Ranger Patrolling Guide

Ranger Patrolling Guide

by CSM Winston Clough, Bronston Clough

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If you're looking to get your Ranger Tab, or you're already a Ranger, this guide is for you. Learn from over 40 years of combined Infantry, Ranger, and Special Forces Experience.

When your position is ambushed, when crossing open danger areas, do you know exactly what to do? Don't think, know. Knowledge is the key to success of the mission and safety of your fellow troops. Arm yourself with the knowledge you need to succeed.

Learn Everything You Need to Know About:
• Formations & Movement
• Warning Orders
• Crossing Danger Areas
• Patrol Base Operations
• Jungle Considerations
• Desert Considerations
• Mounted Operations
• Patrol Doctrine: Principles, Recon, Combat

• Patrol Tools
• Tips, Tricks, and Lessons Learned
• Insertion/Extraction Techniques
• Aircraft Considerations
• Information on Insurgency Operations
• Information on Tracking

In an age where remote sensing dominates the battlespace, the art of patrolling remains essential in helping the hands-on commander understand the operational environment—identifying terrain, friend, foe, and non-combatant. This Guide contains timeless and hard-won lessons learned for all company grade leaders.
—COL(R), Christopher Allen, US Army Special Forces

Brontson's knowledge of small unit operations and patrolling is unmatched. This book enables young leaders to hone their skills and build strong, lethal, and effective teams. Regardless of the situation: combat, Ranger School, SF Q Course—the basics of patrolling are the keys to success.
—Anonymous Light Infantry Battalion Commander

Best patrolling book available! This book contains nearly 40 years of experience and knowledge from two very experienced warriors. Zero details are spared. If you plan on attending Ranger School, this is a must have. The Ranger Patrolling Guide will set you up for success in combat, Ranger School, and other training scenarios.
—Jeff Vazzana, 1SG, Former Ranger Instructor

Most Comprehensive Patrol Guide I have ever seen! Prepares you for all environments and includes insurgency TTPs from Vietnam to GWOT. If you are a leader at the company level preparing for Ranger School or the SF Q Course this book is a "MUST READ."
—Marc Messerschmitt, US Army Ranger (R) and Winner of the Best Ranger Competition

CSM(R) Winston Clough and Former CPT Bronston Clough succeed in bringing the indomitable Ranger patrol to life in this guide. Through their mastery, the reader is treated to the assaulter's view of modern warfare's most compelling small unit—the light, fast, and lethal Ranger patrol.
—Combat Leader, 75th Ranger Regiment, Afghanistan and Iraq

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161276983
Publisher: Mentor Enterprises, Inc.
Publication date: 05/01/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

CSM(R) Winston Clough served over 30 years in the Army with the first 10 years in units ranging from Troop “A” Airborne 3rd Squadron 8th Cavalry 8th Infantry Division to tours in the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions, Division Pathfinders, and as a Drill Sergeant. He served in Vietnam as a Ranger Company LRRP Team Leader, which enabled him to perfect patrolling techniques under real world conditions. His last 20 plus years were in the 5th Special Forces Group where he held the following positions: light/heavy Weapons Sergeant, O&I Sergeant, Team Sergeant, 1st Sergeant, Company SGM, BN CSM, and Group Command Sergeant Major. He participated in operations in the Republic of Vietnam, Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Desert Saber, Somalia, and most every country in the Middle East and Africa. Following retirement, he attained a BS degree and taught U.S. History, World History and Advanced Placement History. He went on to become one of the early team members helping to form and train the Human Terrain Teams for deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan. He also deployed for four and a half years to Afghanistan as a contractor working with the Afghanistan National Army.

Bronston Clough is the son of a retired Special Forces Command Sergeant Major. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point and served over 6 years as an Infantry Officer. He served in the 101st Airborne Division as a Rifle Platoon Leader, Battalion Mortar Platoon leader, and S3-Air. He deployed with the 101st to Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. He served as a Ranger Instructor and the BN Personnel Officer at the Benning Phase of Ranger School at Fort Benning, Georgia. He is currently a plant manager for an automotive supplier.

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