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ARMY TRAINING AND EVALUATON PROGRAM No. 7-1 DRILL

ARTEP 7-1-DRILL

Headquarters Department of the Army Washington, DC, 20 July 2006

Warrior Battle Drills

Contents

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Preface

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Chapter 1 Battle Drill Training

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1-1. General

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1-2. Training Guidance

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1-3. Force Protection (Combat Readiness)

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1-4. Environmental Protection

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1-5. Evaluation Information

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1-6. Use of Nouns

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Chapter 2 Battle Drills

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2-1. General

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2-2. Battle Drill 07-3-D3991 – React to Contact (Visual, IED, Direct Fire)

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2-3. Battle Drill 07-3-D3992 – React to Ambush (Near)

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2-4. Battle Drill 07-3-D3993 – React to Ambush (Far)

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2-5. Battle Drill 07-3-D3994 – React to Indirect Fire

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2-6. Battle Drill 07-3-D3995 – React to a Chemical Attack

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2-7. Battle Drill 07-3-D3996 – Break Contact

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Battle Drill 07-3-D3997 – Dismount a Vehicle

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2-9. Battle Drill 07-3-D3998 – Evacuate Wounded Personnel from Vehicle

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2-10. Battle Drill 07-3-D3999 – Establish Security at the Halt

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Appendix A - Individual Task - Matrix

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Glossary

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References

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Preface

The goal of training is to produce a combat-ready unit that responds rapidly to known or suspected enemy activity and ultimately defeats the enemy. Battle drill training is a key factor in achieving this goal.

This manual provides a set of core battle drills for small units from organizations across the Army, regardless of branch, for both active and reserve components. It details a training method for small units that require training individual tasks, leader tasks, and collective tasks before the conduct of critical wartime missions.

The actions and standards for the drills in this manual reflect general tactical principles that allow changes based on conditions during execution. Leaders should tailor training to realistic, challenging, and attainable goals, increasing the difficulty of conditions as the unit becomes more proficient.

The reduced time-distance aspect of battle drills make them excellent opportunities for training during short periods that develop throughout the day.

This publication applies to the Active Army, The Army National Guard (ARNG)/Army National Guard of the United States (ARNGUS), and the U.S. Army Reserve (USAR) unless otherwise stated.

The proponent for this publication is the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC). Send comments and recommendations to the US Army Infantry School at doctrine@benning.army.mil or on DA Form 2028 (Recommended Changes to Publications and Blank Forms) directly to Commandant, United States Army Infantry School, ATTN: ATSH-ATD, Fort Benning, GA 31905-5000.

Unless otherwise stated, masculine nouns and pronouns do not refer exclusively to men.

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Chapter 1

Battle Drill Training

1-1. General. The goal of training is to produce combat-ready units that respond to known or suspected enemy activity and ultimately defeat the enemy. Drill training is a key factor in achieving this goal. It describes a training method for small units. This method requires training individual tasks, leader tasks, and collective tasks before the conduct of critical wartime mission. Leaders should tailor training to realistic, challenging, and attainable goals increasing the difficulty of conditions as the unit becomes more proficient.

a. A battle drill is a collective action executed by a platoon or smaller

element without the application of a deliberate decision-making process. Proper execution of battle drills is vital to success in combat and critical to preserving life. The action is initiated on cue via an enemy action or simply a leader's order and is a trained response to the given stimulus that requires minimum leader orders to accomplish. Drills are performed to standard throughout like units in the army.

b. Warrior Battle Drills have the following advantages:

(1) They are based on unit missions and the specific tasks, standards,

and performance measures required to support mission proficiency. (2) They focus on the basics. (3) They link how-to-train and how-to-fight at small-unit level. (4) They provide an agenda for continuous coaching and critiquing. (5) They develop leaders and build teamwork and cohesion under

stress.

(6) They enhance the chance for individual and unit survival on the battlefield.

1-2. Training Guidance. Train Warrior Battle Drills using a talk-through, walk-through, and run-through method. You, of course, must be a master of the drill to be trained. You may wish to periodically talk your Soldiers through the drill by explaining their roles and then have them go through it slowly, on open

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ground, while correcting any mistakes as they progress. Use the following when developing training:

a. Train as you fight. The goal of combat-level training is to achieve

combat-level standards. Every effort must be made to attain this difficult goal.

Within the confines of safety and common sense, leaders must be willing to accept less-than-perfect results initially and demand realism in training. They must integrate realistic conditions such as smoke, noise, simulated CBRN, battlefield debris, loss of key leaders, non combatants, and extreme weather conditions.

b. Train using appropriate doctrine. Training must conform to Army

doctrine. FM 3-0 (100-5), Operations, and supporting doctrinal manuals

describe common procedures and uniform operational methods that permit leaders and organizations to rapidly adjust to changing situations.

c. Use performance-oriented training. Soldiers learn best by using a hands- on approach. Leaders are responsible for planning training to provide these opportunities. All training assets and resources, to include simulators, simulations, and training devices, must be included in the strategy.

d. Train to challenge. Tough, realistic, and intellectually and physically

challenging training excites and motivates Soldiers and leaders. It builds competence and confidence by developing and honing skills.

e. Train to sustain proficiency. Once individuals have been trained to a

required level of proficiency, leaders must structure training plans to repeat critical drill tasks at the minimum frequency necessary for sustainment.

