control........................................................................... 8-6

8-17. Show of Force Operations....................................................... 8-6

Section

III. Company Tasks ................................................................................... 8-6

8-18. Establish and Occupy a Lodgment Area ................................. 8-6

8-19. Conduct Negotiations .............................................................. 8-9

8-20. Monitor Compliance with an Agreement.............................. 8-11

8-21. Establish Observation Posts .................................................. 8-12

8-22. Establish Checkpoints ........................................................... 8-13

8-23. Conduct Patrol Operations .................................................... 8-15

8-24. Conduct Convoy Escort......................................................... 8-17

8-25. Open and Secure Routes........................................................ 8-22

8-26. Conduct Reserve Operations ................................................. 8-22

CHAPTER 9. SUPPORT OPERATIONS

Section

I. Characteristics of Support Operations................................................. 9-1

9-1.

Types of Support Operations................................................... 9-1

9-2.

Domestic Support Operations ................................................. 9-1

9-3.

Foreign Humanitarian Assistance ........................................... 9-2

Section

II. Forms of Support Operations .............................................................. 9-2

9-4.

Relief Operations..................................................................... 9-2

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9-5.

Support to Domestic CBRNE Consequence Management ..... 9-3

9-6.

Support to Civil Law Enforcement ......................................... 9-3

9-7.

Community Assistance............................................................ 9-3

Section

III. Considerations for Support Operations ............................................... 9-5

9-8.

Provide Essential Support to the Largest

Number of People.................................................................... 9-5

9-9.

Coordinate Actions with Other Agencies................................ 9-5

9-10. Establish Measures of Effectiveness ....................................... 9-5

9-11. Hand Over to Civilian Agencies As Soon As Feasible ........... 9-6

Section

IV. Phases of Support Operations.............................................................. 9-6

9-12. Response Phase ....................................................................... 9-6

9-13. Recovery Phase ....................................................................... 9-6

9-14. Restoration Phase .................................................................... 9-7

CHAPTER 10. COMBAT SUPPORT OPERATIONS

Section

I. Command and Support Relationships ............................................... 10-1

10-1. Command Relationships........................................................ 10-1

10-2. Support Relationships............................................................ 10-1

Section

II. Fires and Effects................................................................................ 10-2

10-3. Indirect Fire Capabilities ....................................................... 10-2

10-4. Fire Support Planning and Coordination............................... 10-4

10-5. Maneuver Commander's Intent ........................................... 10-10

10-6. Planning Process.................................................................. 10-10

10-7. Targets ................................................................................. 10-16

10-8. Final Protective Fires........................................................... 10-17

10-9. Special Munitions................................................................ 10-17

10-10. Smoke Support .................................................................... 10-18

10-11. Observer Positions............................................................... 10-18

10-12. Rehearsals and Execution.................................................... 10-19

10-13. Communications.................................................................. 10-19

10-14. Quick Fire Channel ............................................................. 10-21

10-15. Indirect Fires in Close Support............................................ 10-21

10-16. Fire Support Team............................................................... 10-22

10-17. Mortars ................................................................................ 10-23

10-18. Mortar Positions .................................................................. 10-26

10-19. Mortar Employment ............................................................ 10-27

10-20. Mortar Displacement........................................................... 10-27

10-21. Mortar Engagements ........................................................... 10-28

Section

III. Engineers ......................................................................................... 10-30

10-22. Organization and Capabilities ............................................. 10-30

10-23. Medium Engineer Company ............................................... 10-31

10-24. Mobility ............................................................................... 10-34

10-25. Countermobility................................................................... 10-35

10-26. Survivability ........................................................................ 10-41

Section

IV. Air Defense Artillery....................................................................... 10-41

10-27. Systems, Organization, and Capabilities............................. 10-41

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10-28. Employment of Air Defense Systems ................................. 10-42

10-29. Weapons Control Status ...................................................... 10-43

10-30. Early Warning Procedures................................................... 10-43

10-31. Reaction Procedures ............................................................ 10-43

Section

V. NBC Support ................................................................................... 10-45

10-32. Reconnaissance Support...................................................... 10-45

10-33. Decontamination Support.................................................... 10-46

CHAPTER 11. COMBAT SERVICE SUPPORT OPERATIONS

Section

I. CSS Planning Considerations............................................................ 11-1

11-1. General Guidelines ................................................................ 11-1

11-2. Company Responsibilities..................................................... 11-2

