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United States Joint Task Force “Tip of the Spear” USJTF FCFM 1 v2.0 Small Units 1


FCFM 1 SMALL UNITS The FCFM 1 deals with the various small units available within the USJTF formations from Strike Team to Strike Section. It also contents the Weapon Strike Section formation. These units are really the backbone of the Task Force.

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FCFM 1-1.1 FCFM 1-1.2 FCFM 1-1.3

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FCFM 1-3.1 FCFM 1-3.2 FCFM 1-3.3

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FCFM 1-2.1 FCFM 1-2.2 FCFM 1-2.3

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FCFM 1-4.1 FCFM 1-4.2 FCFM 1-4.3 FCFM 1-4.4 FCFM 1-4.5

Strike Team Generalities Three men Strike Team Four men Strike Team Strike Group Generalities Strike Group Type I Strike Group Type II Strike Section Generalities Strike Section Type I (no Light Machine Gun) Strike Section Type II (with Light Machine Gun) Weapon Strike Section Generalities Machine Gun Strike Team Heavy Support Strike Team Weapon Strike Group Weapon Strike Section

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FCFM 1-1.1 STRIKE TEAM – GENERALITIES Strike Team The Strike Team is the smallest unit of all USJTF formations. It is about three or four men: one Team Leader and his operators that can be Rifleman, Grenadier, or Machine Gunner. Eventually, the Team Leader or the Rifleman can be a Designated Marksman.

Team Leader (TL) Rank: Sergeant – can be a Corporal as senior enlisted of the Strike Team The Strike Team leaders are always forward where the battles take place, and are the backbone of the USJTF leadership core, and most importantly are crucial for Strike Team operations. These leaders impact the battle by providing dedicated professional frontline leadership to not only their men, but their Strike Team’s organizational leadership. The impact of the actions made by these men either win or lose battles due to the fact that their Strike Teams close and destroy enemy formations on the field and are frontline fighters of the USJTF Organization. Strike Team leaders usually command Strike Teams of three to four men. Administratively, the Strike Team leader is responsible for the welfare and training of their men, the dissemination of team information in both combat and garrison, and most importantly, the morale of his personnel. When reporting to higher, the Strike Team leader reports to the Section leader and paints an accurate battlefield picture to the higher chain of command in his area of operations. The Strike Team leader’s sole responsibility is to provide leadership at the Strike Team level by establishing sectors of fire, ensuring Strike Teams are pulling security at all times, dictating movement of personnel, suppression fire on enemy targets, and controlling his men on the offense and defense.

Rifleman Rank: Operator – Operator First Class – Corporal The rifleman is the universal member of any Strike Team. The Riflemen’s role is to provide his Strike Team with well-trained, accurate fire on enemy formations and enemy leadership. The rifleman is the jack-of-all-trades, and is good in both offense and defense, and fire or maneuver capabilities. Also, the rifleman is the pivot man of any individual Strike Team, as all other elements of the Strike Team support the rifleman. A rifleman answers directly to his Strike Team leader, and indirectly, through support channels, to his chain of command.

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Grenadier Rank: Operator – Operator First Class – Corporal The grenadier is almost the same as the rifleman in respect to their role and responsibilities except for the fact that he carries the Airsoft grenade launcher for use on the field. The grenadier’s role is to provide his Strike Team with indirect fire capability with the use of his grenade launcher by employing it against enemy strongholds or troops behind cover. As with the rifleman, the grenadier is a jack-of-all-trades, and is good in either the offense or the defense, for either fire or maneuver capability. When the grenadier utilizes the grenade launcher, he fires it either directly to his front to achieve suppression, or arches the Airsoft grenade launcher to an upward position to provide an overhead downward spread to defeat enemies behind cover. Also the grenadier is a support man of any individual Strike Team, and supports all other elements of the Strike Team. A grenadier answers directly to his Strike Team leader, and indirectly, through support channels, to his chain of command.

A Strike Team Leader can be the Grenadier. In this case there will be two Riflemen in the Strike Team.

