Infantry Drills

6-62: Selection of Rally Points

Previous: 6-61: Rally Points

6-62. The leader physically reconnoiters routes to select rally points whenever possible. He selects tentative points if he only can conduct a map reconnaissance. Routes are confirmed by the leader through actual inspection as the platoon moves through them. Rally points must—

  • Be easy to recognize on the ground.
  • Have cover and concealment.
  • Be away from natural lines of drift.
  • Be defendable for short periods.

Next: 6-63: Types of Rally Points

Go Back To: U.S. Army FM 3-21.8: The Infantry Rifle Platoon and Squad