Infantry Drills

3-88: Adjacent Unit Coordination

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3-88. The ultimate goal of adjacent unit coordination is to ensure unity of effort in accomplishment of the Infantry mission. Items adjacent units coordinate include—

  • Unit positions, including locations of vital leaders’ call signs and frequencies.
  • Locations of observation posts and patrols.
  • Overlapping fires (to ensure direct fire responsibility is clearly defined).
  • Target reference points).
  • Alternate, supplementary, and subsequent battle positions.
  • Indirect fire information.
  • Obstacles (location and type).
  • Air defense considerations, if applicable.
  • Routes to be used during occupation and repositioning.
  • Sustainment considerations.

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