Machine Gunner Rank: Operator – Operator First Class – Corporal The machine-gunner is the designated support man of any Strike Team. The machine-gunner provides not only the base-of-fire for his element, but provides the weapon with the greatest rate of fire on his Strike Team. The machine-gunner has a primary purpose of supporting the maneuver of his element by providing suppressive fire to either pin or suppress enemy targets in the offense, or provide defensive fire for dug-in positions on the defense. Machine-gunners are best used when they implement their weapons to fire bursts of no more than 10 to 12 rounds in order to reassess their fire on an objective and conserve ammunition and battery life. The only time this policy is amended, is when suppressive fire at a fixed or general target is needed in order to pin or suppress the enemy.

Anti Armor Specialist Position: Team Leader (if not DM) – Rifleman (if not DM) – Grenadier The Strike Team anti-armor specialist is capable of defeating heavy or light-skinned Airsoft armor in any tactical environment. The Strike Team anti-armor specialist is equipped with the Airsoft AT4 or LAW. These systems provide the Section and USJTF with an extremely lethal anti-armor capability to defeat enemy heavy or light-skinned Airsoft armor during day, night, and adverse weather conditions at ranges up to 300 meters. There are two AT weapons carried in each Infantry Section. If required, the Section anti-armor specialist destroys enemy heavy or light-skinned Airsoft armor threats that may impede the Section and USJTF’s progress. A combined Ad-Hoc Section of all USJTF anti-vehicle weapons can be formed to create an anti-armor ambush at the team level.

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Designated Marksman (DM) Position: Team Leader or Rifleman The designated marksman is the long-range support specialist in the Strike Team. The designated marksman provides not only long-range fire on enemy formations, but eyes and ears to the battle-space by providing reconnaissance and intelligence to the chain of command. The primary responsibility of a designated marksman is reconnaissance; his secondary responsibility is to provide long-range devastating fire on the enemy, providing a form of psychological warfare on enemy formations with the use of pinpoint accuracy and long-range fire. Designated marksmen provide an excellent supporting role for the Strike Teams in which they fall into by providing support in the offense and the defense.

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FCFM 1-1.2 THREE MEN STRIKE TEAM Generalities Size: Three men, one Team Leader and two Operators The three men Strike Team is commonly used by Reconnaissance units. The size of this unit generally implies the absence of light machine guns (LMGs). However, if supplies allow it, commanders can choose to give their teams light machine guns to reinforce its fire power. In this case, the Rifleman become Machine Gunner if he is not a DM

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FCFM 1-1.3 FOUR MEN STRIKE TEAM Generalities Size: Four men, one Team Leader and three Operators The four men Strike Team is commonly used by Infantry units but this not an obligation. The size of this unit allows the presence of light machine guns (LMGs).

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FCFM 1-2.1 STRIKE GROUP – GENERALITIES Strike Group The Strike Group is an innovation of the FCFM v2.0. It replaces the former Strike Section of FCFM v1.0 that has been modified too. The Strike Group is composed of a Group Leader and two Strike Teams.

Group Leader (GL) Rank: Staff Sergeant – can be a Sergeant as senior Sergeant of the Strike Group The Strike Group leaders are always forward where the battles take place, and are crucial for Strike Group operations. These leaders impact the battle by providing dedicated professional frontline leadership to not only their men, but their Strike Group’s organizational leadership. The impact of the actions made by these men either win or lose battles due to the fact that their Strike Groups close and destroy enemy formations on the field and are frontline fighters of the USJTF Organization. Group Leaders usually command two Strike Teams of three to four men. Administratively, the Group Leader is responsible for the welfare and training of their men, the dissemination of team information in both combat and garrison, and most importantly, the morale of his personnel. When reporting to higher, the Group Leader reports to the Section leader and paints an accurate battlefield picture to the higher chain of command in his area of operations. The Group Leader’s sole responsibility is to provide leadership at the Strike Group level by establishing sectors of fire, ensuring Strike Teams are pulling security at all times, dictating movement of personnel, suppression fire on enemy targets, and controlling his men on the offense and defense.

