Field manual 1-508 is written for peacetime and all dimensions of battlespaceenvironments.It applies to commanders and aviation unit maintenance, aviationintermediate maintenance, depot, and operations personnel.
Field manual 10-16 consists of general instructions for the inspection and repair of military clothing, textiles, canvas, and webbing.It covers methods for sewing by hand and by machine.It includes directions for different kinds of stitches, seams, darns, and patches.It explains how to replace fasteners (zippers), and hardware items.
Field manual 10-267 was superseded by FM 10-16.
Field manual 10-280, 22 October 1986, was superseded by FM 42-414, 3 July 1998.
Field manual 100-10 contains the fundamentals of administration, covering allphases of military operations in the field not included in tactics and strategy.These regulations will be studied in connection with FM 100-5, Field Service Regulations, Operations, which covers the doctrines pertaining to leading troops incombat and tactics of the combined arms; and FM 100-15, Field Service Regulations, Larger Units, which discusses the functions and operation of larger units and territorial commands.
Field manual 100-15 is a guide for employing US Army corps in war and operations other than war.It addresses corps combat operations and the integration and coordination of combat, combat support, and combat service support as well as other joint and multinational functions applicable to any theater.It discusses concepts and principles unique to the corps.However, except when necessary, it does not address specific tactics, techniques, or procedures.
Field manual 100-5 is the Army's keystone warfighting doctrine.It is a guide for Army commanders.It describes how to think about the conduct of campaigns, major operations, battles, engagements, and operations other than war.
Field manual 20-3 is intended to help company-level leaders understand the principles andtechniques of camouflage, concealment, and decoys (CCD). To remain viable, all units mustapply CCD to personnel and equipment. Ignoring a threat's ability to detect friendly operationson the battlefield is shortsighted and dangerous. Friendly units enhance their survivabilitycapabilities if they are well versed in CCD principles and techniques.
Field manual 21-10 teaches fundamentals ofsanitation, disease prevention and control includingcontrol of communicable diseases, troop housing, wastedisposal, water purification, mess sanitation, insectcontrol, and personal hygiene.
Field manual 21-100 gives the newly enrolled member of the United States Army a convenient and compact source of basic military information and thus to aid him to perform his duties more efficiently.
Field manual 21-11 provides the basic fundamentals of first aid care and treatment which you can apply to yourself or to another soldier before the arrival of trained medical personnel.It includes instructions in first aid measures to take for special injuries such as chest and belly wounds; common emergencies, such as snake bite and drowning; injuries resulting from contact with chemicals, such as war gases and propellant fuels and oxidizers; and how to transport the sick and wounded so as not to aggravate their condition or endanger their life.
Field manual 21-15 is a guide for enlisted personnel for the use, care, and maintenance of the clothing and equipment issued or sold for personal use.
Field manual 21-18 is a guide to the techniques and methods of foot marching, including march discipline, march hygiene, and march sanitation.
Field manual 21-20 contains ready reference data for use in planning physical training programs for troops. The contents consist principally of brief descriptions and illustrations of various types of physical training activities. There are also suggestions on the planning and administration of physical training programs to fit various conditions and on effective physical fitness testing.
Field manual 21-22 covers shipboard safety measures and equipment, abandon-ship procedure, operation and navigation of lifesaving craft, measures for sustaining life while adrift, rescue procedure, and brief suggestions for instructors.Since a landfall may prove only temporary refuge, somehints on survival ashore are also given. Swimmingand lifesaving techniques, treated in detail in FM21-20, are described only briefly in this manual.
The purpose of field manual 21-25 is to present in simplified form necessary information for instruction of all military personnel in elementary map and aerial photograph reading.
The purpose of field manual 21-26 is to provide a text on map and aerial photograph reading for training of military personnel already familiar with basic elements covered by FM 21-25 or who require more detailed instruction than is furnished by FM 21-25.
