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Infantry Attacks at NTC: Part I

This article shares some observations gleaned from the authors’ experiences coaching, teaching, and training rotational units during the conduct of both force-on-force and live-fire operations in a training area slightly larger than the state of Rhode Island. During seven rotational decisive action battles, the authors share some lessons learned, best practices, doctrinal discussion, and the opportunities offered here at the National Training Center (NTC) at Fort Irwin, CA, — the “crown jewel” of the Army.

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Assured Access through Tactical Mobility: Observations and Lessons Learned from a Proof of Principle

The 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment conducted the Light Tactical All-Terrain Vehicle (LTATV) proof of principle from November 2014 through December 2015. In this article the authors discuss the background, highlights, lessons learned from the tactical employment of these vehicles, list the desirable parameters, and make recommendations for furthering this capability within the GRF.

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Building the Infantry Squad Leader: Cognitive, Social, and Physical Development

In the interest of identifying a nexus of common denominators among our finest Infantry squad leaders and to determine how leaders may foster such skills within their units, platoon leaders of Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, examined feedback from their squad leaders after a battalion squad leader course and pinpointed several best practices. The outcome of this examination is a set of practical guidelines that develop the cognitive, social, and physical domains of military leadership.

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Infantry in Action

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U.S. Army Rangers prepare for extraction from their objective during training at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., on 30 January 2014. (Photo by SPC Steven Hitchcock)

Infantry in Action

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Paratroopers from 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division conduct an airfield seizure on 21 June 2013. (Photo by SGT Juan F. Jimenez)

Infantry in Action

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Paratroopers of the 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment conduct live-fire training on Fort Bragg, N.C., 9 September 2013. (Photo by SSG Jason Hull)

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Soldiers with the 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, take to the road during a joint platoon exercise at the Yakima Training Center, Wash., Sept. 16, 2013. Rising Thunder is a U.S. Army-hosted exercise designed to build interoperability between I Corps, the 7th Infantry Division and the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force. (Photo by SGT Austan Owen)