(2) Leaders of mounted units use arm-and-hand
signals to control individual vehicles
and platoon movement. When distances
between vehicles increase, flags (wrapped
and tied) can be used as an extension
of the arm to give the signals. From
some vehicles (for example, Bradley,
M2), the arm-and-hand signals will be
distorted (Figures 2-46 through 2-50).
(3) Signals for drills are illustrated
in Figures 2-51 through 2-57.
b. Mechanized Movement Techniques.
Signals for movement techniques are
used by mechanized units to indicate
which manner of traversing terrain will
be used by a unit (Figures 2-46 through
c. Drills. Drills are a rapid,
reflexive response executed by a small
unit. These signals are used to initiate
drills (Figures 2-51 through 2-57).
Patrolling is conducted by many type
units. Infantry units patrol in order
to conduct combat operations. Other
units patrol for reconnaissance and
security. Successful patrols require
clearly understood communication signals
among members of a patrol (Figures
2-58 through 2-63).