Platoon headquarters consists of the platoon leader and the platoon
(2) The aid station section includes the physician, PA, senior medical
aidmen and medical aidmen.
(3) The aidman/evacuation section consists of all the company aidmen, the
section sergeant and ambulance drivers.
b. Employment. The general scheme of employment is as discussed in
paragraphs 4-15 through 4-18.
(1) Aid-evacuation teams using organic ambulances are employed to best
support the TAC plan. In normal employment, the following principles may apply:
(a) One team is usually placed in support of each committed rifle
company. Wherever possible, these teams support a single company in order to
familiarize members with the unit supported, the terrain and the TAC situation.
Evacuation from platoons is normally to the company aid post. Evacuation teams
remain at the aid post when not evacuating patients, in order that their activities can be
controlled by the senior company aidman, and so that they remain readily available to
perform patient evacuation missions.
(b) Aid-evacuation teams not required in support of specific companies
may be retained at the battalion aid station to reinforce teams committed to the
companies; to support the reserve, when necessary; or to evacuate patients from
company aid posts to battalion aid stations.
(2) The principal ambulance used in the infantry battalion is the track,
ambulance, Ml13 (Figure 4-4). This vehicle has excellent mobility over most types of
Figure 4-4. Carrier, personnel, full-tracked: armored.