Tactical

Cadet Requirements – Tactical (For Your Information)

9 Line MEDEVAC Request [top]


Line 1. Location of the pick-up site.
Line 2. Radio frequency, call sign, and suffix.
Line 3. Number of patients by precedence: 

  • A – Urgent
  • B – Urgent Surgical
  • C – Priority
  • D – Routine
  • E – Convenience

Line 4. Special equipment required:

  • A – None
  • B – Hoist
  • C – Extraction equipment
  • D – Ventilator

Line 5. Number of patients:

  • A – Litter
  • B – Ambulatory

Line 6. Security at pick-up site:

  • N – No enemy troops in area
  • P – Possible enemy troops in area (approach with caution)
  • E – Enemy troops in area (approach with caution)
  • X – Enemy troops in area (armed escort required)
  • * In peacetime – number and types of wounds, injuries, and illnesses

Line 7. Method of marking pick-up site:

  • A – Panels
  • B – Pyrotechnic signal
  • C – Smoke signal
  • D – None
  • E – Other

Line 8. Patient nationality and status:

  • A – US Military
  • B – US Civilian
  • C – Non-US Military
  • D – Non-US Civilian
  • E – EPW

Line 9. NBC Contamination:

  • N – Nuclear
  • B – Biological
  • C – Chemical
  • * In peacetime – terrain description of pick-up site

Call For Fire [top]


  1. First transmission: Observer identification and warning order.
    Example: H24 THIS IS N59, ADJUST FIRE, OVER
  2. Second transmission: Target location.
    Example: GRID CF123456, OVER
  3. Third transmission: Target description, method of engagement method of fire and control.
    Example: TANK IN OPEN, ICM IN EFFECT, OVER

Terrain Analysis (OACOK) [top]


  • Obstacles
  • Avenues of Approach
  • Cover and Concealment
  • Observation and Fields of Fire
  • Key Terrain

METT-TC [top]


  • Mission
  • Enemy
  • Troops
  • Terrain
  • Time Available
  • Civilian Considerations

Decision Making Process [top]


  • Identify the Problem
  • Gather the Information
  • Develop a Course of action
  • Analyze and Compare Course of Action
  • Make Decisions – Select course of Action
  • Make a Plan
  • Implement the Plan

Eight Tasks for Health, Welfare, and Maintenance [top]


  • Clean Assigned Weapons. Don’t Clean all Crew Served Weapons at the Same Time
  • Clean and Wash Yourself
  • Shave
  • Recamouflage
  • Pack and Recamouflage Equipment
  • Team Leaders Need to Inspect and Correct Deficiencies
  • Eat
  • Return Within the Proper

Priority of Work in the Defense [top]


  • Establish Local Security
  • Position MGs and Dragons by Platoon Leader, Men by Squad Leader, and Assign Sectors of Fire
  • Clear Fields of Fire and Prepare Range Cards
  • Prepare Fighting Positions
  • Lay Communications Wire
  • Emplace Obstacles and Mines
  • Improve Primary Position and Prepare Overhead Cover
  • Prepare Supplementary Positions
  • Stockpile Ammunition, Food and Water

Tactical Leaders Model (Defense) [top]


  • Prepare for Combat
  • Move to the Defense
  • Locate the Enemy
  • React to Enemy Contact
  • Fix the Enemy
  • Fight the Defense
  • Consolidate and Reorganize

Squad Combat Drill (Offensive) [top]


  • Prepare for Combat Operations (TLP)
  • React to Enemy contact
  • Locate the Enemy
  • Gain Fire Superiority
  • Flank Attack
  • Consolidate and Reorganize

Estimate of the Situation [top]


  • Detailed Mission Analysis
  • The Situation and Courses of Action – War-game
  • Analyze coursed of Action
  • Decision

Five Points of Safety [top]


  • Nothing we do in peacetime warrants unnecessary risks (in terms of lives and equipment)
  • Commanders are Safety Officers
  • Teach Soldiers a “Sixth Sense” of Safety
  • Fix Accountability for Accidents
  • Safety Officials “must be”