Infantry Drills

5-155: Security at Night

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5-155. For stealth and security in night moves, squads and platoons—

  • Designate a point man to maintain alertness, the lead team leader to navigate, and a pace man to count the distance traveled. Alternate compass and pace men are designated.
  • Ensure good noise and light discipline.
  • Use radio-listening silence.
  • Camouflage Soldiers and equipment.
  • Use terrain to avoid detection by enemy surveillance or night vision devices.
  • Make frequent listening halts.
  • Mask the sounds of movement with artillery fires.

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