ICS1103 Crossing a Danger Area - The Citadel - The Military

Document Sample
ICS1103 Crossing a Danger Area - The Citadel - The Military Powered By Docstoc
					       CROSSING A DANGER AREA




4 June 2003      ICS1103        1
               DANGER AREA

       A DANGER AREA IS ANY PLACE WHERE A
       MOVING ELEMENT IS VULNERABLE TO
       ENEMY OBSERVATION OR FIRE.




4 June 2003             ICS1103             2
CONSIDERATIONS FOR DANGER
          AREAS
     - A DANGER AREA SHOULD NOT BE IGNORED

     - A UNIT SHOULD NOT SPEND MUCH TIME
     DEALING WITH A DANGER AREA

     - UNIT’S DIRECTION OF MOVEMENT SHOULD
     NOT BE PARALLEL TO A DANGER AREA

     - AVOID A DANGER AREA, IF POSSIBLE

4 June 2003            ICS1103               3
          TYPES OF DANGER AREAS

   LINEAR DANGER AREA - VULNERABLE TO
   ENEMY OBSERVATION OR FIRE
   PREDOMINATELY FROM FLANKS.


   OPEN AREA DANGER AREA - VULNERABLE TO
   ENEMY OBSERVATION OR FIRE FROM THE
   FRONT AND FLANKS.



4 June 2003          ICS1103               4
                       CROSSING A
                      DANGER AREA
    -THREE PHASES OF CROSSING DANGER AREAS:
     a. IDENTIFICATION:
              - POINT MAN HALTS PATROL.
          - PL DECIDES IT IS A DANGER AREA AND ACTIONS THE
     PATROL WILL TAKE.
     b. FAR SIDE RECONNAISSANCE:
              - SCOUTING FIRE TEAM CONDUCTS RECONNAISSANCE
         - SCOUTING TEAM NORMALLY CONSISTS OF POINT MAN,
     COVER MAN, NAVIGATOR, AND SECURITY TEAM LEADER.
     c. CROSSING:-CONTROLLED BY APL.


4 June 2003                       ICS1103                    5
   ENEMY CONTACT DURING FAR
     SIDE RECONNAISSANCE
     IF THE ENEMY DETECTS THE SCOUTING FIRE TEAM
     ON THE FAR SIDE OF THE DANGER AREA:
              -THE FLANK SECURITY OPENS FIRE ON THE
              ENEMY.
              -MAIN BODY OF PATROL TAKES UP AN OVER-
              WATCH POSITION AND FIRES ON ENEMY.
              -SCOUTING FIRE TEAM BREAKS CONTACT WITH
              THE ENEMY AND REJOINS PATROL.
              -SMOKE AND INDIRECT FIRES MAY BE USED TO
              SCREEN THE MOVEMENT OF THE PATROL TO A
              NEW LOCATION FOR CROSSING THE DANGER
              AREA.
4 June 2003                     ICS1103                  6
                     BOX SHAPED
                   RECONNAISSANCE
                          50 - 60                        50 - 60



                   50 - 60                RP                   50 - 60



                               50 - 60              50 - 60
                          Danger                              Area
              Near Side                                            Near Side
              Flank                                                Flank
              Security                                             Security
                                         Patrol

                                                    Direction of Movement
4 June 2003                               ICS1103                              7
                        ZIGZAG
                    RECONNAISSANCE
                                      50 - 60



                   50 - 60              RP




                             Danger                   Area
              Near Side                                      Near Side
              Flank                                          Flank
              Security                                       Security
                                      Patrol

                                                 Direction of Movement
4 June 2003                            ICS1103                           8
       CROSSING LINEAR DANGER
                AREA




  DANGER                   AREA




4 June 2003      ICS1103          9
              TRAVELING OVER-WATCH




                Direction
                of Travel
4 June 2003                 ICS1103   10
       AVOIDING A DANGER AREA

      PATROL ENCOUNTERS A DANGER AREA THAT
     THE PL DECIDES TO GO AROUND, THE PATROL
     AVOIDS DANGER AREA BY MAKING A SERIES
     OF 90-DEGREE AZIMUTH CHANGES UNTIL THE
     PATROL BYPASSES THE DANGER AREA.




4 June 2003            ICS1103                 11
         AVOIDING A DANGER AREA


                             3RD LEG




                    DANGER AREA               2ND LEG




                                 1ST LEG
                ORIGINAL
              DIRECTION OF
               MOVEMENT                (90-DEGREE OFFSET)
4 June 2003                  ICS1103                        12
              ENEMY CONTACT AT
               DANGER AREAS
    - PL WILL ALWAYS DESIGNATE NEAR AND FAR SIDE
     RALLY POINTS TO AID IN THE REORGANIZATION OF
     THE PATROL IF SEPARATED WHILE CROSSING A
     DANGER AREA.

    - PL IS ONE OF THE FIRST TO CROSS A DANGER AREA
     AND THE APL IS ONE OF LAST TO CROSS DANGER
     AREA, SO IF THE PATROL BECOMES SEPARATED,
     THERE IS LEADERSHIP ON BOTH SIDES.




4 June 2003               ICS1103                     13

				
DOCUMENT INFO
Shared By:
Categories:
Tags:
Stats:
views:15
posted:5/8/2010
language:English
pages:13