Infantry Drills

FM 3-21.8 – Chapter 5 – Command, Control and Troop-Leading Procedures

Chapter 5


Command, Control, and Troop-Leading Procedures

The purpose of Command and Control (C2) is to implement the commander’s will in pursuit of the unit’s objective. C2 is both a system and a process. The essential component for both is leadership. This chapter provides techniques and procedures used by infantry platoons, squads, and sections for C2 and communications. It describes troop-leading procedures (TLP), communications in combat, and operation orders.

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