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OCS Phase 2- Tactics

Army Operations - Offensive and Defense Tactics

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What are the FMs for Operations? FM 3-0 and FM 3-90
What is TTP Tactics, Techniques, Procedures
Define Army Doctrine Doctrine is the concise expression of how America's Army forces contribute to unified action in campaigns, major operations, battles, and engagements.
What is METT-TC Mission, Enemy, Time, Troops, Terrain, Civilian Considerations
T or F Tactics is battlefield problem solving usually thought out and passive in nature. F: Answer= Tactics is battlefield problem solving usually RAPID AND DYNAMIC in nature
The Art of Tactics Employment
The Science of Tactics Docturne
What are the Levels of War 1. Strategic 2. Operational 3. Tactical
What is Strategic To establish objectives and guidance Art and Science.
What is Operational Conduct campaigns and major operations to establish conditions that define that end state.
What is Tactical "Boots on the ground". Day to day battles
What are the effects of Combat Power 1. Maneuver 2. Firepower 3. Leadership 4. Protection 5. Information
Maneuver Employment of Forces - You pick when, where, and how to fight the enemy.
Firepower Destructive Force
Leadership Purpose Direction Motivation
Protection Always need Security.
Information Enhances leadership, magnifies the effects of manuever, firepower and protection
What are the 8 Elements of Combat Power 1. Leadership (Center) 2. Fires 3. Intel 4. Command and Control 5. Sustainment 6. movement and manouver 7. Protection 8. Information (encoumpasses everything)
There are 9 principles of war, what are they? 1. Objective 2. Offensive 3. Mass 4. Economy of Force 5. Maneuver 6. Unity of Command 7. Security 8. Surprise 9. Simplicity
Objective Clearly defined Decisive Attainable
Offensive Exploit
Mass Concentration of Combat power at precise place and time
Maneuver Always be flexible
Security Never permit the enemy to acuire an unexpected advantage
surprise strike the enemy at a time and place when they are unprepared
Simplicity (Yassanye) Prepare clear, Uncomplicated plans and concise orders to ensure thorough understanding
Unity of Command A single commander directs and coordinates
Economy of Force Employ all combat power available in the most effective way possible
What are the tenets of Army Operations Depth Agility Versatility Initiative Synchronization
Depth the extension of operation in time space and resources
Agility move and sdjust quickly
Versatility To quickly transition
Initiative Settin or dictating the terms of action throughout the battle or operation
Synchronization KEY COMPONENT - Arrangement of activities in time space and purpose to mass maximum relative combat power
What are the 4 characteristics of the Offencse Surprise Concentration Tempo Audacity
Surprise Strike the unprepared enemy
Concentration massing of overwhelming effects of combat power
Tempo Rate of speed
Audacity Simple plan of action
What are the three types of Offensive Operations Decisive Shaping Sustaining
What are the 5 forms of Maneuver Envelopment Turning Movement Infiltration Penetration Frontal Attack
What are the 4 types of offensive operations Movement to Contact Attack Exploitation Pursuit
What are the 3 Variants of Movement to Attack Search and Attack Approach March Meeting Engagement
What are the three types of Attack Hasty Deliberate Special (6 cases)
What are the 6 Special Attack Cases 1. Spoiling 2. Counterattack 3. Raid 4. Ambush 5. Feint 6. Demonstration
What is Exploitation follows a successful attack and is designed to disorganize the enemy
What are the 3 Phases of Offensive Operations Planning Preperation Execution
Operations in Depth = ? Deep, Close, & Rear
The attack is organized into 3 elements, What are they Support Breach Assault
What are the three classifications of terrain Unrestrictive restrictive Severly Restricted
What are the Tactical tasks for Terrain Sieze Defend Retain
DEFENSIVE OPERATIONS The purpose of defensive operations is to cause an enemy attack to fail and create conditions favorable for assuming the offensive
What are the characteristics of the Defense Massing Effects Flexibility Preparation Security Disruption
WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF DEFENSIVE OPERATIONS MOBILE DEFENSE AREA DEFENSE RETROGRADE
WHAT IS AN ENGAGEMENT AREA? Where the commander intends to trap and destroy an enemy force using the massed fires of all available weapons.
WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF BATTLE POSITIONS Primary Alternate Supplementary
Define the sequence of the defense Prepare for combat Move to defensive positions Establish defensive positions Locate the enemy Initiate contact / Actions on enemy contact Fight the defense Consolidate & Reorganize
What are 5 defensive techniques Defend in Sector Defend from a Battle Position Defend from a Strongpoint Defend a Perimeter Defense of a Reverse Slope
Why have a defensive occupation plan? Prevents confusion Establishes security quickly Allows parallel planning Allows priority of work to commence
Define the priority of work Establish security Position key weapons Clear fields of fire and prepare range cards Prepare fighting positions Emplace obstacles and mines Prepare alternate positions Establish work rest plan Stockpile ammunition, food, and water
True or False: At platoon level, the reserve may consist of a rifle squad, fire team, or the platoon headquarters element. True
WHAT IS THE ENGAGEMENT AREA where you want to kill the enemy
Created by: Yassanye