Infantry Drills

C-18: Platoon Fire Planning

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C-18. Squad leaders prepare their sketches and submit them to the platoon leader. The platoon leader combines all sectors of fire and area of operation sketches (and possibly separate range cards) to prepare a platoon sector of fire and area of operation sketch. A platoon area of operation sketch is drawn as close to scale as possible including a target list for direct and indirect fires. One copy is submitted to the company commander, one copy is given to the platoon sergeant, and one copy is maintained by the platoon leader. As a minimum, the platoon area of operation sketch should show the elements contained in figure C-8 (page C-12).

Figure C-8. Platoon area of operation sketch

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