CQC / Close Quarters Combat - Guide
Close Quarters Combat
Due to our occupational tasks being present within the indoor environment of Sector C's facility, we will be conducting exercises regarding CQC which can involve anything from short-range firefights, hand-to-hand combat but we will specifically be focusing on breaching.
CQC is one of the most difficult and dangerous tasks to execute, due to friendly units, civilians, and close proximity to one's opponent.
There are many roles that have been constructed for entry teams, we will only be using roles that fit the environment and are actually required.
Quite simple, the Team Leader makes sure to direct the entry team according to objective and organizing engagements. He is always responsible for the organization of assaults, he is always the first person to open a door and move in.
Quite honestly the most dangerous role in the team, he's the second man to enter and most likely to be hit by reactionary fire. He is the first one to clear the room's side.
The Breacher is a vital role, his responsibility will be to unlock the door should it be inaccessible, he has access to a Spas-12 and if H.E.C.U applies the according gadgets there would even be room for breaching-charges. (Satchel Charges) He will be the third to enter the room however, if a ready-call is initiated he can reposition himself to the door.
To ensure man and firepower are accounted for, this role is really just a fill-role in this case.
Is always stationed at the rear of the stack, his responsibility is to make sure the team isn't flanked, and to secure the rear, he is always first to initiate a ready call.
Initiating Ready & Stack-Up calls
Stacking-Up is done under the Team Leader's discretion, he will be the first to position himself facing a door, which is followed by all the other roles in according to order - Assault Man, Breacher, Support, and Slackman. (Only the Pointman will be facing the door unless the element of surprise has been compromised)
Assault Man will always be facing 45-degrees to the front right or left, Breacher will be facing outward 90-degrees while the Slackman will be holding the rear at 180-degrees to the stack each respectively.
The ready-call is initiated by the Slackman, to uphold the element of surprise he will do this non-verbally by proceeding to tap the man ahead of him.
Once the Breacher has been tapped he will tap the Assault Man to verify if the ready-call is in effect, once verified he will position himself between the Point & Assault Man in order to open the door by any means necessary and or throw utility into the room.
Breaching is done by pointing the muzzle of your firearm at the hinges and or lock, specific breaching rounds are used for those which we will be using.
Once breaching, the person ahead of you should announce whether he's going right or left, if he's going left you're going right and the opposite as well.
Here you can see what a typical stack should look like.