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FCFM 1-2.2 STRIKE GROUP TYPE I (“without LMG”) Generalities Size: Seven men, one Group Leader and two three men Strike Teams The Strike Group Type I is commonly used by Reconnaissance units. The size of this unit implies the absence of light machine guns (LMGs). However, if commanders have LGM in supply, they can give it to their Strike Teams; refer to FCFM 1-1.2 “Three men Strike Team” for information.

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FCFM 1-2.3 STRIKE GROUP TYPE II (“with LMGs”) Generalities Size: Nine men, one Group Leader and two four men Strike Teams The Strike Group Type II is commonly used by Infantry units but this not an obligation. The size of this unit allows the presence of light machine guns (LMGs).

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FCFM 1-3.1 STRIKE SECTION – GENERALITIES Strike Section The Strike Section has been modified compared to its former organization in FCFM v1.0. The Strike Section is now composed of a Section Leader, an Assistant Section Leader, and two Strike Groups.

Section Leader (SL) Rank: Second Lieutenant The Section Leaders are responsible for directing their Strike Groups on the field and providing clear and concise information on the battlefield picture to the higher levels of the chain of command. The Section Leader utilizes his Strike Group on the field to close with and destroy enemy formations within his area of responsibility. Administratively, the Section leader is responsible for the welfare and training of their men, the dissemination of team information in both combat and garrison, and most importantly the morale of his personnel. Section leaders usually command two Strike Groups. When reporting to higher, the Section Leader either reports to the Company Commander’s radio telephone operator (RTO, usually the Company Master Sergeant), or the Company Executive Officer. When reporting down to his members, the Section Leader remains in constant communication with Group Leaders in both the offense and defense. Section Leaders can direct individual members of their Sections, but this is highly discouraged. Section leaders must use their Group Leaders to direct individual personnel within their Sections in order to keep command and control at its highest levels of proficiency.

Assistant Section Leader (ASL) Rank: Sergeant First Class – can be a Staff Sergeant as section senior NCO. The Assistant Section Leaders are responsible for directing its Section Strike Groups on the field, following his Section Leader orders and providing clear and concise information on the battlefield picture to the higher levels of the chain of command. Administratively, the Assistant Section leader is responsible for the welfare and training of their men, the dissemination of team information in both combat and garrison, and most importantly the morale of his personnel. Assistant Section Leaders usually serve as Strike Section radio telephone operator (RTO).

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FCFM 1-3.2 STRIKE SECTION TYPE I (“without LMGs”) Generalities Size: Sixteen men, a Section Leader, an Assistant Section Leader, and two Strike Groups Type I (FCFM 1-2.2). The Strike Section Type I is commonly used by Reconnaissance units. The use of Strike Groups Type I generally implies the absence of LMGs in the section.

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FCFM 1-3.3 STRIKE SECTION TYPE II (“with LMGs”) Generalities Size: Twenty men, a Section Leader, an Assistant Section Leader, and two Strike Groups Type II (FCFM 1-2.3). The Strike Section Type II is commonly used by Infantry units but this not an obligation. The use of Strike Groups Type II allows the presence of LMGs in the section.

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FCFM 1-4.1 WEAPON STRIKE SECTION – GENERALITIES Weapon Strike Section The Weapon Strike Section is a special Strike Section Type II whose mission is to give heavy fire support to conventional Strike Sections Type II in an Infantry Company. During games, the two Strike Group of a Weapon Strike Section can be dispatched between the company standard Strike Sections to assume close support missions. In this case, the Section Leader joins one of the Strike Sections for the duration of the mission.

Weapon Section Leader The Weapon Strike Section does not have a Second Lieutenant as Section Leader. The Weapon Section Leader is the Sergeant First Class of the Section. The Weapon Section Leader responds directly to his Company Executive Officer who can order him to send one of his Weapon Strike Groups in support to one of the company Strike Sections.

Weapons In order to fulfill its mission, the Weapon Strike Section is equipped with Machine Guns replicas (such as M240) for Machine Gun Strike Teams and anti armor replicas (AT4) or mortar replicas for Heavy Support Strike Teams.

