The Department of Defense

The Department of Defense - You only send an OP in as far...

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You only send an OP in as far as one can cover you Maximum effective range of an M16 is 460 meters The Basic Unit (Expectation is that you can command two ranks up from your position) Squad (One Dot) The smallest unit Typically commanded by a SSG Section (Two Dots) Commanded by a SSG Platoon (Three Dots) Commanded by Lieutenants Typically three squads per platoon Typically two sections per platoon Company (One Line) Commanded by Captains Battalion (Two Lines) Commanded by Lieutenant Colonels Who commands them is determined by the Department of the Army Regiments (Three Lines) Commanded by Colonels Brigade sized elements Typically nomenclature would be used by Rangers and Aviation Brigades (One X) Unit (Size, Type, Friendly or Foe, Exactly what unit it is). ...Center Mass is always the bottom left-hand corner Headquarters OP, Outpost Friendly Forward Lines (Friendlies on Left) Admin, Logistical, or Medical Installation Trains The Five Types of Symbols Squad Section Platoon Company Battalion Regiments
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Commanded by Colonels Brigade sized elements Groups (One X) Special Forces Brigade Sized Elements Division (Two X) Commanded by Major General Only 10 divisions in the Army Corps (Three X) Commanded by Lieutenant General 18th Airborne Corps is our rapid deployment corps
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