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initially and then successively move straight to the front.
When all squads have cleared, the leading squad executes
squad diagonal right (left). The other squads successively
execute squad diagonal right (left) on the right (left) of
the leading squad, and in prolongation of the line formed
by that squad. Squad leaders and men armed with auto-
matic weapons form in rear of their respective squads. The
platoon leader and platoon sergeant take positions where
they can best control the platoon.
c. Platoon in line (fig. 7). The command is: i. AS SKIR-
MISHERS (I pace), 2. MOVE. At the command MOVE,
the center squad of the platoon, which is the base squad,
executes AS SKIRMISHERS. The right and left squads
execute AS SKIRMISHERS to the right and left, respec-
tively. Squad leaders and men armed with automatic weap-
ons form in rear of their respective squads. The platoon
leader and platoon sergeant take positions where they can
best observe and direct.
d. Platoon wedge with one squad in support (fig. 8).
The command is: I. PLATOON WEDGE WITH ONE
SQUAD IN SUPPORT. 2. MOVE. At the command of
signal MOVE, the right and left squads march forward;
the center squad stands fast. When the right and left squads
have cleared the center squad they execute diagonal right
and left, respectively. Squad leaders and men armed with
automatic weapons in the leading squads take positions in
rear of their respective squads. The platoon leader and pla-
toon sergeant take positions where they can best control the
e. To re-form platoon from any formation. The com-
mand is: I. ASSEMBLE, 2. MOVE. The No. 2 man of the
base squad halts if moving and assumes the position of
HIGH PORT. The remainder of the squad form behind
him in their respective places and assume the position of
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