Infantry Drills

6-114: Rally Points

Previous: 6-113: Security Positions

6-114. The platoon leader considers the use and locations of rally points. The rally point is a place designated by the leader where the platoon moves to reassemble and reorganize if it becomes dispersed.

6-115. The leader physically reconnoiters routes to select rally points whenever possible. He selects tentative points if he can only conduct a map reconnaissance. He confirms them by actual inspection as the platoon moves through them. Rally points must—

  • Be easy to find.
  • Have cover and concealment.
  • Be away from natural lines of drift.
  • Be defendable for short periods.

Next: 6-116: Formations

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