Field manual 21-30 is intended to supply the information required by the map reader.
The purpose of field manual23-30 is to orient soldiers to thefunctions and characteristics of hand grenades and groundpyrotechnic signals. It provides a reference for the identification and capabilities of various hand grenades andpyrotechnic signals. It also provides a guide for theproper handling and throwing of hand grenades, suggestsmethods and techniques for the tactical employment of handgrenades, and provides a guide for commanders conductinghand grenade training.
Field manual 25-10 is a guide for the conduct of movements by motor vehicles on highways and in off-roadoperations. Its purpose is to enable all concernedto understand the organization, principles of operation, and requirements of discipline and control essential to the smooth and effective conduct of convoys and march units.
Field manual 25-6, 4 January 1941, [pdf] supersedes TR 1380-20, 15 June 1926.
Field manual 25-7, Pack Transportation, 25 August 1944, [pdf] supersedes Chapter 5, FM 25-5, Animal Tansport, 15 June 1939, andChapter 4, FM 6-110, Pack Artillery, 1 March 1940.
Among civilized nations the conduct of war is regulated by certain well-established rules known as the rules or laws of war. These rules cover and regulate warfare both on land and sea. Those which pertain particularly to war on land are called the rules of land warfare. It is the latter with which this manual is concerned.
FM 3-0 establishes the Army's keystone doctrine for full spectrum operations. The doctrine holds warfighting as the Army's primary focus and recognizes that the ability of Army forces to dominate land warfare also provides the ability to dominate any situation in military operations other than war. The foundation of FM 3-0 is built upon global strategic responsiveness for prompt, sustained Army force operations on land as a member of a joint or multinational force.
Field manual 3-21.10 provides a doctrinal framework of principles; tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTP); terms; and symbols for the employment of the Infantry rifle company.
Field manual 3-21.220 contains basic and advanced training and techniques for static line parachuting. It is designed to standardize procedures for initial qualification and training of personnel in their duties and responsibilities in airborne operations.
The purpose of field manual 3-23.30 is to orient Soldiers to the functions and descriptions of hand grenades and ground pyrotechnic signals. It provides a reference for the identification and capabilities of various hand grenades and pyrotechnic signals. It also provides a guide for the proper handling and throwing of hand grenades, suggests methods and techniques for the tactical employment of hand grenades, and provides a guide for commanders conducting hand grenade training.
Field manual 3-24/MCWP 3-33.5 establishes doctrine (fundamental principles) for military operations in a counterinsurgency (COIN) environment. It is based on lessons learned from previous counterinsurgencies and contemporary operations. It is also based on existing interim doctrine and doctrine recently developed.
Field manual 3-24.2 establishes doctrine (fundamental principles) for tactical counterinsurgency (COIN) operations at the company, battalion, and brigade level. It is based on lessons learned from historic counterinsurgencies and current operations. This manual continues the efforts of FM 3-24, Counterinsurgency, in combining the historic approaches to COIN with the realities of today's operational environment (OE) - an environment modified by a population explosion, urbanization, globalization, technology, the spread of religious fundamentalism, resource demand, climate change and natural disasters, and proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. This manual is generic in its geographic focus and should be used with other doctrinal sources.
The purpose of field manual 3-25.26 is to provide a standardized source document for Armywide reference on map reading and land navigation. This manual applies to every soldier in the Army regardless of service branch, MOS, or rank. This manual also contains both doctrine and training guidance on these subjects. Part One addresses map reading and Part Two, land navigation. The appendixes include a list of exportable training materials, a matrix of land navigation tasks, an introduction to orienteering, and a discussion of several devices that can assist the soldier in land navigation.
Field manual 3-97.6 describes the tactics, techniques, and procedures that the United States (US) Army uses to fight in mountainous regions. It is directly linked to doctrinal principles found in FM 3-0 and FM 3-100.40 and should be used in conjunction with them. It provides key information and considerations for commanders and staffs regarding how mountains affect personnel, equipment, and operations. It also assists them in planning, preparing, and executing operations, battles, and engagements in a mountainous environment.
