Infantry Drills

6-175: Control Measures

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6-175. Control measures help leaders anticipate being detected. They include:

  • Rendezvous point: a location designated for an arranged meeting from which to begin an action or phase of an operation or to return to after an operation. This term generally is synonymous with linkup point.
  • Release point: a location on a route where marching elements are released from centralized control. (Refer to FM 3-90-1 for more information.) The release point also is used after departing the objective rally point.
  • Linkup point: a point where two infiltrating elements in the same or different infiltration lanes are scheduled to consolidate before proceeding with their missions. (Refer to FM 3-90-1 for more information.)

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