THE INFANTRY RECONNAISSANCE PLATOON AND SQUAD (AIRBORNE, AIR ASSAULT, LIGHT INFANTRY). Active Army, USAR, and ARNG: To be distributed in accordance with initial distribution number , requirements for FM FIELD MANUAL No. US Army Infantry Recon Platoon & Squad FM p – Ebook download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read book online.

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Reconnaissance platoon organization a. This prevents the reconnaissance platoon from wasting precious time. The training environment must be realistic and stressful.

To conduct area reconnaissance. The platoon’s small size limits its ability to conduct a zone reconnaissance.

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Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Share your thoughts with other customers. The reconnaissance platoon also assists in the tactical control, movement, and positioning of the battalion’s companies and platoons. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

The reconnaissance platoon does not have fj kill the enemy to be effective. The reconnaissance platoon, in conjunction with infantry platoons, can effectively screen the battalion’s front, flank, or rear. Squads also assist in tactical control and coordination.


The commander must consider tasking other rifle platoons to supplement the reconnaissance platoon for the intensive reconnaissance effort required by a zone reconnaissance. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. The reconnaissance platoon is equipped with individual weapons, night vision devices, and communications equipment. Get to Know Us. They know the enemy’s order of battle and equipment.

The platoon headquarters provides leadership and control of reconnaissance platoon operations. If routes are short and enemy contact unlikely, the platoon can reconnoiter up to three routes.

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. The ability of a reconnaissance platoon to conduct security for the battalion is limited. Training requires leaders to use their initiative and to make quick decisions. This information is used by the commander and his staff during the planning and execution of combat operations. The reconnaissance platoon can operate as a platoon or as separate squads under platoon control.

Each squad consists of a squad leader, assistant squad leader, and soldiers. US Army and www. The platoon may only be able to reconnoiter a single route during a route reconnaissance depending on route length, enemy situation, and terrain. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Not Enabled Word Wise: Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App.


The primary security mission assigned to the reconnaissance platoon is the screen–either moving or stationary. This manual describes the doctrinal and tactical employment of thereconnaissance platoon in airborne, air assault, and light infantry battalions.

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To conduct chemical detection and radiological survey and monitoring. Reconnaissance or Security operations may require the platoon to be more tactically mobile than the parent battalion.

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