Movement to Contact



  1. Conduct of a Movement to Contact
  2. Organization of Forces
  3. Control Measures
  4. Order of Events
  5. Plan
  6. Prepare
  7. Execute
  8. Assess
  9. Search and Attack
  10. Cordon and Search


2-164. Movement to contact is an offensive task designed to develop the situation and establish or regain contact. When necessary, the Infantry platoon conducts this task regardless of which decisive action element is currently predominate: offense, defense, or stability. The platoon usually conducts movement to contact as part of an Infantry company or larger element. Based upon METT-TC, the rifle platoon may conduct the operation independently. Search and attack, and cordon and search are techniques of movement to contact.