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FM 5-71-100

FIELD MANUAL
No. 5-71-100

HEADQUARTERS
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
Washington, DC, 22 April 1993

 

FM 5-71-100

DIVISION ENGINEER COMBAT OPERATIONS

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Table of Contents


PREFACE

CHAPTER 1 - ENGINEER OPERATIONS AND THE DIVISION BATTLEFIELD

Role of Division Engineers

Engineer Organizations

Corps Engineer Support

Close, Deep, and Rear Operations

Division Engineer Role in the Battlefield Operating System

CHAPTER 2 - COMMAND AND CONTROL

Roles of the DIVEN Commander

Engineer Functional Area C2

Engineer C2 Organization

Engineer Planning Process

CHAPTER 3 - OFFENSIVE OPERATIONS

Offensive Characteristics

Division Offensive Framework

Division Offensive Forms of Maneuver

Engineer Offensive Planning

Offensive Missions: Armored Division

Offensive Missions: Light Division

CHAPTER 4 - DEFENSIVE OPERATIONS

Characteristics of Defensive Operations

Defensive Patterns

Engineer Planning for Defensive Operations

Engineer Support to an Armored Defense

Engineer Support to a Light Defense

Engineer Principles for Mixed Operations in the Defense

CHAPTER 5 - OTHER TACTICAL OPERATIONS

Retrograde Operations

Relief in Place

Passage of Lines

Large-Scale Breaching Operations

River-Crossing Operations

CHAPTER 6 - COMBAT SERVICE SUPPORT

Sustainment Imperatives

CSS Tasks

Division Engineer CSS Concept

Light Forces

CHAPTER 7 - CONTINGENCY OPERATIONS

Characteristics and Types of Contingency Operations

Contingency Operations Phases

APPENDIX A - ENGINEER ESTIMATE

APPENDIX B - ORDERS AND ANNEXES

APPENDIX C - KEY LEADER RESPONSIBILITIES

GLOSSARY

REFERENCES

AUTHORIZATION LETTER




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