Section

II. Soldier’s Load ................................................................................... 11-4

11-3. Load Planning........................................................................ 11-5

11-4. Load Calculation ................................................................... 11-6

11-5. Load Management Techniques ............................................. 11-7

Section

III. Trains ............................................................................................... 11-8

11-6. SBCT Infantry Battalion Trains ............................................ 11-8

11-7. SBCT Infantry Company Trains ........................................... 11-8

11-8. Trains Security ...................................................................... 11-9

11-9. Communications.................................................................... 11-9

Section

IV. CSS in the SBCT............................................................................... 11-9

11-10. Brigade Support Battalion ................................................... 11-10

11-11. S1 Section............................................................................ 11-11

11-12. Brigade Operational Law Team .......................................... 11-11

11-13. Unit Ministry Team ............................................................. 11-11

11-14. Financial Management ........................................................ 11-11

11-15. Enemy Prisoners of War...................................................... 11-12

Section

V. Supply and Transportation Operations............................................ 11-12

11-16. Classes of Supply ................................................................ 11-12

11-17. Routine Supply .................................................................... 11-14

11-18. Emergency Resupply........................................................... 11-17

11-19. Prestock Operations............................................................. 11-17

11-20. Company Resupply Requirements ...................................... 11-18

11-21. Company Resupply Techniques.......................................... 11-18

11-22. Supply Considerations......................................................... 11-19

11-23. Transportation ..................................................................... 11-21

Section

VI. Maintenance Operations.................................................................. 11-21

11-24. SBCT Maintenance Concept ............................................... 11-21

11-25. Maintenance Requirements ................................................. 11-21

11-26. Company Role..................................................................... 11-22

11-27. Destruction .......................................................................... 11-22

Section

VII. Health Service Support.................................................................... 11-23

11-28. Health and Hygiene. ............................................................ 11-23

11-29. Soldiers Wounded in Action ............................................... 11-23

11-30. Casualty Evacuation ............................................................ 11-24

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11-31. Soldiers Killed in Action..................................................... 11-28

Section

VIII. Reorganization and Weapons Replacement .................................... 11-28

11-32. Replacement and Cross-Leveling of Personnel................... 11-29

11-33. Personnel Replacement Procedures..................................... 11-29

11-34. Replacement and Salvaging of Equipment ......................... 11-29

11-35. Weapons System Replacement Operations......................... 11-29

APPENDIX A. JAVELIN EMPLOYMENT............................................................... A-1

APPENDIX B. THE MGS PLATOON........................................................................B-1

APPENDIX C. SNIPERS .............................................................................................C-1

APPENDIX D. TLP-MDMP INTEGRATION ........................................................... D-1

APPENDIX E. RISK MANAGEMENT ......................................................................E-1

APPENDIX F. FRATRICIDE AVOIDANCE.............................................................F-1

APPENDIX G. ROAD MARCHES AND ASSEMBLY AREAS .............................. G-1

APPENDIX H. DIRECT FIRE PLANNING AND CONTROL................................. H-1

GLOSSARY ........................................................................................................Glossary-1

REFERENCES ................................................................................................ References-1

INDEX ...................................................................................................................... Index-1

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PREFACE

This manual is based on the premise that although the unit

organization, weapons systems, and conditions have changed, platoon maneuver, fire, and movement have not changed.

FM 3-21.11 describes the doctrinal and tactical employment principles for the Stryker brigade combat team (SBCT) infantry rifle company, which is an element of the SBCT

battalion. This field manual responds to a need for emerging doctrine, tactics, and techniques for the infantry companies of the SBCT. The fundamental shift and focus for the manual is the combination of an infantry-centric organization, three full platoons, and a mobile gun system (MGS) platoon. This is a departure from the light and mechanized infantry concept.

This manual provides the company commander with tactics and techniques to exploit the infantry capabilities, to reduce vulnerabilities, and to enable the unit to win on the battlefield. This manual borrows from “nested” concepts found in FM 7-10 and FM 71-1

and reemphasizes information from other manuals that are of critical importance.

The proponent of this publication is the US Army Infantry School. Send comments and recommendations to doctrine@benning.army.mil or on DA Form 2028 directly to Commandant, US Army Infantry School, ATTN: ATSH-ATD, Fort Benning, Georgia 31905-5000.

Unless this manual states otherwise, masculine nouns and pronouns do not refer exclusively to men.

