Infantry Drills

5-57: Determine Location

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5-57. A leader always must know his unit’s location during movement. Without accurate location, the unit cannot expect to receive help from supporting arms, integrate reserve forces, or accomplish their mission. To ensure accurate location, a leader uses many techniques, including:

  • Executing common skills.
  • Designating a compass man and pace man.
  • Using Mission Command Systems.

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