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US Marine Corps Scouting and Patrolling MCWP 3113

US Marine Corps Scouting and Patrolling MCWP 3113

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MCWP 3-11.3
Scouting and Patrolling
U.S. Marine Corps
17 April 2000PCN 143 000075 00
To Our ReadersChanges:
Readers of this publication are encouraged to submit suggestions and changes thatwill improve it. Recommendations may be sent directly to Commanding General, MarineCorps Combat Development Command, Doctrine Division (C 42), 3300 Russell Road, Suite318A, Quantico, VA 22134-5021 or by fax to 703-784-2917 (DSN 278-2917) or by E-mail to
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Additional copies:
A printed copy of this publication may be obtained from Marine CorpsLogistics Base, Albany, GA 31704-5001, by following the instructions in MCBul 5600,
 Marine Corps Doctrinal Publications Status.
An electronic copy may be obtained from theDoctrine Division, MCCDC, world wide web home page which is found at the following uni-versal reference locator:
Unless otherwise stated, whenever the masculine or feminine gender isused, both men and women are included.
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVYHeadquarters United States Marine CorpsWashington, DC 20380-177617 April 2000FOREWORD1. PURPOSEMarine Corps Warfighting Publication (MCWP) 3-11.3,
Scouting and Patrolling,
provides the doctrinal foundation and the tactics, techniques, and procedures forscouting and patrolling conducted by Marines from the fire team to the company level.Although the information focuses on infantry units, much of the information is alsoapplicable to combat support units that are assigned patrolling missions.2. SCOPEMCWP 3-11.3 provides all Marines with the instructional material they need to buildthe skills necessary to become effective scouts and patrol team members. Thispublication provides the fundamentals of scouting and patrolling and their relationshipto each other. It also addresses organizational structure of teams and patrols, thetraining required to develop teamwork, and reporting requirements.3. SUPERSESSIONMCWP 3-11.3 supersedes Fleet Marine Force Manual (FMFM) 6-7,
Scouting and Patrolling
, dated 6 January 1989.4. CERTIFICATIONReviewed and approved this date.BY DIRECTION OF THE COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPSDISTRIBUTION: 143 000075 00J. E. RHODESLieutenant General, U.S. Marine CorpsCommanding GeneralMarine Corps Combat Development Command

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