Infantry Drills

5-154: Navigation

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5-154. To assist in navigation during limited visibility, leaders use—

  • Terrain association (general direction of travel coupled with recognition of prominent map and ground features).
  • Dead reckoning, compass direction and specific distances or legs. (At the end of each leg, leaders should verify their location.)
  • Movement routes that parallel identifiable terrain features.
  • Guides or marked routes.
  • Mission Command Systems.

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