Infantry Drills

E-89: Combat Vehicle Platoon as a Maneuver Element

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E-89. The combat vehicle platoon leader is responsible for maneuvering the vehicles in accordance with the company commander’s intent. Likely missions for combat vehicles with this task organization are support by fire, or overwatch of the Infantry’s movement. The combat vehicle platoon leader can choose to maneuver the platoon by sections to execute the mission. This maneuver provides greater flexibility in supporting the Infantry during the close fight.

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