Assault: 1. The Climax of an attack, closing with the enemy in hand-to-hand fighting. 2. To make a short, violent, but well-ordered attack against a local objective, such as a gun emplacement, a fort, or a machine gun nest. – (Joint Pub 1-02)
There was a time when I was cool. Way back in 2009-2010 I was banging around Helmand province, machine gun in hand, surrounded by three things. The Taliban, poppy plants, and my brothers. It was a good time. Long story short my Company Commander assembled his own Company Level Reconnaissance squad. None of us were Recon, and the closest we got to being special was the bus we took to school.