Infantry Drills

2-78: Squad Line

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2-78. The squad line provides maximum firepower to the front and is used to assault or as a pre-assault formation. (See figure 2-10, page 2-26.) To execute the squad line, the squad leader designates one of the teams as the base team. The other team cues its movement off the base team. This applies when the squad is in close combat as well. From this formation, the squad leader can employ any of the three movement techniques or conduct fire and movement.

Figure 2-10. Squad line

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