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*FM 3-09.21 (FM 6-20-1)

Field Manual
No. 3-09.21
Headquarters
Department of the Army
Washington, DC, 22 March 2001

 

FM 3-09.21

TACTICS, TECHNIQUES, AND PROCEDURES FOR THE FIELD ARTILLERY BATTALION

 

Table of Contents


  PREFACE
Chapter 1 TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  Section I —Tasks and FA Organization for Combat
  Tasks
  FA Organization for Combat
  Section II — Responsibilities of Key Personnel
  Command Section
  Battalion Operations Section
  Battalion Intelligence Section
  Battalion Fire Direction Center
  Battalion Ammunition Officer
  Fire Support Elements
  Liaison Officer
  Radar Section Leader
 
Chapter 2 COMMAND POST OPERATIONS
  Section I — The FA Battalion Command Post
  CP Composition
  Section II — TOC Organization
  TOC Organization
  TOC Battle Staff Organization
  Section III — TOC Configurations
  Towed Cannon Battalion TOC Layout (Example)
  SP Cannon Battalion TOC Layout (Example)
  MLRS Battalion TOC Layout (Example)
  TOC Equipment
  Section IV — TOC Information Management
  Management of Tactical Information
  Information Management Tools
  Section V — CP Positioning and Movement
  CP Positioning Considerations
  Jump TOC Considerations
  CP Movement Techniques
  Section VI — Liaison Operations
  Liaison Organization
  Responsibilities
  Example LNO Checklist
  Example Outline of a LNO's Handbook/TSOP
 
Chapter 3 COMMAND and CONTROL
  Section I — General Communications Information
  Communications Responsibilities
  Battalion S6 Section Responsibilities
  Planning Considerations
  Section II — Command and Control Systems
  Army Battle Command Systems
  FA Tactical Data Systems
  Automation Considerations
  Section III — Radio Communications Systems
  Combat Net Radios
  FA Battalion Radio Nets
  Direct Support Mission
  Reinforcing Mission
  General Support Reinforcing Mission
  General Support Mission
 
Chapter 4 THE FIELD ARTILLERY BATTALION PLANNING PROCESS
  Section I — The Military Decision-Making Process
  Receive The Mission / Mission Analysis
  COA Development
  Courses of Action Analysis (Wargame)
  COA Comparison
  COA Approval
  FSP / FASP Production
  Summary
  Section II — FA Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield
  Steps In FA IPB Process
  Section III — FA Battalion Rehearsals
  Rehearsal Principles
  Rehearsal Types
  Rehearsal Techniques
  Scripting the Rehearsal
  Conducting A Rehearsal
  Scheduling Rehearsals
  FA Battalion Rehearsals
 
Chapter 5 DELIVER FIRES
  Section I — Fire Mission Processing
  Fire Mission Requests
  Tactical Fire Direction
  Technical Fire Direction
  Massed Fires
  Continuity of Operations
  Section II — FA Fire Missions
  Improved Conventional Munitions (ICM)
  Illumination
  Smoke/White Phosphorous (WP)
  SCATMINE
  Copperhead
  Danger Close
  Section III — Counterfire
  Responsibilities
  Counterfire Considerations
  Radar Management
  Wargaming
  Rehearsing Counterfire
  Counterfire Drill
  Theater Missile Defense
  Section IV — Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses
  Considerations
  Section V — Meteorology
  Joint/Combined Met Considerations
  Basic Met Guidance
 
Chapter 6 MOVEMENT AND POSITIONING CONSIDERATIONS
  Section I — Terrain Management
  Position Coordination
  Movement Coordination
  Section II — Positioning
  Position Area Selection Considerations
  Types of Position Areas
  Occupation of Built-Up Areas
  Reconnaissance
  Section III — Movement
  Movement Techniques
  Movement Considerations
  Displacement Techniques
  Movement Control Measures
  Movement Planning
  Section IV — Survey
  Survey Planning Factors
  Section V — Deployment
  Deployment Readiness
  Deployment
 
