Ranger Handbook

Ranger Handbook

by Department of Defense Special Operations

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Overview

Ranger Handbook by Department of Defense Special Operations

United States Army Rangers are elite members of the United States Army. Rangers have served in recognized U.S. Army Ranger units or have graduated from the U.S. Army's Ranger School. Ranger Regiment is now a special operations combat formation within the U.S. Army Special Operation Command. In this handbook you will find Tactics and Techniques used by U.S, Army Rangers:
TABLE OF CONTENTS

RANGER CREED
STANDING ORDERS ROGER’S RANGERS
RANGER HISTORY

CHAPTER 1 – LEADERSHIP
1. PRINCIPLES
2. DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES, AND ACTIONS
3. ASSUMPTION OF COMMAND

CHAPTER 2 – OPERATIONS
1. TROOP-LEADING PROCEDURES
2. COMBAT INTELLIGENCE
3. WARNING ORDER
4. OPERATIONS ORDER
5. FRAGMENTARY ORDER
6. ANNEXES
7. COORDINATION CHECKLISTS
8. DOCTRINAL TERMS
9. TERRAIN MODEL

CHAPTER 3 – FIRE SUPPORT
1. PLANNING
2. TASKS
3. CAPABILITIES
4. RISK ESTIMATE DISTANCES
5. TARGET OVERLAYS
6. CLOSE AIR SUPPORT
7. CALL FOR FIRE

CHAPTER 4 – MOVEMENT
1. TECHNIQUES
2. TACTICAL MARCHES
3. MOVEMENT IN LIMITED VISIBILITY CONDITIONS
4. DANGER AREAS

CHAPTER 5 – PATROLS
1. PRINCIPLES
2. PLANNING
3. RECONNAISSANCE PATROLS
4. COMBAT PATROLS
5. SUPPORTING TASKS
6. MOVEMENT TO CONTACT

CHAPTER 6 – BATTLE DRILLS
SECTION I. INTRODUCTION
1. DEFINITION
2. FORMAT
SECTION II. DRILLS
1. REACT TO CONTACT
2. BREAK CONTACT
3. REACT TO AMBUSH
4. KNOCK OUT BUNKERS
5. ENTER BUILDING/CLEAR ROOM
6. ENTER/CLEAR A TRENCH
7. CONDUCT INITIAL BREACH OF A MINED WIRE OBSTACLE (PLATOON)
8. REACT TO INDIRECT FIRE

CHAPTER 7 – COMMUNICATIONS
SECTION I. INTRODUCTION
1. MILITARY FREQUENCY MODULATED RADIOS
2. AUTOMATED NET CONTROL DEVICE
SECTION II. ANTENNAS
3. REPAIR
4. CONSTRUCTION AND ADJUSTMENT
5. FIELD-EXPEDIENT OMNIDIRECTIONAL ANTENNAS
6. FIELD-EXPEDIENT DIRECTIONAL ANTENNAS
7. ANTENNA LENGTH
8. ANTENNA ORIENTATION
9. IMPROVEMENT OF MARGINAL COMMUNICATIONS

CHAPTER 8 – ARMY AVIATION
1. REVERSE PLANNING SEQUENCE
2. SELECTION AND MARKING OF PICKUP AND LANDING ZONES
3. AIR ASSAULT FORMATIONS
4. PICKUP ZONE OPERATIONS
5. SAFETY
6. CLOSE COMBAT ATTACK AVIATION

CHAPTER 9 – WATERBORNE OPERATIONS
1. ROPE BRIDGE TEAM
2. PONCHO RAFT
3. WATERCRAFT

CHAPTER 10 – MILITARY MOUNTAINEERING
1. TRAINING
2. DISMOUNTED MOBILITY
3. MOUNTAINEERING EQUIPMENT
4. ANCHORS
5. KNOTS
6. BELAYS
7. CLIMBING COMMANDS
8. ROPE INSTALLATIONS
9. RAPPELING

CHAPTER 11 – EVASION/SURVIVAL
1. EVASION
2. SURVIVAL
3. WATER
4. PLANT FOOD
5. ANIMAL FOOD
6. TRAPS AND SNARES
7. SHELTERS
8. FIRES

CHAPTER 12 – FIRST AID
1. LIFESAVING STEPS
2. CARE UNDER FIRE
3. PRIMARY SURVEY
4. AIRWAY MANAGEMENT
5. BREATHING
6. BLEEDING
7. SHOCK
8. EXTREMITY INJURIES
9. ABDOMINAL INJURIES
10. BURNS
11. WEATHER (HEAT AND COLD) INJURIES
12. POISONOUS PLANT IDENTIFICATION
13. FOOT CARE
14. CASUALTY RESCUE AND TRANSPORT SYSTEM LITTER
15. HYDRATION AND ACCLIMATIZATION
16. WORK, REST, AND WATER CONSUMPTION

CHAPTER 13 – DEMOLITIONS
1. INITIATING (PRIMING) SYSTEMS
2. DETONATION (FIRING) SYSTEMS
3. SAFETY
4. EX PEDIENT EXPLOSIVES—IMPROVISED SHAPED CHARGE
5. EXPEDIENT EXPLOSIVES--PLATTER CHARGE
6. EXPEDIENT EXPLOSIVES--GRAPESHOT CHARGE
7. DEMOLITION KNOTS
8. MINIMUM SAFE DISTANCES
9. BREACHING CHARGES
10. TIMBER CUTTING CHARGES

CHAPTER 14 – RANGER URBAN OPERATIONS
1. TYPES
2. PRINCIPLES
3. METT-TC
4. CLOSE QUARTERS COMBAT
5. REHEARSALS
6. TTPS FOR MARKING BUILDINGS AND ROOMS
7. URBAN ASSAULT BREACHES

CHAPTER 15 – VEHICLE CONVOY OPERATIONS
1. PLANNING CONSIDERATIONS
2. FIVE PHASES OF TRUCK MOVEMENT
3. CONVOY TECHNIQUES
CONVOY WARNING ORDER
CONVOY BRIEF
REACT TO AMBUSH (NEAR)
REACT TO AMBUSH (FAR)
CONVOY FORCED TO STOP (METHOD 1) & (METHOD 2)
BREAK CONTACT
RECOVERY AND CASEVAC OPERATIONS

APPENDIX A - RESOURCES
REACT TO INDIRECT FIRE
REACT TO CONTACT
REACT TO NEAR AMBUSH
REACT TO FAR AMBUSH
BREAK CONTACT
FORMATIONS AND ORDER OF MOVEMENT
LINKUP
LINEAR DANGER AREA
LARGE OPEN DANGER AREA
CROSSING A SMALL OPEN AREA
SQUAD ATTACK
RAID BOARDS

Product Details

BN ID: 2940012790224
Publisher: Pentagon Publishing
Publication date: 07/16/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
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