What is needed is a Joint Squad Leader’s School that would train Army and Marine Corps newly selected Sergeants to lead infantry squads and weapons platoon sections. Such a course of instruction would be structured similar to the Marine Corps Basic School - which all newly commissioned second lieutenants must attend.
Heavy Infantry in the Order of Battle SWJED Wed, 02/06/2019 - 1:00pm
Heavy Infantry are the answer to the looming possibility of combat in megacities. America does not have any dedicated IBCTs or Divisions for urban combat, but if these were to be raised, Heavy Infantry would form the core. Armored divisions might also benefit from the addition of heavy IBCTs. The current model for all-purpose infantry is extremely useful for training, but specialized heavy-light infantry enable greater tactical flexibility, both when mounted and dismounted. For a global power fighting in every terrain and climate, flexibility is the indispensable core.
Saint Barbara as the Patron Saint of Grunts SWJED Tue, 02/05/2019 - 3:20am
51 years ago – this past Sunday - around 0630, I was looking over the berm shown in the picture, wondering how I emerged alive. It was Tet 1968. A very thin 52d ARVN Ranger Battalion was defending the Xuan Loc airfield against constant assaults.
How Lethal, Mobile, Protected and Aware? SWJED Mon, 07/24/2017 - 3:47am
TRADOC Mad Scientist Project: Exploring the art of the possible in future infantry combat.
Does “the infantryman’s half kilometer” continue to have utility in an all-purpose service rifle in modern conflict?