Infantry Drills

6-33: Location of Leaders

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6-33. The leader considers where he, the platoon sergeant or assistant patrol leader, and other essential leaders should be located for each phase of the patrol mission. The platoon sergeant or assistant patrol leader normally is with the following elements for each type of patrol:

  • On a raid or ambush, he normally controls the support element.
  • On an area reconnaissance, he normally supervises security in the objective rally point.
  • On a zone reconnaissance, he normally moves with the reconnaissance element setting up the linkup point.

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