Prioritizing Targets

The combat situation will usually dictate the order of multiple target engagement. Target priority is based on factors such as proximity, threat, and opportunity; no two situations will be the same. The principal method is to determine the level of threat for each target so all may be engaged in succession from the most threatening to the least threatening. The target that poses the greatest threat (e.g., closest, greatest firepower) should be engaged first. Prioritizing targets is an ongoing process. Changes in threat level, proximity, or the target itself may cause a Marine to revise his priorities. Therefore, a Marine must remain alert to changes in a target's threat level and proximity and other target opportunities as the battle progresses.

0 0

Post a comment