MIL SCI 102 Lecture 2: MSL 102 - Lecture 2 - Squad Tactics + Basic Components of a Squad

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MSL 102 - Lecture 2 - Squad Tactics + Basic Components of a Squad (1/25/17)
“The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is
the team.” - Phil Jackson, President of the Knicks
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Squad tactics based around infantry
Infantry is foundation for a soldier
Boot camp and training teaches basics of engaging with an enemy
Squad
9 person team
2 fire teams within squad
Each member has different roles and responsibilities
Learning Objectives
Components of a fire team and infantry rifle squad
Define roles and responsibilities of each member
Alpha Fire Team (A Team)
Bravo Fire Team (B Team)
Is in front of bravo team
Follows alpha team (not directly)
Slightly different weapons
Slightly different weapons
Fire Team
4 people in a fire team
1) Team Leader
2) Semi-Automatic Weapon (SAW) / Automatic Rifleman (AR)
3) Grenadier
4) Rifleman
2 fire teams (with 4 people each) + 1 squad leader = 9 person Squad
Automatic Rifleman Research (Specialist)
Weapons: M249 SAW or RPK74
Provide suppressing fire for moving squad
Largest magazine
Causes mass casualty
Work in tandem with squad leaders for maximum effectiveness
Hard to be accurate
More for spraying across the place
Fire Rate:
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