• The fire element covers firing at and suppressing the enemy. This helps keep the enemy from firing back at the movement element.
• The movement element moves either to close with the enemy or to reach a better position from which to fire at him. • The movement element should not move until the fire element is firing.
Depending on the distance to the enemy position and on the available cover, the fire element and the movement element switch roles as needed to keep moving. Before the movement element moves beyond the supporting range of the fire element (the distance in which the weapons of the fire element can fire and support the movement element), it should take a position from which it can fire at the enemy. The movement element then becomes the next fire element and the fire element becomes the next movement element. If your team makes contact, your team leader should tell you to fire or to move. He should also tell you where to fire from, what to fire at, or where to move. When moving, use the low crawl, high crawl, or rush IMTs.