Field manual 3-97.61 details techniques soldiers and leaders must know to cope with mountainous terrain. These techniques are the foundation upon which the mountaineer must build. They must be applied to the various situations encountered to include river crossings, glaciers, snow-covered mountains, ice climbing, rock climbing, and urban vertical environments. The degree to which this training is applied must be varied to conform to known enemy doctrine, tactics, and actions. This manual also discusses basic and advanced techniques to include acclimatization, illness and injury, equipment, anchors, evacuation, movement on glaciers, and training.
Within the Army mission 'to seize, occupy and defend landareas' is an inherent requirement for strategic and tactical mobility. As a basic means of deployment of Army forces in an offensive posture, the amphibious operation is vital to the accomplishment of the Army mission.By design, the amphibious operation affords an Army, force a mobile base from which the force is projected ashore for assault landings and seizure of the lodgment area required to prosecute subsequent land operations.
A battle group landing team is the basic task organization used as a nucleus of an infantry division landing team in an amphibious operation. It may however, be employed as a semiindependent orindependent landing team. In either role it will normally employ both air and water ship-to-shore mobility means, i.e., assault craft(landing craft and amphibious vehicles) and aircraft, primarily helicopters, operating from naval ships.The ground and air mobile tactics and techniques employed after landing are substantially the same as those used in normal ground warfare, but modified during the period of joint operations to integrate joint command and control facilities and multiple Service resources.
Field manual 31-15 deals primarily with the special conditions confronting troops in snow and extreme cold and the special measures required to meet those conditions satisfactorily.
Field manual 31-15 provides guidance to the commanders and staffs of combined arms forces which have a primary mission of eliminating irregular forces.
1953: Operations against Airborne Attack, Guerrilla Action and Infiltration1941: Operations in Snow and Extreme Cold
Field manual 31-16 provides guidance for all infantry and airborne commanders and, where applicable, staffs of the brigade, battalion, and rifle company when they have the primary mission of conducting counterguerrilla operations.This guidance also applies to mechanized infantry and armor units of comparable level when they have been appropriately tailored to delete the major portion of their mechanized vehicular support.Commanders adn staffs must be prepared to conduct counterguerrilla operations on a detached or semi-independent basis.
Field manual 31-20 discusses operational techniques in consonance with doctrine outlined in FM 31-21 which may be used by Special Forces. These methods are applicable to both nuclear and nonnuclear warfare in either unconventional warfare (UW) or counterinsurgency operations. This manual describes intelligence, psychological considerations, infiltration, air operations, amphibious operations, communications, logistics, demolitions, Special Forces field maneuvers, medical aspects and other techniques.
Field manual 31-20 addresses how to use conventional forces against the guerrilla threat.
Field manual 31-20 was superseded by FM 72-20.
1961: Special Forces Operational Techniques, 1951: Operations against Guerrilla Forces1941: Jungle Warfare
Field manual 31-21 covers the doctrine and principles for organizing, training, commanding, and exploiting guerilla forces in war.
Field manual 31-22 together with its classified supplement (FM 31-22A) provides information and guidance to commanders and staffs for the training and operational employment of units, teams, and individuals designated as U.S. Army Counterinsurgency Forces. It describes the organization, missions, and methods of employment of U.S. Army Special Action Forces (SAF), specially trained brigade-size backup forces, support units, and individuals who are deployed to advise, train and/or provide operational assistance to a host country's counterinsurgency forces. It explains the relationship of U.S. Army Counterinsurgency Forces to MAAG's/Missions and other elements of theU.S. Country Team engaged in supporting a host country's counterinsurgency effort.
Field manual 31-23 provides general doctrine for commanders, staffs, and advisors responsible for stability operations within the overall interdepartmental internal defense and internal development (IDAD) effort. It is based upon the broad, general guidance found in FM 100-20.
