Infantry Drills

Section IV: Movement Techniques

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2-111. Movement techniques are not fixed formations. They refer to the distances
between Soldiers, teams, and squads vary based on mission, enemy, terrain, visibility, and other factors affecting control. There are three movement techniques: traveling; traveling overwatch; and bounding overwatch. The selection of a movement technique is based on the likelihood of enemy contact and need for speed. Factors to consider for each technique are control, dispersion, speed, and security. (See table 2-6, page 2-44.) Individual movement techniques include high and low crawl, and three to five second rushes from one covered position to another.

Table 2-6. Movement techniques and characteristics

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