1-3. Force Protection (Combat Readiness). Risk assessment is the thought process of making operations safe without compromising the mission. Unit leaders must continuously perform a risk assessment of conditions in which training is conducted to prevent the unnecessary loss of Soldiers and equipment. The degree of risk varies with the conditions at the time of training. For example, have the Soldiers done the training before? Will the training be done for the first time at night? Are the Soldiers fatigued? In reality, risk management is smart decision making.

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a. A well-trained unit is normally accident free; however, accidents can

occur at times through no fault of the Soldier or equipment operator, or as a

result of inadequately trained, unsupervised, or complacent personnel.

b. Training must be tough, realistic, and safe. Unit leaders must consider

the following points as they integrate risk assessment into their training:

• Accept no unnecessary risks.

• Make risk decisions at the proper level.

• Accept risks if mission benefits outweigh the costs.

c. It is important to remember the commander is the safety officer, but all

Soldiers and leaders are responsible for safe training. All leaders must:

• Identify the risks using the factors of mission, enemy, terrain, troops, time, and civil considerations (METT-TC).

• Assess possible loss, cost, and probability.

• Make decisions and develop controls to reduce risks.

• Implement controls by integrating them into plans, orders, standing operating procedures (SOPs), training performance standards, and rehearsals.

• Supervise and enforce safety controls and standards at all times.

(Leaders should make on-the-spot corrections when an unsafe act is

observed.)

d. Leaders use the safety checklist of the United States Army Combat

Readiness Center, Fort Rucker, Alabama, in conjunction with local unit safety checklists, to enhance the overall safety practices of Soldiers during training.

1-4. Environmental Protection. Compliance with environmental regulations is now a necessary cost of doing business. The Army expects Soldiers to obey local, state, federal, and host-nation (HN) environmental requirements. By following the unit environmental SOP, (the environmental guidance that leaders publish in operation orders [OPORDs]) and installation environmental regulations, Soldiers can help the Army meet its compliance goal. (See TC 3- 34.489 [5-400].)

a. Prevention. This is the Army's attempt to reduce or eliminate pollution.

Preventing pollution is always more effective and less costly than cleaning up polluted sites. Soldiers can support prevention efforts by reducing, reusing, or recycling waste products.

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b. Conservation. Conservation is the Army's intent to preserve the natural

and cultural resources under its care. Soldiers can support conservation by

avoiding needless damage to the environment. During training exercises, practice trash and litter discipline. Afterwards, thoroughly police training areas and bivouac sites. Participating in activities such as unit recycling and energy- conservation programs conserves resources for the future.

c. Supervise. Ensure Soldiers observe environmental protection standards.

1-5. Evaluation Information. The purpose of evaluating a drill is to determine if the unit can perform all the performance measures within the allowed standards. During evaluations, concentrate on the unit's performance and not that of specific individuals. The best location for an O/C is one from which he can observe the actions of the entire unit. Use the drill book as a checklist. We recommend you do not use local checklists, as they can become negative training tools.

1-6. Use of Nouns. The use of the nouns platoon, squad, section and team do not refer exclusively to Infantry units and their structure. These nouns are used as the nucleus for all small units throughout the army.

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Chapter 2

Battle Drills

2-1. General. A battle drill is a collective action executed by a platoon or smaller element without the application of a deliberate decision making process. The action is vital to success in combat or critical to preserving life.

Battle 2-2. Battle Drill 07-3-D3991 - React to Contact (Visual, IED, Direct Fire).

TASK: React to Contact (Visual, IED, Direct Fire)

(07-3-D3991).

CONDITIONS: Visual (Dismounted) - The platoon/squad is stationary or moving, conducting operations. Visual contact is made with the enemy. (Mounted) - The platoon/section is stationary or moving, conducting operations. Visual contact is made with the enemy. IED (Dismounted/Mounted) - The platoon/squad/section is stationary or moving, conducting operations. The unit identifies and confirms an IED or one is detonated. Direct Fire (Dismounted/Mounted) - The platoon/squad/section is stationary or moving, conducting operations. The enemy initiates contact with a direct fire weapon.

STANDARDS: Visual (Dismounted) - The platoon/squad destroys the enemy with a hasty ambush or an immediate assault through the enemy position. Visual (Mounted) - Based on the composition of the mounted patrol, the platoon/section either suppresses and reports the enemy position and continues its mission, or the patrol suppresses to fix the enemy position for a follow on assault to destroy him. IED (Dismounted/Mounted) - The platoon/squad/section takes immediate action by using the confirm, clear, call, cordon, and control (5- Cs) procedure. Direct Fire (Dismounted/Mounted) - The platoon/squad/section immediately seeks cover, locates and engages the enemy with a high volume of well-aimed fire. The unit leader reports the contact to higher headquarters.

ILLUSTRATIONS: Figures 1-1b.

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TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES:

1. Visual (Dismounted) -

a. Hasty Ambush (1) Platoon/squad leader determines that the platoon has not been seen by the enemy. (2) Platoon/squad leader signals Soldiers to occupy best available firing positions.

