Boundary

1. Tactical control measures used to delineate sectors of responsibility for subordinate units. Within these sectors, units may fire and maneuver without clearance from other units. (AFPM 3-8-1) 2. A control measure normally drawn along identifiable terrain features and used to delineate areas of tactical responsibility for subordinate units. Within their boundaries, units may maneuver within the overall plan without close coordination with neighboring units unless otherwise restricted. Direct fire may be placed across boundaries on clearly identified enemy targets without prior coordination, provided friendly forces are not endangered. Indirect fire also may be used after prior coordination. (AFPM 3-8-1) 3. A control measure normally drawn along identifiable terrain features and used to delineate areas of tactical responsibility for subordinate units. (PAM 3-071(S-2008)) 4. A line which delineates surface areas for the purpose facilitating coordination and deconfliction of operations between adjacent units, information or areas. (Army) – 4a. a control measure used to define the right, left, rear and forward limits of an area of operation. 4b. a control measure normally drawn along identifiable terrain features and used to delineate area of tactical responsibility between adjacent units and between higher headquarters to the rear of subordinate units. ( PAM 8-03)


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