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under company control when practicable.

Extra

ammunition may march begins.

be

issued

before

the

approach

b. The company transport of rear battalions moves under company or battalion control. Bat- talion ammunition train vehicles move under battal- ion or regimental control. If extra ammunition is to be issued before the approach march begins, am-

munition carrying panies concerned.

vehicles As soon

are released to the com- as the issue is completed,

ammunition train trucks are returned to control. When the company transport and tion train move under battalion control,

battalion ammuni- they are

usually commanded When the duties of

by the battalion supply officer. the battalion supply officer re-

quire his presence vehicles is usually transport officer.

elsewhere, delegated

the command of these to the battalion motor

26. ATTACK. a. When practicable, assembly posi-

tions

(areas) are

occupied

preliminary

to deploy-

ment

for attack.

In them

the attack is

organized

and coordinated, equipment not essential to disposed of, and extra ammunition issued has not already been done. Attack orders are

combat if this usually

issued

before

departure

from

the

assembly

positions.

These orders normally include the munition supply points, the routes ammunition, and the disposition of port and ammunition train vehicles.

location of am- of advance for company trans-

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