USJTF “Special Warfare” Corps
United States Joint Task Force “Tip of the Spear” Battle Drill Training Manual V 1.0 (2013)
What is this manual? This USJTF manual provides a doctrinal framework on how the United States Joint Task Force trains using standardized â€œBattle Drillsâ€? on the Airsoft field. It also addresses administrative issues for training and the layout of the USJTF Battle Drills in sequential order. Content discussions include principles for Airsoft Training, tactics, techniques, procedures, terms, and standardized training that apply to all USJTF Airsoft MILSIM Units Worldwide. This manual is not intended to be a stand-alone publication. To fully understand operations of the United States Joint Task Force, leaders must have an understanding of all aspects of operations, organization, and doctrine encompassing the organization. The primary audiences for this manual are Infantry, Reconnaissance, and Special Warfare Company Commanders, Executive Officers, Strike Group Leaders, Strike Team Leaders, and Individual Enlisted members. Secondary audiences include Corps, Division, Brigade, and Battalion Commanders and Executive Officers in the Senior USJTF Command Structure to include Sergeant Majors. Training cadre of the USJTF Training Schools and their appointed administrative staff are also directed to teach doctrine from the USJTF Battle Drill Manual. USJTF leaders must understand this manual before they can train their units using USJTF Battle Drill training. They should use this manual as a set along with the publications listed in the references. The version number (Current Version Number1.0) identifies the current copies from the previous editions. Although these changes include lessons learned from training and USJTF operations all over the United States and the world, they are not specific to any particular area on the planet. They are intended to apply across the entire spectrum of the USJTF MILSIM Airsoft Organization.
The proponent for this publication is USJTF Headquarters. The preparing agency is the Senior Command Staff (USJTF). You may send comments and recommendations for improvement of this manual by e-mail, or telephone. Point of contact information follows: E-mail: Staff@usjtf.org Phone: 785-365-9815 This publication applies to all members of the United States Joint Task Force (USJTF) unless otherwise stated. Teams are encouraged to print a hard copy of this manual for review and reference. Unless otherwise stated, whenever the masculine gender is used, both men and women are implied.
Bradley Crawford Bradley Crawford Major General, USJTF
USJTF Battle Drill Training Manual V 1.0 (2013)
Table of contents What is a Battle Drill? (Page 4) How to conduct USJTF Battle Drill Training USJTF Task 1: Move as an Operator of a Strike Team USJTF Task 2: Perform Individual Camouflage USJTF Task 3: Control Movement of a Strike Team USJTF Task 4: React to Contact (Strike Group) USJTF Task 5: Prepare for and conduct a Combat Mission USJTF Task 6: Conduct a Point Ambush USJTF Task 7: Issue a Warning/Operations Order USJTF Task 8: Conduct a Reconnaissance USJTF Task 9: Airsoft Short Range Marksmanship USJTF Task 9 (Annex): ASRM Range Setup USJTF Task 10: Send in a SALUTE Report USJTF Task 11: Set up a USJTF Command Post USJTF Task 12: Standardized Communications Procedures USJTF Task 13: USJTF Standardized Hand and Arm Signals
What is a Battle Drill? Battle drills are "A collective action rapidly executed without applying a deliberate decision-making process" and make things much easier to understand when the BB's are flying. Also since we all operate the same in the USJTF we can tackle these problems regardless of Airsoft Team we are part of or worldwide location due to our training and knowledge of handling problems on the airsoft Battlefield through the "13" USJTF Battle Drills.
So why do we conduct Battle Drills in the USJTF? -They apply to Strike Group or smaller units -They require minimal leader orders to accomplish and are standard throughout the USJTF -Sequential actions are vital to success in combat or critical to preserving Airsoft Combat Power. -All USJTF Teams Train the Same way regardless of location by the Battle Drills -They identify key actions that leaders and soldiers must perform quickly. -They provide for a smooth transition from one activity to another; for example, from movement to offensive action to defensive action. -They provide standardized actions that link soldier and collective tasks at the USJTF Strike Group level and below. -They require the full understanding of each individual and leader, and continual practice -They are trained responses to enemy actions or leader's orders. -They represent mental steps followed for offensive and defensive actions in training and combat.
So why are these drills important? A USJTF Units ability regardless of size to accomplish its mission often depends on USJTF Members and leaders to execute key actions quickly. All USJTF Members and their leaders must know their immediate reaction to enemy contact as well as follow-up actions. Drills are limited to situations requiring instantaneous response; therefore, USJTF Members must execute drills instinctively. This results from continual practice. Drills provide small units with standard procedures essential for building strength and aggressiveness. The format for USJTF drills discussed in this posting includes the title, the SITUATION that would cue the unit or the leader into initiating the drill, the REQUIRED ACTIONS in sequence, and supporting illustrations. When you fight with a group of people who know how to fight like you do…not only do you know how they will fight and react on the airsoft battlefield, you can also work jointly with them regardless of world location due to the fact that your training is the same training they use.