Mission FTX #7 - Squad Evaluations - BD1, BD2, BD5
"Widowmakers" Platoon, Alpha Company 1-30th Infantry Regiment will continue in Fort Stewart to conduct the 7 week of their Team level training and evaluations. This phase of the training will cover essential tasks, tactics, and drills for any team (and ultimately squad) to become competent and effective for our future deployments.
Week 7 will focus on battle drill 1,2 and 5. Platoon and Company staff will evaluate each Squad and their individual teams on these tasks during a live fire exercise to ensure the Saturday training is adhered too. Each Squad will be given objectives and will move on foot from the COP using the techniques they trained on the day prior to display and rehearse their TTPs and internal SOPs.
"Widowmaker" Platoon conducts dismounted defensive operations in the training area of Ft Stewart on 19 FEB 23 during operation times in order to display their competency, skills, and rehears their internal SOPs to the evaluators. Once complete evaluators will meet with their individual Squads to conduct formal AAR's in order to identify strengths and weaknesses in the tasks of formations, spacing, individual movement techniques, and LDAs.
All information is covered in the Joint Squad SOP at the below link.
In addition, below are the excerpts specifically covered in the training.
Battle drill 1 & 2
The Squad takes contact from the 12 o'clock, fire team closes to contact gets on line and returns fire, the 2nd team moves up to support the engaged fire team, BD 1 is now complete and the decision is made to attack the enemy
Figure 1- Execusion of battle drill 1 then moving into batlle drill 2
Battle drill 5
Figure 2- Execution of battle drill 5
(a) MINE DETECTORS: Squad and Fireteam Leaders should use mine detectors at all times due to the risk of anti-personnel mines, IED, and UXO.
(b) DEFUSAL KITS: For defusing explosives noted above (Rangers only).
(c) DEMOLITION CHARGES: M112 Demolition Blocks for destroying enemy caches and other targets as needed (Rangers only).
(d) FIM-92 STINGERS: For destroying enemy aircraft.
(e) FGM-148 JAVELINS: For destroying enemy armor.
Chain Of Command
(a) MISSION: WIDOWMAKER 6, WIDOWMAKER 7, PLATOON HQ PERSONNEL (PRIMARY EVALUATORS)
(b) ADDITIONAL ELEMENTS: WAREAGLE 6, WAREAGLE 7 (ALTERNATE EVALUATORS)
(c) CLOSE AIR SUPPORT: WIDOWMAKER 6, MONEYSHOT
(d) AIR ELEMENTS : FALCON 6 / FALCON 7
(a) GROUND-TO-AIR: FREQ LR CH 60, AIR-TO-AIR: FREQ LR CH 61
(b) COMPANY NET: HANDHELD OR LR FREQ 30
(c) PLATOON NET: HANDHELD OR LR FREQ 31
(d) SQUAD NET: HANDHELD FREQ 110/120/130/140
(e) CONVOY NET: FREQ LR CH 33
Below is the training schedule until deployment: