Infantry Drills

2-98: Platoon Wedge

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2-98. This formation has two squads in the rear overwatching or trailing the lead squad. (See figure 2-16.) The lead squad is the base squad. The wedge formation-

  • Can be used with the traveling and traveling overwatch techniques.
  • Allows rapid transition to bounding overwatch.
Figure 2-16. Platoon wedge

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