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LANDING PARTY MANUAL

UNITED STATES NAVY 1950

LANDING PARTY MANUAL

UNITED STATES NAVY 1950

UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE WASHINGTON : 1950

For sale by the Superintendent of Docurcer>ts, U. S. Government Printing Office, Washington 25, D. C.

The Secretary of the Navy, Washington, 7 February 1950.

LETTER OF PROMULGATION

The Landing Party Manual, United States Navy, 1950, contains instruc- tions for Naval landing parties and emergency ground defense force units and it is issued for the use and guidance of the U. S. Naval Service. It is effective upon receipt and supersedes the publication Landing Force Manual, United States Navy, 1938, and aU subsequent changes thereto.

Francis P. Mathews.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Preface.

Chapter 1. Introduction.

2. Drill.

3. Ceremonies.

4. Equipment and Uniforms.

5. Interior Guard Duty.

6. Shelter.

7. Field Sanitation, Personal Hygiene, and First Aid.

8. Marches, Security on the March, and Outposts.

9. Basic Combat Techniques.

10. Combat Principles.

11. Special Operations.

12. Physical Drill.

13. Small Arms Marksmanship.

14. Glossary.

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PREFACE

The Landing Party Manual is published in fourteen chapters to facilitate changes and to pro- vide for issue of separate chapters to organizations not requiring the complete publication.

The Navy acknowledges the courtesy of the Army and Marine Corps for authorizing the use of various publications in the preparation of this manual.

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Chapter 1

INTRODUCTION

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Section I. Scope of Manual 1-1 3

II. Organization of Naval Landing Party 1-2 4

III. Organization of Units Within Naval Landing Party 1-11 6

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SCOPE OF MANUAL

Scope of manual.

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1-1 SCOPE OF MANUAL.— a. The drills and instructions set forth in this manual are intended as a guide for the training and oper- ations of landing parties organized by units afloat and emergency ground defense force units organized at naval shore establishments. Where instructions refer to units afloat or naval landing parties, it is intended that such instruc- tions be utilized by shore stations and naval emergency ground defense forces (NEGDF) as applicable.

b. (1) M odern warfare requires highly trained units for successful operations against a major enemy force. Neither the time, facilities, nor opportunity are ordinarily available for gather- ing together several ship's landing parties for the specialized training of a combat unit that is necessary for a major ground force operation.

(2) The conduct of military operations of the nature usually associated with modern amphibi- ous operations or major land warfare is beyond the scope of this manual. Ground force oper- ations are secondary duties for Naval personnel; however, a reasonable state of readiness for such action should be maintained.

c. The drills, ceremonies, combat principles, tactics and techniques herein described have

been prepared to assist ships' landing parties to accomplish the organization and training necessary to be in readiness for:

(1) Limited ground force operations.

(2) Military police duties during disturb- ances.

(3) Parades and ceremonies.

d. The scope of b (1) above has been gen- erally confined to:

(1) Emergencies requiring weapons no larger than small arms,

(2) Emergencies requiring equipment limited to that which can be reasonably carried on the person or supplied from other equipment and stores normally available, and

(3) Duration of the operation approximately 1 week.

e. Detailed information contained in other publications which are issued by or are avail- able to the naval service has been omitted from this manual, except by reference. In general, training requirements are adequately covered in this manual. Detailed instructions and more extensive training when required may be supplemented by applicable publications indi- cated in the list of Marine Corps training pub- lications, list and index of Army publications and other technical publications promulgated by offices and bureaus of the Navy Department.

Section II ORGANIZATION OF NAVAL LANDING PARTY

Par. Page

General 1-2 4

Ship's landing party 1-3 4

Naval ground force organization 1—4 4

Equipment and ammunition 1-5 5

Basis of organization 1—6 5

Priority of personnel 1-7 5

Training 1—8 5

Use of marines 1-9 5

Ratings and ranks 1-10 5

1-2 GENERAL.— a. Each ship (for which the organization is specified in l-3b below), division, force, and fleet shall maintain a per- manently organized naval landing party con- sisting of headquarters, rifle, machine gun, and other units as prescribed by the force or fleet commander. Shore stations will maintain naval emergency ground defense force (NEGDF) or- ganizations consisting of headquarters, rifle and other units as prescribed by the responsible naval authority.

b. The organization will follow the pattern outlined herein, and flexibility to meet the re- quirements of a specific task will be provided by deletion or addition of an entire element (squad, platoon, etc.).