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OVERVIEW OF THE SBCT INFANTRY RIFLE COMPANY

The five types of infantry have historically been separated into two

“schools of thought”: light vs. mechanized. Both are extremely lethal in the terrain and missions for which they are best suited. Mechanized forces excel in terrain that supports rapid fire and maneuver while light forces excel in more restrictive terrain and accomplish their missions at the small-unit level. The overarching doctrine is the same across these two schools of thought; however, the tactics, techniques, capabilities, and limitations between light and mechanized infantry create a divergence.

The Stryker brigade combat team (SBCT) infantry rifle company, as a part of the SBCT battalion, fills this gap. The SBCT can operate independently, or it can supplement light and mechanized forces.

Section I. INTRODUCTION

This manual addresses the doctrine of the SBCT at the company level. The SBCT

infantry rifle company capitalizes on the strengths and minimizes the limitations of mechanized and light doctrine. The light infantry ethos is the foundation of this organization but is combined with the speed, mobility, and precision of mounted warfare.

Success is achieved by integrating the complementary characteristics of each type of infantry where decisive action must occur.

1-1. CHARACTERISTICS

OF

THE

SBCT INFANTRY RIFLE COMPANY

Because the fundamentals of fire and maneuver are unchanged, the majority of the combat power of the SBCT infantry rifle company lies in its highly trained squads and platoons. The organic vehicles in the platoons are for moving infantry to the fight swiftly and providing tactical flexibility while tailoring the soldiers' loads through a "mobile arms room" concept. There is also a mobile gun system (MGS) platoon that supports the infantry fight with long-range precision fires. The MGS is a fighting vehicle but is not a Bradley or a tank and should not be employed in the traditional sense of a fighting vehicle. Flexibility is the key to the rifle company. Current and predicted global situations dictate the need for a force that is rapidly deployable (within 96 hours), lethal, and flexible enough to address the full spectrum of Army operations.

1-2. OPERATIONAL

PREMISE

The SBCT was developed to address some of the changing situations the US Army currently faces. At the brigade level, there are significant changes that affect the way this unit fights. Although the changes at brigade level do not significantly change tactics at company level and below, they do affect the frequency with which companies, platoons and squads execute certain missions.

1-3. CAPABILITIES

AND

LIMITATIONS OF THE SBCT FORCE

The SBCT infantry rifle company commander must understand the differences in the capabilities and limitations of this unit as compared to that of traditional infantry forces.

The SBCT combines the tactical mobility aspect of mechanized units while emphasizing

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CAPABILITIES

LIMITATIONS

• Conducts organic combined-arms assaults

• Vulnerable to indirect fires while

in complex environments.

dismounted.

• Strategic deployability.

• Reduced overmatch capability.

• Smaller logistical footprint.

• Increased requirement for augmentation in

• Increased combat power with 4 platoons

a major theater war.

per company and 4 squads per infantry

• Reduced sustainability in forward units.

platoon.

• Reduced company logistical systems.

• Increased tactical mobility for infantry.

• No organic maintenance sections.

• Carries and employs assortment of

• Not an initial entry force.

weapons to the fight with a “mobile arms

room” concept.

• Vulnerable to nuclear, biological, chemical

(NBC) attack.

• 120-mm and 60-mm mortars organic to

company.

• Information dominance.

• Can operate routinely in nonlinear and

contiguous environments.

• Organic capability to coordinate both lethal

and nonlethal effects.

• Responsible for a much larger area of

operations.

• Self-sustained operations for 72 hours.

Table 1-1. Capabilities and limitations of the SBCT infantry rifle company.

Section II. ORGANIZATION

The SBCT is capable of fighting combined-arms operations down to company level. This creates the necessary combat power and flexibility needed in complex environments.

1-4. BRIGADE

ORGANIZATION

The SBCT is an infantry-centric, full spectrum, early entry combat force pre-configured in ready-to-fight combined-arms packages (Figure 1-1). The design includes embedded unit-based capabilities such as military intelligence (MI), signal, engineer, antitank, artillery, and combat service support (CSS) elements. This organization allows the SBCT

to fight using combined arms down to company level. The following are key organic assets that allow the brigade commander to conduct shaping and decisive operations more effectively:

• Brigade headquarters and headquarters company (HHC).

• Infantry battalion (x3).

• Reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition (RSTA) squadron.

• Antitank company.

• Artillery battalion.

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• Medium engineer company.

• Military intelligence company.

• Signal company.

• Brigade support battalion.

Figure 1-1. SBCT organization.