Field manual 31-35, 26 September 1969, was superseded by FM 90-5, 16 August 1982.
Field manual 31-70 is designed to prepare the individual soldier and small unit commander to conduct military operations for extended periods of time under the most severe and varying cold weather climatic conditions.The doctrine and techniques in the manual are applicable in any area that has cold weather and snow with their accompanying operational problems.Troops properly trained in this doctrine and these techniques will be able to fight; live; and move in any cold weather area of the world.
Field manual 31-71 provides doctrinal guidance to commanders and staffs for operation and administration ofcombat, combat support, and combat service support units in the northern regions of the world.The material contained in this manual is directed primarily toward operations below division level.
Field manual 31-72 is designed to guide the infantry battle group commander, his staff, and subordinate leaders in mountain operations.It is designed also as a guide for commanders of supporting units and for staff officers of higher headquarters whose duty it may be to submit recommendations on the employment of units in mountain warfare.It covers the mission and employment of the infantry battle group and supporting arms as well as specialized technique and training required for combat in mountainous terrain.
1959: Mountain Operations1951: Administration in the Arctic
Field manual 31-73 was superseded by FM 31-70.
1965: Advisor Handbook for CounterinsurgenciesSkiing and Snowshoeing
Field manual 31-99 is published with the intent of providing basic instruction on uniform selection and equipment requirements for members of the 10th Mountain Division, as well as other units attached to or functioning as mountain, alpine, ski, or winter warfare troops.
Field manual 38-1 prescribes Army doctrine on logistics management.
FM 42-414: Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures for Quatermaster Field Service Company, Direct Support
Field manual 42-414, 3 July 1998, [pdf][html] supersedes FM 10-280, 22 October 1986.
The purpose of field manual 5-103 is to integrate survivability into the overall AirLand battle structure. Survivability doctrine addresses when, where, and how fighting and protective battlefield positions are prepared for individual soldiers, troop units, vehicles, weapons, and equipment. This manual implements survivability tactics for all branches of the combined arms team.
Field manual 5-15 describes field fortification methods and gives details of construction of entrenchments, emplacements and shelters. It also outlines the principles of terrainappreciation which apply to field fortifications, and explains how to combine individual field fortifications into a unified system by means of organization of the ground. It does not cover the subject of obstacles, whichis treated in FM 5-30.
Field manual 5-20 provides a comprehensive reference and guide in all aspects of camouflage.It describes in detail the principles involved in concealing or disguising troops, vehicles, weapons, and field installations.
Field manual 5-21 provides a guide for personnel responsible for planning and camouflaging fixed installations.
Field manual 5-22 provides a guide and reference to the materials that may be used for camouflage and furnishes instructions inmethods and techniques of field fabrication. It is intended for theuse of troops wherever information concerning camouflage materials is required.
Filed manual 5-5 is designed to serve as a general reference on engineer organization. It covers the mission, classification, organization, equipment, armament, and training of engineer units.
Field manual 5-6 contains the basic doctrine for theoperations of engineer troop units in a theater ofoperations. Both the combat and the communications zone are discussed, with emphasis on the units of a field army.
Field manual 60-10 is a guide for the regimental combat team (RCT) in planning, training for, and executing an amphibious operation. It includes additional information on higher headquarters and other forces involved. It describes the responsibilities of commanders and staff officers of the RCT and the need for coordinated planning and the establishment of liaison with parallel commands of the Navy and Air Force. It covers organization, tactical, and administrative planning, embarkation and voyage, ship-to-shore movement, naval gunfire and air support, the role of supporting arms and services, regi mental shore party, signal communication, special operations, and amphibious training.