1-3 SHIP'S LANDING PARTY.— a. The ship's landing party varies in size and com- position according to the type of ship. It is mandatory that smaller ships follow their designated organization closely in order that the units of several ships or shore stations may be banded together to form a larger ground force with balanced subordinate units of known personnel and weapon strength.

b. Combatant ships are required to maintain a naval landing party organization as follows:

BB, CVB, CV One rifle company.

CVL,CA,CL,CLC- One rifle company less one

rifle platoon. CLAA, CLK One rifle company less one

rifle platoon and machine

gun platoon. DD One rifle platoon.

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DE, DM, DMS,

CM One rifle platoon less one

squad.

c. Division flagships of BB, CVB, CV, CVL,

CA, CLC and CL classes are required to organize battalion headquarters companies for battalions formed by their divisions in addition to the regular ship's landing party. (See paragraph l-15c).

d. A company headquarters will be organized by DD, DE, DM, and DMS Division flagships for companies formed by their divisions. This will be in addition to the ship's regular landing party and be organized in accordance with paragraph l-14c.

e. Auxiliaries are not required to form units of the naval landing party organizations. How- ever, when participating in ceremonies, the or- ganizations prescribed in this chapter may be followed.

1-4 NAVAL GROUND FORCE ORGANI- ZATION.— a. A naval landing party for a specific task may consist of naval personnel from one or more ships organized, equipped and capable of ground force operation under com- mand of the senior officer present or a commander assigned by appropriate authority.

b. A naval emergency ground defense force (NEGDF) may consist of naval personnel from one or more shore establishments or a combi- nation of shore base personnel and landing parties from units afloat, organized, equipped, and capable of ground force actions under com- mand of the senior officer present or a com- mander assigned by appropriate authority.

c. Service organization. The organization and equipment prescribed herein will indicate the desired standard for ship, division, force and fleet naval landing party.

d. Parade organization. When a landing party is required to take part in a parade or ceremony, the organization of personnel in

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units should remain the same as the service organization but equipment carried may be modified to conform to the nature of the cere- mony.

1-5 EQUIPMENT AND AMMUNI- TION.— a. Since it is intended that the naval landing party will not be employed beyond the scope of "limited ground force operations" during an emergency, the equipment and weap- ons prescribed are limited to light infantry weapons and that equipment which can be carried on the person.

b. For equipment and weapons authorized, see the current NAVORD List of Small Arms and Infantry Equipment for Naval Ships and Stations.

c. For ammunition authorized, see the cur- rent NAVORD List of Small Arms Ammuni- tion Allowances for All Ships and Stations.

d. Many items of equipment and supplies required for specific operations must be pro- vided from that which is normally stocked for performance of primary missions.

e. Naval emergency ground defense force units will be based upon the same tables of organization and strengths as those prescribed herein except that machine gun units will be omitted and M-l rifles will be substituted for automatic rifles in the rifle squads.

1-6 BASIS OF ORGANIZATION.— The organization of the various units described in this manual are based on the organization of similar Marine Corps units.

1-7 PRIORITY OF PERSONNEL.— a. At the discretion of the commanding officer, the landing party personnel requirements from any

ship should not be taken from personnel normally required for:

(1) Split plant operation of the engineering department on a watch-and-watch basis.

(2) The operation of all aircraft.

(3) The operation of one turret.

(4) The operation of all antiaircraft batteries.

(5) The operation of all control stations.

(6) Manning of CIC and radar on a watch- in-three basis.

b. The size of naval emergency ground defense force units at shore stations will be limited by the maximum number of personnel that actually can be made available on an addi- tional duty basis to accomplish the necessary training and be capable of accomplishing the tasks required.

1-8 TRAINING.— Periodic training is nec- essary to keep the naval landing party organi- zation in a state of readiness for any of its probable tasks. Training should be continuous and integrated with primary employment schedules. An annual schedule should be accomplished which will produce the readiness required to accomplish the missions specified in the emergency plans.