(3) The leader initiates the ambush with the most casualty-producing weapon available, immediately followed by a sustained well-aimed volume of effective fire. (4) If the platoon is prematurely detected, the Soldier(s) aware of the detection initiates the ambush. (5) The platoon destroys the enemy or forces them to withdraw. (6) The unit leader reports the contact to higher headquarters.

b. Immediate Assault

(1) The platoon and the enemy simultaneously detect each other at close range.

(2) All Soldiers who see the enemy engage and announce "contact" with a clock direction and distance to enemy, example, "Contact three o'clock, 100 meters." (3) Squads in contact immediately assault the enemy using fire and movement. (4) The platoon destroys the enemy or forces them to withdraw. (5) The platoon leader reports the contact to higher headquarters.

2. Visual (Mounted) -

a. The Soldier who spots the enemy announces the contact.

b. The platoon/section immediately suppresses the enemy.

c. The TC of the vehicle in contact sends contact report over the radio.

d. The platoon/section continues to move.

e. Vehicle gunners suppress and fix the enemy positions.

f. The unit leader reports the contact to higher headquarters.

3. IED (Dismounted/Mounted) -

a. The platoon/squad/section reacts to a suspected or known IED prior to detonation by using the 5-Cs.

b. While maintaining as safe a distance as possible and 360 security, the

platoon/squad/section "confirms" the presence of an IED by using all available optics to identify any wires, antennas, detcord or parts of exposed ordnance. (1) Conducts surveillance from a safe distance.

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(2) Observes the immediate surroundings for suspicious activities.

c. The platoon/squad/section "clears" all personnel from the area a safe distance to protect them from a potential second IED.

d. The platoon/squad/section "calls" higher headquarters to report the IED

in accordance with the unit SOP.

e. The platoon/squad/section "cordons" off the area, directs personnel out

of the danger area, prevents all military or civilian traffic from passing and

allows entry only to authorized personnel. (1) Soldiers direct people out of the 300-meter minimum danger area. (2) Identifies and clears an area for an incident control point (ICP). (3) Soldiers occupy positions and continuously secure the area.

f. The platoon/squad/section "controls" the area inside the cordon to

ensure only authorized access. g. The platoon/squad/section continuously scans the area for suspicious activity.

(1) Identifies potential enemy observation, vantage, or ambush points.

(2) Maintains visual observation on the IED to ensure the device is not tampered with.

4. Direct Fire (Dismounted) - (See Figure 1.)

tampered with. 4. Direct Fire (Dismounted) - (See Figure 1.) Figure 1. React to contact, direct

Figure 1. React to contact, direct fire (dismounted).

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a. Soldiers immediately occupy the nearest covered positions and return fire. (See Figure 1a.)

nearest covered positions and return fire. (See Figure 1a.) Figure 1a. React to contact, direct fire

Figure 1a. React to contact, direct fire (dismounted) (continued).

b. Squad/team leaders locate and engage known or suspected enemy

positions with well-aimed fire and pass information to the platoon leader.

c. Team leaders control their Soldier's fire by:

(1) Marking targets with lasers. (2) Marking the intended target with tracers or M203 rounds.

d. Soldiers maintain contact (visual or oral) with the Soldiers on their left

or right.

e. Soldiers maintain contact with their team leader and relay the location of enemy positions. (See Figure 1b.)

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ARTEP 7-1-DRILL Figure 1b. React to contact, direct fire (dismounted) (continued). f. The squad/team leaders (visually

Figure 1b. React to contact, direct fire (dismounted) (continued).

f. The squad/team leaders (visually or orally) check the status of their Soldiers.

g. The squad leaders maintain contact with the platoon leader.

h. The unit leader reports the contact to higher headquarters.

5. Direct Fire (Mounted) -

a. If moving as part of a logistics patrol the vehicle gunners immediately suppress enemy positions and continue to move.

b. The vehicle commanders direct their drivers to accelerate safely through

the engagement area.

c. If moving as part of a combat patrol, vehicle gunners suppress and fix the enemy allowing others to maneuver against and destroy the enemy.

d. The leaders (visually or orally) check the status of their Soldiers and

vehicles.

e. The unit leader reports the contact to higher headquarters.

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Battle 2-3. Battle Drill 07-3-D3992 - React to Ambush (Near).

TASK: React to Ambush (Near)

(07-3-D3992).

CONDITIONS: (Dismounted/Mounted) - The platoon/squad/ section is moving tactically, conducting operations. The enemy initiates contact. All or part of the unit is receiving accurate enemy direct fire.

STANDARDS: (Dismounted) - Soldiers in the kill zone immediately return fire on known or suspected enemy positions and assault through the kill zone. Soldiers not in the kill zone locate and place suppressive well-aimed fire on the enemy. The platoon/squad assaults through the kill zone and destroys the enemy. (Mounted) - Vehicle gunners immediately return fire on known or suspected enemy positions as the platoon/section continues to move out of the kill zone. Soldiers on disabled vehicles in the kill zone dismount, occupy covered positions, and engage the enemy with accurate fire. Vehicle gunners and Soldiers outside the kill zone suppress the enemy. The platoon/squad assaults through the kill zone and destroys the enemy. The unit leader reports the contact to higher headquarters.