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FCFM 1-4.2 & 1-4.3 WEAPON STRIKE TEAM Generalities Size: four men, a Weapon Team Leader, a Corporal, and two operators. There are two kinds of Weapon Strike Team which are Machine Gun Strike Team (MG Strike Team, FCFM 1-4.2) and Heavy Support Strike Team (HS Strike Team, FCFM 1-4.3).

Weapon Team Leader Rank: Sergeant – can be a Corporal as team senior enlisted. The Weapon Team Leaders are crucial for Infantry Companies Strike Section operations. These leaders impact the battle by providing dedicated professional frontline leadership to not only their men, but their Weapon Strike Team’s organizational leadership. The impact of the actions made by these men either win or lose battles due to the fact that their Weapon Strike Teams close and destroy enemy formations and positions on the field and are frontline fighters of the USJTF Organization. Administratively, the Weapon Team leader is responsible for the welfare and training of their men, the dissemination of team information in both combat and garrison, and most importantly, the morale of his personnel. When reporting to higher, the Weapon Team leader reports to the Weapon Group Leader and paints an accurate battlefield picture to the higher chain of command in his area of operations. The Weapon Team Leader’s sole responsibility is to provide leadership at the Strike Team level by establishing sectors of fire, ensuring Weapon Strike Teams are pulling security at all times, dictating movement of personnel, suppression fire on enemy targets, and controlling his men on the offense and defense.

MG Strike Team (FCFM 1-4.2)

HS Strike Team (FCFM 1-4.3)

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FCFM 1-4.4 WEAPON STRIKE GROUP Generalities Size: nine men, a Weapon Group Leader, a MG Strike Team, and a HS Strike Team. The Weapon Strike Group acts as an independent unit within the Infantry Company, giving support to its company Strike Sections following the Company Executive Officer and the Weapon Section Leader orders.

Weapon Group Leader Rank: Staff Sergeant – can be a Sergeant as group senior NCO. The Weapon Group Leaders are for Infantry Companies Strike Sections operations. These leaders impact the battle by providing dedicated professional frontline leadership to not only their men, but their Weapon Strike Group’s organizational leadership. The impact of the actions made by these men either win or lose battles due to the fact that their Weapon Strike Groups close and destroy enemy formations on the field and are frontline fighters of the USJTF Organization. Administratively, the Weapon Group Leader is responsible for the welfare and training of their men, the dissemination of team information in both combat and garrison, and most importantly, the morale of his personnel. When reporting to higher, the Weapon Group Leader reports to the Weapon Section leader and paints an accurate battlefield picture to the higher chain of command in his area of operations. The Weapon Group Leader’s sole responsibility is to provide leadership at the Weapon Strike Group level by establishing sectors of fire, ensuring Weapons Strike Teams are pulling security at all times, dictating movement of personnel, suppression fire on enemy targets, and controlling his men on the offense and defense.

Weapon Strike Group

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FCFM 1-4.5 WEAPON STRIKE SECTION Generalities Size: nineteenth men, a Weapon Section Leader, and two Weapon Strike Sections. The Weapon Strike Section gives support to its company Strike Sections following the Company Executive Officer orders.

Weapon Section Leader Rank: Sergeant First Class – can be a Staff Sergeant as section senior NCO. The Weapon Section Leaders are responsible for directing their Weapon Strike Groups on the field and providing clear and concise information on the battlefield picture to the higher levels of the chain of command. The Weapon Section Leader sends his Weapon Strike Groups on the field to close with and destroy enemy formations in support to its company Strike Sections. Administratively, the Weapon Section leader is responsible for the welfare and training of their men, the dissemination of team information in both combat and garrison, and most importantly the morale of his personnel. Weapon Section leaders usually command two Weapon Strike Groups. When reporting to higher, the Weapon Section Leader either reports to the Company Commander’s radio telephone operator (RTO, usually the Company Master Sergeant), or the Company Executive Officer. When reporting down to his members, the Weapon Section Leader remains in constant communication with Weapon Group Leaders in both the offense and defense

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