1-9 USE OF MARINES.— Marines will compose the entire landing party whenever the number present is adequate. In a mixed force the special training of Marine officers and men will be utilized to the greatest practicable extent to increase the efficiency of the force.

1-10 RATING AND RANKS.— Through- out this manual ratings and ranks of various members of the units discussed are given as a guide to show relative importance of the various offices and as such are not mandatory.

Section III ORGANIZATION OF UNITS WITHIN NAVAL LANDING PARTY

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Organization of the rifle squad 1-11 6

Organization of the rifle platoon 1-12 6

Organization of the machine gun platoon _ 1-13 7

Organization of the rifle company 1—14 7

Organization of the infantry battalion 1—15 8

Organization of the regiment 1—16 11

Tables of organization 1-17 12

1-11 ORGANIZATION OF THE RIFLE SQUAD. A squad at normal strength com- prises a petty officer (squad) leader, 3 fire team leaders, and 9 nonrated men, a total of 13.

1-12 ORGANIZATION OF THE RIFLE PLATOON.— a. The rifle platoon at normal strength consists of platoon headquarters and 3 rifle squads, a total of 1 officer and 44 enlisted.

b. The platoon headquarters is composed of: 1 lieutenant (jg) or ensign platoon leader. 1 petty officer, second class platoon chief

(second in command). 1 petty officer, third class platoon guide. 3 nonrated men messengers.

c. The platoon, once organized, should be maintained as a platoon until its strength is reduced below two squads.

d. Platoons organized for independent mis- sions, or a ship's landing party the size of a platoon, should include such of the following as are considered necessary for contemplated operations:

(1) Medical officer or hospital corpsman and litter bearers as required.

RIFLE SQUAD 1 PO Squad Ldr.

FIRE TEAM 1 Fire Team Ldr. 3 Members

FIRE TEAM 1 Fire Team Ldr. 3 Members

FIRE TEAM 1 Fire Team Ldr. 3 Members

Figure 1. Organization, the rifle squad.

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Plat.Hq. I Officer

5 Enlisted

6 Total

RIFLE PLATOON I Officer 44 Enlisted

Rifle Squad

13 Enlisted l3Total

Rifle Squad

13 Enlisted 13 Total

Figure 2. Organization, the rifle platoon.

Rifle Squad

13 Enlisted 13 Total

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NAVAL LANDING PARTY BATTALION 28 Officers 636 Enlisted 664 Total

Bn.Hq.Co. 10 Officers 5| Enlisted 6i Total

Rifle Co.

6 Officers j95 Enlisted 201 Total

Rifle Co. 6 Officers 195 Enlisted 201 Total

Rifle Co. 6 Officers 195 Enlisted 20! Total

Hq. Section 8 Officers \9 Enlisted 27 Total

Int. Section (I Officer) _5 Enlisted 5 Total

Supply Section

(I Officer)

_5 Enlisted

5 Total

Co.Hq.

2 Officers

9 Enlisted

II Total

CommPlatoon (I Officer) l_3 Enlisted 13 Total

Figure 3.— Organization, the machine gun platoon.

(2) A supply group of one storekeeper, one ship's cook (to handle emergency rations), and an "other duty" detail of two men assigned to platoon headquarters.

(3) One machine gun section.

(4) A signalman as one of the platoon messengers.

1-13 ORGANIZATION OF THE MA- CHINE GUN PLATOON.— a. The machine gun platoon at normal strength is composed of 1 officer and 55 enlisted. The platoon is composed of platoon headquarters and 3 sections.

b. The platoon headquarters is composed of:

1 lieutenant (jg) or ensign platoon leader. 1 petty officer, first class platoon chief

(second in command). 3 nonrated men (1 ammunition man,

2 messengers).

c. Each section is composed of a section headquarters and two squads. Each section headquarters is composed of one petty officer third class as section leader.

d. When reenforcing other units for special missions, the section should be the smallest reenforcing element of the platoon.

