Figure 4-21.--Change squad formations.
during an assault on a known enemy position. The squad
promptly delivered to the right or left flank or toward
line is suitable for rapidly crossing an unavoidable open
the right or left front.
area covered by enemy machine guns or artillery.
Changing Squad Formations
The squad line, as the name implies, places all three
Squad leaders change squad formations in the same
fire teams abreast of one another on a line (fig. 4-20).
way and for the same reasons as the fire team leaders
This permits maximum firepower to the front in the
change the fire team formations. Figure 4-21 shows the
shortest time, so the squad line is used extensively