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SBCT INFANTRY BATTALION ORGANIZATION

The SBCT infantry battalion (Figure 1-2, page 1-4) consists of three rifle companies and an HHC. The HHC provides support to the battalion commander and the staff and controls the battalion’s reconnaissance platoon, mortar platoon, medical platoon, communication section, and sniper squad.

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Figure 1-2. SBCT infantry battalion organization.

1-6. COMPANY

ORGANIZATION

Figure 1-3, page 1-6, illustrates the organization of the SBCT infantry rifle company. The company headquarters section provides command, control, and supervision of all organic and attached elements. The company headquarters consists of the company commander, executive officer (XO), first sergeant (1SG), company supply and nuclear, biological, and chemical (NBC) personnel, infantry carrier vehicle (ICV) crews for the company commander (CO) and XO, and the company commander’s radiotelephone operators (RATELOs). The company headquarters includes the following personnel and equipment:

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• Two ICVs, each with a driver and a vehicle commander (VC), commanded by the CO and the XO.

• Two high-mobility, multiwheeled vehicles (HMMWVs) with trailers, which are under the control of the 1SG. The NBC noncommissioned officer (NCO) and the communications specialist operate these vehicles.

• Two trucks with trailers, which are under the control of the supply sergeant.

The supply specialists drive these vehicles.

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Figure 1-3. SBCT infantry rifle company organization.

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SBCT INFANTRY RIFLE PLATOON

Figure 1-4 illustrates the organization of the SBCT infantry rifle platoon. The platoon includes the following personnel and equipment:

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• Platoon headquarters, which includes platoon leader (PL), platoon sergeant (PSG), RATELO, forward observer (FO), and platoon medic (attached).

• Four ICVs, each with driver and vehicle commander. The PL and PSG are the vehicle commanders of two of the ICVs while the platoon is mounted.

• Three 9-man squads of infantry with antitank assets (Javelin).

• One 7-man weapons squad.

The SBCT infantry platoon has one officer and 44 enlisted personnel in three elements: the platoon headquarters, the mounted element, and the infantry squads.

Figure 1-4. SBCT infantry rifle platoon organization.

a. Rifle Platoon Headquarters. The platoon headquarters (Figure 1-5, page 1-8) consists of the rifle platoon leader, platoon sergeant, FO, and RATELO. In tactical situations, it also includes the platoon medic. The platoon leader is responsible for the employment of the platoon and all the platoon’s systems. The platoon sergeant is the most senior NCO in the platoon. He is second in succession of command and leads the platoon’s mounted element when the platoon leader dismounts with the infantry squads.

He assists and advises the platoon leader, and he leads the platoon in the platoon leader’s absence. The decision as to whether the PSG will participate as part of the dismounted element or mounted element will always be based on the factors of mission, enemy, terrain, troops, time available, and civil considerations (METT-TC).

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Figure 1-5. Rifle platoon headquarters.

b.

Mounted Element. The infantry rifle platoon is equipped with four ICVs that provide rapid, protected tactical and operational mobility of infantry squads to critical locations on the battlefield (Figure 1-6). The ICV is a fully mobile system capable of operating in conjunction with infantry and other elements of the combined-arms team.

Each ICV has a crew of two (VC and driver) that operates the vehicle. These mounted crews provide critical support to the platoon by operating and maintaining the ICVs and properly employing them on the battlefield to ensure protected delivery of the infantry squads to their dismount point. Once the infantry squads have dismounted the ICVs, the vehicle crew may employ local defensive armament to defeat “thin-skinned” enemy vehicles (trucks or lightly armored vehicles) or dismounted infantry.

(1) The VC is responsible for the overall employment of the ICV and operates the ICV’s defensive armament. The vehicle driver operates the vehicle during all conditions--

day or night. At the VC’s direction, the driver negotiates the vehicle through all terrain and obstacles to deliver the infantry squad safely to the point of employment on the battlefield.

(2) As previously stated, the ICV’s local defensive armament is capable of defeating

“thin-skinned” enemy vehicles (trucks or lightly armored vehicles) and dismounted infantry. ICV crews may employ these weapons to augment the base of fire provided by the platoon’s weapons squad. These augmenting direct fires can ensure the infantry squad’s freedom of maneuver to close with and destroy the enemy. These fires can also provide accurate suppressive fires on enemy personnel, bunkers, or emplacements and destroy enemy infantry in daylight, at night, or during conditions of limited visibility (smoke, haze, and fog).