ILLUSTRATIONS: Figures 2-2b.

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES:

1. Dismounted - (See Figure 2.)

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ARTEP 7-1-DRILL Figure 2. React to ambush (near) (dismounted). a. Soldiers in the kill zone execu

Figure 2. React to ambush (near) (dismounted).

a. Soldiers in the kill zone execute one of the following two actions:

(1) Return fire immediately. If cover is not available, immediately, without order or signal, assault through the kill zone. (2) Return fire immediately. If cover is available, without order or signal, occupy the nearest covered position, and throw smoke grenades. (See Figure 2a.)

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ARTEP 7-1-Drill Figure 2a. React to ambush (near) (dismounted) (continued). b. Soldiers in the kill zone

Figure 2a. React to ambush (near) (dismounted) (continued).

b. Soldiers in the kill zone assault through the ambush using fire and

movement.

c. Soldiers not in the kill zone identify the enemy location, place well-

aimed suppressive fire on the enemy's position and shift fire as Soldiers assault

the objective. d. Soldiers assault through and destroy the enemy position. (See Figure 2b.)

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ARTEP 7-1-DRILL Figure 2b. React to ambush (near) (dismounted) (continued). e. The unit leader reports the

Figure 2b. React to ambush (near) (dismounted) (continued).

e. The unit leader reports the contact to higher headquarters.

2. Mounted

a. Vehicle gunners in the kill zone immediately return fire, while moving out of the kill zone.

b. Soldiers in disabled vehicles in the kill zone immediately obscure

themselves from the enemy with smoke, dismount if possible, seek covered positions, and return fire.

c. Vehicle gunners and Soldiers outside of the kill zone identify the enemy

positions, place well-aimed suppressive fire on the enemy, and shift fire as Soldiers assault the objective.

d.

Soldiers in the kill zone assault through the ambush and destroy the

enemy.

e.

The unit leader reports the contact to higher headquarters.

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Battle 2-4. Battle Drill 07-3-D3993 - React to Ambush (Far).

TASK: React to Ambush (Far)

(07-3-D3993).

CONDITIONS: (Dismounted/Mounted) - The platoon/ squad/ section is moving tactically, conducting operations. The enemy initiates contact with direct fire.

STANDARDS: (Dismounted) - The platoon/squad immediately returns fire and occupies covered and or concealed positions. The platoon/squad moves out of the kill zone, locates the enemy position, and conducts fire and maneuver in order to destroy the enemy. (Mounted) - Vehicle gunners immediately return fire on known or suspected enemy positions as the platoon/section continues to move out of the kill zone. The unit leader reports the contact to higher headquarters.

ILLUSTRATIONS: Figures 3-3b.

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES:

1. Dismounted - (See Figure 3.)

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ARTEP 7-1-DRILL Figure 3. React to ambush (far) (dismounted). a. Soldiers receiving fire immediately return fire,

Figure 3. React to ambush (far) (dismounted).

a. Soldiers receiving fire immediately return fire, seek cover and suppress the enemy position(s).

b. Soldiers not receiving fire move along a covered and concealed route to

the enemies flank in order to assault the enemy position. (See Figure 3a.)

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ARTEP 7-1-Drill Figure 3a. React to ambush (far) (dismounted) (continued). c. Soldiers in the kill zone

Figure 3a. React to ambush (far) (dismounted) (continued).

c. Soldiers in the kill zone shift suppressive fires as the assaulting Soldiers fight through and destroy the enemy. (See Figure 3b.)

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ARTEP 7-1-DRILL Figure 3b. React to ambush (far) (dismounted) (continued). d. The unit leader reports the

Figure 3b. React to ambush (far) (dismounted) (continued).

d. The unit leader reports the contact to higher headquarters.

2. Mounted -

a. Gunners and personnel on vehicles immediately return fire.

b. If the roadway is clear, all vehicles proceed through the kill zone.

c. A Soldier in the lead vehicle throws smoke to obscure the enemy's view

of the kill zone.

d. Soldiers in disabled vehicles dismount and set up security while awaiting recovery.

e. The remainder of the platoon/section follows the lead vehicle out of the kill zone while continuing to suppress the enemy.

f. The unit leader reports the contact to higher headquarters.

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Battle 2-5. Battle Drill 07-3-D3994 - React to Indirect Fire.

TASK: React to Indirect Fire

(07-3-D3994).

CONDITIONS: (Dismounted) - The platoon/squad is moving, conducting operations. Any Soldier gives the alert, "INCOMING," or a round impacts nearby. (Mounted) - The platoon/section is stationary or moving, conducting operations. The alert, "INCOMING," comes over the radio or intercom or rounds impact nearby.

STANDARDS: (Dismounted) - Soldiers immediately seek the best available cover. Platoon/squad moves out of area to the designated rally point after the impacts. (Mounted) - When moving, drivers immediately move their vehicles out of the impact area in the direction and distance ordered. If stationary, drivers start their vehicles and move in the direction and distance ordered. The unit leader reports the contact to higher headquarters.

ILLUSTRATIONS: N/A.

