• FM 17-97

    HEADQUARTERS
    DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
    Washington, DC
    3 October 1995

    CAVALRY TROOP

    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    Preface

    Chapter 1.....INTRODUCTION

    Organizations
    Missions, Capabilities, and Limitations
    Responsibilities


    Chapter 2.....BATTLE COMMAND

    Troop Leading Procedures
    Situational Awareness
    Communications
    Techniques of Tactical Control
    Command Guidance and Organizational Control
    Tactical Movement Formations


    Chapter 3.....RECONNAISSANCE

    Purpose, Fundamentals, and Capabilities
    Planning Considerations, Methods, and Techniques
    Route Reconnaissance
    Zone Reconnaissance
    Area Reconnaissance


    Chapter 4.....SECURITY

    Purpose, Fundamentals, and Capabilities
    Screen
    Guard
    Cover
    Route Security
    Area Security
    Convoy Security


    Chapter 5.....OFFENSE

    Purpose and Fundamentals
    Movement to Contact
    Hasty Attack
    Deliberate Attack
    Raid


    Chapter 6.....DEFENSE

    Purpose, Fundamentals, and Schemes of Maneuver
    Defend From a Troop Battle Position
    Defend in Troop Sector
    Delay in Troop Sector


    Chapter 7.....OTHER TACTICAL OPERATIONS

    Tactical Road Marches
    Assembly Areas
    Relief in Place
    Battle Handover/Passage of Lines
    Hasty Water Crossing
    In-Stride Breach
    NBC Defensive Operations


    Chapter 8.....COMBAT SUPPORT

    The Fire Support Team
    Mortar Support
    Artillery Support
    Engineer Support
    Ground Surveillance Radar Support
    Air Defense
    Army Aviation Support
    Close Air Support


    Chapter 9.....COMBAT SERVICE SUPPORT

    Organization
    Logistics
    Personnel Service Support
    Prisoners of War

    Appendix A.....FRATRICIDE PREVENTION

    Appendix B.....STANDING OPERATING PROCEDURES

    Appendix C.....OPERATIONS ORDER

    Appendix D.....OPERATIONS OTHER THAN WAR

    Glossary

    References

    DISTRIBUTION RESTRICTION: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.

  • This publication supersedes FM 17-97, September 1988.