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* FM 71-1

Field Manual
No 71-1
Headquarters
Department of the Army
Washington, DC, 26 January 1998

 

FM 71-1

TANK AND
MECHANIZED INFANTRY
COMPANY TEAM

 


TABLE OF CONTENTS

COVER

PREFACE

CHAPTER 1      INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER 2      BATTLE COMMAND

CHAPTER 3      OFFENSIVE OPERATIONS

CHAPTER 4      DEFENSIVE OPERATIONS

CHAPTER 5      OTHER TACTICAL OPERATIONS

CHAPTER 6      COMBAT SUPPORT

CHAPTER 7      COMBAT SERVICE SUPPORT

APPENDIX A      COMBAT ORDERS

APPENDIX B      ROAD MARCHES AND ASSEMBLY AREAS

APPENDIX C      RISK MANAGEMENT

APPENDIX D      FRATRICIDE PREVENTION

APPENDIX E      CONTINUOUS OPERATIONS

APPENDIX F      LIMITED VISIBILITY OPERATIONS

APPENDIX G      NUCLEAR, BIOLOGICAL, CHEMICAL, AND SMOKE OPERATIONS

APPENDIX H      INTEGRATION OF HEAVY AND LIGHT FORCES

APPENDIX I      MILITARY OPERATIONS IN URBAN TERRAIN

APPENDIX J      STABILITY OPERATIONS

APPENDIX K      SUPPORT OPERATIONS

APPENDIX L      DIRECTED-ENERGY WEAPONS

APPENDIX M      OPERATIONS SECURITY

APPENDIX N      SNIPER OPERATIONS

APPENDIX O      ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

GLOSSARY

REFERENCES

AUTHORIZATION

Distribution Restriction: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.

* This publication supersedes FM 71-1, 22 November 1988.

 


Preface

Because of its mix of weaponry, personnel, and supporting elements, the company team is one of the most versatile combat assets on the modern battlefield. Whether it fights "pure" as a tank or mechanized infantry company or is task organized as a tank-heavy or mech-heavy company team, it gives the commander a powerful combination of firepower, mobility, and shock effect. This manual describes how the company team fights. It focuses on the principles of company team operations and the TTP the company team uses to exploit its combat power and minimize its limitations and vulnerabilities.

FM 71-1 is for leaders at all levels of the company team. Because weapons and equipment vary among the different company-level organizations (pure tank and mechanized infantry companies and tank- and mech-heavy company teams), users should adapt information presented in the manual to fit their specific requirements. Where capabilities of the various company team systems differ significantly, the manual examines alternative considerations and techniques for their employment.

The proponent of this publication is HQ TRADOC. Readers are invited to submit comments on the manual and recommendations for improving it. Prepare these comments using DA Form 2028, and send the form to Commander, US Army Armor Center, ATTN: ATZK-TDD-P, Fort Knox, Kentucky 40121-5000.

Unless otherwise stated, masculine nouns and pronouns do not refer exclusively to men.

 



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