Lab Week 11

Members of Alpha 1-1 prepare to get into their ambush positions.

For the last week of lab for the Fall Semester, Seneca BN ROTC went out with a bang.

Seneca BN conducted a platoon ambush in the vicinity of Bob’s woods on Thursday, utilizing every cadet present to form a full size platoon.  The lessons from every lab were used in this final exercise, designed to test all cadets’ skills working in a tactical scenario.

MS III cadets were put into leadership for the lab, making them revert to a training mentality instead of a teaching one.

CDT Tampe briefs his plan to platoon leadership.

CDT Jeff Tampe was assigned as Platoon Leader and was given a half hour to come up with a plan.  After that he quickly assembled his platoon and headed in the direction of the ambush site.

The platoon’s objective was to first reach Checkpoint One, which was to be the unit’s exfil point once the mission was complete.  Once they’d reached the checkpoint the platoon moved in direction to flank the ambush site, eventually setting up an L-shaped ambush.

Once the ambush was complete, Tampe moved his forces back to Checkpoint One without sustaining any casualties and completed the exercise.

The point of this lab was a final test to see if the cadets had absorbed everything they had been taught over the course of the semester.

After long weeks of planning, training, and mentoring, Seneca Battalion can happily say, “Mission Complete.”


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