C-9693 Ranger Handbook


The principal audience for this publication Training Circular TC 3-21.76 The Ranger Handbook are U.S. Army Rangers and combat arms units. Commanders and staffs of Army headquarters serving as joint task force or multinational headquarters, trainers, and educators throughout the Army will also use this publication. The Ranger Handbook is mainly written for U.S. Army Rangers and other light Infantry units, however it should also serve as a handy reference for other U.S. military units as it contains a summary of other manuals such as ATP 3-21.8, ADP 6-22, ATP 3-21.10 ADRP 3-0, ATTP 3-06.11, ATP 4-01.45, FM 6-22, FM 22-100, FM 3-21.8, FM 7-8, FM 3-21.10, FM 7-10, FM 3-90, and FM 3-55.93. It covers how Infantry squad- and platoon-sized elements conduct combat operations in varied terrains. It cites other Army resources to ensure continuity. This handbook provides squad and platoon leaders with the roles, tactics, knowledge, and operational requirements to employ combat multipliers in a combat environment. Contents: PREFACE RANGER HISTORY MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENTS Chapter 1 LEADERSHIP Principles Assumption of Command Chapter 2 OPERATIONS Troop Leading Procedures Combat Intelligence Operation Order Fragmentary Order Annexes Coordination Checklists Terrain Model Chapter 3 FIRE SUPPORT Basic Tasks and Targeting Interdiction Risk Estimate Distance Close Air Support Army Attack Aviation Chapter 4 COMMUNICATIONS Equipment Antennas Chapter 5 DEMOLITIONS Initiating (Priming) Systems Detonation (Firing) Systems Expedient Explosives Charges Chapter 6 MOVEMENT Formations Movement Techniques Danger Areas Chapter 7 PATROLS Principles Planning Reconnaissance Patrols Combat Patrols Performing a Raid Supporting Tasks Movement to Contact Task Standards Chapter 8 BATTLE DRILLS React to Direct Fire Contact (07-3-D9501) Conduct a Platoon Assault (07-3-D9514) React to Ambush (Near) (07-3-D9502) Enter and Clear a Room (07-4-D9509) React to Indirect Fire (07-3-D9504) Chapter 9 MILITARY MOUNTAINEERING Training and Planning Dismounted Mobility Task Organization Rescue Equipment Mountaineering Equipment Rope Installations Chapter 10 MACHINE GUN EMPLOYMENT Specifications Classes of Automatic Weapons Fire Offense Defense Control of Machine Guns Chapter 11 URBAN OPERATIONS Planning Preparation Analyzing the Urban Environment Close Quarters Combat Chapter 12 WATERBORNE OPERATIONS Rope Bridge Poncho Raft Watercraft Preparation, Personnel, and Equipment Conduct Capsize Procedures River Movement, Navigation, and Formations Chapter 13 MOUNTED PATROL OPERATIONS Planning Forced Stops Chapter 14 AVIATION Reverse Planning Sequence Air Assault Formations Pickup Zone Operations Rotary Wing Aircraft Specifications Chapter 15 FIRST AID LifeSaving Steps and Care Under Fire Treating Injuries Poisonous Plant Identification Foot Care, Hydration, and Acclimatization Requesting Medical Evacuation Appendix A RESOURCES Appendix B QUICK REFERENCE CARDS GLOSSARY REFERENCES INDEX