Infantry Drills

B-74: Alert

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B-74. The alert specifies the elements directed to fire. It does not require the leader initiating the command to identify him. Examples of the alert element (call signs and code words based on unit SOP) include the following:

  • “GUIDONS” (all subordinate elements).
  • “RED” (1st platoon only).

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