(3) The platoon’s ICVs and infantry soldiers provide mutual protection for each other while performing their assigned missions. Infantry soldiers provide security for the vehicles while halted, and the ICVs provide rapid, protected battlefield mobility and an augmenting base of fire capability for the dismounted infantry assault.

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(4) While the platoon remains mounted, the platoon leader controls the movement of the platoon’s ICVs. When the platoon leader dismounts to conduct the assault or other dismounted infantry operations with the infantry squads, the platoon sergeant normally assumes control of the mounted element of the platoon. He maneuvers them in support of the infantry squads and as directed by the platoon leader. For example, if the direct fires of the ICVs are needed to facilitate the maneuver of the squads, the platoon leader may decide to have the platoon sergeant direct the fires of the mounted element to facilitate the platoon's maneuver. The platoon sergeant also can dismount with the rest of the platoon, if required.

(5) The platoon fights as a team. It must be prepared to maneuver in restricted terrain supported by the weapons squad and, when possible, the ICVs and MGS. When the platoon conducts dismounted operations, it has three 9-man rifle squads and a 7-man weapons squad. The key advantage here is that, with the added support of the weapons squad, the infantry no longer has to stay within range of ICV direct fire support. In this case, the ICVs could overwatch, block another avenue of approach, isolate the objective, or conduct other missions.

Figure 1-6. Mounted element.

c. Infantry Squads. The infantry rifle platoon has three 9-man rifle squads and one 7-man weapons squad. These squads are at the center of the SBCT infantry rifle platoon concept.

(1)

Rifle Squads. Each of the three rifle squads (Figure 1-7, page 1-10) consists of a rifle squad leader and eight soldiers. The rifle squad leader is the senior tactical leader of the squad and controls the squad’s movement and fires. He conducts squad training and maintains the squad’s ability to conduct tactical missions successfully. Each infantry squad is further organized into two 4-man fire teams consisting of a team leader, a grenadier, and an automatic rifleman. The fourth member within each fire team is either the squad’s antiarmor specialist or the squad’s designated marksman (DM). The fire team leader is a fighting leader who leads his team by example. He is equipped with an M4

rifle. The fire team leader controls the movement of his team and the placement of fires against enemy soldiers. He assists the squad leader as required.

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Figure 1-7. Rifle squad.

(a) Squad Antiarmor Specialist. Although normally functioning as a rifleman within one of the fire teams in a rifle squad, the squad antiarmor specialist is also capable of defeating heavy armor in any tactical environment. He is equipped with the Javelin missile system, which provides the squad, platoon, and company with an extremely lethal, fire-and-forget, man-portable, top-attack antiarmor capability to defeat threat main battle tanks during day, night, and adverse weather conditions at ranges up to 2,000

meters. The command launch unit (CLU) for the Javelin missile is transported in the squad's ICV. If required, the squad antiarmor specialist destroys enemy armor threats that may impede the squad and platoon's ability to accomplish their mission. See Appendix A for a discussion of Javelin employment.

(b) Squad Designated Marksman. Although normally functioning as a rifleman within one of the fire teams in a rifle squad, the squad designated marksman is also armed with the M24 7.62-mm sniper rifle. He is employed at the direction of the squad leader or reorganized with the other squad marksmen into a platoon sniper section. The designated marksman can defeat high-value enemy personnel targets, such as automatic rifle teams, antiarmor teams, and snipers, at ranges out to 800 meters.

(2) Weapons Squad. The seven-man weapons squad (Figure 1-8) consists of a squad leader and two 3-man machine-gun teams. The weapons squad provides the primary base of fire for the maneuver of the platoon’s rifle squads with highly accurate short- and long-range, direct and small-arms fires against enemy personnel and equipment. Each of the two machine-gun teams consists of the gunner, assistant gunner, and ammunition bearer. Each team has an M240B 7.62-mm medium machine gun, which has an effective range of over 800 meters.

Figure 1-8. Weapons squad.

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MOBILE GUN SYSTEM PLATOON

Figure 1-9 illustrates the organization of the MGS platoon. The platoon includes three MGS vehicles, each with a crew of three: VC, gunner, and driver. The platoon leader and 1-10

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platoon sergeant are the VCs for two of the MGS vehicles. (Appendix B of this manual details the MGS platoon and its employment considerations.)

Figure 1-9. MGS platoon organization.

1-9. SNIPER

TEAM

The SBCT infantry company employs snipers as a three-man team, consisting of a sniper, an observer, and one man who secures the team (Figure 1-10, page 1-12). The senior man in the team is the observer, the next most senior is the sniper, and the junior man secures the sniper team. The team is capable of providing the company with a full range of sniper support and is equipped with both the M24 7.62-mm sniper rifle (providing antipersonnel fires out to 800 meters) and the .50-caliber XM107 sniper rifle (providing antipersonnel and antiequipment fires beyond 800 meters). This “arms room” concept allows the sniper team to employ the sniper system that best supports the mission parameters. Additionally, the third member of the sniper team is equipped with an M203 rifle system to provide protection and security for the sniper and his spotter as well as a means to break contact if the team is compromised. The sniper team is employed to support maneuver, to kill essential enemy leadership or command personnel, to disable lightly armored or “thin skinned” vehicles, to enhance force protection, to provide lethal accurate fires in urban operations, and to perform the counter-sniper role. Refer to Appendix C for a detailed discussion of Sniper employment.

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Figure 1-10. Sniper team organization.

1-10. SBCT COMBAT SUPPORT ASSETS

The company has an organic mortar section and fire support team. The company also may be task-organized with additional combat support (CS) elements.

a. Mortar Section. The mortar section is the rifle company’s primary indirect fire support element. The section consists of ten soldiers organized in two mortar crews; each crew is equipped with a 120-mm mortar mounted on a specially equipped mortar carrier (MC) (Figure 1-11). The MC allows for rapid and flexible delivery of indirect fires and increased responsiveness through rapid maneuver in support of company operations.

Each crew is also equipped with a 60-mm mortar, which enables the section to provide a more lightweight dismounted mortar system to meet the requirements of a traditional light infantry mission (such as infiltration). With the exception of having two mortar systems rather than four, the mortar section provides the company commander with the same indirect fire capabilities that the battalion mortar platoon provides to the battalion commander. The man-portable nature of the mortar systems gives the company commander a flexible and robust indirect fire capability. Due to crew limitations, only one system (60-mm or 120-mm) can be employed at a given time.

Figure 1-11. Mortar section organization.

b. Fire Support Team. The fire support team (FIST) (Figure 1-12) consists of the fire support officer (FSO), the fire support (FS) NCO, and one fire support specialist. It is equipped with the fire support vehicle (FSV) and has the Striker to provide a combat laser designation capability for delivery of precision artillery or aerial-delivered munitions. The FIST assists the company commander in planning, integrating, coordinating, and executing all types of available supporting fires during tactical 1-12

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operations. The FIST is the commander’s primary fire support coordinator and provides the commander a direct link to battalion indirect fire support systems.

Figure 1-12. Fire support team.

c. Other Elements. Additional CS elements that may be task organized to the company include--

• Engineer assets, such as an engineer squad, special equipment, or both.

• A Stinger team, which rides on a dedicated vehicle. Air defense artillery (ADA) assets are attached from a divisional direct-support ADA battalion, if needed.

• An SBCT battalion reconnaissance squad.

• An SBCT battalion mortar section (during some tactical operations).

• Sensor teams (during some security operations), such as those using ground surveillance radar (GSR) or the improved remotely monitored battlefield sensor system (IREMBASS).

• Counterintelligence, civil affairs, and linguistic support teams (during stability operations or support operations).

• Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) assets may be provided from the SBCT, based on METT-TC considerations.

1-11. SBCT

COMBAT

SERVICE SUPPORT ASSETS

SBCT combat service support assets consist of a company medical team and a medical evacuation team attached from the SBCT battalion HHC.

a. Company Medical Team. The company medical team consists of a senior company medic and three platoon medics attached from the battalion’s medical platoon.

They ensure that the company is physically capable of conducting tactical operations.

The company medic advises the commander on the medical readiness of his soldiers, assists the commander with planning and executing company and platoon medical training, supervises the three platoon medics, and supervises monitoring of the health and hygiene of company personnel. During tactical operations, the company medic organizes and coordinates casualty treatment and evacuation operations.

b. Medical Evacuation Team. A medical evacuation team (Figure 1-13, page 1-14) with a medical evacuation vehicle (MEV) from the battalion medical platoon is normally

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placed in direct support (DS) of the SBCT infantry company. This team has a senior trauma specialist (vehicle commander), a trauma specialist, and a driver. When in DS of the SBCT infantry rifle company, the ambulance crew assists the company medical personnel with treatment and medical evacuations of ill, injured, or wounded company personnel. While in DS of the company, the ambulance team is directed by the company 1SG and senior company medic. If required, the ambulance team provides medical evacuation of company personnel from platoon and company casualty collection points (CCP) to a supporting treatment team or to the battalion aid station (BAS).