Chapter 7 COMBAT SERVICE SUPPORT
  Section I — Organization and Functions
  Section Responsibilities
  FA Battalion CSS
  FA Battalion Trains
  Section II — Planning
  CSS Planning Process
  Planning for Changing Missions
  Special CSS Planning Considerations
  Section III — Logistical Support
  Supply
  Maintenance
  Field Services
  Section IV — Personnel and Health Services Support
  Personnel and Administrative Services
  Chaplain Activities
  Health Services Support
  Prisoners of War
  Section V — Reconstitution
  Reorganization
  Regeneration
  Weapon System Replacement Operations
 
Chapter 8 FA OPERATIONS
  Section I — Common FA Considerations
  Deploy/Conduct Maneuver
  Develop Intelligence
  Employ Fires
  Perform Logistics and CSS
  Exercise C2
  Protect the Force
  Section II — FA Support of Offensive Operations
  Basic FA Tasks in the Offense
  Forms of Maneuver
  Movement to Contact/Search and Attack
  Attacks
  Exploitation
  Pursuit
  Reserves
  Section III — FA Support of Defensive Operations
  Organization of the Defensive Battlefield
  Basic FA Tasks in the Defense
  Mobile Defense
  Area Defense
  Retrograde Operations
  Additional FA Considerations for Defensive Operations
  Section IV — FA Support of Other Tactical Operations
  Amphibious Operations
  Air Assault Operations
  Airborne Operations
  Military Operations in Urban Terrain
  Encircled Forces
  Passage of Lines
  Relief in Place
  River Crossing Operations
  Security Operations
  Rear Area Operations
  Linkup Operations
  Breaching Operations
  Artillery Raid Operations
  Section V — FA Support of Stability Operations and Support Operations
  Stability Operations
  FA Support of Stability Operations
  Support Operations
  FA Support of Support Operations
  Section VI — Climate and Terrain Considerations
  Night Operations
  Cold Weather Operations
  Desert Operations
  Jungle Operations
  Mountain Operations
 
Appendix A FIELD ARTILLERY SUPPORT PLAN
  Section I — Field Artillery Support Plan Format
  FASP Outline
  Survey Tab to the FASP
  Automation Tab to the FASP
  Target Acquisition Tab to the FASP
  Artillery Intelligence Tab to the FASP
  Administrative-Logistics Tab to the FASP
  FA Support Matrix Tab to the FASP
  Section II — Example Field Artillery Support Plan
  FASP — Body (Example)
  Example Field Artillery Support Matrix (Tab)
  Example Positioning Overlay (Tab)
  Example Target Acquisition Tab
  Example Radar Deployment Order (Enclosure to Tab)
  Example Capabilities Overlay (Enclosure to Tab)
  Example Survey Plan
 
Appendix B MANUAL TARGETING AND FIRE PLANNING
  Section I — Manual Target Data Processing
  Recording Target Information
  Recording Targeting Information (Graphics)
  Battle Damage Assessment
  Purging Targets
  Section II — Manual Scheduling of Fires
  Planning Fires
  MLRS Fire Planning
 
Appendix C ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS
  Section I — Army Environmental Awareness
  General Policy Statements
  Section II — FA Battalion Environmental Considerations
  Field Activities
  Munitions
  Hazardous Material and Hazardous Waste
  Maintenance
  Supply
  Spill Response
  Section III — Regulatory Requirements
  Laws and Regulations
  Regulatory Training Requirements
  Environmental Compliance Officer Responsibilities
  Section IV — Environmental Risk Management
  Environmental Risk Management
  The Five-Step Process
 
  GLOSSARY
  BIBLIOGRAPHY
  AUTHENTICATION

 

DISTRIBUTION RESTRICTION: Approved for public release: distribution is unlimited.


*This publication supersedes FM 6-20-1, 25 November 1990.



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