Squad Drills are in-game training sessions for infantry soldiers.
Squad Leaders develop and teach weekly lessons on soldiering, tactics and use of equipment for drills. Topics include, among others, tactical formations and movement, Battle Drills, convoy operations, radio communications, medical aid, military operations in urban terrain (MOUT), close-quarters battle (CQB), etc. Fireteam Leaders assist their Squad Leader as needed in presenting and leading Drills.
These training sessions are held on one of 3ID’s Arma 3 Training Servers, typically using blank templates. Soldiers form up in-server Saturday @1430 EST and step off @1500 EST. Under the Squad Leader’s direction, Fireteam Leaders and Members train to improve offensive and defensive combat capabilities. This training builds Soldiers’ cohesion and performance in 3ID Operations. Drills also improve discipline, timeliness, and stress management through regular training. Development of these skill sets aids the unit in its immediate mission, i.e. to close with and destroy the enemy.
Squad Drills produce results in operations. Squads that regularly challenge themselves in drills are generally best suited to adapt to and overcome tactical challenges in the field.