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The Marine Rifle Squad in Combat MCS 3-3

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The Marine Rifle Squad in Combat
  • MCS 3-3 / NAVMC-3729
    • Marine Corps Schools, Marine Barracks, Quantico, Virginia, March 16, 1945
      • 144 pages
      • 11 photos
      • 42 drawings
      • 25 formation drawings
      • 5 multi-color formation drawings
      • Free PDF download
Designed to teach all the basic fundamentals required by a Marine squad leader to successfully lead his squad in combat.

 

Contents
  • Preface

  • Organization, Equipment and Formations

    • Marine Rifle Squad

      • General

      • The Fire Team

    • Squad Formations, Combat Drill

      • General

    • Signals, Combat Drill

      • General

      • Whistle Signals

      • Arm and Hand Signals, Combat Drill

    • Combat Drill (Extended Order)

      • Fire Team

      • Rifle Squad

      • General

  • The Squad in the Fire Fight

    • General

    • Fire Control

      • General

      • Elements of Fire Control

      • Range Estimation

      • Target Designation

      • Fire Orders

    • Fire Discipline

      • Definition

      • Duties of Fire Team Leaders

      • Casualties and Separations

      • Ammunition

  • The Squad in Offensive Combat

    • Purpose

      • General

    • Route Column

      • General

      • The Advance Guard

      • The Squad as Point of the Advance Guard

      • Example of Squad Leader's Order

      • Conduct of the Point on the March

      • The Squad as a Flank Patrol

      • Example of Squad Leader's Order

      • The Rear Guard

      • The Squad as an Element of a March Outpost

    • The Approach March

      • General

      • Formations

      • Deployment

    • The Squad in the Attack

      • Mission

      • Assembly Areas

      • Squad Leader's Orientation and Order for the Attack

      • Supporting Fires

      • Advancing the Attack

      • The Assault

      • Pursuit by Fire

      • Reorganization

      • Continuation of the Attack

      • Support Squad in the Attack

  • The Squad in Defensive Combat

    • General

      • Purpose

      • Mission

    • Types of Defense

      • General

      • Deliberate Defense

      • Hasty Defense

    • Assumption of the Defense

      • Steps

      • Reconnaissance and Selection of Position

      • Formulation of Plans and Issuance of Orders

      • Security

      • Occupation of the Position and Organization of the Ground

      • Defense of Tactical Obstacles

    • Conduct of the Defense

      • Conduct

    • Combat Outposts and Outguards

      • Combat Outpost

      • Outguards

      • Sentinels

  • The Squad as a Patrol

    • General

      • Definition

      • Size

      • The Patrol Leader

      • Patrol Leader's Actions Before Departure

      • Estimate of Situation and Selection of Route

      • Selection of Members

      • Issuance of Orders

      • Rehearsals

      • Arrangement for Passage of Lines

      • Coordination with Other Patrols

      • Formations

      • Guides

      • Communications

      • Individual Preparations

      • Inspections

    • Reconnaissance Patrols

      • General

      • Missions

      • Equipment

      • Weapons

      • Conduct

    • Combat Patrols

      • Missions

      • Size

      • Equipment

      • Weapons

      • Conduct of Infiltration and Mop-up Patrols

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