Field manual 60-5 is a guide for the training of infantry battalions in the preparation and execution of amphibious operations. It covers the planning, organization, preparation of orders, embarkation,movement to the objective, ship-to-shore movement, the landing attack, role of supporting arms, supply and evacuation, and training of the infantry battalion for the assault of a hostile beach. It describes the duties and responsibilities of the battalion landing team's commanders and staff officers.
Field manual 7-10 is a guideto the tactical employment of the rifle companyand its elements. It covers organization, weapons,individual duties, movement to contact, offensiveaction, defensive action, retrograde movements,operations under special terrain conditions, supply evacuation, maintenance, and communication.
Field manual 70-10 is published for the information and guidance applicable to operations conducted in mountainous terrain.This manual should be studied in conjunction with FM 100-5, Operations; FM 100-10, Administration; FM 25-5, Animal Transport; FM 25-7, Pack Transportation; FM 31-40, Supply of Ground Units by Air; and FM 70-15, Operations in Snow and Extreme Cold.
Field manual 70-15 describes principles and doctrine applicable to operations conducted under conditions of snow and extreme cold in any type of terrain.They are not limited to operations in those portions of the world which are usually designated as 'Alpine' or 'Arctic.'
Field manual 72-20 describes the difficulties of militaryoperations in a jungle and explains how they may beovercome. It describes how military units may mosteasily navigate a jungle, and is designed to amplifyaccepted tactical doctrine and techniques when applied to jungle operations. It tells how to solve theproblems of supply and establishes the methods thatmust be practiced for individual and group survival.
The application ofwell-established practical measures for the preservation ofthe health and the prevention of disease is essential in orderthat the military personnel may be kept at its maximumeffective strength. It is of the greatest importance that allofficers and enlisted men should be conversant with thefundamentals of military sanitation as outlined in thismanual, and amplified in TM 8-255 (now published as ArmyMedical Bulletin No. 23), and that they cooperate in observingand carrying out the measures prescribed in Army Regulations.
Field manual 9-20 is based on the fundamentals of ammunition supply given in FM 9-6.
Field manual 9-207 provides general doctrinal and technical guidance for operating equipment and ordnance materiel under extremely harsh cold weather conditions (0° to -65°F). Its primary purpose is to familiarize operators and crews with the special procedures and techniques for working in sub-zero temperatures. Also, this manual will assist unit commanders, supervisors (motor sergeants, battalion motor officers [BMOs]), and maintenance personnel in anticipating and planning for the onset of cold weather or an arctic deployment. Failure to follow this guidance can cause injury to personnel and damage to equipment, besides limiting mission accomplishment.
Field manual 9-6 deals with the ammunition administrativeand operational functions of the commanders andstaff officers in the various echelons. Detailed treatment ofthe internal administration, operation, and organization ofammunition supply installations is given in FM 9-20.
Field manual 90-3/MCWP 3-35.6 (formerly FMFM 7-27) is the Army's and Marine Corps' manual for desert operations.It is a key reference for commanders and staffs regarding how the desert affects personnel, equipment, and operations.It will assist them in planning and conducting combat operations in desert environments.
Field manual 90-4 describes how infantry and aviation units plan and conduct air assault operations.It emphasizes the coordination necessary between these organizations concerning the planning sequence and tactical employment of both elements.It is written primarily for aviation and infantry units and is applicable to combat support and service support units with a need to plan for and use Army aviation support.
Field manual 90-5, 16 August 1982, [pdf][html] supersedes FM 31-35, 26 September 1969.
Field manual 90-6 was superseded by FM 3-97.6.
Field manual 90-8 provides commanders and staffs of brigade elements and below with concepts and doctrine concerning the conduct of counterguerrilla operations by US forces in insurgency and conventional conflict environments.
Training, administrative, and reference data applicable to more than one arm, with special reference to the smaller units.
Volume I: Engineer Troops, 26 July 1932.Volume II: Military Engineering, 25 June 1932.Part 1: CommunicationsPart 2: Defensive measuresPart 3: Construction and utilities