Squad Organization

One of my biggest goals for the classes that I teach and the articles that I write is to get patriotic Americans in the mindset of working with others in a team. A key element of this is learning how to task-organize a group into an effective squad, which is something I cover in theContinue reading “Squad Organization”

The Minuteman’s Guide to Countering Armored Vehicles

Since the first tanks and armored cars appeared on the battlefields of WWI Europe, infantrymen have been forced to find ways to deal with them. The modern minuteman is no different, and any prolonged civil conflict in the United States is bound to see armored vehicles used in one form or another. I’m not evenContinue reading “The Minuteman’s Guide to Countering Armored Vehicles”

Guardian Angel; The Covert Overwatch Position

The concept of a “guardian angel” was taught to me by the Marine Corps very early in my career, and I had the opportunity to observe its use in many different contexts. While the idea of an overwatch position is not a uniquely Marine concept, I believe that the Corps’ take on the subject meritsContinue reading “Guardian Angel; The Covert Overwatch Position”

On Weapon-Mounted Lasers Part II

In Part I, I briefly covered how to use and zero weapon-mounted aiming lasers. Today I will discuss the tactics and techniques of night fighting, with and without lasers, in the face of an adversary who is similarly equipped. Laser Discipline Rule number one of wearing night vision is to not assume that you areContinue reading “On Weapon-Mounted Lasers Part II”

Combined Arms for the Minuteman

The term “combined arms” conjures up images of tanks advancing with aircraft screaming overhead and infantry charging in front. While this is one modern, conventional form of a combined arms technique, it is far from the only one. And just because the modern Minuteman has limited types of arms available does not mean that heContinue reading “Combined Arms for the Minuteman”

The Anti-Materiel Rifle (AMR) Part II: Employment and Tactics

Originally posted on American Partisan Part I of this two-part series established the importance of the AMR in your team’s arsenal (you do have a team, right?). In other words, Part I was the “why.” In this article I will explain the “how” by covering how to outfit your AMR team, what kind of trainingContinue reading “The Anti-Materiel Rifle (AMR) Part II: Employment and Tactics”