1-14 ORGANIZATION OF THE RIFLE COMPANY. a. The rifle company at normal

strength is composed of company headquarters, 3 rifle platoons, and 1 machine gun platoon, a total of 6 officers and 195 enlisted.

b. The initial organization of the company should be maintained as far as practical. If any platoon within a company is reduced below two squads, it is either increased to the required number by transfers from other platoons, or it is broken up and its members assigned to other platoons. A company reduced in strength to less than four squads should be organized as a single platoon, but retains the company desig- nation.

c. Company headquarters. The company headquarters organized as the headquarters section is composed of two officers and eight enlisted as follows:

1 lieutenant, USN company commander.

1 It. (jg) or ensign executive officer.

1 chief petty officer company CPO (first

sergeant) . 1 petty officer, first class infantry chief. 1 petty officer, second class pharmacist

mate. 1 petty officer, third class storekeeper. 1 nonrated man signalman.

1 nonrated man small-arms gunner's mate.

2 nonrated men messengers.

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d. A company organized for independent missions, or a ship's landing party the size of a company on an independent mission should include in its company headquarters such of the following as are considered necessary for the contemplated operation:

(1) Medical section of one medical officer or additional corpsmen and litter bearers from company personnel as required.

(2) Ammunition and ration party consisting of two nonrated men per platoon.

(3) Artificers.

1-15 ORGANIZATION OF THE INFAN- TRY BATTALION.— a. A naval landing party battalion at normal strength is composed of three rifle companies and a headquarters com-

pany. The organization of a naval landing force battalion should be modified as necessary to enable the battalion to best perform its anticipated mission. Suitable modifications in battalion organization might include:

(1) Reducing rifle companies to two.

(2) Omitting the machine gun platoons in companies.

(3) Reducing or increasing personnel in the battalion headquarters company.

b. For ceremonies and parades, the machine gun platoon in the rifle companies may parade as a rifle platoon. Band personnel may be added to battalion headquarters company for ceremonies.

RIFLE COMPANY 6 Officers 195 Enlisted

201 Total

Co.Hq.

2 Officers 8 Enlisted 10 Total

Rifle Platoon

1 Officer

44 Enlisted

45 Total

Rifle Platoon

1 Officer

44 Enlisted

45 Total

Rifle Platoon 1 Officer

44 Enlisted

45 Total

MG Platoon 1 Officer

55 Enlisted

56 Total

Figure 4. Organization, the rifle company.

MACHINE-GUN PLATOON

I Officer

55 Enlisted

Platoon Hq. I Officer

4 Enlisted

5 Total

Section Hq.

I Enlisted 1 Total

Squad 8 Enlisted 8 Total

Squad 8 Enlisted 8 Total

Section Hq.

I Enlisted 1 Total

Squad 8 Enlisted 8 Total

Section Hq.

J[ Enlisted I Total

Squad 8 Enlisted 8 Total

Squad 8 Enlisted

8 Total

Figure 5. Organization, naval landing party battalion.

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c. The battalion headquarters company fur- nishes the personnel and equipment necessaay to the battalion commander for the proper ex- ecution of his command and administrative functions, and such other personnel as will enable the battalion to be self-contained. The headquarters company is broken down into subdivisions. The composition of each subdivi- sion as shown below should be followed as a ouide. In some cases two or more functions may be filled by one officer.

(1) Headquarters section. Provides for the command, supply, and administration of the battalion as a whole. It comprises :

1 commander battalion commander. 1 It. commander executive officer. The commissioned and enlisted staff. (See par. l-15e.)

(2) Company headquarters. Provides for the command, supply, and administration of the battalion headquarters company only. It is composed of:

1 lieutenant company commander.

1 It. (jg) or ensign company executive officer who also acts as battalion chem- ical officer.

1 chief petty officer infantry chief and company chief petty officer.

1 petty officer, first class Yeoman.

1 petty officer, third class carpenter's mate.

2 nonrated men buglers.

4 nonrated men otner duty.

(3) Communication platoon. The communi- cation platoon comprises a platoon head- quarters, message center and messenger section, and radio, visual, and panel section.

