An officer explains different types of platoon formations and its usage and advantages.
United States USA Date:1942 Duration:13 min 20 sec Sound:Yes
The advantages of the different Platoon formations during a war. The U.S. Army Sergeants stand around a desk A Rifle Squad officer talks about the formal formations of the Platoon. He first explains the Platoon Column Formation which is useful at night and during low visibility. Secondly he speaks about the Platoon in Line of Squad Column in which the center is the Base Squad and is useful only when the location of the enemy squad is known. A Sergeant asks a questions and the officer answers. Next is the Platoon in Squad Column formation with center squad back this formation is most useful and widely used. It provides Rifle Squad support and allow use of covered approach terrain further movement in Platoon Column. A Sergeant asks question about the number of squad to be used in the formation. The officer answers. Another sergeant questions him about maintaining contact with security measure. The officer explains this answer with the help of a example.
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