FM 7-8, Infantry Rifle Platoon & Squad. REFERENCES. ACTION: Conduct an Ambush CONDITION: Given instruction in a field environment at Skytop with rubber ducks, LBE, and slide handouts STANDARD: Demonstrate a basic knowledge of ambush operations by conduction a mock ambush onsite .
A surprise attack from concealed position on a moving or temporarily halted target.
Assault Element – seizes and secures the objective and protects the special teams as they complete their assigned actions on the objective (OBJ).OPERATIONAL TERMS
Support Element – the portion of the unit tasked with providing support by fire for the assault element.OPERATIONAL TERMS
EPW/Search Team – designated to search enemy bodies for PIR and collect and process enemy prisoners
Demolition Team – designated to destroy enemy equipment not to be taken from the objective
Aid/Litter Team – designated to provide first aid to casualties (both friendly and enemy) and assist the platoon medic in triage, treatment and movement of casualtiesOPERATIONAL TERMS
Casualty Collection Point (CCP) – a location on or near the objective to which casualties will be brought for treatment and preparation for evacuationOPERATIONAL TERMS
Purpose is to PINPOINT the objective
PL, Assault Squad Leaders, Weapon’s Squad Leader, Release Point Personnel, Security Detachment, Forward Observer
Move to RP
Move close enough to OBJ (when possible, move to actual positions) to identify the following:
Kill Zone (Define L/R Limits and LOA)
Support Positions (Key Weapon Locations)
Security PositionsAMBUSH TECHNIQUE