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FM 7-30

FIELD MANUAL
No. 7-30
HEADQUARTERS
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
Washington, DC, 3 October 1995

FM 7-30

THE INFANTRY BRIGADE

Editor's Note: This version incorporates provisions of Change 1, 31 October 2000. New or changed material is indicated by a small star ().

IMPORTANT
U.S. Army Infantry School Statement on
U.S. NATIONAL POLICY CONCERNING ANTIPERSONNEL LAND MINES

Table of Contents


Change 1, 31 October 2000

Introduction

Preface

CHAPTER 1 - BRIGADE

Section I - Role of the Brigade

1-1. Brigade as Part of a Division

1-2. Brigades as Part of a Joint Task Force

1-3. Changing Nature of Warfare

1-4. Separate Infantry Brigades

Section II - Types, Capabilities, and Limitation of the Brigade

1-5. Capabilities

1-6. Limitations

1-7. Organization of the Brigade

Section III - Other Support

1-8. Combat Air Support

1-9. Navy and Marine Support

1-10. Special Operations Forces

1-11. Long-Range Surveillance Company

1-12. Synchronization

1-13. Digitization

CHAPTER 2 - FUNDAMENTALS OF BRIGADE OPERATIONS

Section I - Force Projection

2-1. Stages of Force Projection

2-2. Mobilization

2-3. Predeployment Activity

2-4. Deployment

2-5. Entry Operations

2-6. Operations

2-7. War Termination and Post-Conflict Operations

2-8. Redeployment and Reconstitution

2-9. Depth and Simultaneous Attack

Section II - Tactical Battlefield Framework

2-10. Terms

2-11. Tactical Battlefield Organization

2-12. Deep Operations

2-13. Close Operations

2-14. Rear Operations

Section III - Battlefield Operating Systems

2-15. Personnel Intelligence Responsibilities

2-16. Maneuver

2-17. Fire Support

2-18. Mobility and Survivability

2-19. Air Defense

2-20. Combat Service Support

2-21. Battle Command

CHAPTER 3 - BATTLE COMMAND

3-1. Battle Command Process

3-2. Art of Battle Command

3-3. Role of the Commander and Staff

3-4. Command and Control

3-5. Leading

3-6. Commander's Critical Information Requirements

CHAPTER 4 - OFFENSIVE OPERATIONS

Section I - Fundamentals of Brigade Offense

4-1. Characteristics of Offensive Operations

4-2. Organization of Offensive Battles

4-3. Offensive Operations Planning

4-4. Conduct of Offensive Operations

4-5. Forms of Maneuver

4-6. Brigade Formations

Section II - Types of Offensive Operations

4-7. Movement to Contact

4-8. Attack

4-9. Exploitation

4-10. Pursuit

Section III - Other Offensive Operations

4-11. Feints and Demonstrations

4-12. Raids

Section IV - Limited Visibility Operations

4-13. Night/Limited Visibility Attacks

4-14. Smoke Operations

CHAPTER 5 - DEFENSIVE OPERATIONS

Section I - Fundamentals of Brigade Defense

5-1. Characteristics of Defensive Operations

5-2. Defensive Patterns

5-3. Operations in Depth

5-4. Defensive Operations Planning

Section II - Conduct of the Defense

5-5. Defend in Sector

5-6. Defend from Battle Positions

5-7. Defend a Strongpoint

Section III - Other Defensive Operations

5-8. Attacks from a Defense

5-9. Reverse Slope Defense

5-10. Perimeter Defense

5-11. Stay-Behind or Hide Forces

5-12. Modern Defense Against Armor

Section IV - Limited Visiblity Operations

5-13. Considerations

5-14. Smoke Operations

CHAPTER 6 - RETROGRADE OPERATIONS

6-1. Types of Retrograde Operations

6-2. Considerations

6-3. Battlefield Operating Systems

6-4. Delays

6-5. Conduct of Delay

6-6. Withdrawals

6-7. Detachments Left in Contact

6-8. Retirements

CHAPTER 7 - OTHER TACTICAL OPERATIONS

7-1. Linkups

7-2. Passage of Lines

7-3. Relief in Place

7-4. Encirclement

7-5. River Crossings

7-6. Rear Operations

7-7. Cross-FLOT Operations

7-8. Airland Operations

7-9. Military Operations on Urbanized Terrain

CHAPTER 8 - COMBAT SUPPORT

8-1. Command and Support Relationships

8-2. Fire Support

8-3. Field Artillery Support

8-4. Naval Gunfire Support

8-5. Combat Air Support

8-6. Army Aviation Support

8-7. Air Defense Support

8-8. Engineer Support

8-9. Intelligence and Electronic Warfare Support

8-10. Signal Support

8-11. Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Operations

8-12. Military Police Support

8-13. Tactical Psychological Support

CHAPTER 9 - COMBAT SERVICE SUPPORT OPERATIONS

9-1. Forward Support Battalion

9-2. Brigade Combat Service Support System

9-3. Brigade Trains Operations

9-4. Brigade Commander and Staff Considerations

9-5. Reconstitution

9-6. Aerial Resupply

9-7. Logistics Support of the Separate Brigade

9-8. Soldier's Load

APPENDIX A - BRIGADE TACTICAL STANDING OPERATING PROCEDURE

APPENDIX B - AIRBORNE BRIGADE

APPENDIX C - AIR ASSAULT BRIGADE

APPENDIX D - RANGER REGIMENT

APPENDIX E - LIGHT/MECHANIZED/SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES OPERATIONS

APPENDIX F - DIRECTED-ENERGY WEAPONS

APPENDIX G - COMMAND POSTS

APPENDIX H - OPERATIONS OTHER THAN WAR

APPENDIX I - DECISION MAKING

APPENDIX J - URBAN OPERATIONS

GLOSSARY

REFERENCES

AUTHORIZATION LETTER


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

*This publication supersedes FM 7-30, 24 April 1981.



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