(a) Platoon headquarters is composed of: 1 It. (jg) or ensign- battalion communica- tion officer, carried in complement of the battalion staff. 1 petty officer, first class- second in com- mand. A signalman or radioman capable of coordinating the work of the sections. (6) Message center and messenger section.- In general, a message center corresponds to a com- munication office aboard ship. As far as prac- tical all outgoing messages are dispatched through it and all incoming messages are

received, recorded, and delivered by it. This section furnishes messengers to the battalion commander and staff as required. Additional messengers may be assigned from rifle com- panies. It is made up as follows:

1 petty officer, third class communication

yeoman in charge. 1 nonrated man yeoman striker. 4 nonrated men messengers, (c) Radio, visual, and panel section made up as follows :

1 petty officer, third class radioman in

charge. 4 nonrated men handle radio, visual, or panel duties as prescribed.

(4) Supply section. This section, working for the supply officer on the battalion staff, is organized as follows:

1 petty officer, first class assistant to the

supply officer. 1 petty officer, third class ammunition

and ordnance. 3 nonrated men- other duty as prescribed

by supply officer.

(5) Intelligence section.- Commanded by the battalion intelligence officer, carried in the com- plement of the battalion staff, composed as follows :

1 petty officer, second class yeoman in charge.

1 nonrated man yeoman striker (drafts- man).

1 nonrated man yeoman striker (in- telligence clerk).

2 nonrated men scouts and observers.

(6) Medical section. The medical section is incorporated in the Headquarters section and is composed of 1 medical officer and 11 enlisted. Corpsmen may be prorated to the rifle com- panies, a portion retained to form the battahon aid station.

d. Responsibility for training the battalion headquarters company.- (1) The company com- mander is responsible for the general training of the company and for supervision of special and technical training.

(2) The responsibility for the special and technical training of each platoon and section is normally placed upon the officer under whom the platoon or section functions.

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(3) Company training will include close- order drill.

e. The battalion staff. The commissioned and enlisted staff of the battalion commander is as f oUows :

1 lieutenant commander second in com- mand; battalion executive officer.

1 liexitenant operations officer.

1 lieutenant supply officer.

1 lieutenant medical officer.

1 It. (jg) or ensign adjutant.

1 It (jg) or ensign- communication officer.

1 It. (jg) or ensign- intelligence officer.

1 chief petty officer battalion chief petty officer.

1 chief petty officer' chief commissary steward.

1 petty officer, first class yeoman.

1 petty officer, second class yeoman.

2 petty officers, third class- yeoman.

1 petty officer, third class gunner's mate. 1 nonrated man yeoman striker.

In addition to the above are one chief petty officer, six petty officers, and four hospital apprentices, which make up the battalion medical section.

/. Duties of the members of the battalion staff. (1) Executive officer. In general, his position corresponds to that of an executive officer of a ship. He coordinates the work of the other staff members and is in command in the absence of the battalion commander.

(2) Battalion adjutant. Responsible for staff functions relating to personnel. In addition he supervises:

(a) Postal service.

(6) Reports concerning, and handling of, prisoners of war and enemy civilians.

(c) Strength and casualty reports, station bills and rosters, and other personnel statistics.

(d) General regulations and routine admin- istration which especially concern personnel, or routine not otherwise assigned to another staff section.

(3) Intelligence officer.' Responsible for the collection, classification, and evaluation of information concerning the enemy and the dissemination of the resultant intelligence. His primary function is to keep the commander informed with regard to the enemy's situation

and probable intentions. In combat, his section maintains one or more observation posts within his organization's zone of action or area. His duties also include employment of translators and interpreters and procurement and distribu- tion of maps. He also keeps the commander informed with regard to disposition of friendly neighboring units.

(4) Operations officer. Responsible, in gen- eral, for those functions which relate to organization, training, and operations. He arranges for coordination and employment in combat, of the combined elements. He per- forms the following:

(a) Prepares for, and supervises:

1. Training.

2. Tactical disposition of troops.

3. Security measures, reconnaissance, and liaison with adjacent units.

(b) Keeps himself informed with regard to:

1. Adaptability of terrain for combat opera- tions.

2. Instructions, tactical plans, and operation orders received from higher or adjacent units.

(c) Prepares written operation orders, and after they are approved, is responsible for their timely delivery to the troops. Prepares esti- mates of the situation and plans for combat when required. Assists the organization com- mander in the preparation and issuance of oral operation orders.

(d) Keeps the war diary.

