Characteristics of a consolidating industry
(b) The machine gun team takes up a covered and concealed position and suppresses the enemy position.
The platoon continues suppressing enemy positions and responds to the orders of the company commander. (2) The platoon leader assigns sectors of fire for each squad. (g) Search, silence, segregate, safeguard, and speed EPWs to collection points.
(3) The platoon leader positions keys weapons to cover the most dangerous avenue(s) of approach. (d) Redistribute critical equipment (radios, NBC, NVDs). (h) Collect and report enemy information and materiel.
(e) The moving fire team proceeds to the next covered position. (g) If necessary, the team leader directs soldiers to bound forward as individuals within buddy teams. They select the next covered position before moving. (The platoon must prepare to defeat an enemy counterattack.
Soldiers coordinate their movement and fires with each other within the buddy team. They either rush forward (no more than 5 seconds), or use high or low crawl techniques based on terrain and enemy fires. If the answer is NO, or the assaulting squad(s) cannot continue to move, the platoon leader deploys the squad(s) to suppress the enemy and reports to the company commander. The platoon is most vulnerable at the conclusion of the assault.) (1) The platoon leader signals for the base-of-fire element to move up into designated positions.
(c) The platoon leader moves forward with his RATELO, the platoon FO, the squad leader of the nearest squad, and one machine gun team. (2) If the answer is NO, the platoon leader deploys another squad and the second machine gun team to suppress the enemy position.