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    Quote Originally Posted by William F. Owen View Post
    OK and how exactly does the "optimize the Leverage of the MAGTF" work as concerns equipment, training and organisation? - which is different from before.
    Take the piece above on Distributed Arty, that piece alone took about 3yrs to get right.
    • Standardizing Coy-Level Intel & Ops Cells-CLIC & CLOC.
    • Distributed Comms DTCS- PDAs that allow Intra-Squad/Plt Comm & Voice/Data reachback of 250miles.
    • The reorganization of the Rifle Coy to include a Scouts & Recon Section for CAS & Indirect Fires as well as close-in reconnaissance.
    • Standardizing training in tactics, leadership, & responsibility that allows for dispersion & independence on all levels.
    • Streamlining a Coy MAGTF HQ & data equipment to be Expeditionary-The "Expeditionary Forward Operations Base, ExFOB".
    • The UAV & UGV components are also critical-the MV-22 will be centrally located w/the BN HQ, the Cargo-UAS will be w/the Coys along some Coys having access to the CH-53s or Naval Lift.
    • Not every Coy MAGTF will be outfitted the same, it will depend on their region and mission.

    There are a lot of moving parts but i'm half sleep. Look up Limited Objective 4 (LOE 4) Kahuku, Hawaii, EMO- Enhanced MAGTF Operations, ECO- Enhanced Company Operations, you should find enough info.
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    Default ECO Coy Structure

    Present US Marine Rifle Coy Structure:



    Company Landing Team (CoLT) Structure:



    Notice they removed 1 Fire Team per Rifle Plt & added an Assault Tm. They also removed the Plt Guides, looks like 2 of the Fire Tms and Plt Gs went to form the Scout Sect.

    For LOE 4 that was run during RIMPAC 2010, the Scout Section was inserted 2 days in advance of the Landing Force to perform Reconnaissance (Zone & Area for the LF) & Surveillance on the enemy force prior to the assault.

    The assault occurred after the HQ Element made up of HQ, FiST, Arty Plt, & 1 Rifle Plt, linked up w/Friendly Forces (Gov't) via LCAC. The Assault Force (2x Rfl Plts & Wps Plt) was waiting & later launched directly into the raid fr/150nm at sea via CH-53, testing STOM (Ship-To-Objective-Manuever).


    The new Coy HQ or CLOC (Comp-Level Ops Center) & FiST:


    In the CLOC the Gunny is the Ops Chief now no longer burdened w/Logistics. There's now a Sgt or SSgt fr/Supply to handle Log. There's also an Intel Specialist and a Data Marine.

    Also notice the FiST on the left led by an Arty O (1Lt), E-5/Sgt Certified JTAC, & Arty + 81mm Scouts.

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    1) Distributed Tactical Communications System (DTCS): A PDA-based Netted Iridium push-to-talk system that allows Squads to communicate out to 100 miles presently & w/a software upgrade coming that will push that out to 250mi.
    This device has great potential, but in its current configuration, blows as a communication tool.

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    Squads seperated by 100 miles? Now that's dispersion!

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    Infanteer,

    In the old Texas West they only sent a single Texas Ranger to quell riots and insurrections.

    With reat time communications and modern close air support wrinkles worked out in Iraq a Marine Rifle Squad could controll a lot of land from the highest
    hill in the neighborhood.

    I suspect the concept goes back to the old Celtic Hill Forts and fast manuvering, but a squad could hold the high ground if properly supplied and supported.

    Instead of horse & signal fire communications and the ocasional trebuchet
    emplacement we have mortars that can find and fix targets out to 40 miles and large group of Air Force, Navy and Marine pilots running in race track mode, a modern Marine Rifle Squad is as deadly as ever.

    Belated 235 years of service Congratulations to my fellow Marines out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by COMMAR View Post

    Also notice the FiST on the left led by an Arty O (1Lt)
    So FiST leader would no longer be an 0302 billet? Seems like that would deprive of us of a lot of fire support knowledge and experience among future infantry company commanders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Infanteer View Post
    Squads seperated by 100 miles? Now that's dispersion!
    I don't think you would see a Plt of Squads Operating in correlation w/anywhere near that level of dispersion.

    What you could see is Independent squad/s in a narrowly defined task like say surveillance of a/or mountain pass, key roads, etc. w/that level of push back to HHQ.

    Also as drawn up in the SCMAGTF Concept an Inf Plt based Det. could be in 1 country w/multiple Squad based Courses of Instruction at various locations. There's also talk of Independent squads stationed on ships, CG Cutters, Destroyers etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Infanteer View Post
    Squads seperated by 100 miles? Now that's dispersion!
    That is really pretty primative IMO. Criminal Gangs use GPS-Vide-Audio cell phones to conduct operations right now over very long distances

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