* FM 71-1
Department of the Army
Washington, DC, 26 January 1998
TABLE OF CONTENTS
CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER 2 BATTLE COMMAND
CHAPTER 3 OFFENSIVE OPERATIONS
CHAPTER 4 DEFENSIVE OPERATIONS
CHAPTER 5 OTHER TACTICAL OPERATIONS
CHAPTER 6 COMBAT SUPPORT
CHAPTER 7 COMBAT SERVICE SUPPORT
APPENDIX A COMBAT ORDERS
APPENDIX B ROAD MARCHES AND ASSEMBLY AREAS
APPENDIX C RISK MANAGEMENT
APPENDIX D FRATRICIDE PREVENTION
APPENDIX E CONTINUOUS OPERATIONS
APPENDIX F LIMITED VISIBILITY OPERATIONS
APPENDIX G NUCLEAR, BIOLOGICAL, CHEMICAL, AND SMOKE OPERATIONS
APPENDIX H INTEGRATION OF HEAVY AND LIGHT FORCES
APPENDIX I MILITARY OPERATIONS IN URBAN TERRAIN
APPENDIX J STABILITY OPERATIONS
APPENDIX K SUPPORT OPERATIONS
APPENDIX L DIRECTED-ENERGY WEAPONS
APPENDIX M OPERATIONS SECURITY
APPENDIX N SNIPER OPERATIONS
APPENDIX O ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
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* This publication supersedes FM 71-1, 22 November 1988.
Because of its mix of weaponry, personnel, and supporting elements, the company team is one of the most versatile combat assets on the modern battlefield. Whether it fights "pure" as a tank or mechanized infantry company or is task organized as a tank-heavy or mech-heavy company team, it gives the commander a powerful combination of firepower, mobility, and shock effect. This manual describes how the company team fights. It focuses on the principles of company team operations and the TTP the company team uses to exploit its combat power and minimize its limitations and vulnerabilities.
FM 71-1 is for leaders at all levels of the company team. Because weapons and equipment vary among the different company-level organizations (pure tank and mechanized infantry companies and tank- and mech-heavy company teams), users should adapt information presented in the manual to fit their specific requirements. Where capabilities of the various company team systems differ significantly, the manual examines alternative considerations and techniques for their employment.
The proponent of this publication is HQ TRADOC. Readers are invited to submit comments on the manual and recommendations for improving it. Prepare these comments using DA Form 2028, and send the form to Commander, US Army Armor Center, ATTN: ATZK-TDD-P, Fort Knox, Kentucky 40121-5000.
Unless otherwise stated, masculine nouns and pronouns do not refer exclusively to men.