Infantry Drills

2-96: Platoon Line, Squads in Column

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2-96. When two or more platoons are moving, the company commander chooses one of them as the base platoon. The base platoon’s center squad is its base squad. When the platoon is not the base platoon, its base squad is its flank squad nearest the base platoon. (See figure 2-14.) The platoon line with squads in column formation is difficult to transition to other formations.

Figure 2-14. Platoon line, squads in column

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