Ambush Leadership Lab


Cyclone Battalion conducted Platoon Ambush during leadership lab on 30JAN13 IOT develop leadership skills and prepare MSIII for LDAC IOT prepare MSIIIs for Warrior Forge this summer by incorporating challenging scenarios similar to those experienced at LDAC.

Key Tasks:
Supply request turn in on 24JAN13
Conducted lane validations on 27JAN13
Lane setup and Execution on 30JAN13

All cadets gained valuable experience and knowledge on how to Conduct a Platoon sized Ambush. MSIII’s gained insight to various scenarios experienced at LDAC while MSI and MSII cadets were able to work together to enhance the training.

Cyclone Battalion’s leadership lab was well coordinated and the lanes MSIIIs experienced were challenging and comparable to those at Warrior Forge. MSIII leadership first taught classes to MSI and MSII cadets on how to Set up and conduct a Platoon sized ambush. MSIII cadets were given an OPORD for their assigned lanes  and conducted TLPs and negotiated the lane. The aspect of conducting  a platoon sized ambush on the battlefield are representative of real world scenarios happening in Afghanistan. By providing valuable training to subordinate cadets, MSIV leadership were able to evaluate and properly train junior cadets for Warrior Forge.

Cadets conducted ambush lanes consisting of Platoon Sized  elements. Role players consisted of MSIV cadets acting as the OPFOR for the ambush lanes. Cadets had to use innovation and teamwork in order to properly complete the lane. After each lane, the cadets conducted an After Action Review to identify shortfalls and recognize positive aspects of how the platoon negotiated the lane. The insights gained during the AAR helped all cadets gain a better understanding of the OPORD and planning process as well as conducting a ambush in a Platoon sized element.