This publication serves as the doctrinal reference for the employment of mortar squads, sections, and platoons.
It contains guidance on tactics, techniques, and procedures that mortar sections and platoons use to execute their part of the combat operations described in battalion, squadron, troop, and company–level field manuals.
This publication also contains guidance on how the mortar unit's fires and displacement are best planned and employed to sustain the commanders intent for fire support.
The target audience of this publication includes mortar squad section, and platoon leaders company and battalion commanders, battalion staff officers, and all others responsible for controlling and coordinating fire support during mounted or dismounted combined arms operations.This manual is also for use by training developers as a source document for the combat critical tasks and missions of mortar organizations.
This publication serves as the primary reference for both resident and non–resident mortar tactical employment instruction presented to cadets, officer candidates, and both commissioned and non-commissioned officers.