Army Techniques Publication ATP 3-21.8 Infantry Platoon and Squad April 2016

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Army Techniques Publication ATP 3-21.8 Infantry Platoon and Squad April 2016 Author United States Government US Army
ISBN-10 1533408491
ISBN-13 9781533408495
Year 2016-05-23
Pages 818
Language English
Publisher CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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This publication Army Techniques Publication ATP 3 21 8 Infantry Platoon and Squad April 2016 provides the doctrinal framework for all Infantry platoons and squads It provides techniques for employment of Infantry platoons and squads in conducting decisive actions The principle audiences for ATP 3 21 8 are commanders staffs and leaders who are responsible for planning preparing executing and assessing operations of the Infantry platoon and squad It serves as an authoritative reference for personnel developing doctrine materiel and force structure institutional and unit training and standard operating procedures SOPs for Infantry platoon and squad operations Army Techniques Publication ATP 3 21 8 encompasses techniques for the Infantry platoons and squads of the Infantry Stryker and Armored brigade combat teams I S and ABCTs It replaces Field Manual FM 3 21 8 published in March 2007 Army Tactics Techniques and Procedures ATTP 3 21 71 published in November 2010 and ATTP 3 21 9 published in December 2010 ATP 3 21 8 provides doctrinal guidance describes relationships within the platoon and squad defines organizational roles and functions capabilities limitations and lay outs the responsibilities for platoons and squads during unified land operations The Infantry platoon and squad is an all weather all terrain unit Against this backdrop the Infantry platoon and squad must be ready to adapt to various levels of conflict and peace in various environments This requires bold aggressive resourceful and adaptive leaders leaders of character competence and commitment who are willing to accept known risks to accomplish the mission Infantry leaders must use their initiative and make rapid decisions to take advantage of unexpected opportunities This publication addresses the significant changes in Army doctrinal terminology concepts and constructs and proven tactics techniques and procedures TTPs Chapter 1 Organization Chapter 2 Offense Chapter 3 Defense Chapter 4 Stability Chapter 5 Movement Chapter 6 Patrols and Patrolling Chapter 7 Sustainment Appendix A describes the process of troop leading procedures TLPs Appendix B describes direct fire planning and control Appendix C describes indirect fire support planning Appendix D addresses security Appendix E describes vehicle employment considerations Appendix F addresses machine gun employment Appendix G describes and addresses shoulder launched munitions SLMs and close combat missile systems CCMS Appendix H describes obstacle reduction and employment Appendix I covers chemical biological radiological and nuclear CBRN operations Appendix J describes 14 selected battle drills for both the Bradley and Stryker ATP 3 21 8 applies to the active Army the U S Army National Guard Army National Guard of the U S and the U S Army Reserve unless otherwise stated It is designed for platoon squad and company level chains of command company grade officers senior and junior noncommissioned officers NCOs U S Army Training and Doctrine Command TRADOC institutions and components and the U S Army Special Operations Command

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