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES:

1. Dismounted -

a. Any Soldier announces, "Incoming!"

b. Soldiers immediately assume the prone position or move to immediate

available cover during initial impacts.

c. The platoon leader orders the platoon/squad to move to a rally point by giving a direction and distance.

d. After the impacts, Soldiers move rapidly in the direction and distance to

the designated rally point.

e. The unit leader reports the contact to higher headquarters.

2. Mounted -

a. Any Soldier announces, "Incoming!"

b. Vehicle commanders repeat the alert over the radio.

c. The leader gives the direction and link up location over the radio.

d. Soldiers close all hatches if applicable to the vehicle type; gunners stay

below turret shields or get down into vehicle.

e. Drivers move rapidly out of the impact area in the direction ordered by the leader.

f. The unit leader reports the contact to higher headquarters.

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Battle 2-6. Battle Drill 07-3-D3995 - React to a Chemical Attack.

TASK: React to a Chemical Attack

(07-3-D3995).

CONDITIONS: The platoon/squad is stationary or moving, conducting operations. Soldiers hear a chemical alarm, observe an unknown gas or liquid, or are ordered to put on their protective mask.

STANDARDS: Soldiers protect themselves from chemical/biological contamination. Soldiers assume MOPP4 within eight minutes. The unit leader reports the situation to higher headquarters.

ILLUSTRATIONS: N/A.

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES:

1. Soldier(s) who recognize or are alerted to chemical attack don protective

mask IAW published standards and give the alarm.

2. All other Soldiers mask and pass on the alarm.

3. Soldiers seek shelter.

4. All Soldiers go to MOPP4.

5. The unit leader reports to higher headquarters.

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Battle 2-7. Battle Drill 07-3-D3996 - Break Contact.

TASK: Break Contact

(07-3-D3996).

CONDITIONS: (Dismounted/Mounted)-The platoon/squad/section is stationary

or moving, conducting operations. All or part of the unit is receiving enemy direct fire.

STANDARDS: (Dismounted/Mounted)-The platoon/squad/section returns fire.

A leader identifies the enemy as a superior force, and makes the decision to

break contact. The unit breaks contact using fire and movement. The unit continues to move until the enemy cannot observe or place effective fire on them. The unit leader reports the contact to higher headquarters.

ILLUSTRATIONS: Figures 4-4b.

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES:

1. Dismounted -

a. The platoon leader designates a squad/team to suppress the enemy with direct fire as the base-of-fire element.

b. The platoon leader orders distance, direction, a terrain feature, or last

objective rally point for the movement of the first squad/team. c. The base-of-fire squad/team continues to suppress the enemy. (See Figure 4.)

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ARTEP 7-1-DRILL Figure 4. Break contact (dismounted). d. The bounding squad/team uses smoke to conceal its

Figure 4. Break contact (dismounted).

d. The bounding squad/team uses smoke to conceal its movement and

bounds to an overwatch position.

e. The bounding squad/team occupies their designated position and suppresses the enemy with well-aimed fire. (See Figure 4a.)

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ARTEP 7-1-Drill Figure 4a. Break contact (dismounted) (continued). f. The base-of-fire squad/team move s to its

Figure 4a. Break contact (dismounted) (continued).

f. The base-of-fire squad/team moves to its next covered and concealed position. (Based on the terrain and volume and accuracy of the enemy's fire, the moving squad/team may need to use fire and movement techniques). (See Figure 4b.)

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ARTEP 7-1-DRILL Figure 4b. Break contact (dismounted) (continued). g. The platoon/squad continues to suppress the enemy

Figure 4b. Break contact (dismounted) (continued).

g. The platoon/squad continues to suppress the enemy and bounds until it

is no longer receiving enemy fire.

h. The unit leader reports the contact to higher headquarters.

2. Mounted -

a. The platoon leader directs the vehicles in contact to place well-aimed suppressive fire on the enemy positions.

b. The platoon leader orders distance, direction, a terrain feature, or last

objective rally point over the radio for the movement of the first section.

c. Gunners in the base-of-fire vehicles continue to engage the enemy. They

attempt to gain fire superiority to support the bound of the moving section.

d. The bounding section moves to assume the overwatch position.

(1) The section uses smoke to mask movement. (2) Vehicle gunners and mounted Soldiers continue to suppress the enemy.

e. The platoon/section continues to suppress the enemy and bounds until it is no longer receiving enemy fire.

f. The unit leader reports the contact to higher headquarters.

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Battle 2-8. Battle Drill 07-3-D3997 - Dismount a Vehicle.

TASK: Dismount a Vehicle

(07-3-D3997).

CONDITIONS: The platoon/section is moving mounted and conducting operations as part of a larger element. The platoon/section is ordered to DISMOUNT and provide security.

STANDARDS: The platoon/section moves to the best covered and concealed position available, which provides protection for the dismounting personnel. When the command DISMOUNT is given, all Soldiers dismount in the order specified and clear the area per unit SOP. (An example technique is the 5-25 meters; each Soldier immediately scans 5 meters around his position and then searches out to 25 meters based on the duration of the halt.). Soldiers occupy positions, and vehicle gunners scan for enemy activity.

ILLUSTRATIONS: N/A.

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES:

1. The platoon leader selects a covered or concealed position as the dismount

point.