(5) Supply officer. The supply officer is responsible, in general, with all matters relating to supply. His duties include the supervision of activities concerning:

(a) Procurement, storage, and distribution of all supplies, including rations and ammunition.

(6) Procurement of shelter and facilities, in- cluding then leasing, repair, maintenance, and disposition.

(c) Construction of facilities relating to supply, shelter, and transportation.

(d) Payment for damages or claims.

(e) Payment for hired labor.

(6) Communication officer. His duties in- clude :

(a) Command of the communications pla- toon, and responsibility for its technical training and functioning.

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NAVAL LANDING PARTY REGIMENT 98 -Officers 1993 Enlisted 2091 Total

Reg.Hq.Co.

14 Officers 85 Enlisted 99 Total

NavLandPar Battalion 28 Officers 636 Enlisted 664 Total

NavLandPar Battalion 28 Officers 636 Enlisted 664 Total

NavLandPar Battalion 28 Officers

636 Enlisted

664 Total

Hq. Section 1 2 Officers _8 Enlisted 20 Total

Int. Plat.

(I Officer) _8 Enlisted 8 Total

Supply Plat.

(2 Officers) _[5 Enlisted 15 Total

Co. Hq.

2 Officers

[5 Enlisted 17 Total

Comm.Plat.

(I Officer) 16 Enlisted 16 Total

Med. Plat.

(2 Officers) 23 Enlisted

23 Total

Figure 6.— Organization, naval landing party regiment.

(6) Establishment and operation of the signal communication system, including the message center.

(7) Medical officer. His duties include :

(a) Technical advisor to the commander and the staff on all matters pertaining to the health and sanitation of the command, or occupied territory; the care and disposition of sick and wounded; the location and utilization of medical personnel; and the training of all troops in hygiene, sanitation, and first aid.

(6) Supply of medical and dental equipment and supplies.

(c) For additional duties see Medical De- partment Manual, U. S. Navy.

1-16 ORGANIZATION OF THE REGI- MENT.— a. A naval landing party regiment at normal strength comprises a headquarters company and two or more battalions (usually three). As the regiment is envisaged to be formed only for parade purposes, no regimental service troops are shown.

b. The regimental headquarters company. The organization, formation, functions, re- sponsibility for training, duties of staff mem- bers, etc., of the regimental headquarters com- pany are, in general, similar to those of the

battalion headquarters company. The prin cipal differences include:

(1) The regiment is commanded by a cap- tain, USN.

(2) The executive officer is a commander.

(3) The individual members of the regi- mental staff are of higher rank than the officers holding corresponding positions in a battalion.

(4) The regimental staff may include the following additional officers:

1 paymaster.

1 chaplain.

1 dental officer.

1 warrant officer, assistant to supply officer.

(5) The intelligence section, designated as a platoon, has three additional scouts and ob- servers.

(6) The communication platoon has three additional messengers in the messenger section.

(7) The medical section, designated as a platoon, has 12 additional hospital corpsmen. The section establishes a regimental medical headquarters.

(8) The supply section, designated as a platoon, has 10 additional nonrated men.

(9) Company headquarters in the regi- mental headquarters company has an additional six nonrated men as other duty.

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1-17 TABLES OF ORGANIZATION.—

a. Rifle company naval landing party.

b. Headquarters company naval landing party battalion.

c. Naval landing party battalion.

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Signalman, visual

Small-arms mechanic

Squad leader, machine gun

Seaman, first or second class....

Gunner, machine

Gunner, machine, assistant

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HEADQUARTERS COMPANY NAVAL LANDING PARTY BATTALION

Commander

Battalion commander

Lt. commander

Executive officer

Lieutenant......

Operations officer

Company commander

Supply officer

*Medical officer

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Petty officer, second class

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LANDING PARTY MANUAL

15

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Radio

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Seaman, first class

Clerk

Code clerk

Draftsman

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LANDING PARTY MANUAL

NAVAL LANDING PARTY BATTALION

Headquarters company

Three rifle companies

Total battalion

Commander

Lt. commander

Lieutenant

Lieutenant (jg) or ensign.

4 4

3 15

7 19

Total Commissioned.

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18

28

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Chief pharmacist's mate

Chief steward's mate

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Storekeeper

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