Infantry Drills

2-166: Organization of Forces

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2-166. Movement to contact is organized with a forward security force, either a covering force or an advance guard, and a main body as a minimum. A portion of the main body composes the leader’s sustaining base. Based on METT-TC, the leader may increase the unit’s security by resourcing an offensive covering force and an advance guard for each column, as well as flank and rear security. This is normally a screen or guard.

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