2. The platoon leader gives the order to dismount over the radio.

3. Vehicle commanders monitor radios and alert the Soldiers in the vehicle.

4. The drivers move their vehicles to the designated dismount point seeking the

best cover and concealment available.

5. The driver stops the vehicle and the vehicle commander dismounts and

occupies a security position.

6. Soldiers dismount in the specified order, clear the area and move to covered

and concealed positions.

7. The vehicles occupy overwatch positions and designated Soldiers man crew-

served weapons and scan for enemy activity.

8. Squad leaders reposition their Soldiers as needed in overwatch positions.

9. The unit leader reports to higher headquarters.

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Battle 2-9.

Battle Drill 07-3-D3998 - Evacuate Wounded Personnel from

Vehicle.

TASK: Evacuate Wounded Personnel from Vehicle

(07-3-D3998).

CONDITIONS: The platoon/section is stationary or moving, conducting operations. A vehicle is disabled due to enemy contact. An occupant of the vehicle has been injured and must be evacuated.

STANDARDS: The platoon/section suppresses the enemy, moves out of engagement area if possible, and establishes security. Squad/team members conduct first aid and remove the casualty from the vehicle. The unit leader requests MEDEVAC if necessary and reports the contact to higher headquarters.

ILLUSTRATIONS: N/A.

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES:

1. The platoon/section suppresses the enemy and moves out of the engagement

area, if possible.

2. Once out of the engagement area, or when the enemy is suppressed, the

platoon/section establishes security.

3. Designated Soldiers move to the vehicle to treat and evacuate the casualty.

4. The Soldiers remove the casualty from the vehicle so as not to cause further

injury.

5. Soldiers administer first aid.

6. The unit leader requests MEDEVAC if necessary.

7. The unit leader reports the contact to higher headquarters.

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Battle 2-10. Battle Drill 07-3-D3999 - Establish Security at the Halt.

TASK: Establish Security at the Halt

(07-3-D3999).

CONDITIONS: (Dismounted/Mounted) - The platoon/squad/section is moving tactically, conducting operations. An unforeseen event causes the platoon/squad/section to halt. Enemy contact is possible.

STANDARDS: (Dismounted) - Soldiers stop movement and clear the area per unit SOP. (An example technique is the 5-25 meters; each Soldier immediately scans 5 meters around his position and then searches out to 25 meters based on the duration of the halt). Soldiers occupy covered and concealed positions, maintain dispersion and all-round security. (Mounted) - Vehicle commanders direct their vehicles into designated positions, using available cover and concealment. Soldiers dismount in the order specified and clear the area as per unit SOP. (An example technique is the 5-25 meters; each Soldier immediately scans 5 meters around his position and then searches out to 25 meters based on the duration of the halt). The platoon/section members maintain dispersion and all-round security.

ILLUSTRATIONS: Figures 5-5b.

TASK STEPS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES:

1. Dismounted -

a. The platoon leader gives the arm-and-hand signal to halt.

b. Soldiers clear the area and establish local security.

c. Soldiers occupy hasty fighting positions as designated by the leader.

d. Squad/team leaders adjust positions as necessary.

e. The unit leader reports the situation to higher headquarters.

2. Mounted -

a. The platoon leader gives the order over the radio to stop movement.

(See Figure 5.)

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ARTEP 7-1-DRILL Figure 5. Secure at halt (mounted). b. The platoon halts in the herringbone or

Figure 5. Secure at halt (mounted).

b. The platoon halts in the herringbone or coil formation according to the unit SOP. (See Figures 5a and 5b.)

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ARTEP 7-1-Drill Figure 5a. Secure at halt (mounted) (herringbone) (continued). Figure 5b. Secure at halt (mounted)

Figure 5a. Secure at halt (mounted) (herringbone) (continued).

5a. Secure at halt (mounted) (herringbone) (continued). Figure 5b. Secure at halt (mounted) (coil) (continued). 2-24

Figure 5b. Secure at halt (mounted) (coil) (continued).

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c. Each vehicle commander ensures his vehicle is correctly positioned,

using cover and concealment, and the crew served weapon is manned and scanning.

d. Vehicle commanders order Soldiers to dismount, clear the area and

provide local security.

e. Soldiers dismount and occupy hasty fighting positions as designated by the leader. f. Squad/team leaders adjust positions as necessary.

g. The unit leader reports the situation to higher headquarters.

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Appendix A

Individual Task - Matrix

INDIVIDUAL

 

TASK TITLE

BATTLE DRILLS

 

AND NUMBER

 
 

React

React to

React to

React to

React to

to

Ambush

Ambush

Indirect

Chemical

Contact

(Near)

(Far)

Fire

Attack

COMMON

         

TASKS SKILL

LEVEL 1

(061-283-6003)

X

       

Adjust Indirect

Fire

(071-010-0006)

X

X

X

   

Engage Targets with an M249 Machine Gun

(071-000-0006)

X

       

React to Man-to- Man Contact

(071-004-0006)

X

       

Engage Targets with an M9 Pistol

INDIVIDUAL

 

TASK TITLE

BATTLE DRILLS

 

AND NUMBER

 
 

Break

Dismount a

Evacuate

Establish

 

Contact

Vehicle

Wounded

Security at

Personnel

the Halt

from

Vehicle

(061-283-6003)

