Small Unit Tactics
Training Packages


Enhanced Mojave Viper (EMV) Motorized Operations Course (MOC) Rehearsal

The EMV MOC presents a convoy commander and his unit with the basic reaction drills of convoy operations, including reaction to an unexploded IED, reaction to an IED detonation, reaction to ambush, casualty evacuation, and vehicle evacuation. Units can rehearse internal SOPs, new TTPs, command and control procedures, and basic battle tracking using simulation that replicates the MOC exactly. The EMV MOC allows the convoy staff, vehicle crews, and attached personnel to work together in a realistic environment to better prepare for the exercise on the live range.

Supporting simulations: CCS, VBS2
Recommended training time: 2 to 4 hours

Enhanced Mojave Viper (EMV) Range 410 Rehearsal

The Range 410 Platoon Assault Course trains the fundamentals of platoon offensive tactics in a live fire environment. Simulation allows platoon commanders and platoon sergeants to prepare for the challenges of commanding and controlling the platoon, including exercising communications protocol, practicing geometry and timing of fires, allocating and tasking subordinate units, and rehearsing operational plans. Executed at the fireteam level, the Range 410 rehearsal allows the leaders within a platoon to learn and practice their plan in a safe, permissive environment before the taking the plan onto the live range.

Supporting simulations: VBS2
Recommended training time: 2 to 4 hours

Afghan Convoy Patrol

One of the challenges faced by personnel across the current theater in Afghanistan is mobility. Mastering basic convoy TTPs is a goal of every deploying unit, and simulation offers typical Afghan environments that train and test these skill sets. With enemy that can be tailored either during exercise design or on the fly during exercise execution, commanders can ratchet up the threat according to the abilities of their units. Convoys can involve civilian vehicles and personnel, various IED threats, and genuine enemy tactics. Unit commanders can even break off some of their own Marines as an opposing force for the ultimate challenge to his unit.

Supporting simulations: VBS2, CCS
Recommended training time: 2 to 4 hours

Afghan Dismounted Patrolling

The bread-and-butter activity in the current Afghanistan theater is the dismounted patrol. Such patrolling can be as peaceful as interacting with women and children, as politically charged as communicating with tribal leaders, as quick and dangerous as an ambush or firefight, or as challenging as a combined arms fight putting indirect fire and air delivered ordnance on a desperate and cunning enemy. The simulation environment allows small unit leaders to practice these skill sets, focusing on command and control procedures, basic reaction drills, and core skills such as the call for fire. Simulation allows the commander to tailor threat levels and other difficulties to the abilities of the unit, preparing Marines for the “run” stage of live training events and combat deployment.

Supporting simulations: VBS2
Recommended training time: 2 to 4 hours


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