Infantry Drills

2-107: Echelon

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2-107. When the company team wants to maintain security or observation of one flank, and when the platoon does not expect enemy contact, the platoon uses the echelon formation shown in figure 2-21.

Note. The echelon formation can be used either left or right.

Figure 2-21. Echelon right formation

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