Infantry Drills

5-153: Control

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5-153. When visibility is poor, the following methods aid in control—

  • Use of night vision devices.
  • Infrared chemical lights.
  • Leaders move closer to the front.
  • The platoon reduces speed.
  • Soldiers use two small strips of luminous tape on the rear of their helmet, allowing Soldiers behind them to see them from the rear.
  • Leaders reduce the interval between Soldiers and units to make sure they can see each other.
  • Leaders conduct headcounts at regular intervals and after each halt to ensure personnel accountability.

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