Infantry Drills

6-64: Mounted Patrols

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6-64. An analysis of the METT-TC variables determines whether the patrol is mounted or dismounted. The planning and coordination required for both types of patrols is the same. Some factors to consider when determining which mode to use include—

  • Mission, especially where distance and speed are factors.
  • Onboard visibility, navigation, and communication.
  • Firepower and protection.
  • Stealth and surprise.
  • Terrain.

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