From the Publisher
Part of our value-added professional format series, the Combat Service Support Operations - Theater Army Area Command Field Manual (FM 63-4) covers the support required on the battlefield by theater area commands. This FM has been converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction.
Some highlights of the contents:
SUPPORT - The modern battlefield poses great challenges, not only to the combat and combat support forces, but also to the CSS units that must sustain the forces. US forces must get the most out of what they have. Every conceivable logistics asset must be used. CSS planners and operators must possess the same leadership qualities as combat leaders in order to effectively support the overall tactical plan. The CSS force must make use of the principles of responsiveness, flexibility, and initiative. The changing situations that will be met on the battlefield require that CSS commanders foresee needs before demands are placed upon them. The commander of the Leaders at all echelons and of all the force elements must be able to think faster, make decisions more rapidly, and act quicker than the enemy. All efforts must be synchronized so that the parts of the force may combine quickly and powerfully at the most opportune point and time. CSS elements are an indispensable element of massing at the critical point and time. The weight of support must be added to the weight of combat power. They are inseparable. Success on the battlefield will require many changes in attitude and training methods. Initiative and innovation must be stressed, and an aggressive spirit must permeate US forces. All training must be as close as possible to anticipated conditions on the modern battlefield. These conditions include environment, tempo, and the dimensions of time and space. Teamwork, flexibility, and initiative must always be emphasized in training programs."
As a bonus, this reproduction includes FM-1, The Army Field Manual, a capstone manual containing the vision for the Army - sold separately for $5.99. FM 1 establishes the fundamental principles for employing Landpower. The most important of these are the Army's operational concept and the fundamentals that support it. They form the foundation for all Army doctrine. All Soldiers should understand and internalize them. FM 1 describes the American profession of arms, the Army's place in it, and what it means to be a professional Soldier.
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