         

Adjust Indirect

Fire

(071-010-0006)

X

 

X

   

Engage Targets with an M249 Machine Gun

(071-000-0006)

         

React to Man-to- Man Contact

(071-004-0006)

         

Engage Targets with an M9 Pistol

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INDIVIDUAL TASK TITLE AND NUMBER

BATTLE DRILLS

 
 

React to

React to

React to

React to

React to

Contact

Ambush

Ambush

Indirect

Chemical

(Near)

(Far)

Fire

Attack

(071-025-0007)

X

X

X

   

Engage Targets with an M240B Machine Gun

(071-030-0004)

X

X

     

Engage Targets with an MK 19 Machine Gun

(071-325-4451)

X

       

Identify IEDs

(071-100-0003)

X

X

X

   

Engage Targets with an M4 or M4A1 Carbine

(071-311-2007)

X

X

X

   

Engage Targets with an M16-Series Rifle

INDIVIDUAL TASK TITLE AND NUMBER

BATTLE DRILLS

 
 

Break

Dismount

Evacuate

Establish

 

Contact

a Vehicle

Wounded

Security

Personnel

at the Halt

from

Vehicle

(071-025-0007)

X

 

X

   

Engage Targets with an M240B Machine Gun

(071-030-0004)

X

 

X

   

Engage Targets with an MK 19 Machine Gun

(071-325-4451)

         

Identify IEDs

(071-100-0003)

X

 

X

   

Engage Targets with an M4 or M4A1 Carbine

(071-311-2007)

X

       

Engage Targets with an M16-Series Rifle

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INDIVIDUAL

 

TASK TITLE

BATTLE DRILLS

 

AND NUMBER

 
 

React to

React to

React to

React to

React to

Contact

Ambush

Ambush

Indirect Fire

Chemical

(Far)

Attack

(551-88M-0005)

X

 

X

   

Operate a Vehicle in a Convoy

(071-311-2130)

X

X

X

   

Engage Targets with an M203 Grenade Launcher

(091-309-0711)

X

       

Direct Vehicle

and Equipment

Recovery

Operations

(071-313-3454)

X

X

X

   

Engage Targets with a Caliber .50 M2 Machine Gun

(071-325-4407)

X

X

X

   

Employ Hand

Grenades

(071-326-0501)

 

X

X

   

Move as a Member of a Fire Team

(071-326-0502)

X

X

     

Move Under

Direct Fire

(071-326-0513)

 

X

X

   

Select

Temporary

Fighting

Positions

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INDIVIDUAL TASK TITLE AND NUMBER

BATTLE DRILLS

 
 

Break

Dismount

Evacuate

Establish

Contact

a Vehicle

Wounded

Security at

Personnel

the Halt

from

Vehicle

(551-88M-0005)

     

X

Operate a Vehicle in a Convoy

(071-311-2130)

X

     

Engage Targets with an M203 Grenade Launcher

(091-309-0711)

       

Direct Vehicle and Equipment Recovery Operations

(071-313-3454)

X

 

X

 

Engage Targets with a Caliber .50 M2 Machine Gun

(071-325-4407)

X

     

Employ Hand

Grenades

(071-326-0501)

X

     

Move as a Member of a Fire Team

(071-326-0502)

X

     

Move Under

Direct Fire

(071-326-0513)

X

X

 

X

Select Temporary

Fighting Positions

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INDIVIDUAL TASK TITLE AND NUMBER

BATTLE DRILLS

 
 

React to

React to

React to

React to

React to

Contact

Ambush

Ambush

Indirect

Chemical

(Near)

(Far)

Fire

Attack

(071-326-0608) Use

X

X

X

X

X

Visual Signaling

Techniques

(071-326-3002) React to Indirect Fire While Mounted

X

   

X

 

(071-326-5606) Select an Overwatch Position

 

X

     

(071-326-5611) Conduct the Maneuver of a Squad

   

X

   

(071-326-5630) Conduct Movement Techniques by a Platoon

         

(071-410-0002) React to Direct Fire While Mounted

X

X

X

   

(071-420-0005) Conduct the Maneuver of a Platoon

X

       

(081-831-1007) Perform First Aid for Burns

         

(081-831-1025) Perform First Aid for an Open Abdominal Wound

         

(081-831-1026) Perform First Aid for an Open Chest Wound

         

(081-831-1032) Perform First Aid for Bleeding of an Extremity

         

(081-831-1033) Perform First Aid for an Open Head Wound

         

(081-831-1034) Perform First Aid for a Suspected Fracture

         

(113-571-1022) Perform Voice Communications

X

X

X

X

X

(805C-PAD-2060) Report Casualties

         

(071-054-0004) Engage Targets with an M136 Launcher

 

X

X

   

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INDIVIDUAL TASK TITLE AND NUMBER

BATTLE DRILLS

 
 

Break

Dismount

Evacuate

Establish Security at the Halt

Contact

a Vehicle

Wounded

Personnel

from

 

Vehicle

(071-326-0608) Use

X

X

 

X

Visual Signaling

Techniques

(071-326-3002) React to Indirect Fire While Mounted

       

(071-326-5606) Select an Overwatch Position

 

X

   

