Infantry Drills

Section VI: Movement to Contact

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2-164. Movement to contact is an offensive task designed to develop the situation and establish or regain contact. It ends when enemy contact is made. When necessary, the Infantry platoon conducts this task regardless of which decisive action element is currently predominate: offense, defense, or stability… The platoon usually conducts movement to contact as part of an Infantry company or larger element. Based upon METT-TC, the platoon may conduct the operation independently. Search and attack, and cordon and search are techniques of movement to contact.

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