Infantry Drills

Section I: Responsibilities

Previous: Chapter 7: Sustainment

7-1. The Infantry platoon and squad must plan, prepare, and execute its portion of the Infantry company sustainment plan. Concurrent with other operational planning, the platoon develops its sustainment plan during the mission analysis and refines it in the wargaming portion of the TLP. Rehearsals normally are conducted at each echelon to ensure the smooth, continuous flow of materiel and services.

7-2. Sustainment responsibilities for the Infantry platoon and squad include—report and request support requirements through the company and ensure sustainment operations are properly executed when support elements arrive in the platoon area. The platoon sergeant is normally in charge of these functions, with guidance and oversight provided by the platoon leader. The platoon sergeant must submit accurate personnel and logistical reports, along with other necessary information and requests.

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