(071-326-5611) Conduct the Maneuver of a Squad

X

     

(071-326-5630) Conduct Movement Techniques by a Platoon

X

     

(071-410-0002) React to Direct Fire While Mounted

       

(071-420-0005) Conduct the Maneuver of a Platoon

X

     

(081-831-1007) Perform First Aid for Burns

   

X

 

(081-831-1025) Perform First Aid for an Open Abdominal Wound

   

X

 

(081-831-1026) Perform First Aid for an Open Chest Wound

   

X

 

(081-831-1032) Perform First Aid for Bleeding of an Extremity

   

X

 

(081-831-1033) Perform First Aid for an Open Head Wound

   

X

 

(081-831-1034) Perform First Aid for a Suspected Fracture

   

X

 

(113-571-1022) Perform Voice Communications

X

X

X

X

(805C-PAD-2060)

   

X

 

Report Casualties

(071-054-0004) Engage Targets with an M136 Launcher

X

     

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INDIVIDUAL TASK TITLE AND NUMBER

BATTLE DRILLS

 
 

React to

React to

React to

React to

 

React to

Contact

Ambush

Ambush

Indirect

Chemical

(Near

(Far)

Fire

 

Attack

(071-326-0510) React to Indirect Fire While Dismounted

X

 

X

 

(071-410-0019) Control Organic Fires

     

(081-831-1054) Evacuate Casualties

     

(081-831-0101) Request Medical Evacuation

     

(081-831-1000) Evaluate a Casualty

     

(031-503-1012) Protect Yourself From Chemical And Biological Injury/Contamination Using Your M24 Or M25-Series Protective Mask With Hood

   

X

(031-503-1019) React to Chemical or Biological (CB) Hazard/Attack

   

X

INDIVIDUAL TASK TITLE AND NUMBER

BATTLE DRILLS

 
 

Break

Dismount

Evacuate

Establish

 

Contact

a Vehicle

Wounded

Security

Personnel

at the Halt

from

Vehicle

(071-326-0510) React to Indirect Fire While Dismounted

         

(071-410-0019) Control Organic Fires

X

       

(081-831-1054) Evacuate Casualties

   

X

   

(081-831-0101) Request Medical Evacuation

   

X

   

(081-831-1000) Evaluate a Casualty

   

X

   

(031-503-1012) Protect Yourself From Chemical And Biological Injury/Contamination Using Your M24 Or M25-Series Protective Mask With Hood

         

(031-503-1019) React to Chemical or Biological (CB) Hazard/Attack

         

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INDIVIDUAL TASK TITLE AND NUMBER

BATTLE DRILLS

 
 

React to

React to

React to

 

React to

 

React to

Contact

Ambush

Ambush

Indirect

Chemical

(Near

(Far)

Fire

 

Attack

(031-503-3008) Implement Mission-Oriented Protective Posture (MOPP)

     

X

(081-831-1003) Perform First Aid to Clear an Object Stuck in the Throat of a Conscious Casualty

       

(081-831-1005) Perform First Aid to Prevent or Control Shock

       

INDIVIDUAL TASK TITLE AND NUMBER

BATTLE DRILLS

 
 

Break

Dismount

Evacuate

Establish

 

Contact

a Vehicle

Wounded

Security

Personnel

at the Halt

from

Vehicle

(031-503-3008) Implement Mission-Oriented Protective Posture (MOPP)

         

(081-831-1003) Perform First Aid to Clear an Object Stuck in the Throat of a Conscious Casualty

   

X

   

(081-831-1005) Perform First Aid to Prevent or Control Shock

   

X

   

Note: Individual tasks are listed in the left column. Tasks linked to a drill will have an "X" in the corresponding Battle Drill column.

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Glossary

SECTION I – ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS

CASEVAC

casualty evacuation

HN

host nation

IED

improvised explosive device

MEDEVAC

medical evacuation

METT-TC

mission, enemy, terrain and weather, troops and support available, time available, civil considerations

MOPP

mission-oriented protective posture

OPORD

operation order

SITREP

situation report

SOP

standing operating procedure

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References

Required Publications

Required publications are sources that users must read in order to understand or to comply with this publication.

Field Manuals

FM 7-8, The Infantry Platoon and Squad, 22 April 1992.

Related Publications

Related publications are sources of additional information. They are not required in order to understand this publication.

FM 3-21.9, The SBCT Infantry Rifle Platoon and Squad,

2 December 2002.

Soldier Training Publications

STP 21-1-SMCT, Soldier's Manual of Common Tasks Skill Level 1,

1 October 2005.

STP 21-24-SMCT, Soldier's Manual of Common Tasks (SMCT) SKILL LEVELS 2-4, 31 August 2003.

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ARTEP 7-1-Drill 20 JULY 2006

By Order of the Secretary of the Army:

Official:

JULY 2006 By Order of the Secretary of the Army: Official: JOYCE E. MORROW Administrative Assistant

JOYCE E. MORROW Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army

0618003

PETER J. SCHOOMAKER General, United States Army Chief of Staff

Distribution: Active Army, Army National Guard, and US Army Reserve: To be distributed in accordance with the initial distribution number (IDN) 121729, requirements for ARTEP 7-1-Drill.

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