Infantry Drills

2-92: Platoon Column

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2-92. In the platoon column formation, the lead squad is the base squad. (See figure 2-12.) It normally is used for traveling only.

Figure 2-12. Platoon column

Note. METT-TC considerations determine where the weapons squad or medium machine gun teams locate in the platoon formation.

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