Infantry Drills

6-40: Site Selection

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6-40. The leader selects the tentative site from a map or by aerial reconnaissance. The site’s suitability must be confirmed and secured before the unit moves into it. Plans to establish a patrol base must include selecting an alternate patrol base site. The alternate site is used if the first site is unsuitable or if the patrol must unexpectedly evacuate the first patrol base.

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