When you have entered the room and dominated it, the next step is to move
and clear barricades, connecting rooms, people and dead in the room.
There are many ways to do this but listed here are some techniques that have
TWO MAN ENTRY.
Two operators enter a room with a barricade. After they dominate the room, the
operator who has the barricade in his AOR calls: "barricade moving".
If there is a back-up operator outside the room he will move with the
and provide back-up / secure him while he clears the barricade. After he has
cleared the barricade they move back and report "CLEAR".
If there isn't a third operator, the second operator in the room will back him up, move with him or stay in his AOR. It depends on the situation. When
all is clear they report "room clear" and continue.
FOUR MAN ENTRY.
When four operators enter in some form of a wall flood the same tactic can be
The two operators on the left side of the door are a team. And the two
operators on the
right side of the door are a team consisting of a contact operator and a cover
The contact and the cover operator, clear their AOR one object at the time.
When they are done they move back to the wall. The two operators in the
second AOR starts clearing any problems in their sector. When all is clear
they report "room clear" and continue.
A MORE DYNAMIC WAY TO CLEAR THE ROOM
WITH FOUR OPERATORS.
When a four man team is in the room, one operator who isn't securing any
critical points commands "I have control". A second operator says "I'm
Then the two operators move around in all the AOR in the room clearing,
while the rest of the team provides security. When all is clear they report
"room clear" and continue.
The element enters left and right side of the door and clears the hard corners.
While they go to the corners, the rest of the team will enter the room
going left and right clearing the center of the room.
When the corners are cleared the first two operators move along the wall to
the next door or barricade. The rest of the element moves along behind the
If they pass a place / barricade where a person might be hiding or another
threat would appear, for example a closet, the front operator would drop down on
one knee and secure this with his muzzle. He might call "holding" to let the other operators pass by.
The rest of the element passes by to the next barricade or room, and so on.
The same goes when a person is on the floor. One man covering on his knee.
When the manpower allows and an operator dosn't have anywhere to go, he will
stack up at a kneeling operators and they will perform a two man clearing on
If it is a person, one operator stays and secures him. If it's a barricade
the 2 operators fall in at the back of the team and continue.
This is a quite fast technique but needs a lot of operators.