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When it comes to embarking troops into a vehicle, the process is straightforward so long as leaders take initiative and command, and subordinates listen for and follow directions.
Element leaders always load up last in vehicles. Their responsibility is to get their team members into the vehicle that has been assigned by their higher leadership. After being designated a vehicle, they will direct their team members to it, supervise their loading, and then load up as the last man. If they need to take the front passenger seat of a vehicle to act as a navigator, they will need to direct the person sitting in that seat to get out, then wait for them to mount up before remounting the vehicle.
When you board a vehicle, announce it so that your leader knows e.g. "James UP!"
As a general rule, a fireteam will attempt to occupy the following positions in a vehicle if they're assigned to one.
Automatic Rifleman - Passenger.
The AR does not take turret gunner, since doing so would mean that the fireteam's automatic rifle would be unused if the rest of the team needed to dismount while the turret gunner remained in his position.
Assistant Automatic Rifleman
Turret gunner or remote weapon systems operator.
Riflemen - Driver, passengers.
The best driver is picked from the riflemen. In the absence of willing or capable riflemen drivers, the Fireteam Leader can become the driver, with another team member acting as navigator.
UNITAF Standard Operating procedures (SOP) are adapted primarly from US Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC). Our written and audio procedures are a combination of the following primary source materials, as well as our own learnings, modifications and adaptations:
- US Army Techniques Publication, Infantry Platoon and Squad (ATP 3-21.8)
- Soldier’s Manual of Common Tasks Warrior Leader Skills Level 2, 3, and 4 (STP 21-24-SMCT)
- The Warrior Ethos and Soldier Combat Skills (FM 3-21.75 / FM 21-75)
- Leadership Development (FM 6-22)
- Dyslexi's Tactics, Techniques, & Procedures for Arma 3 (TTP3)