Figure 1-13. Medical evacuation team.

Section III. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF KEY PERSONNEL

This section describes the duties and responsibilities of key personnel in the SBCT

infantry company.

1-12. COMPANY

COMMANDER

The company commander is responsible for everything the company does or fails to do.

This includes the tactical employment, training, administration, personnel management, maintenance, and sustainment of his company. He must know the capabilities of his men and supporting weapons and how to tactically employ them. He must also know the capabilities of the enemy.

a. The company commander exercises command through his subordinate leaders.

b. The commander employs his company to support the accomplishment of the battalion and SBCT missions. He requests additional support from the battalion when required.

1-13. EXECUTIVE

OFFICER

The executive officer is second in command. His primary role is to oversee the management, collation, and processing of digitized information and to assist the commander in mission planning and accomplishment. He assumes command of the company as required and ensures that tactical reports from the platoons are forwarded to the battalion tactical operations center (TOC). The XO locates where he can maintain communications with the company commander and the battalion.

a. The XO is the company's primary facilitator for the flow of digitized information.

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coordinates logistical support with agencies outside the company while the first sergeant does the same internally. He prepares or assists in the preparation of paragraph 4 of the company operations order (OPORD). He may also assist the company commander in planning the mission.

c. The XO coordinates with higher, adjacent, and supporting units. He may aid in control of certain significant steps of the battle such as a passage of lines, bridging a gap, or breaching an obstacle, or he may assume control of a platoon attached to the company during movement.

d. The XO may be assigned tactical responsibilities such as the following: (1) Landing or Pickup Zone Control Officer. This may include straggler control, casualty evacuation, resupply operations, or air/ground liaison.

(2) Quartering Party or Detachment Officer in Charge. The XO may be the officer in charge (OIC) of an element consisting of representatives of various company elements.

Their purpose is to precede the company and reconnoiter, secure, and mark an assembly area, or they remain behind the company to move or secure excess equipment and personnel while the company moves to a new location or conducts combat operations.

(3) Element Leader. The XO may be assigned a mission and a task-organized element with which to accomplish it. He may, for instance, control all the company machine guns, the mortar section, and one rifle platoon as the support force leader in a company raid or attack. Common missions of this nature include--

• Lead the reserve.

• Lead the detachment left in contact (DLIC) during a withdrawal.

• Control attachments to the company.

• Serve as movement control officer.

1-14. FIRST

SERGEANT

The first sergeant is the senior NCO and normally the most experienced soldier in the company. He is the commander's primary tactical advisor and the expert on individual and NCO skills. He assists the commander in planning, coordinating, and supervising all activities that support the unit mission. He operates where the commander directs or where his duties require him. His specific duties include the following.

a. He executes and supervises routine operations. This includes enforcing the tactical standing operating procedure (SOP), planning and coordinating training, coordinating and reporting personnel and administrative actions, and supervising supply, maintenance, communications, field hygiene, and medical evacuation operations.

b. He supervises, inspects, or observes matters designated by the commander. (For example, he observes and reports on a portion of the company's sector or zone, inspects the mortar section, or inspects all range cards.)

c. He assists and coordinates with the XO and is prepared to assume the XO’s duties.

d. The 1SG leads task-organized elements or subunits on designated missions, if required.

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1-15. PLATOON

LEADER

The platoon leader is responsible to the commander for leadership, discipline, training, and sustainment activities related to the platoon and for the platoon's success in combat.

He is also responsible for maintenance and accountability of platoon equipment.

a. He must be proficient in the tactical employment of the platoon and his section (mounted or dismounted) in concert with the rest of the company.

b. He must have a solid understanding of troop-leading procedures and develop his ability to apply them quickly and efficiently.

c. He must know the capabilities and limitations of the platoon’s personnel and equipment and be well versed in enemy organizations, doctrine, and equipment.

d. He must possess the ability to make rapid decisions accurately based on the commander’s intent and specifics of the tactical situation.

1-16. PLATOON

SERGEANT

The platoon sergeant is the platoon’s second in command and is accountable to the platoon leader for the leadership, discipline, training, and welfare of the platoon’s soldiers.

a. He coordinates the platoon’s maintenance and logistical requirements and handles the personal needs of individual soldiers.

b. He remains with the mounted element when the platoon dismounts, or he can dismount with the platoon as required by METT-TC considerations.

