Infantry Drills

5-58: Common Skills

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5-58. All Infantry Soldiers, particularly leaders, must be experts in land navigation. Important navigation tasks common to all include:

  • Locating a point using grid coordinates. Using a compass (day/night).
  • Determining location using resection, intersection, or modified resection.
  • Interpreting terrain features.
  • Measuring distance and elevation.
  • Employing Mission Command Systems.

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