Infantry Drills

2-83: Platoon Formation

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2-83. The actual number of useful combinations of squad and fire team combat
formations within the platoon combat formations is numerous, creating a significant training requirement for the unit. Add to the requirement to modify formations with movement techniques, immediate action drills, and other techniques, and it is readily apparent what the platoon leader needs a few simple methods. These methods should be detailed in the unit SOP.

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