1-17. FIRE SUPPORT OFFICER

The fire support officer helps plan, coordinate, and execute the company's fire support.

During planning, he develops a fire support plan based on the company commander’s concept and guidance. He coordinates the fire support plan with the battalion FSO.

a. During planning, the FSO's duties include--

• Advising the commander of the capabilities and current status of all available fire support assets.

• Assisting the commander in developing the OPORD to ensure full integration of fires into his concept.

• Designating targets and fire control measures and determining method of engagement and responsibility for firing the targets.

• Determining the specific tasks and instructions required to conduct and control the fire plan.

b. The FSO briefs the fire support plan as part of the company OPORD and coordinates with PLs to ensure they understand their fire support responsibilities.

c. The FSO integrates platoon targets into the company target overlay and target worksheet. He then sends these products to the battalion fire support element (FSE).

d. During the battle, the FSO normally locates near the commander. This allows greater flexibility in conducting or adjusting the fire support plan. At times, the FSO may locate away from the commander to control supporting fires more effectively. The FSO

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allows him to assume temporary control of the company until the XO can assume command.

f. The FSO may coordinate close air support (CAS), or he may employ and control the company mortar section.

g. The FSO ensures the indirect fire plan is part of each company rehearsal.

1-18. COMMUNICATIONS

SPECIALIST

The communications specialist supervises operation, maintenance, and installation of digital communications equipment, organic wire, and FM communications. This includes sending and receiving routine traffic and making required communication checks.

a. He supervises the company command post (CP) to include relaying information, monitoring the tactical situation, establishing the CP security plan and radio watch schedule, and informing the commander and subordinate units of significant events.

b. He performs limited troubleshooting of organic communications equipment and provides the link between the company and the battalion for communications equipment maintenance.

c. He supervises all aspects of communications security (COMSEC) equipment, to include requesting, receipting, maintaining, securing, employing, and training for COMSEC equipment and related materials.

d. He advises the company commander in planning and employing the

communications systems. Based on the commander’s guidance, he prepares or assists in preparing paragraph 5 of the OPORD.

e. He is responsible for fielding new information systems digitization equipment and the employment of the tactical internet (TI).

1-19. RADIOTELEPHONE

OPERATOR

The radiotelephone operator operates and performs maintenance on his assigned radio to include preparation for special operations (cold weather, air assault, or waterborne) and the construction of field-expedient antennas.

a. He must understand the company mission. In the event the commander becomes a casualty, the RATELO may be the only man on the radio for a time. If so, he must be prepared to call for and adjust artillery or to request medical evacuation or resupply.

b. He may assist in OPORD preparation by copying overlays and building a sand table.

1-20. SUPPLY

SERGEANT

The supply sergeant requests, receives, issues, stores, maintains, and turns in supplies and equipment for the company. He coordinates requirements with the 1SG and the battalion S4.

a. The HHC commander supervises the supply sergeant when he is located in the battalion field trains. He uses the battalion administrative/logistical (A/L) radio network or their Force XXI battle command brigade and below (FBCB2) net to communicate with the company.

b. The supply sergeant controls the supply trucks that are organic to the company.

c. The supply sergeant monitors the tactical situation and anticipates logistical requirements. (Chapter 11 has a more detailed discussion of the CSS requirements.)

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1-21. NUCLEAR, CHEMICAL, AND BIOLOGICAL NCO

The nuclear, chemical, and biological NCO assists and advises the company commander in planning NBC operations. He conducts and supervises NBC training within the company (decontamination, monitoring, survey, and equipment maintenance operations) and inspects detection and protective equipment for serviceability.

a. He uses digital systems to gain situational understanding quickly.

b. He operates forward with the company CP and assists the communications specialist with CP operations and security.

c. His specific duties include the following:

• Recommends mission-oriented protective posture (MOPP) levels to the commander (based on guidance from the battalion NBC NCO and the current situation).

• Conducts continuous NBC vulnerability analysis.

• Ensures connectivity with the joint warning and reporting network (JWARN).

• Acts as liaison with supporting chemical units.

• Reports, analyzes, and disseminates NBC attack data manually or digitally using the NBC warning and reporting system (NBCWRS), and NBC1, NBC4, and spot reports from the FBCB2 system.

• Plans and supervises decontamination and monitoring/survey operations.

• Requisitions NBC equipment and supplies.