M270 Multiple Launch Rocket System - MLRS


GS01TP: MLRS Tactics and Procedures

11 March 1997


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GS01TP: MLRS Tactics and Procedures

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Gunnery Department MLRS Division “Standards Start Here”

MLRS TACTICS AND PROCEDURES

The Mission of the Field Artillery is to ...

MLRS Tactics and Procedures

MLRS Employment Concept

Employment Considerations

Employment Considerations

Employment Considerations

Organization for Combat

Command Relationship

Retains Direct Control (GS)

Retains Direct Control (GS)

Retains Direct Control (Advantages)

Retains Direct Control (Disadvantages)

Attached to a FA Brigade (GS or GSR)

Attached to a FA Brigade (Advantages)

Attached to a FA Brigade (Disadvantages)

Allocates Some or All of MLRS Units to a Division (GSR/R)

Allocates MLRS to a Division (Advantages)

Allocates MLRS to a Division (Disadvantages)

Tactical Mission

General Support (GS)

General Support Reinforcing (GSR)

Reinforcing (R)

Direct Support (DS)

Non-Standard Mission

Inspiration for the Uninspired

Organization and Operations

MLRS Battalion Organization

HHS Functions

HHS Battery Organization

Key Personnel

Key Personnel

Key Personnel

Key Personnel

Key Personnel

The MLRS Battery

Battery Organization

Key Personnel

Firing Battery Operations

BOC Functions (Fire Direction)

BOC Functions (Tactical Operations)

Logistics Operations Center (LOC)

Split Headquarters Operations

Battery Headquarters Positioning Considerations

Battery Headquarters Positioning Considerations

Headquarters Position Defense

Movement (Displacement Options)

Jump BOC

Inspiration for the Uninspired

The MLRS Platoon

Firing Platoon Organization

Firing Platoon Key Personnel

Firing Platoon Operations

Firing Platoon Responsibilities

Operational Area (OPAREA)

RSOP

METT-T

RECONNAISSANCE

Types of Reconnaissance

Map Reconnaissance

Air Reconnaissance

Ground Reconnaissance

MLRS Firing Platoon Reconnaissance

Reconnaissance Party

Route Reconnaissance Considerations

OPAREA Reconnaissance Considerations

Recon Considerations (Survey Control)

RECONNAISSANCE

OPAREA Position Types

Firing Point (FP)

Firing Point (cont.)

Hide Area (HA)

Reload Point (RL)

Survey Control Point (SCP)

Platoon Headquarters (POC)

Ammunition Holding Area (AHA)

RECONNAISSANCE

Occupation of Position

Firing Platoon Operational Area

Perimeter Defense Considerations

Platoon Ammunition Resupply Techniques

Platoon Logistics

Gunnery Department MLRS Division “Standards Start Here”

Author: MLRS Branch Headquarters