Infantry Drills

E-91: Combat Vehicle Sections Under Company and Platoon Control

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E-91. Combat vehicle platoons can be broken down into two sections: one under company control and the other under platoon control. The selected maneuver Infantry platoon or squad would have a combat vehicle section available to support the close fight. With this technique, the company commander has a combat vehicle section to deploy. This task organization still allows support to the Infantry close fight while keeping additional support options in reserve for the commander to employ. The disadvantages to this technique are Infantry platoon leader instead of the combat vehicle platoon leaders are maneuvering vehicles, and the number of vehicles directly available to the company commander is cut in half. This technique requires detailed planning, coordination, and rehearsals between Infantry and combat vehicle sections.

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